Meridian Honors U.S. Public Diplomacy Officers

Natalie Jones, Executive Vice President, Meridian, delivers remarks to guests at the reception. November 1, 2022. Photo by Oskar Dap.

On November 1, 2022, Meridian International Center hosted an outdoor reception in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to honor American public diplomacy officers. 

Held toward the beginning of the U.S. State Department’s PD Next’22 Workshop, the reception provided an opportunity for U.S. public diplomacy officers and senior State Department officials to engage in conversation alongside NGO, private sector and local cultural leaders. Meridian’s Executive Vice President Natalie Jones and Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield provided remarks acknowledging the public diplomacy officers work at home and abroad and their commitment to advance U.S. foreign policy goals. Assistant Secretary Satterfield also highlighted the Department’s efforts around cultural heritage, which was the theme of the evening reception.  

Among those in attendance included Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Elizabeth Allen, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Global Affairs Elizabeth Trudeau, and State Department spokesperson Ned Price. 

Meridian is grateful to Deloitte and Akram Elias for their generous contributions that made the event possible.  

Project summary

Meridian Honors U.S. Public Diplomacy Officers | November 2022
Impact Areas: Public Diplomacy
Program Areas: Diplomatic Engagement
Partners: Diplomatic Corps