By Chung Hyun-chae
Ewha Womans University Law School held an international conference about democracy in an aging society jointly with Cornell University Law School at Ewha's campus in Seoul, Tuesday.
About 80 scholars and government officials exchanged ideas under the theme of "Democracy in an Age of Shifting Demographics."
"Given that people from different fields and occupations come to the conference, it is rich in diverse opinions," Kim Eunice, an Ewha Law School professor, said.
She said the conference was the most important annual event for Ewha's law school in that the school became the Korea base for "Meridian 180," a think tank launched by Cornell Law School in November.
Ewha University formed a partnership with Cornell University in October 2013.
Established in 2012, Meridian 180 has been a multilingual community where about 700 scholars from 30 countries share ideas on social, economic, political, cultural and legal issues in the Asia-Pacific region, and devise solutions for future generations.
"Our hope is that all of these discussions will result in a quadrilingual e-book to be published next year," Annelise Riles, director of Meridian 180, said.