Clash of Civilisations Conference (13)

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


With hindsight, would the Mayor have invited different participants to the Clash of Civilisations Conference?


Answer for Clash of Civilisations Conference (13)

Answer for Clash of Civilisations Conference (13)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The conference was highly successful in bringing together speakers with a range of views to discuss an important issue for London ' whether the much greater interaction of different backgrounds in a globalising world will create more common shared values in an increasingly global civilisation, or whether the alternative thesis is correct that a dynamic towards conflict and war is inevitable, created by the 'clash of civilisations' and the potential impact on London as a diverse and multicultural city. Londoners from different communities, faiths and political persuasions came together to debate these views with writers, academics, commentators, religious figures and campaigners