Throughout the year we will be using our cunning technology to host a series of online debates, giving you the opportunity to engage in some of the issues that we discuss in the desert on a Connecting Cultures journey.

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Current Debate:Cultural Misunderstanding - what are the main causes?


In one of his last acts as Secretary General of the UN, in a bid to reduce the polarisation of cultures, Kofi Annan announced the creation of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations.

What do you think - have your say - what are the main causes of cultural tension and misunderstanding?

Debate Dates:30 Apr 2011 - 28 Feb 2013

Debate Closed

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