Meridian works with the U.S. State Department and our embassies worldwide to create lasting international partnerships through leadership and cultural exchanges. Through this partnership, Meridian has conducted exchange programs for more than 65,000 foreign professionals over the last 50 years and organized cultural exhibitions to 357 host venues in 44 U.S. states and 55 countries. Meridian connects U.S. and foreign governments with the private sector to respond to global challenges and sustain impact. We work with the U.S. government to develop partnerships with emerging powers like China and India and traditional allies like France and Spain. Whether creating customized seminars or providing comprehensive curricula on global leadership, Meridian leverages the power of exchange and thought leadership to create world-class executive education programs for emerging leaders. From business-focused breakfast series to large scale summits on global issues, Meridian convenes a prestigious network of government, business, diplomatic and civil society leaders to create a 360 degree dialogue around global issues. A national historical site, Meridian is a premier venue for events and a valuable real estate asset. Through agreements and partnerships with leading venues, such as the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington and around the world, Meridian has extended its capacity for convening even larger events.