Diplomacy in the Zoom Era: Multilateral, Bilateral and Commercial Perspectives

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Join us for a wide-ranging conversation on how the global pandemic has transformed the ways governments work together and how the private sector engages governments. Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, will give opening remarks, followed by a panel conversation with Meridian Rising Leaders Council members Gerry Diaz Bartolome, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Argentina; Hreinn Palsson, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Iceland; and Kezia McKeague, Director, Latin America Practice, McLarty Associates; moderated by RLC Co-Chair Ben Chang, Deputy Vice President for Communications & Spokesperson for Princeton University and a former U.S. diplomat.

The Rising Leaders Council at Meridian forms a distinguished network of mid-career professionals from diverse sectors and disciplines who support Meridian’s mission of strengthening engagement between the United States and the world through diplomacy, global leadership and culture. Council members are leaders from the foreign diplomatic community, public and private sectors, who work together to foster a substantive, non-partisan exchange of ideas on critical international affairs issues of the day.