Tony Blair’s global ‘battle of ideas’

Tony Blair’s faith foundation works with universities in countries including the US, China, the UK, Canada and Sierra Leone. He also lectures at Yale. Mr Blair gave his views on university globalisation to the BBC News website.

You’ve talked in recent speeches about the accelerating pace of ideas and how quickly changes in belief and events can follow.

Is the globalisation of higher education part of this battle of ideas, in a kind of arms race of values and cultures?

“I would say it is not only part of the battle, but in fact the frontlines. When I am asked to define the leading characteristic of today’s world, I say: It’s speed of change. We adjust or we are swept away.


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