|A world without humiliation dignifies us all!
Welcome to the second edition of "Take a Look," the e-publication of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. This publication summarizes our latest activities and gives you an opportunity to personally connect with our global network!
We hope Take a Look will inspire and encourage your next steps of involvement with the HumanDHS community!
Thank you for helping HumanDHS create a world of equal dignity for all!
Evelin and Linda
Founding President Evelin Lindner, MD, PhDs (Dr. med. and Dr. psychol.)
Director Linda Hartling, PhD
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!
|Celebrating the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict - NYC!
|Thanks to everyone
who joined us
to make the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
The collaborative spirit and energy of all involved exceeded our greatest
associate director of the
International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR)
, warmly welcomed
everyone to Columbia University and introduced us to the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)
HumanDHS Founding President Evelin Lindner
opened the workshop by presenting her
latest formulations of how humiliation continues to generate and intensify
conflicts around the world. Director Linda Hartling
reintroduced the frame of
"Appreciative Enquiry," which has become a foundational methodology
and philosophy used by the network to encourage dignifying dialogue on difficult topics. These initial talks set the
tone for two days of stimulating presentations and thought-provoking discussions throughout the workshop.
The high points of this year's program are too numerous to count! Board Member Michael Britton
gave a deeply
touching presentation in honor of Don Klein in which he analyzed how we
and can exit from the humiliation of current world affairs. Round table
presenters enriched the experience of all involved with insights into a
stunningly diverse range of topics
. A new "case presentation" session featured the work of members who are turning innovative ideas into
positive action around the world.
This year's Public Event
began with a conversation with Guest of Honor Queen Mother Delois Blakely
, Community Mayor of Harlem. This
was followed by an outstanding panel discussion that included: Reinaldo Rivera
, head of the U.S. Justice Department's Northeast and
Caribbean Regions' Conflict Resolution Division; Adenrele Awotona
, founder and director of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable
Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts; and director
Francis Mead and assistant producer Ariel Lublin
who presented the documentary film: Poisoned Chalice: The UN in Iraq.
This powerful documentary examined the remarkable resilience and recovery of UN staffers after the 2003
attack in Baghdad, a story lived by Francis Mead who survived
One of the most memorable moments
of the workshop was presenting the first HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award
to Morton Deutsch
, one of the world's most respected scholars of conflict resolution. The ceremony included a video interview
of Morton Deutsch introduced by psychologist and popular media consultant Judy Kuriansky
. It highlighted Morton Deutsch's trailblazing research on
cooperation and conflict resolution. The award was a joyous celebration of Morton Deutsch's
efforts that have inspired all members of the HumanDHS network!
We are deeply grateful to Alan B. Slifka
and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation for their generous ongoing support of this program! We also
appreciate the special support of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (SIPA)
and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR)
as part of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict,
and Complexity (AC4)
To see wonderful photos and learn more, please read Newsletter, No. 14.
NEW BOOK! Gender, Humiliation, and Global Security by Evelin Lindner
We are thrilled to announce the publication
Lindner's new book!
Humiliation, and Global Security:
Dignifying Relationships from Love, Sex, and Parenthood to World Affairs
Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Afterword by Linda Hartling in honor of Jean Baker Miller and Donald C. Klein
Published by Praeger Security International
Here's what people are saying!
"The future of humankind is at
stake. In times of crisis, we need people of courage, people who step out of
the beaten track of familiarity and look at the situation from a new
perspective. Few people have the global experience and transdisciplinary
background that Evelin Lindner brings to this task. This book is a wake-up call
and a guideline for humanity to follow if it wishes to survive." - Ole Danbolt Mjøs, MD, PhD, Professor
Emeritus, Past President of the University of Tromsø, Norway, Past Chair of the
Nobel Peace Prize Committee of the Norwegian Parliament, Norway
"In her book, Evelin Lindner makes a
quantum leap from humiliation to human dignity with love. She writes for
everyone who has ever despaired at the state of the world we live in. Her book
is filled with the concrete optimism of practitioners who never discard anyone
in their actions. In the current times of uncertainty, it is an ode to
life, interconnectedness, and relationships. The book leaves one with the
feeling that it is never too late to live a fulfilling existence alongside
family, friends, and nature. It will no doubt resonate in our co-evolutionary
thoughts for years to come." - Victoria C. Fontan, PhD, Associate
Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University for Peace in Costa Rica
and author of Voices from Post-Saddam Iraq (Praeger, 2009).
"Dr. Evelin Lindner is a leading
voice in the newly emerging field of humiliation studies. Gender,
Humiliation, and Global Security: Dignifying Relationships from Love,
Sex, and Parenthood to World Affairs is an ambitious work which deals with emotions, previously overlooked,
which are central to the human experience. This book will be recognized
as a major contribution to the field." - Aaron Lazare, MD, Professor of
Psychiatry, Chancellor and Dean Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Medical
School and author of On Apology (Oxford University, 2004)
Please visit the HumanDHS website to read more
about this extraordinary publication.In celebration of this new publication,
we will send you a copy of this
remarkable book (list price: $44.99) in appreciation for your donation
of $100 or more to the Global Education Fund
. Please see details below.
|Peace at Home, Peace in the World - 15th Annual Conference in Istanbul |
This conference, 28th-30th of April 2010,
is being organized by the network, the Bogaziçi University
Peace Education Center (BUPERC), the Quality and Peace Education Center
(KALBE-MER), and the Turkish Center for Schools of Quality and the
Association for Continuous Improvement (Sü Ge Der) in collaboration with
other supporting organizations.
We are expecting the participation of peace experts, academicians,
teachers, students, NGO leaders, organizers, activists, and other
interested professionals from all parts of the world.
Istanbul, as the host city of this conference, is the meeting place
of continents and also the European Cultural Capital City of 2010. This
historic event will be a trendsetter for the new millennium with its
focus on the theme: "Peace at Home, Peace in the World."
We cordially invite you to this conference to share the
peace-based experiences and studies conducted at your institution and in
your world region. If you would like to attend, please send us your
contact information and a brief biography. If you would like to lead a
topical group, please send us an abstract or brief paper (both in Word
and PDF format; deadline March 20, 2010) of your proposal: firstname.lastname@example.org
HumanDHS conferences are co-created, collaborative endeavors. We
count on all participants to join in our efforts to make this a
productive and exciting program as well as a dignifying and energizing
experience for all! There is no registration fee for this conference.
However, we gladly welcome
electronic contributions to our Global Education Fund
in support of this event! Please visit the website for the latest update
about the developing program.
A special thank you goes to our host, organizer, and convener Hayal Köksal
She has kindly offered to coordinate arrangements for accommodations.
Please visit the website to see a number of lovely and affordable
options for travel and accommodations
. For reservations please email your request to Hayal Köksal at email@example.com
A Special Celebration!
|Our vision is
to make HumanDHS a world-class source
of information for educators practitioners, researchers, leaders, and others working in communities around the globe:
By developing innovative, accessible
By providing scholarships to
individuals who would otherwise not be able to participate in HumanDHS
By creating educational materials,
tools, and resources for individuals, groups, and communities around the
In celebration of
Evelin Lindner's newly released, Gender,
Humiliation, and Global
we will send you this remarkable book (list price: $44.99) in appreciation for your donation of $100 or more to the Global Education Fund
|Save this date! Join us for the 2010 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, December 9-10, 2010 at Columbia University!