Recognizing Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez for 6 extraordinary years of Meridian leadership

Dear Carlos, As we look to Meridian’s 60th year, it feels natural to reflect on how our organization has been shaped by the thoughtful and innovative leaders who have served our board and our community. And for the last 6 years, Meridian has been so fortunate to grow and thrive under your dedicated leadership. During your tenure as board chair, we have seen enormous growth in our programming, network and impact. As a trailblazer in both government and business, your expertise has been instrumental in advancing our ability to bring leaders together across industries, party lines, borders and cultures...

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Meridian Reads: Your Sunday Tradition

It’s the first weekend of a new month, Meridian Readers! Happy Sunday, happy June & happy summer. We’re in a good mood over here, hope you feel the same. Let’s dive on into this weeks #MeridianReads… How China’s epic push for cleaner energy creates economic opportunity for the West Publication: Brookings Institution | By Jeffrey Ball China is determined to hold dominance over a range of low-carbon industries; ranging from more efficient coal combustion to electric vehicles (Maybe Elon Musk could help out?) China’s clean-energy institution is referred to as Green China Inc. — and it’s growing fast It’s...

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Meridian Reads: Your Weekly Update

Hi there, Meridian Readers. You’ve made it through another week, and hopefully you’re enjoying the long weekend. No #SundayScaries this week, so let’s ride that high and dive into today’s edition of #MeridianReads. How do 40 supersmart young global activists want to change the world? Publication: Global Policy | By Duncan Green The author of this piece teaches masters students (mostly 20somethings) and gets a first-hand look at what they care most about. One assignment asked students to design a campaign they’d like to run, and then write a 2,000 word strategy on how to implement said campaign. Below...

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The Power of Partnerships

This post is being published on behalf of Andrew Kovalcin, the principal of Advanced Advocacy. Advanced Advocacy is a boutique integrated advocacy & public affairs firm located in Washington, DC. The digital age has set up a paradox for many think tanks, companies and non-profits: While the barriers to sharing a message are breaking down, gaining traction in a saturated marketplace of ideas is increasingly challenging. In a world where anyone with a phone and thumbs can send their ideas to the masses, how do established institutions keep their voices relevant? The answer is simple: by competing less – and...

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Meridian Reads: Here’s what’s up

You know what day it is, you know what time it is. Unless you’re still feeling groggy from your weekend rest, then we’ll fill you in. It’s Sunday, and it’s time for #MeridianReads. Let’s dive in… Iran ready for any scenario, from confrontation to diplomacy Publication: Reuters | By Parisa Hafezi A senior Iranian official said Iran was ready for all scenarios involving the US, but added that the US “could not afford another war in the Middle East.” The official also said any conflict in the region will have  “unimaginable consequences.” Yikes. Washington has sent additional military forces...

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