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BANDUNG 60 ANS APRES : QUEL BILAN ?

Tuesday 24 June 2014, by DK // CONFERENCES

CHAC (Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie Contemporaine) Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne et GRIC (Groupe de Recherches Identités et Cultures) Université du Havre

Journée d’études

BANDUNG 60 ANS APRES : QUEL BILAN ?

Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

12, place du Panthéon, Paris 75005

Le 27 juin 2014 à 09h00-12h45 et 14h-17h Salle 216

Annonce détaillée en PJ.

PROGRAMME

09h00-09h30 : ACCUEIL

09h30-10h00 : SEANCE D’OUVERTURE

Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne / CHAC (Hugues Tertrais)

Coordinateur de la journée / GRIC (Darwis Khudori)

10h00-10h30 : PROJECTION

Films documentaires des ANRI (Archives nationales de la République d’Indonésie) sur la Conférence de Bandung

10h30-11h00 : DISCUSSION

11h00-11h15 : KHUDORI Darwis : Travaux écrits relatifs à la Conférence de Bandung 1955-2013 : état des lieux

11h15-11h30 : AMIN Samir : Déploiement et érosion du projet de Bandung

11h30-11h45 : LABAKI Boutros : Contexte et sens de Bandung dans le Machrek Arabe

11h45-12h00 : YABARA Amzat Boukhari : Richard Wright et le Rideau de couleur : une vision afro-américaine de Bandung

12h00-12h15 : BODOMO Adams : Africa-Asia relations: How Bandung redefined area and international studies

12h15-12h45 : DISCUSSION

12h45-14h00 : PAUSE DEJEUNER

14h00-14h15 : KI-ZERBO Lazare : L’expérience de l’International South Group Network (ISGN) à la lumière de Bandung

14h15-14h30 : BENABDALLAH Youcef : L’expérience de développement de l’Afrique et de l’Asie : logiques de développement à travers les cas de l’Algérie, de la Corée et de la Chine

14h30-14h45 : CHETTAB Nadia : L’Afrique et les locomotives économiques du sud : réalités et perspectives

14h45-15h15 : DISCUSSION

15h15-15h30 : PARVEX Ricardo : Ces soixante dernières années au continent latino-américain : entre le Non alignement et la Guerre froide

15h30-15h45 : BENDERRA Omar : De Bandung au BRICS : un regard fanonien sur la multipolarité

15h45-16h00 : NGUYEN Dac Nhumai : Le nouvel Esprit de Bandung : une chance pour la Renaissance d’un monde multipolaire international

16h00-16h30 : DISCUSSION

16h30-17h00 : PROJECTION ET DISCUSSION

Film « African Kungfu Prince » par Dominique Martin SAATENANG, Camerounais / Français, ambassadeur du Temple de Shaolin

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RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN A GLOBALISED SOCIETY: Challenges and Responses in Africa and Asia

Sunday 21 July 2013, by DK // PUBLICATION

Following the 55 BANDUNG 55 SUMMIT held in Indonesia in 2010, a series of books is in the course of publication. They reflect the sub-themes of the conferences that are the 5 dimensions of Diversity: Culture, Ecology, Economy, Politics and Religion. The second of the series deals with religious issues and has been published on June 2013.

Book reference

Darwis Khudori (ed.), RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN A GLOBALISED SOCIETY: Challenges and Responses in Africa and Asia - With a Comparative View from Europe - 55 Years after the Bandung Asian-African Conference 1955. Publisher: CSSCS (Centre for South-South Cooperation Studies), Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Co-publishers: AL QALAM INSTITUTE, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao, Mindanao, the Philippines; GRIC (Group of Research on Identity and Culture), University of Le Havre, France; ILDES (Lebanese Institute for Economic and Social Development), Beirut, Lebanon; SWIR (Centre for World Christianity and Interreligious Studies), Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN A GLOBALISED SOCIETY: Challenges and Responses in Africa and Asia

In 2010, the UN declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, affirming that “the variety of life on Earth is essential to sustaining the living networks and systems that provide us all with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services our lives depend on”. In other words, “the diversity of life”, including “religious diversity”, has been largely recognised as a fundamental condition for the survival of humanity and its habitat, the planet Earth. However, diversity has been suffering from impoverishment, as indicated among other things by the continuous disappearance of rare biological species, human languages and civilisations, including indigenous religions.

Meanwhile, Africa and Asia are the source and the pool of world diversity. While other corners of Earth — North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Oceania, East, Central and West Europe — have largely, if not totally, become lands representing Western Civilisation marked by Christianity, Africa and Asia continue to be based on their own heritages. Africa and Asia are the regions not yet uprooted by Western Civilisation.

Unfortunately, sixty five years after World War II, fifty five years after the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference and twenty years after the Cold War, wars and violent conflicts still take place, not only between Nation-States, but also inside the Nation-States of Africa and Asia (e.g. conflicts around ethnic and religious differences). And religious diversity is a potential source if not a real cause of social conflicts and wars between and inside the Nation-States. So, the question is in what way religious diversity poses a problem? In what way the agents of development (States, governments, religious authorities, civil society organisations) deal with the problem? Is there any criticism, denouncement, or diagnosis of the present situation? Is there any proposal for solution? Is there any action taken in favour of religious diversity?

Twenty papers have been proposed to feed our knowledge on the issue, nineteen of them concern Africa and Asia, and the last is a comparative view from Europe. They are written by Boutros Labaki (Lebanon), Chijioke Ndubuisi (Nigeria), Collective Centre Lebret-Irfed (France), Darwis Khudori (Indonesia/France), Duanghathai Buranajaroenkij (Thailand), Frans Wijsen (The Netherlands), Hamah Sagrim (Indonesia), Julius Gathogo (Kenya), Laura Steckman (USA), Matthew O.C. Kalu (Nigeria), Maung Zarni (Burma/UK), Mohamed Kacimi (Algeria/France), Moussa Mara (Mali), Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan (The Philippines), Nasreddine El Hage (France/Lebanon), Oscar Gakuo Mwangi (Lesotho), Pushpraj Singh (India), Raphael Susewind (Germany), Sudha Chauhan (India), Suhadi Cholil (Indonesia), Thomas Ndaluka (Tanzania), Tiburce Koffi (Ivory Coast). In addition, a closing remark by M. Faishal Aminuddin (Indonesia/Germany) ends the book.

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RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY: Discourses and Realities in Africa and Asia. With a Comparative View from Europe. 55 Years after the Bandung Asian-African Conference 1955

Wednesday 24 April 2013, by DK // 03. BSCS 2013

A Conference-Book launching, AL QALAM INSTITUTE, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Mindanao, PHILIPPINES, June 19-20, 2013

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TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGY: Global Challenges and Local Responses in Africa and Asia 55 Years after the Bandung Asian-African Conference 1955

Monday 9 July 2012, by DK // PUBLICATION

Following the 55 BANDUNG 55 SUMMIT held in Indonesia in 2010, a series of books is in the course of publication. They reflect the sub-themes of the conferences that are Culture, Ecology, Economy, Politics and Religion. The first of the series deals with ecological issues and has been published on May 2012.

Book reference

Darwis Khudori and Yukio Kamino (eds.), TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGY: Global Challenges and Local Responses in Africa and Asia, 55 Years after the Bandung Asian-African Conference 1955. Co-publication of UB PRESS (Universitas Brawijaya Press, Malang, East Java, Indonesia), AFRICA CHALLENGE (Casablanca, Morocco), ALLIANCE (of Oriental Cultural Heritage Sites Protection, Shanghai, China and Paris, France), GRIC (Group of Research on Identities and Cultures, University of Le Havre, France), OISCA International (Organisation for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement, Tokyo, Japan), 2012, 15 cm x 22 cm, 279 p. ISBN: 978-602-203-274-8

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TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGY

55 years after the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference and 20 years after the end of the Cold War, in the context of Globalisation, the world is still characterised by wars, domination by the powerful, exploitation of the weak. In addition, Globalisation has posed two challenges for the sustainability of our planet: the degradation of Environment and the growth of Cities. People cannot escape from these two global challenges, but face them in their own localities. The actors for a sustainable future are therefore supposed to answer the “Global Challenges” with “Local Responses”.

The responses from Africa and Asia deserve special attention. On the one hand, despite the continuous process of globalisation following the expansion of capitalism, colonialism and imperialism started from Europe, Africa and Asia have not been uprooted by Western Civilisation and are therefore thought to be the source and pool of bio- and cultural diversity needed for the sustainability of our planet.

On the other hand, Africa and Asia are particularly affected by the degradation of Environment and the growth of Cities. The planet is in the midst of a 6th great extinction of life forms faster than the previous ones and the climate change largely provoked by the “developed North” will be especially harmful to the “developing South”. As for Citification, the urban population worldwide grew over 10-fold during the 20th century alone, and UN has projected in 2012 that “Africa and Asia together will account for 86 per cent of all growth in the world’s urban population over the next four decades.”

So, what are the “Local Responses” from Africa and Asia to these “Global Challenges”?

29 authors from 16 countries of Africa, Asia, America and Europe try to answer the question.

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THE DYNAMIC OF INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES IN AFRICA, ASIA AND EUROPE: The Challenge for Education in International Exchanges in a Perspetive of Common Well-being in a Sustainable World

Friday 25 November 2011, by DK // 02. BSCS 2011

A Series of Conferences, Workshops, Socio-cultural Visits in Jakarta, Bandung, Malang and Bali, November 14-19, 2011, in conjunction with the ASEAN and EAST ASIA SUMMITS 2011.

The conference-workshop has ended as planned. See the EAAE REPORT SUMMARY

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55 BANDUNG 55

Friday 24 June 2011, by DK // DIVERSITY IN GLOBALISED SOCIETY

A series of conferences, seminars, workshops and festivals in Asia, Africa and other parts of the world in 2009 and 2010 in the framework of a commemoration of the 55th anniversary of Bandung Asian-African Conference 1955

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ECHO CRESCENDO DE L’ESPRIT DE 55 BANDUNG 55 VERSUS LA MONTEE DE LA VIOLENCE DANS LE MONDE ARABE

Sunday 13 February 2011, by DK // EDITORIAL

ECHO CRESCENDO DE L’ESPRIT DE 55 BANDUNG 55 VERSUS LA MONTEE DE LA VIOLENCE DANS LE MONDE ARABE

"Peuples des Nations Unies, munissez vous de l’Esprit de 55 Bandung 55 et soutenez en chœur les révoltés tunisiens de la Révolution du Jasmin et ne soyez pas complices de la police égyptienne qui a abattu 17 personnes dans leur tentative d’attaquer deux commissariats de police dans le gouvernorat de Beni Souef, à une centaine de km au sud du Caire. Soyez en contact avec les manifestants en Jordanie contre la hausse des prix et la corruption et les habitants de la bande de Gaza formant ces derniers jours de longues files devant les pompes à essence, craignant une pénurie de carburant importé clandestinement d’Egypte par des tunnels creusés sous la frontière. Les exploitants de ces tunnels accueillant la population en colère, ont expliqué que les livraisons de carburant et d’autres produits de contrebande au fil des jours se sont effondrées et ont atteint leur niveau le plus bas. Par ailleurs, à Alger la longue cordée des pompiers pour venir à bout des incendies des bâtiments publics laisse croire que le monde arabe va réseauter pour appeler à l’arrêt des violences, à la libération de toutes les personnes arrêtées ou placées en résidence surveillée pour des motifs politiques, y compris les personnalités politiques, et harmonieusement à mettre en oeuvre le processus de réforme nécessaire dans les pays concernés. Au nom de la coexistence pacifique et pour la démocratie, donnons nous la main en faveur de la solution pacifique et la recherche de la négociation. Ensuite, à la lueur du retour au calme des esprits et des cœurs, nous pourrons nous réjouir en participant à de joyeuses agapes.

Nguyen Dac Nhu-Mai

Membre du Comité de pilotage de 55 Bandung 55

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TESTIMONY

Sunday 13 February 2011, by DK // EDITORIAL

The summit of commemoration of the 55th anniversary of 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference has been carried out as planned in Yogyakarta (October 25-27), Bandung (October 28-29), Jakarta (October 30) and North Moluccas (October 31-November 1).

Fifty five speakers have presented their paper or talk in the three day seminars and workshops in Yogyakarta, thirty one of them are international participants coming from sixteen countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and America. Hundreds of Indonesian academics, activists of civil society organisations and students have joined in the seminars and workshops as participants.

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