Friday 17 August 2018

A source of fundamental references of our Bandung Spirit-based Academic, Social and Solidarity Movements, SAMIR AMIN, has just left us "physically" on August 12, 2018 - "physically" because his numerous works continue to guide us "intellectually" in our movements. He was involved in our movements since the setting-up of Bandung Spirit Network in 2005. See my article "Towards a Bandung spirit-based civil society movement: reflection from Yogyakarta commemoration of Bandung Asian-African Conference" (Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Volume 7, Number 1, 2006). He gave an outstanding contribution to our conference "BANDUNG 60 YEARS ON: WHAT ASSESSMENT?" (The University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, June 27, 2014). His article "From Bandung (1955) to 2015 ; Old and new challenges for the States, the Nations and the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America" helped us in framing our commemorative conference "BUILDING SOVEREIGNTY, PREVENTING HEGEMONY: The Challenges for Emerging Forces in the Globalised World" (Jakarta-Bandung-Jakarta, October 27-31, 2015). Here are some tributes written by two members of Bandung+60 Scientific Board, Ama Biney and Ebrima Sall (Darwis Khudori, Paris, August 17, 2018).