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RETHINKING EMERGING FORCES 60 YEARS AFTER THE BANDUNG CONFERENCE

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

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

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

BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE REPORT

BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE TESTIMONY

BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE REVIEW

BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE IN VIDEO

BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS’ LIFE HISTORY (Darwis Khudori, Ebrima Sall, Eka Swadiansa, Fatima Harrak, Manoranjan Mohanty, N. Tony Nwaezeigwe, Yukio Kamino)

BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE BOOK : "BANDUNG AT 60 : NEW INSIGHTS AND EMERGING FORCES"
The book launched during the conference was written by 18 academics from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and USA.
The book may be ordered through the following publisher or co-publishers :
Indonesia : PUSTAKA PELAJAR
China : ARENA
China : GLOBAL UNIVERSITY FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Africa : CODESRIA
Canada : CIRFA
You may also order it through BANDUNG SPIRIT SECRETARIAT

BANDUNG+60 WORKING GROUPS

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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BANDUNG+60

Jeudi 14 mai 2015, par DK // BANDUNG+60

BANDUNG+60 is a series of events (conferences, seminars, workshops, cultural festivals, gatherings) organised along 2014-2015 in divers places of the world in the framework of commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference. The events include :
- BANDUNG 60 YEARS ON : WHAT ASSESSMENT ? / BANDUNG 60 ANS APRES : QUEL BILAN ? One-day seminar at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, June 27, 2014. Another report was published in IIAS Newsletter No. 69 Autumn 2014.
- BANDUNG CONFERENCE IN NATIONAL HISTORY OF INDONESIA. National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia, October 27, 2014.
- L’ACCROISSEMENT DES ECHANGES AFRO-ASIATIQUES : MENACE OU OPPORTUNITE POUR L’EUROPE ? Journée d’études, Université du Havre, le jeudi 26 mars 2015.
- BANDUNG CONFERENCE IN GLOBAL HISTORY, an Evening Conference-Discussion with Samir Amin, Darwis Khudori and Biondi Sanda Sima, accompanied by the projection of documentary films on the Bandung Conference and ended by the projection of biographic film of Soekarno. Indonesian Embassy, Paris, France, April 4, 2015.
- BANDUNG CONFERENCE AND BEYOND. Conferece of Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Asian-African, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, April 8-9, 2015.
- VISION OF BANDUNG AFTER 60 YEARS : FACING NEW CHALLENGES. Conference of Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Asian-African Conference by AAPSO (African-Asian People’s Solidarity Organisation)-Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal, April 18-19, 2015. See the AAPSO KATHMANDU DECLARATION 2015.
- STRENGTHENING SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION TO PROMOTE WORLD PEACE AND PROSPERITY, Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference and 10th Anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership, organised by the Indonesian government in Jakarta and Bandung on April 19-24, 2015. Delegates from 91 Asian and African countries, 21 heads of state or of government, 15 observer countries, and 10 international organizations participated in this event. The conference produced the following essential documents : Joko Widodo Jakarta Opening Statement, Joko Widodo Jakarta Closing Remarks, Joko Widodo Jakarta Pointers Press Statement, Joko Widodo Bandung Speech, Bandung Message 2015, Declaration on Reinvigorating NAASP, Declaration on Palestine.
- BANDUNG+60 : QUELLE PERSPECTIVE ? / BANDUNG+60 : WHAT PERSPECTIVE ? Indonesian Embassy in France, June 5, 2015. Evening Discussion and Dinner on the perspective of the Asian-African Commemoration Conference organised by the Indonesian government in Indonesia on April 2015.
- BANDUNG AT 60 : TOWARD A GENEALOGY OF THE GLOBAL PRESENT. Bandung-Day Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Conference by Leiden-based Academic Institutions, Leiden, the Netherlands, June 18, 2015. See the Programme+Abstracts+Biodata.
- Africa-Asia : Toward a New Axis of Knowledge, Accra, Ghana, September 24-26, 2015. See http://africas.asia/ There will be a roundtable on Asian Studies in Africa : An Imperative for a Sustainable World. If you wish to participate, please contact the convenor Darwis Khudori.
- BUILDING SOVEREIGNTY, PREVENTING HEGEMONY : The Challenges for Emerging Forces in the Globalised World, international and multidisciplinary conference in Indonesia, October 27-31, 2015.

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BANDUNG+60 ORGANISATION

Mercredi 13 mai 2015, par DK // BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE

The Bandung+60 conference was conceived as a collaboration of several groups of institutions :
1. Hosting Institutions (Indonesian academic institutions)
2. Co-organising Institutions (Academic institutions from Indonesia, Africa, Asia and other continents)
3. Associate Institutions (Academic and civil society organisations from all over the world)
4. Supporting Institutions (public or private sectors giving political or financial support)

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BANDUNG+60 WORKING GROUP

Samedi 11 avril 2015, par DK // BANDUNG+60 CONFERENCE

BANDUNG+60 WORKING GROUPS

DEFINITION
The BWG (Bandung+60 Working Group) is a group of individuals from divers nationalities willing to participate partially or totally in the conception, planning, programming, implementation and evaluation of the Bandung+60 Conference that will take place in Indonesia on October 26-31, 2015. The participation of any individual in the BWG does not necessarily involve his/her institutional affiliation in the event.

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BANDUNG+60 SCIENTIFIC BOARD AND STEERING COMMITTEE

Mercredi 24 décembre 2014, par DK // SCIENTIFIC BOARD

The conference of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Asian-African Conference will deal with the question of BUILDING SOVEREIGNTY, PREVENTING HEGEMONY : The Challenges for Emerging Forces in the Globalised World and will take place succesively in Jakarta, Bandung and Jakarta, on October 27-31, 2015. The programme is prepared by a Scientific Board (SB) and a Steering Committee (SC). The role of the SB is to discuss and the SC is to decide matters for the conference at the level of concept, strategy and policy, especially related to difficult or delicate questions.

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ARTICLES

Saturday 6 December 2014, by DK // ARTICLES

This rubric presents articles considered relevant to the development of the Bandung Spirit-based movements.

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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.

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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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