Forum Summaries

The Changing Politics of Central Banking
Summary by Annelise Riles (Cornell Law School) and Jonathan Miller (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University)

In the 2016 forum, Riles encouraged members to revisit these questions as part of a larger investigation: “how to understand the place of the state in the market and, in particular, the place of the central bank in relationship to politics in all the senses of the term.” She asked participants to present what they considered the most compelling intellectual questions and political issues surrounding central banks. (read more)


Nuclear Energy and Climate Change
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The Fukushima accident has brought new data and new urgency to the linked debates over the future of nuclear power and the need to decarbonize energy production. Yet five years after the disaster there remains no clear public consensus on either issue. Despite the burgeoning costs of the Fukushima crisis, many governments (including Japan’s) have committed to constructing new nuclear power plants or extending the life of existing ones. At the same time, many prominent environmentalists have embraced nuclear power as a sensible (or even crucial) part of a low-carbon energy mix. In the forum, moderator Rebecca Slayton (assistant professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University) invited Meridian 180 members to identify key issues that could benefit from further analysis.


포럼 요약문: 21세기를 위한 신학과 생태론
요약문 작성자:

2015년 9월에 메리디안 180은 인류학자, 법학자, 문예학자, 미래학자, 지리학자, 변호사, 철학자 등을 모시고 프란체스코 교황의 2015년 회칙 ‘찬미받으소서: 우리 모두의 고향을 지키고자 (Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home)’에 관한 논의를 활발하게 펼쳤습니다. 이 토론을 통해 도출한 주요 시사점은 다음과 같습니다. (요약문 읽기)