Reimagining diplomacy with U.S. and European leaders
The relationship between the United States and Europe is dynamic and multi-faceted. To gain insight into U.S.-France relations amid COVID-19, Meridian hosted His Excellency Philippe Étienne, Ambassador of France to the U.S., along with FedEx CEO Fred Smith and President Raj Subramaniam. FedEx operates more significantly in France than in any other country and company executives have seen first-hand how France has taken a major leadership role within the EU as it supports its European neighbors in combatting the spread of the virus. Through a grant with the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Meridian partnered with U.S. embassies throughout Europe to implement the U.S. Speaker Series: Transatlantic Voices program, which aims to strengthen U.S.-European cooperation and understanding on shared values and challenges through virtual discussions with global leaders. Watch the most recent webinar in the series here.