Annual event brings together high-level leadership in support of public diplomacy and global leadership initiatives
Whittle School & Studios, the first truly modern institution providing a global education for pre K-12 with campuses in the world’s leading cities, will serve as the Global Engagement Chair for the 50th Meridian Ball and Global Leadership Summit. This year’s Summit will focus on Technology and Innovation Across Borders.The announcement was made this week at a celebratory reception held at the Italian Residence in Washington, DC.
“The Meridian International Center is a sterling example of diplomacy and global awareness that Whittle School & Studios was founded on,” said Chris Whittle, chairman and CEO of Whittle School & Studios. “As we teach our students to be global citizens, we do so with the intention of them taking what they have learned on our campus and applying it to real world opportunities, like those offered by the Meridian International Center. We’re looking forward to this event, and our partnership.”
The Meridian Ball is one of the most prestigious annual events in Washington, DC. Now in its 50th year, this event brings together members of the public and private sector to celebrate Meridian’s ongoing efforts to prepare leaders for a complex global future. The Ball is well-attended by public officials including Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, prominent media figures, foreign ambassadors, and representatives from the international business and cultural communities. Also sponsoring the event is United, who is serving as the Corporate Chair.
The morning of the Ball, all guests are invited to attend the Meridian Global Leadership Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The Summit convenes a cross-section of international and domestic policy makers, corporate and diplomatic leaders, academics, and members of the media to explore more efficient, effective ways to address global economic and social challenges.
“We are excited to have Whittle School & Studios join us as the Global Engagement Chair for the 50th Meridian Ball and Leadership Summit,” said Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President and CEO of Meridian International Center. “Whittle School & Studios’ global approach to education is extremely important for not only the students of today, but the leaders of tomorrow. They are an ideal partner to sponsor this year’s Summit dedicated to Technology and Innovation Across Borders.”
Whittle School & Studios is one school with campuses in the world’s leading cities tied together by a common curriculum to develop global leaders of tomorrow. At capacity, they will boast a diverse student body of full-time day and boarding students with a faculty of over 10,000. The campuses will work collaboratively through constant exchanges and online activities supported by a unique global headquarters, creating an organization linked with a new collective intelligence unlike any single-site institution in the world. They are currently accepting applications for Washington, DC and Shenzhen, China campus for the Fall of 2019.
About Whittle School & Studios
Whittle School & Studios the first truly modern institution providing a global education for pre K-12th grade with campuses in the world’s leading cities. It is a highly integrated global learning community with an international faculty that teaches a curriculum with experiential learning. Whittle School & Studios is a language immersion school that will boast a diverse student body with day and boarding students through a network of schools. The campuses will all work collaboratively through constant exchanges and online activities, creating an organization linked with a new collective intelligence unlike any single-site institution in the world. For more information, visitwhittleschool.org.
About Meridian International Center
Meridian International Center, founded in 1960, is a leading non-partisan, not-for-profit public diplomacy and global leadership institution that strengthens U.S. engagement with the world and builds global leaders through the exchange of people, ideas and culture. We believe that the United States is stronger at home when globally engaged, setting the tone for collaboration and consensus building across nations for the formation of a more secure and prosperous world for all.