'Clash of Civilisations' Conference

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


Does the Mayor not agree that the title he gave to his conference, "A World Civilisation or a Clash of Civilisations", is based upon a false choice and was therefore designed to bias the conference's proceedings?


Answer for 'Clash of Civilisations' Conference

Answer for 'Clash of Civilisations' Conference

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On the contrary, the range of plenaries and seminar sessions at the conference enabled Londoners to consider and debate in detail whether the much greater interaction of different backgrounds in a globalising world would create more common shared values in an increasingly global civilisation, or whether there is an inevitable dynamic towards conflict and war, created by the 'clash of civilisations'