Ambassador Kenton W. Keith

This post was written by Urwah Ahmad, Global Communications Fellow at Meridian International Center. This post is a part of a series highlighting and acknowledging the work and contributions of Black diplomats during Black History Month. Ambassador Kenton Keith served as the Senior Vice President of Meridian International Center from 1997 until 2010 after a successful career in the foreign service. He supported Meridian’s works through the management of the professional exchange activities associated with the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).   Born on November 12, 1939, in Kansas City, Missouri, Kenton Wesley Keith began his interest in international relations while watching the televised Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954. He...

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Meridian Reads: Museum diplomacy, struggles for diplomats and FACEBOOK

Hey there, Meridian Readers! It’s been a minute, and we’re happy to see you. We all know that it’s a busy time here in Washington, so without further ado, let’s dive in to this week’s top stories. New Pompidou Center Opens in Shanghai Publication: The New York Times | By Amy Qin If you haven’t heard of the Pompidou Center, it’s a complex building in Paris that housed the first collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. And now it’s taking that to Asia. Museum diplomacy, anyone? We’re here for it. When the Pompidou Center first floated the...

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