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Leon Panetta, former White House Chief of Staff, greets Kauthar Rahman, COO of Meridian Institute, while Todd Barker, CEO of Meridian Institute, looks on.

Meridian builds understanding, guides collaboration, and drives action to address complex challenges.

Our Approach

We are a mission-driven, nonprofit consultancy. For over 25 years, we have helped our partners improve lives, the environment, and the economy. We produce tangible results and create a shared path forward by convening the right people, asking the right questions, and making the right connections. Across issues, boundaries, and systems, our work is a catalyst for powerful change. 

What's New at Meridian

Check out the Newsroom for our latest updates, including details about recent convenings, press features, and new publications and resources.

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In Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, JRT and Regen10 attend Global Conference on Family Farming

Our Services

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to our work; we consider the unique needs of every project before designing a process that meets people—and problems—where they are. Learn more about some of our projects below.

Our Partners

Over the last 25 years, we have been a trusted partner to thousands of organizations, businesses, governments, philanthropies, and institutions. 

Our democracy is a sacred institution, and it’s critical that we do the hard work to nurture and protect it. Too often we govern by crisis instead of by leadership. Meridian Institute understands the importance of collective leadership when it comes to addressing the challenging issues of our time. They create safe, productive spaces for dialogue, problem solving, and action. This is essential if we are to preserve the essence of our democracy.
Leon Panetta
Secretary of Defense (2011–2013), Director of the CIA (2009–2011), White House Chief of Staff (1994–1997)

Ready to Learn More?

Our international team brings deep subject-matter knowledge and facilitation acumen to every project. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you.