White House Foreign Press Cocktail Reception

From left to right: Youyou Wang, Esther Oh, Lucia Leal, Mineko Abe, Lalit Jha, Peter Kleim, Takaai Abe, Nadia Bilbassy, Raquel Krahenbuhl, Kethevane Gorjestani, Marek Walkuski, and Bricio Segovia.

On April 28, 2022, Meridian had the pleasure of hosting a celebration of the impact and contribution of foreign journalists on the eve of the White House Correspondents Dinner. This cocktail reception was hosted by the White House Foreign Press Group in partnership with the Rising Leaders Council of Meridian International Center.

The reception featured a special performance from Suspicious Package, dubbed as "the house band of official Washington".

Attendees of the reception included foreign Ambassadors, foreign diplomats, foreign journalists and press, Rising Leaders Council members, as well as a host of guests from The White House.

Special thanks to McLarty Associates, SoftBank Group Corporation, Twitter, and The UN Foundation for their generous support of this event.



Project summary

White House Foreign Press Cocktail Reception | April 2022
Number of Attendees: 128
Regions: East Asia and Pacific, South and Central Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Western Hemisphere
Countries: Brazil, France, Germany, Argentina, Mexico, India, Japan, Spain, United States, Poland, Switzerland, Rwanda
Impact Areas: Media and Journalism
Program Areas: Culture, Diplomatic Engagement
Partners: NGOs, Private Sector