'Clash of Civilisations' Conference

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0221
Question By: 
Richard Barnes
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has anyone been invited to the conference to actively defend Huntington's thesis and did they attend?

Answer

Answer for 'Clash of Civilisations' Conference

Answer for 'Clash of Civilisations' Conference

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I invited Professor Huntington to debate the issue with me but he declined the invitation for personal reasons. Dr Daniel Pipes, Director of the Middle East Forum accepted the invitation and Douglas Murray, a fellow of the Social Affairs Unit was one of the key speakers at the conference. Dr Pipes has argued that `there is not so much a clash of civilisations as a clash of civilisation versus barbarism'.