HIS 388K • Nonaligned Movements
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
The Non-Aligned Movement has its origin in the Asia-Africa Conference held fifty years ago in Bandung, Indonesia. This first meeting brought together leaders of 29 states--most of which were former colonies--to develop joint perspectives in international relations. The Cold War was never the only critical issue on the Non-Aligned Movement's agenda since, at the meeting, leaders of Asian and African nation-states discuss common concerns of resisting the major powers' pressures, maintaining their independence and opposing imperialism and neo-imperialism. With its inclusive administrative style, along with a non-hierarchical and rotational leadership, the movement presents challenges to some among modernist historiography's conceptual categories.