Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee assists with the vision for and to help spread the word about the Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement. Committee members use their knowledge and experience to weigh in on critical issue areas and provide direction on ideal speakers and presenters.

Name Title
The Honorable James J. Blanchard Governor of Michigan (1983–1991); U.S. Ambassador to Canada (1993-1996); Meridian Chair Emeritus; Government Global Practices Group, DLA Piper
The Honorable Dwight L. Bush Sr. U.S. Ambassador to Morocco (2014-2017)
The Honorable Piper Campbell U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia (2012-2015); Head of the U.S. Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (2018);
The Honorable R. Clarke Cooper Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2019-2021); Senior Director, Guard Hill House, LLC; Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council
The Honorable Kathleen Doherty U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus (2015-2019); Chief Strategy Officer, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
The Honorable Paula J. Dobriansky Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs (2001-2009); Senior Fellow, JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
The Honorable Laurie S. Fulton U.S. Ambassador to Denmark (2009-2013)
The Honorable Israel Hernandez Head of Public Affairs, Latin America, Softbank Group; Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade (2016-2017)
The Honorable Mark Gilbert  U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa (2015 – 2017); Vice Chairman, Private Wealth Management, UBS (2017 – 2023)
Mr. Steve Morrissey Vice President, Regulatory and Policy, United Airlines
Ms. Farah Pandith U.S Department of State Special Representative to Muslim Communities (2009-2013); Homeland Security Advisory Council (2015-2017)
The Honorable Charlie Rivkin Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (2014-2017); Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association
His Excellency Arturo Sarukhán Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. (2007-2013); Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
The Honorable Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2016-2018)
The Honorable Pamela Spratlen U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan (2014-2018); Senior Advisor of the Office of Inspector General in the U.S. State Department, Inspections Division; Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer, School of International Service, American University
The Honorable Manisha Singh Advisory Board, American Foreign Policy Council; Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (2017-2021); Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment (2018-2019)
The Honorable Alexa Wesner U.S. Ambassador to Austria (2013-2017)
The Honorable Kevin Whitaker U.S. Ambassador to Colombia (2014-2019)
The Honorable Carlos Trujillo U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States (2018-2021)