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South South Forum on Sustainability


Event Start Date:
13th June 2018
Event End Date:
18th June 2018
Event Venue:
Hong Kong

The Fifth South South Forum on Sustainability

Date: 13-18 June 2018
Venue: Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China
Organizers: Global University for Sustainability
Lingnan University

Introduction:
In response to our crisis-ridden epoch, Global University for Sustainability and Lingnan University will be co-organizing the Fifth South South Forum on Sustainability. Except for the Second Forum which was held in Chongqing in 2012, the First, Third and Fourth Forums were held on Lingnan University campus in 2011, 2016 and 2017. All proceedings of the four Forums were video-recorded and uploaded to the websites of Global University for Sustainability and Lingnan University:

http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/the-fourth-south-south-forum-on-sustainability-4-6-july-2017-2/
http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/the-third-south-south-forum-on-sustainability-july-2016/
http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/the-second-south-south-forum-on-sustainability/
http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/the-first-south-south-forum-on-sustainability/

The Fifth South South Forum on Sustainability will focus on “Alternative Paradigms and Community Governance over the Common”. The aim is to examine and articulate how the common can be a key concept in the production of a new mode of cohabitation. Drawing upon experiences of community governance in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the Forum will be a platform for dialogues and debates among grassroots practices in the production, dissemination and use of knowledge, as well as interactions among activist thinkers in search of paradigms for peace and justice. Review of the experiences of China will be a feature of this Forum.

The Forum will be composed of four parts:
“Alternative Paradigms and Community Governance over the Common” Conference (13-16 June), in which invited speakers each delivers a one-hour lecture in the morning, followed by interactions and discussions in the afternoon session. Participants are expected to read relevant materials provided by the speakers beforehand; E-Lecture Series by invited speakers (17-18 June), which will be uploaded to the website: http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/introduction/; “Films for Justice and Transformation” (the evenings of 14-18 June), with screening of films/documentaries about Latin America and dialogues with film directors and film critics; Parallel Sessions proposed by participants, held in the evenings of 14-18 June.

ALTERNATIVE PARADIGMS
AND COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE OVER THE COMMON

Tentative Programme
(as of 20180405)

Venue: Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Language: English, with interpreting into Putonghua

12 June (Tuesday): Arrival

DAY ONE: 13 June (Wednesday)
9:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony & Welcome Speeches
9:30-12:30 Political and Economic Alternative Paradigms
Speakers
Michael Hudson (University of Missouri, USA) [tbc]
David Graeber (London School of Economics, UK) [tbc]
(3) Wen Tiejun (Renmin University of China, China)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-17:30 Debates and Discussions
18:00-20:30 Welcome Dinner

DAY TWO: 14 June (Thursday)
9:00-12:30 Decolonializing the Mind: Beyond Nationalism and Globalization
Speakers:
Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France [Frantz Fanon Foundation, France]
M. P. Parameswaran (Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, India) [tbc]
(3) Wang Hui (Tsinghua University, China)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-17:30 Debates and Discussions
19:00-22:00 (A) Screening of documentaries on Latin America, and post-screening discussions with film director Adrian Carrasco Zanini Molina
(B) Parallel Sessions proposed by participants

DAY THREE: 15 June (Friday)
9:00-12:30 Community Governance
Speakers:
Gilberto Lopez y Rivas (National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico)
John Restakis (Community Evolution Foundation, Canada)
Dai Jinhua (Peking University, China)
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-17:30 Debates and Discussions
19:00-22:00 (A) Screening of documentaries on Latin America, and post-screening discussions with film director Adrian Carrasco Zanini Molina
(B) Parallel Sessions proposed by participants

DAY FOUR: 16 June (Saturday)
9:00-12:30 The Common as Alternative for the Future
Speakers:
Marta Harnecker (Memoria Popular Latinoamerica) [tbc]
Michael Hardt (Duke University, USA) [tbc]
Lau Kin Chi (Lingnan University, China)
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-17:30 Debates and Discussions
19:00-22:00 Screening of films/documentaries, and post-screening discussions
Parallel Sessions proposed by participants

DAY FIVE: 17 June (Sunday)
9:00-12:30 E-Lecture Series by Invited Speakers (Gilberto Lopez y Rivas, John Restakis, Dai Jinhua, among others)
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-17:30 E-Lecture Series by Invited Speakers (Gilberto Lopez y Rivas, John Restakis, Dai Jinhua, among others)
19:00-22:00 (A) Screening of films/documentaries, and post-screening discussions
(B) Parallel Sessions proposed by participants

DAY SIX: 18 June (Monday)
9:00-12:30 E-Lecture Series by Invited Speakers (Gilberto Lopez y Rivas, John Restakis, Dai Jinhua, among others)
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-17:00 E-Lecture Series by Invited Speakers (Gilberto Lopez y Rivas, John Restakis, Dai Jinhua, among others)
19:00-22:00 (A) Screening of films/documentaries, and post-screening discussions
(B) Parallel Sessions proposed by participants

19 June (Tuesday): Departure

The Fifth South-South Forum on Sustainability
13-18 June 2018
Hong Kong, China

Registration Form
Please email to [email protected]

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Standard Registration Fee (13-18 June)
[ ] USD 300 or HKD 2400 (participants from a place with per capita GDP at USD 25,000 or above)
[ ] USD 200 or HKD 1600 (participants from a place with per capita GDP below USD 25,000)
[ ] USD 100 or HKD 800 (students)

Please refer to the per capita GDP figures on the IMF World Economic Outlook (April 2017) website: http://www.imf.org/external/datamapper/[email protected]/OEMDC/ADVEC/WEOWORLD
Items included: programme book, welcome dinner (13 June), tea breaks and lunch during the conference

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[ ] Participants: USD 60 or HKD 500
[ ] Students: USD 20 or HKD 150
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Lingnan University Staff, Students, and Alumni
[ ] HKD 400 (13-18 June)
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*Student Hostel at Lingnan University Campus
*Two beds in one room, two rooms share one bathroom, air-conditioned, free Wi-Fi
*Breakfast and toiletries are included.
*First come, first served basis.
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Price:
[ ] Single Occupancy: USD 40 or HKD 320 per day
[ ] Double Occupancy: USD 25 or HKD 200 per person per day

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* The organizers will not be responsible for assisting in visa application except sending an invitation letter. The easiest way is to obtain a tourist visa to Hong Kong. Please note that visa to mainland China is different.

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