Global Economics Team

Please see our sessions on Dignity & Humiliation Assessment so far, at our 2006 and 2007 Workshops on Humiliation and Violent Conflict in New York, and our 2008 Conference in Norway.

The assessment branch of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) aims at encouraging research related to assessing and measuring dignity and humiliation. We wish to contribute to the capacity of people to build peaceful societies and be mindful of how humiliation may disrupt the social fabric, and how social cohesion may be sustained by preventing humiliation from occurring. You are invited to develop ideas and projects that aim at dignifying our world, and preventing and healing humiliation. We wish to harness and nurture everybody's expertise for our HumanDHS research activities, create cross-fertilization and synergy, and hope that our efforts will grow organically from our discussions and meetings!

We are looking for a Coordinator/Director for our Global Dignity & Humiliation Assessment Team (please note that our HumanDHS definition of a coordinator is different as compared to mainstream definitions - please read more here).

Linda M. Hartling, Ph.D., is the HumanDHS Director, and also a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board, HumanDHS Global Core Team, HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team, and the HumanDHS Education Team. She is furthermore the Editor of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (JHDHS).
Linda is affiliated with the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMTI) at the Stone Center, which is part of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Until 2008, she was its the Associate Director. Dr. Hartling is a member of the JBMTI theory-building group advancing the practice of the Relational-Cultural Theory, a model of psychological growth and development. She coordinates and contributes to training programs, publications, and special projects for the JBMTI. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical/community psychology and has published papers on resilience, substance abuse prevention, shame and humiliation, relational practice in the workplace, and Relational-Cultural Theory. Dr. Hartling was co-editor of The Complexity of Connection: Writings from the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Stone Center (2004) and author of the Humiliation Inventory, a scale to assess the internal experience of derision and degradation. She is currently a member of an international team establishing the first Center for Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.
Dr. Howard Richards holds the title Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, USA, a Quaker school where he taught for thirty-five years. He was the founder of the Peace and Global Studies Program there and co-founder of the Business and Nonprofit Management program. Now he divides his time between the private practice of law and continuing his research and teaching. [read more]
Rodrigue Tremblay is a prominent Canadian-born economist with a Ph.D. from Stanford University... He is presently professor emeritus at the University of Montreal, after having occupied the positions of full professor of economics at the University of Montreal, president of the North Economics and Finance Association, president of the Canadian Economics Society, vice president of the International Association of French-speaking Economists and advisor to numerous governments and organizations. In 2004, he was awarded the Condorcet prize of political philosophy. In politics, Mr. Tremblay... served as minister of Industry and Commcerce in the Quebec government (1976-1979). He has written 30 books dealing with economics and finance, some also tackling moral and political issues. [read more]
George Kent is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i. His approach centers on finding remedies for social problems, especially finding ways to strengthen the weak in the face of the strong. He works on human rights, international relations, peace, development, and environmental issues, with a special focus on nutrition and children. His books include: The Political Economy of Hunger: The Silent Holocaust, Fish, Food, and Hunger: The Potential of Fisheries for Alleviating Malnutrition, The Politics of Children’s Survival, Children in the International Political Economy, Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food, Global Obligations for the Right to Food. [read more]

Brian J. Trautman is a doctoral student in the educational leadership and change program at Fielding Graduate University. His dissertation research is focused on education initiatives using ‘The Earth Charter’. Brian is an adjunct faculty member with the peace and world order studies program at Berkshire Community College. His primary research interests are peace education, social and ecological justice studies, and human rights education. Brian also holds a strong interest in Indigenous worldview studies.
See his Digital Coin concept.
See also Money and Politics: Incorrect Diagnosis, Wrong Cure, by Paul Grignon, 2012

Material & Links

Dignity or Humiliation in Economic and Monetary Systems: Can We “Occupy Wall Street” and Transcend the Old Cs (Communism and Capitalism) through Economic Systems of True Inclusion? What about Inclusionism? Or Dignism?
This is a manuscript that has been in progress and has changed almost daily over a period of three years. The first version was presented on August 20, 2009, at the 13th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) “World Peace through Humiliation-Free Global Human Interactions,” in Honolulu, Hawai’i (August 20-22, 2009), and has been developed further since. This is the last version in form of a paper, dating from October 15, 2011. From October 18, 2011, onward, a book on A Dignity Economy has been developed from this paper.