Identity Crisis: Can European civilization survive conference

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Date13 March 2008 - 14 March 2008
LocationEuropean University of Rome,  Rome,  Italy
ParticipantsRafael L. Bardají, Bruce Bawer, Avi Davis, John Marks, Salvatore Rebecchini, Giuseppe Valditara, Bat Ye'or, Caroline Cox, Massimo de Leonardis, Roberto de Mattei, Giorgio Israel, Johannes Jansen, Philippe Karsenty, David Littman, Alfredo Mantovano, Oscar Elía Mañú, Douglas Murray, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Angelo Maria Petroni, Marcello Pera, Melanie Phillips, Daniel Pipes, Florentino Portero, Flemming Rose, Paolo Scarafoni, Robert Spencer, Hans J. Stückelberger

Identity Crisis: Can European civilization survive? was the title of a conference held in Rome on 13-14 March 2008, under the auspices of the European Freedom Alliance in conjunction with the European University of Rome and the Lepanto Foundation.[1]


The conference had a similar structure (1 public day followed by a half day "closed door" session) to The Collapse of Europe Conference held in California in June 2007 and featured some of the same speakers (Avi Davis, Philippe Karsenty, Daniel Pipes & maybe Douglas Murray).

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Opening Plenary

  • 9:50-10:45 European conflicts and the threat to Western civilization

Marcello Pera (Pres.), Bat Ye’or, Caroline Cox

First Morning Panel

Second Morning Panel


  • 13:15-14:15

First Afternoon Panel

Second Afternoon Panel

Closing Panel

Friday, March 14, 2008

Closed Door Workshop

Morning Workshop

  • 9:00-12:00 Legal Methods for Addressing European Concerns.

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner (Moderator)

Afternoon Workshop

  • 12:00-13:00 Regulatory Environments for Islamic Finance

Christine Brim (Moderator)


Conference sponsors





Known Participants

12 of the 27 known participants already have pages here:

Caroline CoxMaverick baroness in the British Parliament.
Avi Davis
Johannes JansenDutch theologist specialized in Arabian religions. Opposed Pim Fortuyn. Was persuaded by a judge in a case against Geert Wilders causing a judicial disqualification.
Philippe Karsenty
John MarksFormer state department official.
Douglas MurrayA neocon "terror expert"
Emanuele OttolenghiFoundation for Defense of Democracies, suspected US DSF
Melanie PhillipsColumnist with The Times and married to the BBC's legal correspondent, Joshua Rozenberg
Daniel PipesArch-Zionist and neoconservative intellectual and commentator
Flemming Rose
Robert Spencer
'Bat Ye'or'