|Take a Look!
|A world without humiliation dignifies us all!
We warmly welcome you to "Take a Look," the new e-publication of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network (HumanDHS; http://humiliationstudies.org).
Please let us remind you: HumanDHS
is a global transdisciplinary fellowship of concerned academics and
practitioners who strive to promote dignity and transcend humiliation.
We wish to stimulate systemic change, globally and locally, that allows
mutual respect and esteem to take root and grow, thus ending humiliating
practices and breaking cycles of humiliation throughout the world.
website is being accessed by up to 40,000 people per year from 180
countries. The dramatic growth of the network has inspired us to find a
new, eco-friendly, format for sharing the latest news.
message is intended to give you an opportunity to personally reconnect
with us. Since this is a new endeavor, we warmly invite you to send us
hope you enjoy this fresh look at our collaborative efforts! Most
of all, we hope this publication will inspire and encourage your next
steps of involvement with the HumanDHS community!
With warm appreciation!
Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
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Good News! Evelin Lindner Accepts 2009 Peace Award for HumanDHS
On the 21st of June, Founding President Evelin Lindner accepted the Norwegian 2009 "Prisoner's Testament Peace Award" on behalf of the entire HumanDHS network!
Each year, Aktive Fredsreiser - Travel for Peace - awards the Fangenes Testamente (The Prisoner's Testament) to spotlight individuals and organizations that
have contributed to peace-making processes and to conflict resolution.
The award is given to those who have shown exceptional
efforts to convey knowledge of conflict or peace-building processes in
a way that is understandable to most people. The desire and hope is
that the award will inspire and encourage others to share their
knowledge examining sources of conflict and conflict resolution.
The HumanDHS network joins Evelin Lindner in celebrating this special recognition! Read more...
Upcoming 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict - New York City
We are looking forward to our 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict!
This workshop is the 14th Annual HumanDHS Conference and the sixth Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
Columbia University in New York, December 10-11, 2009. It is a
continuation of the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 workshops
(photograph from the 2008 workshop).
Since 2004, HumanDHS has
invited selected scholars, counselors, conflict resolution
practitioners, mediators, teachers, and other professionals for a
two-day workshop to explore the interaction between conflict and
emotions. In these workshops we probe the role of humiliation in violent
conflict and consider new possibilities for effective negotiations,
diplomacy, public policy, and social change.
We are pleased to note that this year's program is fully enrolled, yet everyone is warmly welcome to attend the Public Event, Thursday, December 10, from 5:00-8:00 PM, in the Milbank Chapel at Columbia University, Teachers College.
We are deeply grateful to Alan B. Slifka and the Slifka Foundation for their generous ongoing support of this program! We also appreciate the special support of SIPA (Center for International Conflict Resolution), and the ICCCR (International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution) as part of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN).
Our Memorable 13th Annual HumanDHS Conference in Hawaii!
Our 13th Annual HumanDHS Conference, "World Peace through Humiliation-Free Global Human Interactions," was unique in that it took place in Hawaii, a nation
incorporated into another nation against its will.
The 21st of August 2009 (day two of our conference) marked the fiftieth
anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower signing the Proclamation
for Hawaii to become a State of the United States. This is a
controversial anniversary because native Hawaiians consider the
annexation an illegal overthrow of their monarchy.
This is another example of anniversary celebrations being perceived as
profoundly humiliating by those who were disenfranchised.
Through Kristabelle Munson
we had the unexpected privilege of witnessing the solemn chanting
marking the date of this humiliation and we met with Yuklin Aluli,
Attorney at Law, and Kau'i N. Burgess, both part of the Hawai'i Pono'i Coalition. In addition, Kristabelle introduced us to the captivating music of the Mahalohalo Kolintang Ensemble and the sounds of Hawaiian "slack key guitar," as heard in the healing music of Makana.
year's conference presentations explored a richly diverse range of
topics, including awareness of cultural assumptions, sources of respect,
dignity in educational settings, the relational dynamics of humiliation, the humiliation of poverty, creating nonkilling societies, and pathways to peace. Furthermore, the showing of "Money as Debt,"
a film created by Paul Grignon, stimulated dialogue about the urgent
need to transform maligned economic systems that lead to humiliating
A special thank you goes to our host Dharm P. S. Bhawuk,
Professor of Management and Culture and Community Psychology,
Shidler College of Business,
University of Hawaii. We are deeply grateful for his
efforts! Also, thank you to the entire HumanDHS community who
contributed - in person and in spirit - to this uniquely memorable
Read more and view the wonderful photos taken by Evelin and others in the HumanDHS Newsletter No. 13!
You are also invited to download a special photo album of conference highlights!
We are looking forward to welcoming many of you to our Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict in December! You are also warmly invited to join us for our 15th Annual HumanDHS Conference in Istanbul, Turkey!
Linda & Evelin
Thank you for everything you do to create a world of equal dignity for all!
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
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