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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.

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Forum: Democracy and Truth

This forum focuses on the relationship between democracy and truth, from historical truth and scientific fact to government transparency and accountability. This forum asks participants to reflect upon different notions of truth and the ways in which they influence, undermine, and strengthen democracy around the world. Other questions prompt participants to discuss how societies use “alternative facts” and renditions of history or truth-seeking mechanisms to shape democracy, and how we should respond to the mainstream’s disenfranchisement with democracy. The forum, which runs through February, welcomes participants from a variety of fields and perspectives. Learn more.


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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