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.
Forum: Data Governance
This forum focuses on the field of data governance, a space that asks us to consider who controls our vast quantities of data, by what means, and with what repercussions. While many have discussed the commercial significance of data governance, largely focusing on its technological and organizational aspects, we are only beginning to skim the surface of its social and political implications.
How do data governance and socio-political factors shape one another? What are the ethical and legal implications of data governance? Other questions provoke participants to reflect upon the roles of rights and equity in data governance practices and to consider how we might build ethical data cultures.
Third annual Global Summit explores the digitization of modern life
Posted 2018-12-20Digital Humanity: Risks and Opportunities Technology impacts nearly every aspect of society today. How does the digitization of modern life affect the rule of...
Issues of ‘Trust and Distrust’ explored at UNSW Sydney base launch
Posted 2018-10-31With an inaugural event in Australia focusing on the theme of ‘Trust and Distrust,’ Meridian 180 has officially launched at UNSW Sydney. UNSW is Meridian...
Meridian 180 Forms Partnership with Ritsumeikan University, Its Third in Japan
Posted 2018-10-29Meridian 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...