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The Human Rights Impact Institute (HII) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that advocates for human rights through arts and culture. The following conversation includes Meridian Global Communications fellow, Kristina Arreza, talking to HII’s Leonie Hüppe, Global Project Coordinator, and Delaney Accomondo, Program Coordination. Hüppe and Accomondo attended COP26 to assist HII with their installation, “Climate Crossroads: Stories of Indigenous Women and Youth Leaders.” The two share their reflections and thoughts of COP26 from a youth climate leaders and climate activist perspective. To start, what were your main objectives and expectations at COP26? Hüppe: We have one main exhibition that we...Continue
To mark the 20th Anniversary of implementing the U.S. Congress – Republic of Korea National Assembly Exchange, Meridian conducted a longitudinal study, surveying alumni from the 2007-2017 programs to assess how this exchange has impacted the 340 Americans and Koreans rising leaders who took part in the exchange. Their individual stories are a testament to the long term-impact of this exchange and of its crucial role in fostering better relations between the United State and Korea. Featured below is the personal story of Tommy Choi, an alum of the 2013 program, who shared with us as part of the...Continue
For the past 21 years, Meridian International Center has successfully implemented the U.S. Congress – Republic of Korea National Assembly Exchange, a unique program jointly funded by the U.S. Department of State and the Republic of Korea National Assembly through its Committee on Foreign Affairs and Unification. The program brings together 20 young people from the United States and the Republic of Korea for a memorable opportunity to promote cultural awareness and political understanding between the two countries. Following below is a blog by one of the U.S. participants in the program, Jacob “Prue” Benson, written at the conclusion of...Continue
Jessica Reppert is an alumni of the 2015 U.S. Congress – Republic of Korea National Assembly Exchange Program. Now in its 21st year of implementation by Meridian International Center, the program is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and by the Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Unification of the Korean National Assembly. To mark the 20th Anniversary of implementing the program, Meridian conducted a longitudinal study, surveying both American and South Korean participants from the 2007-2017 programs to assess how this exchange has impacted the alumni. A representative from Meridian...Continue