Program Areas

Leadership Exchanges

Build expertise and relationships

Members of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, Malawi Ghulam and Fazel Karim, meet with U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara L. McQuade and her staff.

Meridian’s tailored exchange programs allow leaders from around the world to connect with their American counterparts and collaborate on solutions to challenges facing their communities, organizations, and countries.

Cultural Diplomacy

Bridge communities and countries

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman views the exhibition In Small Things Remembered: The Early Years of U.S.-Afghan Relations.

Through the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy, we create exhibitions, trainings, and conferences that bridge cultural divides. These programs increase understanding and strengthen relationships between the U.S. and countries around the world.

Neutral Forums

Dialogue and collaboration

Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago H.E. Dr. Neil Parsan and entrepreneur Christopher M. Schroeder discuss innovation and entrepreneurship at a Meridian program.

Meridian annually produces more than 100 roundtable discussions, conferences, seminars, programs, policy discussions, and other neutral forums that bring together the world’s top private and public sector leaders, and the diplomatic corps.

Training Programs

Prepare leaders for success in a global context

Meridian partners with Taproot Foundation to provide pro bono mentoring to community leaders.

Building on more than 55 years of experience, Meridian’s custom training programs combine practical tools with expertise from our high-level network, ensuring our private and public sector partners are equipped to navigate global challenges and opportunities.