About Meridian International Center

Meridian International Center, founded in 1960, is a leading non-partisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to strengthening international understanding and global engagement. Meridian works with the U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies worldwide to create lasting international partnerships through leadership and cultural exchanges. Meridian also connects U.S. and foreign governments with the private sector to respond to global challenges and sustain impact.

Meridian’s mission is to create innovative exchange, education, cultural, and policy programs that advance three goals:

  • Strengthen U.S. engagement with the world through the power of exchange
  • Prepare public and private sector leaders for a complex global future
  • Provide a neutral forum for international collaboration across sectors


About the Meridian Blog

The Meridian Blog is designed to provide Meridian’s constituents and other audiences with information on its programs and activities, as well as interesting perspectives on issues which affect people, communities, and countries around the world. The Blog is intended to be a dynamic informational site and a hub through which the staff of Meridian and its constituents can share their views. Individual blog posts do not represent Meridian’s official views and should not be considered endorsements.


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