Meridian 180: Dialogue for Transformation

Meridian 180 is a project of hope

Meridian 180 was created to foster communication between academia and society, across professional disciplines, and across national and cultural boundaries. 

A partnership between Cornell Law School’s Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the project creates opportunities for more than 800 creative and innovative individuals to engage in frank and honest discussions in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean about the complex problems facing East Asia, and to work together on solutions. 

Read more about Meridian 180's methodology, principles, and vision for engagement. 

Read about some of the individuals who contribute to the Meridian 180 network:

  • Annelise Riles, the founder of Meridian 180 and a member of its core idea group, the Jack G. Clarke Professor in Cornell Law School where she also is the director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, and a professor in the Department of Anthropology in Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences
  • Eunice K. Kim, director of Meridian 180’s Korean headquarters, a member of Meridian 180’s core idea group, and a law professor at Ewha Womans University in Seoul
  • Chen Jian, currently the Global Distinguished Professor of History at NYU Shanghai, while on leave from his position as the Hu Shih Professor of History and U.S.-China Relations at Cornell University
  • Xingzhong Yu, a member of Meridian 180’s core idea group, and the Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Professor in Chinese Law at Cornell Law School

Stories by Chris Philipp for the Einaudi Center. Video by Well Said Media.