RETHINKING EMERGING FORCES 60 YEARS AFTER THE BANDUNG CONFERENCE

Vendredi 15 mai 2015, par DK // BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE

BUILDING SOVEREIGNTY, PREVENTING HEGEMONY :
The Challenges for Emerging Forces in the Globalised World

International and Multidisciplinary Conference of a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference organised by Bandung+60 Organisation.

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BANDUNG+60 LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
BANDUNG+60 DECLARATION
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE REPORT
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE TESTIMONY
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE REVIEW
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE SUMMARY VIDEO
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE COMPLETE VIDEO
BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS’ LIFE HISTORY (Darwis Khudori, Ebrima Sall, Eka Swadiansa, Fatima Harrak, Manoranjan Mohanty, N. Tony Nwaezeigwe, Yukio Kamino)
BANDUNG+60 FOLLOW-UP IN VIDEO

BANDUNG+60 WORKING GROUPS
SCIENTIFIC BOARD AND A STEERING COMMITTEE

FIELDS OF WORK
The conference explored two transversal themes :
HISTORY
GENDER
five sectoral themes :
CULTURE
ECOLOGY
ECONOMY
POLITICS]
SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION
and special roundtables :
PALESTINE
ROHINGYA

PUBLICATION
Selected papers of the conference will be published in a printed or digital book form under the label of Bandung Spirit Book Series, which is a cooperation of academic institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe and other parts of the world willing to work together for the development of sciences in the spirit of Bandung. See Bandung Spirit Publication.

BACKGROUND
The 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference gave birth to an idiom : ‘Bandung Spirit’, which can be summarised as a call 1) for a peaceful coexistence between nations, 2) for the liberation of the world from the hegemony of any superpower, from colonialism, from imperialism, from any kind of domination of one country by another, 3) for the equality of races and nations, 4) for building solidarity towards the poor, the colonised, the exploited, the weak and those being weakened by the world order of the day, and 5) for their development.

Now, 60 years after the Bandung Conference, colonisation has officially disappeared, the Cold War has ended, and the Non-Aligned Movement has almost lost its raison d’être. Yet, similar systems of domination by the powerful in the world order persist, wars continue to threaten humanity, mass hunger, diseases and poverty still characterise many parts of the world, and injustice has appeared in more sophisticated forms and larger dimensions. Why all these situtions ? Is a better world still possible ? Is there any alternative to the present course of globalisation ?

Those are among the questions to be discussed in the commemorative conference of the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference that will take place in Indonesia on October 26-31, 2015, under the theme of BUILDING SOVEREIGNTY, PREVENTING HEGEMONY : The Challenges for Emerging Forces in the Globalised World.

BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE ORGANISATION
The Bandung+60 Conference is a collaboration of four groups of instutions : Hosting Institutions, Co-organising Institutions, Associate Institutions and Supporting Institutions. Their role and list can be checked at Bandung+60 Organisation.

The concept, planning and programme of the conference are prepared by A SCIENTIFIC BOARD AND A STEERING COMMITTEE consisting of well-known academics from Africa, Asia, Europe and other parts of the world. The conference will be organised in plenary sessions and 7 parallel seminars. The seminars and their coordinators are :
HISTORY : Mr. Darwis Khudori, Indonesia/France (Assoc. Prof. Dr. History/Civilisation/Asian/Islamic Studies, the University of Le Havre)
GENDER : Ms Seema Mehra Parihar, India (Assoc. Prof. Dr., Geography, University of Delhi)
CULTURE : Mr. Adams Bodomo, Ghana/Austria (Prof. Dr., Linguistics/African Studies, University of Vienna).
ECOLOGY : Mr. Yukio Kamino, Japan (Dr., African Studies/Ecology, OISCA, Tokyo).
ECONOMY : Mr. Tulus Tambunan, Indonesia (Prof. Dr., Economics, Trisakti University).
POLITICS : Ms Lin Chun, China/UK (Dr., Political Sciences, London School of Economics) & Mr. Aziz Salmone Fall, Egypt/Senegal/Canada (Prof. Dr., Political Sciences, Centre Internationaliste Ryerson Fondation Aubin, Montreal)
SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION : Mr. Jean-Jacques Ngor Sène, Senegal/USA (Assoc. Professor. Dr., History, Chatham University).

In addition to the seminars, a collective work will be dedicated to FINAL DECLARATION/CHARTER/MANIFESTO under the coordination of Mr. Lazare Ki-Zerbo, Burkina Faso/France (Dr., Philosophy, International Committee Joseph Ki-Zerbo for Africa and Diaspora).

For any inquiry, please write to SECRETARIAT

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