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Vendredi 13 juillet 2018, par DK // CONFERENCES

This series of conferences provides a platform for physical meeting, sharing, exchanges, studies, discussion, networkng and publication on diverse issues in contemporary world through a phenomenon widely recognised : THE RISE OF ASIA. Contact : THE RISE OF ASIA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE
150 years of Gandhi : will it bring peace, justice and non-violence to the world ?
150 ans de Gandhi : va t-elle amener la paix, la justice et la non-violence au monde ?
Paris and Le Havre, France, March 13-15, 2019
Co-organised and hosted by
CHAC (Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie Contemporaine)
Univeristé Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
GRIC (Groupe de Recherches Identités et Cultures)
Université Le Havre Normandie, France CALL FOR PAPERS
APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their proposals following the GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTER CANDIDATES described in the call for papers. The conference call for papers lasts from November 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019. The selected proposals will be communicated to their authors between December 2018 and February 2019. INTRODUCTION
The twenty-first century is emerging as the Asian century. During the first half of this century, the Asian region, extending from the Pacific Ocean to the Arabian Sea and northwards, to include Central Asia, is likely to establish itself as the new centre of the economic universe. This will draw to a conclusion three centuries of Western dominance over the world economic resources and for much of this time, its political spaces. This transformation in the world economic order will not be painless either for the East or for the West. Indeed, the transition has the potential for causing much grief to the world as no established order is likely to cede its hegemony without challenge. The significant point of departure during this phase of transition lies in the fact that the receding economic power of the West (also more broadly classified as the North), dominated by the United States (US), remains and is likely to remain in the immediate future the dominant military power. Historically, the dominant political power, whether it was Rome, Britain or the US was, within its own spheres of influence, also the dominant military as well as economic power. This erosion of the economic power of the West while retaining military dominance with the US and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies, does not bode well for an easy transition for the global order. […] How the established powers of the West, led again by the US, will react to this changing balance of economic power towards Asia, which has narrowed their competitive space and domestic employment opportunities, remains a challenge for the leaders of the Western world. How far the hitherto dominant West will go to preserve their hegemony over their economic order remains critical in determining whether the Asian century will evolve peacefully or through a process of turmoil. (Rehman Sobhan, ”The Political Economy of the Asian Century” in Manoranjan Mohanty, Vinod C. Khana, Biswajit Dhar (eds.) with a foreword by Boutros-Boutros Ghali, Building a Just World. Essays in Honour of Muchkund Dubey, India, New Delhi, Orient Black Swan, 2015, pp. 144-161). The quotation above raises many questions : will military powers continue to determine the future of the world ? Can military forces establish a world order based on peace, justice and non-violence ? Does economic development entail military development ? Is economic power equal with military power ? Is there any other force than military that may rule the world locally and globally ? Do the weak, the poor, the marginalized, the dominated, the discriminated, the oppressed, the disadvantaged have any chance to change their state of being in a non-violent way ? It is to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi that the questions of world order based on peace, justice and non-violence are chosen to be the main subject of presentation and discussion of the third edition of The Rise of Asia Conference Series. It encourages the participation of scholars from a wide range of scientific disciplines (area studies, cultural studies, ecology, economics, geography, history, humanities, languages, management, political and social sciences…) and practitioners from diverse professional fields (business, civil society, education, enterprise, government, management, parliament, public policy, social and solidarity movements…), based in diverse geographical areas (Africa, North and South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, Pacific…). ASIAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY : What role in the Rise of Asia ?

Le Havre, October 25-26, 2018
The most powerful Western countries (USA, UK, France) have been the Master of Nuclear Technology and have used it for both constructive and destructive purposes. At the same time and afterward, some Non-Western states joined the list, including Russia, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel, and Iran. Tensions have emerged in global politics, as many of the late-comers to nuclear technology are not countries aligned with the Western nuclear powers. This symposium explores why this is. Presenters and participants of symposium will also consider what role of nuclear technology has been in the rise of Asia : whether it is to balance and deter potential adversaries, to meet the increasing demand for energy, or both ? This symposium will also raise the issues of ecological, economic, and social impacts of nuclear technology in Asia and worldwide. THE RISE OF ASIA 2018 CONFERENCE REPORT



Samedi 16 septembre 2017, par DK // CONFERENCES

Around 50 papers from diverse parts of the world (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan. Turkey, UK, USA, Vietnam...) were presented and discussed in the first edition of the conference that took place in Paris and Le Havre on March 22-24, 2017, covering a wide range of issues : The Rise of Asia seen from inside and outside Asia ; The Rise of Asia in Global History ; The Rise of Asia and New World Order ; The Rise of Asia : impacts, risks and opportunities for Africa, Latin America, Arab World, Europe ; The Rise of Asia in the fields of architecture, business, culture, ecology, economy, gender, international relations, religion, urban development.
The Conference Report presents the feature of the conference. Read more...


Monday 10 January 2011, by DK // CONFERENCES

Bandung Spirit Conference Series was initiated in 2005 during the 50th anniversary of Bandung Asian-African Conference organised by civil society organisations. Read more »