Roundtable: The Clash of Civilizations and Terrorism - Imagination or Reality

Roundtable discussion with Professor Zhang Jiadong, Centre for American Studies, Fudan University. Open to the public!

Chinese Military


The term "civilization" in the theory of the Clash of Civilizations include religion, ethnicity, nationality and other factors. Originally, this theory is a reflection of American domestic political situation. The Clash of Civilizations is a result of civilizations being challenged rather than that of differences between civilizations; a contradiction between monotheism and polytheism rather than a conflict between Islam and Christianity. Terrorism is a kind of conflict between civilized world and ideological barbarism while its classification and features have close relationship to differences of civilizations.

Moderator:Professor, Bertel Heurlin, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

Format: App. 45min presentation followed by discussion

Participation is free of charge but registration before 11 November is required.