Meridian: Young Professionals

The Meridian: Young Professionals program tailors dynamic and enlightening events for World Affairs Council members in their 20s and 30s. Meridian members come from all professions and backgrounds, but share a common interest in international topics – business, culture, politics, economics and current events. The World Affairs Council is dedicated to educating and engaging a generation of future leaders who are interested in supporting international opportunities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


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MeridianYP: Reflections on a Career in Diplomacy
Scott Smith, Diplomat in Residence – Rocky Mountains (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY), U.S. Department of State

Monday, October 21, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Details:

6:00 PM Reception
6:30 – 7:30 PM Program
World Affairs Council Office

Featuring a conversation with Scott Smith, the Diplomat in Residence for the Rocky Mountains. Smith will discuss lessons learned throughout his career in the U.S. Department of State.

Smith has more than 17 years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. Before serving as Diplomat in Residence - Rocky Mountains, he was the Cultural Affairs Officer in Caracas. Other tours include Consular in Bogota; Public diplomacy (Cultural Affairs and Press) in Tokyo, Guatemala City, La Paz, Sao Paulo, Havana, and Caracas.


About the Council

The World Affairs Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to educating and engaging the local community in national and international affairs through our public programming, international visitor program and diplomatic exchanges.

Location: World Affairs Council Office – Nokia Conference Room
(325 N Saint Paul St, Ste 4200, Dallas, TX 75201)
Fees: $8 Members
$10 Non-Members
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