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Meridian 180

Meridian 180

Transformative Leadership

Welcome to Meridian 180

Meridian 180 develops strategies for crisis preparedness from an interdisciplinary perspective through multilingual exchange, working to cross the divide between the academy, industry, and the public sector.

We seek to anticipate and prepare intellectually and politically for future environmental disasters, political and military conflicts, economic crises, and problems of social justice globally. Our methodology is to assemble a unique global group of creative thinkers, build relationships among them, and develop adaptive solutions that can mitigate the impact of these challenges.

Abandoned building in Japan

Forum: Smart & Shrinking Cities

This forum addresses the 21st-century phenomenon of the “shrinking city.” Declining birthrates, slowed economic growth, and changing industrial structures have led to a trend of deurbanization in some cities, as people relocate to find work in the new economy. While the concept first described urban depopulation in post-socialist Eastern European countries, it continues to surface around the world, from Leipzig and Detroit to Tokyo and Seoul.

This forum asks participants to discuss the economic and human impacts of the shrinking city phenomenon, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of the policies implemented in response.

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Third annual Global Summit explores the digitization of modern life

Digital Humanity: Risks and Opportunities Technology impacts nearly every aspect of society today. How does the digitization of modern life affect the rule of...
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Issues of ‘Trust and Distrust’ explored at UNSW Sydney base launch

With an inaugural event in Australia focusing on the theme of ‘Trust and Distrust,’ Meridian 180 has officially launched at UNSW Sydney. UNSW is Meridian...
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Meridian 180 Forms Partnership with Ritsumeikan University, Its Third in Japan

Meridian 180 is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ritsumeikan University, in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1900, Ritsumeikan is one of Japan’s leading private universities and is committed...
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