BANDUNG-BELGRADE-HAVANA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE: What Dreams, What Challenges, What Projects for a Global Future?

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
May 31, 2022
Location: 
Indonesia
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Area Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Contemporary History
 
BANDUNG-BELGRADE-HAVANA IN GLOBAL HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVE:
What Dreams, What Challenges, What Projects for a Global Future?
 
INTERNATIONAL, INTER-AND-TRANS-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
66th Anniversary of the Bandung Asian-African Conference
60th Anniversary of the Belgrade Non-Alignment Conference
55th Anniversary of the Havana Tricontinental Conference
Jakarta-Bandung-Surabaya-Bali, Indonesia, October 20-27, 2022
In Conjunction with the G20 Summit, Bali, October 30-31, 2022
General information: https://bandungspirit.org/
Inquiry: secretariat-bbh@e-group.bandungspirit.org
Address for abstract submission: https://forms.gle/aWVKdMkDWgAf8LMYA
 
CALL FOR PAPERS, FOR PARTICIPATION, FOR PUBLICATION
The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to present their papers are invited to submit their abstracts before May 31, 2022. The selected abstracts will be communicated to their authors progressively from June to August 2022.
 
INTRODUCTION
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the commemorative conference of the 66th, the 60th and 55th anniversaries of respectively Bandung, Belgrade and Havana conferences is rescheculed from October 25-30, 2021 to October 20-27, 2022. By chance, Indonesia is the president of G20 from December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2022, and the 17th G20 Summit will take place in Bali on October 30-31, 2022. So, it would be historical for the Bandung Spirit Network of Scholars and Activists of Social Movements that its conference is to take place at the proximity in space and time of the G20 Summit. It would be interesting to observe how Indonesia, initiator of the Bandung Conference in 1955, became president of G20 in 2022. It would also be a great opportunity for conference participants to witness, and to watch, the conjunction of convergent and/or divergent global forces in a certain moment of history.
 

DREAMS-CHALLENGES-PROJECTS

BE GUIDED BY HOPES AND DETERMINATION!
BE GUIDED BY IDEALS!
AND, YES, BE GUIDED BY DREAMS!

(The president of the Republic of Indonesia Soekarno, Opening Speech, The Asian-African Conference, Bandung, Indonesia, April 18, 1955)
 
I HAVE A DREAM!
(Martin Luther King, Public Speech, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963)
 
The world that we inherited today is still fraught with global injustice, inequality and violence.
Our common dream of a new world civilization based on social justice, equality, harmony, and prosperity, has yet to become a reality.
Global injustice and inequality are clearly on display before us.
When the rich nations, which comprise a mere 20 percent of the world’s population, consume 70 percent of the world resources, then global injustice becomes real.
When hundreds of people in the northern hemisphere enjoy the lives of super rich, while more than 1.2 billion people in the southern hemisphere struggle with less than 2 dollars per day, then global injustice becomes more visible before eyes.
When a group of rich countries think that they could change the world by the use of force, the global inequality clearly brings about misery, of which the United Nations looks helpless.
The use of unilateral force without a clear UN mandate, as we have witnessed, has undermined the existence of our common world body. Therefore, we, the nations of Asia and Africa, demands the UN reform, so that it could function better, as a world body that puts justice for all of us before anything else....
(The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Opening Statement, The Asian-African Summit 2015, Jakarta, 22 April 2015)
 
SIX YEARS AFTER THAT STATEMENT, SIXTY-SIX YEARS AFTER THE BANDUNG CONFERENCE, WHAT DREAMS STAY DREAMS, WHAT CHALLENGES TO BE TAKEN-UP, WHAT PROJECTS TO BE PROPOSED TO MAKE THE DREAMS A REALITY?
To answer those questions, the conference will be focused on the “legacy” and “beyond the legacy” of the Bandung Conference. In this spirit, the conference is also dedicated to the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Belgrade Non-alignment Conference and the 55th anniversary of the Havana Tricontinental Conference, which were the most outstanding follow-ups of Bandung. Indonesia is the right place for commemorating the three conferences since they bear testimony to the key role of Indonesia and President Soekarno, besides other Bandung leaders, in the history of international struggle for global peace, justice and prosperity.
 
DREAMS-CHALLENGES-PROJECTS
The “trilogy” Dreams-Challenges-Projects is supposed to be the basic elements of planning at all levels of living-beings, individual as well as community and nation. In relation with Bandung, the conference is supposed to discuss cases of “dreams-challenges-projects”, analysed entirely or separately, at the level of community (e.g. ethnic, religious, gender group) or nation-state (e.g. country, state, region).
 
PARTICIPANTS
The conference 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...) as well as artists, writers, journalists and activists of social and solidarity movements, based in diverse geographical areas (North, South, East, West, Central AFRICA; North, Central, South AMERICA; the CARIBBEAN; AUSTRALIA; North, East, West, Central, South and Southeast ASIA; Central, Eastern, Southern, Northern, Western EUROPE; RUSSIA, PACIFIC, OCEANIA...).
 
CONFERENCE ITINERARY
The conference is to take place successively in four localities, which have special meanings in Indonesian liberation movement and special relations with Soekarno: Jakarta-Bandung-Surabaya-Bali.
 

 

 
Contact Info: 

Darwis Khudori, Faculty of International Affairs, University Le Havre Normandy, France