2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
representing the

12th Annual HumanDHS Conference
and the Fifth Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict

December 11-12, 2008
New York City, Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, Milbank Chapel
(subway 1, exit 116th Street)

•  Two-day Workshop, December 11-12, 2008, 10.00 am - 5.30 pm, Milbank Chapel
•  Public Event on Thursday evening, December 11, 2008, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm, Milbank Chapel

Please see:
•  Newsletter Nr. 12, compiled subsequent to this workshop
•  A short version of the program for print-out
•  This workshop is the fifth one in a series that began in 2003: see the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 workshops and a compilation of all NY workshops

Morton Deutsch, Honorary Convenor

Mort and Evelin
Morton Deutsch is the honored host of our Workshops on Humiliation and Violent Conflict at Columbia Univesity
On the morning of Day One of this workshop we celebrated his profoundly influential, important, and eminent life and life-work


|Linda and Evelin
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner are the conveners of our workshops and conferences

All
This is one of our group pictures, the one from the morning of Day Two of the workshop - see more pictures further down
(Important note to our conference particants: During our conference, we asked for your permission to be posted here, however, if you changed your mind, either in total or for specific pictures/videos, please let us know! Thank you! Since we wish to walk the talk of dignity, it is very important for us to do our utmost in respecting everybody's privacy. We refrain from gathering written permissions from you during our conferences, since we value the building of mutual trust in relationships, and we also would like to refrain from contributing to an ever more bureaucratic and legalistic society.)


• Our Workshops on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict are convened by ICCCR - International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, with Morton Deutsch, its Director Emeritus, as our Honorary Convener,
on behalf of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) as part of the
Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN). We are very grateful to our hosts!
• We thank Kathryn Crawford for so kindly arranging Milbank Chapel for our workshop!
• To request disability-related accommodations and equipment, please contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone
• This Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict has been made possible by a generous contribution from the Slifka Foundation (please see the HumanDHS' Work: Objectives and Evidence of Success, developed in cooperation between HumanDHS and ABSF in 2006)

 


 

This Workshop Series Has Two Parts:

•  Public Event - Everybody Was Warmly Invited to Attend!
Thursday, December 11, 2008, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, Milbank Chapel (subway 1, exit 116th Street)
Refreshments, a chance to mingle and meet

•  Closed Workshop
Thursday and Friday, December 11-12, 2008, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, Milbank Chapel
This part of our workshop is closed. You are warmly invited to get in touch with us, if you wish to participate.

•  Where to stay
• Everybody is kindly asked to please arrange for your housing yourself. (Please see here the subway map of NY.) Please see Accommodations in and around the Columbia University neighborhood (we thank Tony Jenkins for allowing us to use his compilation!)
• Please see also US SERVAS, hosting people generally for one to two nights. Any extension beyond that is up to the host to extend, and traveler to accept. Most NYC hosts do not host more than a week, if the visitor is someone they really feel comfortable with and grow to like. Again, that is up to the individual.
• Please see also couchsurfing.com.
• Please see also craigslist.org.
• Please see furthermore Sara's New York Homestay, through which international students, visitors, interns or executives who come to New York (also Los Angeles, Paris or London) for a short period of time (1 to 12 months) can find a place to stay (four weeks Manhattan 1500 USD, one week 900 USD, less outside Manhattan; when you write to them, convey greetings from Evelin: I visited their office on November 19, 2007, and presented our HumanDHS group to Bernard Zagdanski, Sara’s husband).

•  Green Conference
Lynn King kindly advises us how to organize a "Green Conference"

•  Please kindly note that...
• There is no registration fee for our conferences. To cover our expenses, we always summarize the costs during the conference and invite participants to contribute according to their ability. This collaborative approach to financing allows us to keep the conference affordable for all.
• We like to get to know participants prior to our conferences and workshops, and prior to issuing an invitation.
• All our gatherings are by invitation only, please approach us so that we can include you and register you. Only our Public Events are open to everybody without registration.
• The Non-Public Parts of our gatherings have limited enrollment.
• Participants are encouraged to find their own sources of funding or economic support to participate in our conferences. We offer our nurturing work as our gift of love and care to you, ad we
would like to lovingly invite everybody to contribute to this gift economy. If you need funding for your travels and housing, please inquire in your country and your university about possibilities. See, among others, for the US, www.supportcenter.org and www.foundationscenter.org. The Weinstein International Fellowship program, inaugurated in 2008, provides opportunities for individuals from outside the United States to visit the U.S. to learn more about dispute resolution processes and practices and to pursue a project of their own design that serves to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.
• Participants are kindly asked to handle all of their travel arrangements and required documentation, including requests for visas, on their side. HumanDHS is a volunteer initiative and does not have staff or resources to assist with visa requests.

•  Permissions
During our conferences, we always ask all participants for their permission to have their pictures or videos posted on our website, however, if you change your mind later, either in total or for specific pictures/videos, please let us know! Thank you! Since we wish to walk the talk of dignity, it is very important for us to do our utmost in respecting everybody's privacy. We refrain from gathering written permissions from you during our conferences, since we value the building of mutual trust in relationships, and we also would like to refrain from contributing to an ever more bureaucratic and legalistic society.

•  What Happened in Our Previous Conferences?
Please have a look at all our previous conferences and at the newsletters written after these conferences! See newsletter Nr. 12, compiled subsequent to the 2008 workshop.

 


 

 

Overview

Frame
•  Rationale
•  How We Go About
•  Frame
•  List of Conveners

Program
•  Public Event: Everybody is always warmly invited!
•  Program
(Day One & Day Two)

•  Round Table 1: How is humiliation relevant to destructive conflict? (Day One)
•  Round Table 2: How can the notion of humiliation be useful for public policy planning and for cultivating positive social change? (Day Two)
•  Round Table 3: What works? What types of social change efforts show promise in reducing violent conflict and humiliation while upholding the dignity of all people? (Day Two)

Participants and Convening Organizations
•  Participants (in all NY workshops so far)
•  Details of the Convening Organizations

• Papers

Pictures

• Newsletters

• Compilation of all NY workshops

•  Workshop Notes & Documentation

 


 

Rationale, Methodology, and Frame

 

Rationale

Given the current context of the field of international conflict, the impact of emotions on conflict has become one of the most important questions worldwide. However, there are only scattered publications in the research and applied literature that would address issues on conflict and emotion directly, as well as their relations and their impact on public policy.

The first two-day workshop was held at Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2004, hosted by the Columbia University's Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), with special help from SIPA – Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).

Since 2004, CICR on behalf of CU-CRN and HumanDHS invites selected groups of scholars, counselors, conflict resolution practitioners, mediators, and teachers among other professions for a two-day workshop every year to explore issues of conflict and emotions and its application to actual negotiations and diplomacy. The aim is to particularly probe the role of the notion of humiliation from the two different angles of conflict and emotion.

The workshops are envisaged as a learning community gathering, interactive and highly participatory. The purpose is to create an open space to identify and sharpen our understanding of the discourse and debate on emotion and conflict and the role that might, or might not be played by humiliation within this field. We hope to be able to continue this effort in follow-up workshops in the future.

We see humiliation as entry point into broader analysis and not as "single interest scholarship." We are aware that most participants focus on other aspects than humiliation in their work and have not thought about humiliation much, or even at all. We do not expect anybody to do so beforehand. We encourage that everybody comes with his/her background, his/her theoretical concepts and tools, and that we, during the conference, reflect together. We invite everybody to use their focus and give a thought to whether the notion of humiliation could be enriching, or not, and if yes, in what way. We warmly invite diverging and dissenting views.

How We Go About

In our conferences, we choose a dialogical methodology that stresses interaction and participation, because we wish to create an atmosphere of openness and respectful inquiry through Round Tables and, when appropriate, the use of Open Space Technology. We believe that notions such as dignity and respect for equal dignity are important not only for conflict resolution, but also for conferences such as our workshops. The name Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies attempts to express this. We wish to strive for consistency between what we think are important values for conflict resolution, and the way we conduct our work and our conferences.

We believe in "waging good conflict" (Jean Baker Miller). We believe that diverging opinions and perspectives need to be expressed and not avoided, because diversity enriches. However, diversity only enriches if embedded into mutual connection and appreciation. If not harnessed lovingly and caringly, diversity has the potential to divide, create hostility, and foster hatred and even violence. In the spirit of our vision, we, the HumanDHS network, wish therefore to avoid the latter and foster an atmosphere of common ground and mutually caring connections as a space for the safe expression of even the deepest differences and disagreements, and the toughest questions of humiliation, trauma, and injustice.

Every Round Table is being opened by brief remarks by each participant to present their entry points into the inquiry. In order to facilitate feedback, we wish to make available a brief synopsis of 1 to 4 pages, preferably with references, from each participant, prior to the workshop through this site so that all participants can meet virtually before meeting in person. Longer papers are welcome as well both prior and subsequent to our workshops, not least for the envisaged publications of the results of our conferences. Please notify us, if you wish to submit any of your papers also as a book chapter or as a journal article in our Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.

All participants are therefore warmly invited to send in their papers as soon as they can.

We would be grateful if you could help us by formatting your contribution as follows:
1. Title: bold and in a large font.
2. The author's name under the title, proceded by a copyright sign (Creative Commona).
3. In case the text is longer than one page: A footer for the name of the author, and a header for the title and the page number (in Word, you can use View > Header and Footer > Page Setup > Different first page, etc.).
4. Spacing: Single-spacing.
5. For non-natural English speakers who need support to make a text readable, please let us know and we try to find help.
5. The final Word document needs to be transformed into a Pdf file (use, for example, http://convert.neevia.com/), and given a name. Please use your family name, and then identify the conference, in case of the 2008 NY workshop, this would read as follows: "FamilynameNY08meeting."
6. Please send us both you Word and Pdf files. Thank you!

Frame

by Linda Hartling, Ph.D., Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (until 2008 Associate Director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley College in Boston, USA)

In our conferences we aim at creating a humiliation-free, collaborative learning environment characterized by mutual respect, mutual empathy, and openness to difference. The perspective of "appreciative enquiry" is a useful frame of our work. Our HumanDHS efforts are not just about the work we do together, but also about HOW WE WORK TOGETHER. At appropriate points during our conferences, for example at the end of each day, we take a moment to reflect on the practices observed that contributed to an appreciative/humiliation-free learning experience.

It is important to emphasize that an appreciative approach is not about expecting people to agree. In fact, differences of opinion enrich the conversation and deepen people's understanding of ideas. This could be conceptualized as "waging good conflict" (Jean Baker Miller), which means practicing radical respect for differences and being open to a variety of perspectives and engaging others without contempt or rankism. As we have seen in many fields, contempt and rankism drain energy away from the important work that needs to be done. Most people only know "conflict" as a form of war within a win/lose frame. "Waging good conflict," on the other side, is about being empathic and respectful, making room for authenticity, creating clarity, and growth.

Please see also:
- An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation, written by Linda in 2005
- Appreciative Facilitation: Hints for Round Table Moderators, written by Judith Thompson in February 2006 to support the moderators of our workshops
- Buddhist Teachings on Right Speech, which relate to our quest for appreciative enquiry, caring and being

 



List of Conveners

Evelin Gerda Lindner, Medical Doctor, Clinical and Social Psychologist, Ph.D. (Dr. med.), Ph.D. (Dr. psychol.), Organizer of the HumanDHS Conferences, Supporting the Local Conveners

Evelin G. Lindner is the Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS). She is a transdisciplinary social scientist, and recipient of the 2006 SBAP Award, affiliated with the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network, New York, the University of Oslo, Norway, Department of Psychology (folk.uio.no/evelinl/), and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris. Lindner is teaching globally, including in South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Africa, and other places globally. [read more]

Linda Hartling, Ph.D., Social Psychologist, Organizer of the HumanDHS Conferences, Supporting the Local Conveners

Dr. Linda M. Hartling is the Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS). She is also a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board, HumanDHS Global Core Team, HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team, HumanDHS Research Team, and HumanDHS Education Team. She is the Editor of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (JHDHS).
Hartling 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 November 2008, she was its Associate Director. Hartling is a member of the JBMTI theory-building group advancing the practice of the Relational-Cultural Theory, which is a new model of psychological development. In addition, Hartling 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. [read more]
Please see:
• Humiliation: Real Pain, A Pathway to Violence, the draft of Linda's paper for Round Table 2 of our 2005 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York.
Humiliation: Assessing the Impact of Derision, Degradation, and Debasement, first published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, 19(4): 259-278, co-authored with T. Luchetta, 1999.
• Shame and Humiliation: From Isolation to Relational Transformation, the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMIT), Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College No. 88, Wellesley, MA 02481, co-authored with Wendy Rosen, Maureen Walker, Judith V. Jordan, 2000.
• Humiliation and Assistance: Telling the Truth About Power, Telling a New Story, paper prepared for the 5th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies 'Beyond Humiliation: Encouraging Human Dignity in the Lives and Work of All People', in Berlin, 15th -17th September, 2005.

Aldo Civico, Ph.D., and Andrea Bartoli, Ph.D.

Aldo Civico has taken over from Andrea Bartoli as Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), and as Chairman of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN) in 2007. Andrea Bartoli is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board. He was a significant force behind this workshop series from its start.

 


 

Program

Day One, Thursday, December 11, 2008

 

Thursday, December 11, 2008, pictures of all of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click on the picture on the right or here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Thank you dear Camilla for taking such great pictures!


9.15 am Registration Starts

 

10.00 am Welcoming All Participants

Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Academic Director of the new Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at The School of Continuing Education at Columbia University, welcomed the participants of the workshop to Teachers College, Columbia University, also in the name of Aldo Civico, Ph.D., and Andrea Bartoli, Ph.D., current and former Directors of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), and Chairmen of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), and Peter T. Coleman, Director of the International Center for Cooperation & Conflict Resolution at Teachers College, Columbia University.


Thursday, December 11, 2008, the morning of Day One of our workshop:
Please click on the picture or here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

Donald Klein and Linda Hartling usually set the frame of our conferences within "Appreciative Enquiry," and we create a list of agreed upon norms having to do with the nature and tone of our dialogue.

To our immense sadness, our beloved Don Klein passed away in June 2007. We are heartbroken. We commemorate his memory with great love. He always spoke to us about Awe and Wonderment. About our human ability to live in awe and wonderment, not just when we see a beautiful sun set or the majesty of the ocean, but always. That we can live in a state of awe and wonderment. And we do that, Don explained, by leaving behind the psychology of projection. The psychology of projection is like a scrim, this was Don's message, a transparent stage curtain, where you believe that what you see is reality only as long as the light shines on it in a certain way. However, it is not reality. It is a projection. And in order to live in awe and wonderment, we have to look through this scrim and let go of all the details that appear on it, in which we are so caught up. When we do that, we can see the beautiful sun set, the majestic ocean, always, in everything. We will continue our work while keeping Don's words at the center of our work and in our hearts.

Please read An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation, that Linda has written for us in 2005.
Linda always keeps our workshop together with her continuous caring interventions, while Don's caring wisdom always saved our conferences in crucial moments!

It is important to note that our appreciative frame is a HumanDHS-defined version of AI. We believe in "waging good conflict" (Jean Baker Miller). We believe that diverging opinions and perspectives need to be expressed and not avoided, because diversity enriches. However, diversity only enriches if embedded into mutual connection and appreciation. If not harnessed lovingly and caringly, diversity has the potential to humiliate, divide, create hostility, foster hatred, and even violence. In the spirit of our vision, we, the HumanDHS network, wish therefore to avoid the latter, and instead open up a space of common ground and mutually caring connections, a space for the safe expression of even the deepest differences and disagreements, and the toughest issues of humiliation, trauma, and injustice.

10.15 am Participants Introduced Themselves


Thursday, December 11, 2008, the morning of Day One of our workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera

•  Please click on the picture on the right or here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

11.30 am - 12.30 pm Invitation to Join

Evelin Lindner, Founding President of HumanDHS

This talk has two parts, related to Evelin's two roles. Her first role is to be the principal convener, together with Linda M. Hartling, of this workshop and our overall HumanDHS network. Her second role is to be one HumanDHS researcher among many. Respectively, the first part of her talk addresses the overall aim of our HumanDHS work (see here a transcription from her explanations in 2007), while the second part gives a very brief introduction to her theory of humiliation. She uses a particularly broad lens, both with respect to the length of history she includes (entire human history), as well as with respect to its transcultural and transdisciplinary approach. Her theory highlights how globalization is interlinked with new and unprecedented psychological dynamics (among others, the emerging significance of the phenomenon of humiliation) that call for novel solutions at all levels - macro, meso, and micro levels, and in all fields of of inquiry and implementation into public policy.
Please see early versions of the second part, Humiliation in a Globalizing World: Does Humiliation Become the Most Disruptive Force? here or at http://ssrn.com/abstract=668742 (this paper's SSRN ID is 668742); see for a more recent version the first issue of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, March 2007.

12.30 pm - 1.15 pm Catered Lunch & Announcements in Grace Dodge Hall
Catering Coordinator: Tonya Hammer


Thursday, December 11, 2008, lunch on Day One of our workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera

•  Please click on the picture on the right or here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

Linda Hartling announced:
• We thank the Slifka Foundation for their support for this 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict!
• We are moving forward! In our Board of Directors meeting yesterday (December 10), Kristabelle Munson and Tiffany Melendez, brought to us by Beth Fisher-Yoshida, offered us to mentor us through a process of implementing IT solutions that will enable our network to grow. Thank YOU, dear Kristabelle and Tiffany! Your help is life-saving for us!
• We had an amazing, traveling conference in Norway in June/July, discussing humiliation and history, dignifying design, waging good conflict, music and conflict transformation, humiliation and the Holocaust, research and assessment, and organizational leadership! (Abou Bakar found a host home to support his efforts to seek asylum in Norway!)
•  We now have non-for profit status! (So far not yet globally - as we would wish for - but, to start with, in NY state.) Please see our Contributions page! We all thank Nitza, Linda, and Rick for their incredible work to make this happen!
• Linda established a bank account and a Paypal account to easily accept tax-deductible donations.
• Linda put a donation button on the website to make it easy for supporters to make credit card donations—and it is being used!
• We have explored more than 20 internet solutions for the network, including Ning, MePeace, the Peace Collaborative, Moodle, Kiva, Mediawiki, Sugar, etc.
• We are looking forward to a book project with Dan Christie, editor of the Peace Psychology Book Series at Springer. He invites our network to create an edited book in his series on the role of dignity and humiliation.
• We have ca. 40,000 people visiting the website, from more than 180 countries (Google Analytics had problems in 2008 and we can’t give a detailed number for 2008).
• We have 229 Honored Members on our Global Advisory Board.
• Evelin finished her new book: Emotion and Conflict: How Human Rights Can Dignify Emotion and Help Us Wage Good Conflict, and published eleven chapters and papers.
• Evelin has lived in six countries this year, has given five full-size formal presentations and dozens of informal presentations, and organized our two annual conferences, apart from nurturing our network (through meeting people and working through something between 50 to 200 emails per day)

• We raised over $3000 to buy Evelin a new computer!



This laptop is the headquarters of our HumanDHS network (click on the picture above or here to see more photos). It is slowly breaking down since about one year, both with respect to its inner and its outer workings. The outer damage shown above (all buttons are worn down and I had to remove the space bar, since its underlying mechanism no longer works) would be easier to repair than the inner failngs, which require about half a day of repeated re-booting after crushes for half a day of work.
The HumanDHS network has generously collected the resources to buy a new computer, which Evelin will receive in Norway in January 2008. Our warm thanks go to all the sponsors of the new laptop and the IT engineers at the Department of Psychology at the University in Oslo for their untiring selfless support.
In October 2009, they kindly invested three days into re-installing Windows on the old computer, in a last-ditch attempt to prolong its life, unfortunately in vain; the general break-down of the system is too severe.

Philip Brown announced:
• Our "Humiliation in the Academic Setting," A Special Symposium Issue of Experiments in Education, has been published by the S.I.T.U. Council of Educational Research, India, with Phil as guest editor!
• The International Child Assault Prevention Program (Phil together with Michael Greene).
• TBag art from South Africa.

Evelin Lindner announced:
• Please welcome and celebrate Linda Hartling’s leadership! Linda relinquished her administrative responsibilities at Wellesley College to devote more time in service of HumanDHS and she is our new HumanDHS Director! (Evelin remains the HumanDHS Founding President). A big welcome to you, dearest Linda!
• Rick and Linda moved across the North American Continent and found a physical home for the Pacific Rim Branch of HumanDHS and the first HumanDHS Dialogue Home in Portland, Oregon — Everyone is invited to visit!
• Please welcome and celebrate Michael Britton’s leadership of the Global Coordinating Team, especially his compassionate approach walking the talk of human dignity. Michael is the HumanDHS Director of "Global Appreciative Culturing." A big welcome to Michael!
• We have two yearly conferences, the Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict in December at Columbia University in NY, and an outside-of-the-US conference. This year this conference took place in Norway, in April 2007. Our next conference will be in Hawaii in August 2009!
• Good news for our work to promote equal dignity for all and transcend humiliation! We can be particularly proud that the journal Choice characterized the book Humiliation and International Conflict as a path-breaking book, and that it was chosen as one of the "Outstanding Academic Titles" in 2007! It is the first book on humiliation and conflict. Thanks to YOUR inspiration and support, this has been possible!
• Our Global Coordinating Team (GCT is growing! It has now 35 members! We are very thankful for your wonderful active support! We need more helpers, people who would love to commit for longer time periods, who know how to write appreciative emails/messages/letters, and how to maintain a website! Evelin has copied our dear GCT members on some of the emails she sends out since quite a while. The aim of doing so is to prepare our GCT for the next step: As soon as Linda has settled in Oregon, she will start implementing new cybersolutions that make it possible that our GCT can support our work.
• See here a “wish list” over ways to contribute to our work!
• See also a list over our achievements.
• We look for directors/coordinators for our Intervention projects. See for example our World Clothes for Equal Dignity project. Companies who are already in the fashion business, might be interested? See also our World Art for Equal Dignity project, where Peter Max offers us to paint portraits and give the 20,000 - 30,000 USD remuneration to us! Please find able people who wish to have a portrait by Peter Max!
• Good news for our Office Cockpit Project! We have a Director and Coordinator! Please welcome Sigurd Støren!
•  We would be very happy if more people were to volunteer to help us edit our videos!
• We would like to collect stories/cases/witness accounts of dignity and humiliation.
• We would like to seed our Call to Creativity with actual examples to encourage people to submit their own achievements and ideas.
• We need NY homestays for our participants!

1.15 pm - 3.00 pm Round Table 1: How is Humiliation Relevant to Destructive Conflict?


Moderators: Michael Britton & Beth Fisher-Yoshida (Moderators are invited to temporarily switch into the role of discussants if they wish so)
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
Helpers: Michael Britton,
Camilla Hsiung, Hua-Chu Ye, Antoinette Errante


Thursday, December 11, 2008, Round Table 1 on Day One of our workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera

•  Please click on the picture on the right or here to see more photos from Camilla's camera

There are four ways to participate in a Round Table: As (1) discussant, (2) moderator, (3) supporter, and (4) observer.

We liked the Round Table discussion format we first used in our 2004 NY conference. Everyone has ca. 10 minutes to introduce everybody to their entry point into the discussion, then we have an open discussion. We have 2 empty chairs in the circle that can be taken by participants from the audience who wish to introduce a question or comment.
We also liked the experience with two moderators for each Round Table. In that way, the moderators are not prevented from also being participants. While one moderator makes a contribution as a participant, the other takes over, and vice versa. With only one moderator, s/he would not be so flexible.
Please see Appreciative Facilitation: Hints for Round Table Moderators, kindly written in February 2006 by Judith Thompson to support the moderators of our workshops.
We kindly invite the moderators to summarize the discussion immediately following the Round Table discussion, and to identify
1. three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion
2. one question/consideration for continued inquiry
3. one idea for action.

Participants:

•  Adenrele Awotona
Integrating Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies into graduate programs: A case study of UMass-Boston (2008)

•  Clark McCauley
- Humilation in Asymmetric Conflict (2008)
- Author of Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder (Princeton University Press, 2006, together with Daniel Chirot)

•  James E. Jones
The Post Victim Ethical Exemption Syndrome: An Outgrowth of Humiliation (2006)
The Third Force: A Practical, Community-Building: Approach to Settling Destructive Conflicts (2004)

•  Kenneth Parsons
Testimonies of Violence (2008)

•  Alisa Klein
Reconfiguring Our Response: How Restoring Dignity and Eliminating Shame Can Heal and Prevent the Wounds of Sexual Violence (2008)

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)

•  Michael Britton
Connecting the Deep Personal Experiences of Being in Historical Contexts with Reaching Outward Around the Globe (2006)

Unfortunately hindered to join us:

•  Adrienne Asch
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Bioethics
(2008)

•  Peter T. Coleman
Conflict and Humiliation (2004, together with Jennifer Goldman)

•  Aldo Civico and Andrea Bartoli
Deconstructing International Deadly Conflicts (2004)

•  Shibley Telhami
History and Humiliation (2003)

•  Jack Goldstone
Conflict Among Civilizations 500 BC - 2030 AD (2008)

Please see here the supporters of all three Round Tables
 
The History of Round Table 1:

Round Table 1, 2007
Round Table 1 in 2007 was entitled How is Humiliation Relevant to Destructive Conflict?
The moderators were Michael Britton & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2006
Round Table 1 in 2006 was entitled How is Humiliation Relevant to Destructive Conflict?
The moderators were Donald Klein & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2005
Round Table 1 in 2005 was entitled What's Relevant in Destructive Conflict?
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Miriam Marton
Please see the participants and their contributions here.

Round Table 1, 2004
Round Table 1 in 2004 was entitled What's Relevant in Destructive Conflict?

The moderator was Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Please see the participants here.

3.00 pm - 3.15 pm The Moderators Summarized the Round Table Discussion and Identify
1. three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion
2. one question/consideration for continued inquiry
3. one idea for action

 

3.15 pm - 3.30 pm Small Break

 

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Moving into Action!
We Made the Next Step in Our Global Dignity & Humiliation Assessment Initiative

Our aim with this session was to pool the efforts of all participants and make a plan for the next steps that we need to take during the coming year for our Global Dignity & Humiliation Assessment Initiative.
See here a Background Document. Many suggested at our 2005, 2006 and 2007 conferences that we need to find a way to measure dignity and humiliation in societies so that we can show to policy makers that humiliation is relevant and needs to be included into public policy making (see also our Public Policy for Equal Dignity project). Ultimately, all institutions (from marriage to the United Nations) need scrutiny and restructuring so as to prevent that they have humiliating effects.

•  Linda Hartling
- Humiliation: Assessing the Specter of Derision, Degradation, and Debasement, Doctoral dissertation, Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996.
- Humiliation: Assessing the Impact of Derision, Degradation, and Debasement, first published by: The Journal of Primary Prevention, 1999, 19(4): 259-278.

•  Emanuela C. Del Re
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security (2007)

•  Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera, with her measuring-related expertise in factor analysis.

•  Leland R. Beaumont (over the phone)
- Assessing Humiliation: Ideas and an Approach (2008)
Proposal developed over the past year for the Twelfth Annual HumanDHS Conference (see also as Powerpoint file)
See also:
- Humiliation Index Ideas, contribution presented at the Global Dignity & Humiliation Assessment Initiative, 2008
- Metrics - A Practical Example, and Thoughts on a Measurements Plan (2007)
Contribution presented at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 13-14, 2007.

Unfortunately hindered to be with us in person

•  James Westaby

•  Jennifer S. Goldman
The Differential Effects of Collective-level vs. Personal-level Humiliating Experiences (2007)
Doctoral dissertation in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, focusing on the role that humiliation plays in exacerbating violent social conflict.

•  Pamela H. Creed

•  Floyd Webster Rudmin
Preventing Inadvertent Humiliation (2006)
Six Research Designs on Humiliation (2005)

•  Michael Sayler
Tracking Humiliation with CMM (2007)
Contribution presented at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 13-14, 2007.

•  Sabina Alkire and Emma Samman (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative)
Shortlisted Indicators on Humiliation, and a Note Explaining Research Interests and Progress to Date at OPHI (2007)
Contribution presented at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 13-14, 2007 (see also a Paper on Shame and Humiliation (2007) by Diego Zavaleta Reyles).

•  Hroar Klempe & Torbjørn Rundmo (Department of Psychology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)
The Reliability and Validity of a Measurement Instrument of Culture Defined As Symbol Exchange (2007)
Contribution presented at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 13-14, 2007, as Power Point presentation and as Pdf file.

•  Sophie Schaarschmidt
Contribution presented at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 13-14, 2007.

•  Maggie O'Neill
Maggie's theoretical concept of ethno-mimesis (the inter-connection of sensitive ethnographic work and visual re-presentations) is a methodological tool as well as a process for exploring lived experience, displacement, exile, belonging and humiliation.

•  Lone Alice Johansen
African Solutions to African Intergroup Conflicts: Ubuntu and Humiliation - A Study of Ubuntu and Its Effect on Perceived Humiliation in a Interactive Track Two Dialogue Seminar (2007)

•  Williman McConochie
Dear Williman McConochie kindly wrote (18th June 2008):
Dear Evelin, Emanuela, Michael and Linda:
I am happy to report that the Brief Humiliation study (BHS) is now ready on my web site, Politicalpsychologyresearch.com. Go to the site, log in, go to the Help Do Research page and follow the instructions to the study. It takes about 40 minutes to complete. Let me know your thoughts. I hope you will find it interesting.
You can tell any professor or other leader that they can contact Marc Baber, the site manager, to get a group name for their group members to use. Then the professor/leader can ask for a download of the data specifically for his or her group...
If we get a good sample of data, e.g. 400 or so, in the next couple of months, I might be able to join you all in NYC for your December meeting.
Best regards, Bill

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm Wrapping Up Day One

 

5.00 pm End of the Closed Part of Day One of Our Workshop


 

 

5.00 pm - 8.00 pm Public Reception at Milbank Chapel with Eminent Scholars and Leading Thinkers. Everybody Was Invited!

 

•  5.00-5.30 pm Reception
We had refreshments! We mingled and met!

 

•  5.30-5.45 pm Musical Introduction with Narimono Music by Mariko Watabe (stage name Katada Kimisen).

We, as HumanDHS, wish to dignify our world. Giving visibility to cultural diversity is part of this endeavor. Traditional Japanese music is among the richest treasures of the world's cultural heritage! We thank Mariko Watabe and her group most warmly for their kind support of our work and our vision!


Thursday, December 11, 2008, Public Event on Day One of our workshop:
We open the evening with traditional Japanese music.
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera

•  Please click on the picture on the right or here to see more photos from Camilla's camera

•  5.45-6.00 pm Linda Hartling Welcomed Everybody

 

•  6.00-7.30 pm Panel & Discussion

Brief presentations (10 minutes) by panelists followed by an open discussion at the end (20 minutes)

 

•  Appreciative Enquiry and Humiliation

by Linda Hartling, Ph.D., Associate Director, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Wellesley College, Boston, USA

In our conferences we aim at creating a humiliation-free, collaborative learning environment characterized by mutual respect, mutual empathy, and openness to difference. The perspective of "appreciative enquiry" is a useful frame of our work. Our HumanDHS efforts are not just about the work we do together, but also about HOW WE WORK TOGETHER. At appropriate points during our conferences, for example at the end of each day, we take a moment to reflect on the practices observed that contributed to an appreciative/humiliation-free learning experience.
Please read An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation, that Linda has written for us in 2005.

•  The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Addressing Global Challenges

by Adenrele Awotona, Founder and Director of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a former Dean of the College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

Please see:
-   The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters, presentation held at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 13-14, 2007.
-   The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Presentation held at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

•  The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Intergroup Reconciliation

by Arie Nadler, Professor of Social Psychology, Dean, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Please see:
- Intergroup Reconciliation: Effects of Adversary’s Expressions of Empathy, Responsibility, and Recipients’ Trust, in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2006, 32 (4, April), pp. 459-470, together with Ido Liviatan.
- Instrumental and Socio-Emotional Paths to Intergroup Reconciliation and the Need-Based Model of Socio-Emotional Reconciliation, to appear in: A. Nadler, T. Malloy & J.D. Fisher (eds.) Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, together with Nurit Shnabel, 2006.
- Inter-Group Helping as Status Organizing Processes: Implications for Inter-Group Misunderstandings, in press in: Demoulin, S., Leyens, J.P. & Dovidio, J.F. (Eds.): Intergroup Misunderstandings: Impact of Divergent Social Realities. Washington, DC: Psychology Press, April 2007, revised version, together with Samer Halabi, and Gal Harpaz-Gorodeisky.

•  The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security

by Emanuela C. Del Re, Professor at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the first University of Rome, “La Sapienza,” Italian scholar specialized in geopolitics and security issues, who has been working on religious terrorism in the last few years. She is a member of the European Stability Initiative (ESI).

•  Humiliation in a Globalizing World: Does Humiliation Become the Most Disruptive Force?

Evelin Lindner, Founding Director and President of HumanDHS

If you wish to learn more about the overall aim of the HumanDHS work, please read a transcription of Evelin's explanations that were part of her introductory presentation this morning. If you wish to see a brief introduction to her theory of humiliation, please see the first issue of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, March 2007.

•  7.30-8.00 pm Farewell lead by Linda Hartling, with Gabrielle Roth, the dancer/author/teacher/ and creator of the 5 Rhythms practice

On gabrielleroth.com, we read: Gabrielle Roth has turned thousands of people across the globe on to the inner, healing rhythms of their dancing souls, the creative brilliance of their innate originality and the unexpected daring to express themselves in theater, dance and poetry. Through her movement philosophy, the 5Rhythms®, Gabrielle and her certified teachers world-wide have helped people of all ages discover that when you put the psyche in motion, it heals itself. Based in New York City, Gabrielle has written three books, produced three DVDs and 20 albums. Through her ongoing interactive-live theater, catalytic classes and workshops around the world, Gabrielle continues to inspire and guide people on the path of shaping life itself into a work of art. She has been featured in Bazaar, Donna Karan's Woman to Woman, Utne Reader, Self, Elle, Mademoiselle, New Age Journal, Body Mind Spirit, Shape and many other national publications.

5Rhythms communities are flourishing from Croatia to Korea, from Maui to Manhattan, from Toronto to Tel Aviv.

•  8.00 pm End of Our Public Event!

 



Day Two, Friday, December 12, 2008

 

Friday, December 12, 2008, pictures of all of Day Two of our workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the upper left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click on the picture on the lower right or here to see more photos from Camilla's camera

 

10.00 am Welcoming All Participants

 

10.30 am - 11.15 am Michael Britton held our Don Klein Memorial Lecture for Don Klein's originally planned lecture The Humiliation Dynamic: Looking Back... Looking Forward


Friday, December 12, 2008, Don Klein Memorial Lecture by Michael Britton:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera

•  Please click on the picture on the right or here to see more photos from Camilla's camera

Donald Klein, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Donald Klein was a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board and Global Core Team.

To our immense sadness, our beloved Don Klein passed away in June 2007. We are still heartbroken. We commemorate his memory with great love. He spoke to us about Awe and Wonderment. About our human ability to live in awe and wonderment, not just when we see a beautiful sun set or the majesty of the ocean, but always. That we can live in a state of awe and wonderment. And we do that, said Don, by leaving behind the psychology of projection. The psychology of projection is like a scrim, a transparent stage curtain, where you believe that what you see is reality only as long as the light shines on it in a certain way. However, it is not reality. It is a projection. And in order to live in awe and wonderment, we have to look through this scrim and let go of all the details that appear on it, in which we are so caught up. When we do that, we can see the beautiful sun set, the majestic ocean, always, in everything. We will continue our work while keeping Don’s words at the center of our work and in our hearts.

Michael Britton kindly prepared our thank-you cards for our participants and helpers and he chose this picture of a scrim to honor Don's memory:


Please click on the picture to see it larger

11.15 pm - 1.00 pm Round Table 2: How Can the Notion of Humiliation Be Useful for Public Policy Planning and for Cultivating Positive Social Change?

 
There are four ways to participate in a Round Table: As (1) discussant, (2) moderator, (3) supporter, and (4) observer.
 
Moderators: Antoinette Errante & Philip Brown (Moderators are invited to temporarily switch into the role of discussants if they wish so )
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
Helpers: Michael Britton, Camilla Hsiung, Hua-Chu Ye, Antoinette Errante, Doris Brosnan




Friday, December 12, 2008, Round Table 2 on Day Two of our workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures in the first row or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click on the picture in the second row or here to see more photos from Camilla's camera

Participants:

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)

•  Michael L. Perlin
International Human Rights Law, Persons with Mental Disabilities, and the Humiliation Factor
(2008)

•  Ya'ir Ronen
On Dignity, Humiliation, Non-violent Struggle and Israeli Jewish Identity
(2008)

•  James W. Jones
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for the Psychology of Religion (2008)
Please see furthermore:
• Why Does Religion Turn Violent? A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Religious Terrorism, in The Psychoanalytic Review, 93 (2, April) 2006.
•  Blog on Humiliation as a Precursor to Religious Violence, Ocober 1, 2008, Dr. Jones's other blogs on terrorism and counter-terrorism are at http://www.bloodthatcriesout.com/blog.html.

•  Anie Kalayjian
Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)

•  Tonya Hammer
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Myths, Stereotypes, and Controlling Images in Film (2008)
- The Global Impact of Humiliation on Relationships and World Peace, presentation proposal together with Dana Comstock to the Third International Women's Peace Conference, Dallas, Texas U.S.A., July 10-15, 2007.

• Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
Viewing Kashmir Conflict through the Prism of Dignity and Humiliation, co-authored with Seema Shekhawat (2008)

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•  Jill Strauss
Validating Humiliation through Art and Storytelling (2008)

•  Antoinette Errante
Of Broken Hearts and Tangled Fury: Institutionalized Shame and Humiliation in the Education Sector (2008)

Philip Brown
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Character Education (2007)

Unfortunately hindered to join us:

•  Ginger Lerner-Wren
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Mental Health Courts
(2008)

•  Maria Volpe
The Association for Conflict Resolution Crisis Intervention online newsletter featured this presentation in its 2006 February issue.

•  Elena Mustakova-Possardt
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Consciousness of Global Citizenship (2008)

•  Helen Benedict
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Women's Issues, Race, and Literature (2008)

• Patty and Paul Richards
Dignifying Gender Relations in our World (2008)

•  Jennifer Goldman
Humiliation and Aggression (2006)
A Theoretical Understanding of How Emotions Fuel Intractable Conflict: The Case of Humiliation (2005, together with Peter T. Coleman)

•  Edward Emery
Malignant Shame and the Role of Psychic Deadness in Its Genesis in Relationship to the Thinning of Attachment Bonds (2007)

•  Mitja Zagar
Reconciliation and its Impacts on Peace in the Balkans: Success or Failure? (2008)

•  Bertram Wyatt-Brown
- Trials of Humiliation and Depression in George Orwell's Life and Novel 1984 (2008)
- T. E. Lawrence, Honor and Humiliation in the Middle East
(2007)
- The Psychology of Humiliation: Mann’s “Mario and the Magician” and Hawthorne’s “Major Molineux, My Kinsman” (2006)

•  Anne Wyatt-Brown
- A Holocaust Narrative of Humiliation and Resilience
- A Challenge to Medical Hierarchies
(2007)
- Humiliation in My Brother’s Image (2006)

Please see here the supporters of all three Round Tables

 

The History of Round Table 2:

Round Table 2, 2007
The title of Round Table 2 in 2007 was How can the notion of humiliation be useful for public policy planning and for cultivating positive social change?
The moderators were Maggie O'Neill & Philip Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2006
The title of Round Table 2 in 2006 was How can the notion of humiliation be useful for public policy planning and for cultivating positive social change?
The moderators were Maggie O'Neill & Philip Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2005
The title of Round Table 2 in 2005 was Is Humiliation Relevant in Destructive Conflict?
The moderators were Judith Thompson & Manas Ghanem
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2004
The title of Round Table 2 in 2004 was Is Humiliation Relevant in Destructive Conflict?

The moderators were: Carlos Sluzki & Donald C. Klein
Please see the participants and their contributions here

1.00 pm - 1.15 pm The Moderators Summarized the Round Table Discussion and Identify
1. three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion
2. one question/consideration for continued inquiry
3. one idea for action

 

1.15 pm - 2.00 pm Catered Lunch & Announcements in Grace Dodge Hall
Catering Coordinator: Tonya Hammer


Friday, December 12, 2008, lunch on Day Two of our workshop - we sing together!
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click on the picture on the right or here to see more photos from Camilla's camera
The text of the song we sang:

The Rose
Some say love it is a river that drowns the tender reed;
Some say love it is a razor that leaves the soul to bleed;
Some say love it is a hunger an endless aching need;
I say love it is a flower and you its only seed.
It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give.
And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.
When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow,
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love,
in the spring becomes the rose.

2.00 pm - 3.45 pm Round Table 3: What Works? What Types of Social Change Efforts Show Promise in Reducing Violent Conflict and Humiliation While Upholding the Dignity of All People?

 
There are four ways to participate in a Round Table: As (1) discussant, (2) moderator, (3) supporter, and (4) observer.

 

Moderators: Emanuela C. Del Re & Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera (Moderators are invited to temporarily switch into the role of discussants if they wish so)
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
Helpers: Michael Britton, Camilla Hsiung, Hua-Chu Ye, Antoinette Errante, Doris Brosnan




Friday, December 12, 2008, Round Table 3 on Day Two of our workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures in the first row or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera

•  Please click on the pictures in the second row or here to see more photos from Camilla's camera

Participants:

•  Judy Kuriansky
Transforming Conflict and Humiliation to Heal Hearts in the Holy Land: People-to-People Projects to Build Peace, Coexistence and Cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis (2006)

•  Kenneth Suslak
Psychological and Research Perspectives on Reconciliation Models: Dealing with the Impact of War and Political Oppression on Children (2008)

•  Garry Davis
- Garry can be watched under the story tab at www.onefilms.com
- Garry Davis’s Speech at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict (2007)

• Michael Greene
- Walking the Talk (2008)
- The Role of Humiliation for the Generation of Violence
(2007)

•  James T. Shanahan
Tactical Communication to Promote Professional Public Interaction (2008)

• Michiko Kuroda (for Virgina Swain and Joseph Baratta)
A Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service (2008)

•  Sarwar Alam
The Genesis of Islamic Extremism in Bangladesh (2008)

•  Emanuela C. Del Re
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security (2007)

•  Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera
Humiliation and Honor, note presented at Round Table 1 of the 2005 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 15-16, 2005.

Unfortunately hindered to join us:

•  Brian Trautman
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Peace Education (2008)

•  Arie Nadler
- Intergroup Reconciliation: Effects of Adversary’s Expressions of Empathy, Responsibility, and Recipients’ Trust, in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2006, 32 (4, April), pp. 459-470, together with Ido Liviatan.
- Instrumental and Socio-Emotional Paths to Intergroup Reconciliation and the Need-Based Model of Socio-Emotional Reconciliation, to appear in: A. Nadler, T. Malloy & J.D. Fisher (eds.) Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, together with Nurit Shnabel, 2006.
- Inter-Group Helping as Status Organizing Processes: Implications for Inter-Group Misunderstandings, in press in: Demoulin, S., Leyens, J.P. & Dovidio, J.F. (Eds.): Intergroup Misunderstandings: Impact of Divergent Social Realities. Washington, DC: Psychology Press, April 2007, revised version, together with Samer Halabi, and Gal Harpaz-Gorodeisky.

•  Eric Marcus (Eric was hindered to join us for the Round Table he was scheduled for, but could be with us later!)
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Managing Organizations (2008)

•  Joseph Martz
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Pro-active Conflict Intervention (2008)

•  Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Global Dialogue (2008)

•  George Woods
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Developing New Non-Western Psychology (2008)

•  Gay Rosenblum-Kumar
Humiliation, Conflict and Public Policy (2004)
Horizontal Inequality and Humiliation: Public Policy for Disaffection or Cohesion? (2005)

•  Victoria C. Fontan
Shame, Humiliation, and Violent Conflict (2007)

• Rosita Albert
Violent Interethnic Conflict and Human Dignity: Major Issues in Intercultural Research and Knowledge Utilization (2006)

•  Aura Sofia Diaz
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for the Mind and Peace (2007)

•  Kathleen Freis
Sharing the Challenges of Hierarchical School Structures As they Relate to Human Dignity (2007)

•  Annette Anderson-Engler
- Constructing and Reconstructing Narratives – A Passageway to Personal Meaning and Social Change (2007)
- Displaced Identity and Humiliation in Children of Vietnam Veterans (2005)

•  Ragnvald Kalleberg
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Discourse Ethics (2008)

•  Grace Feuerverger
- The "School For Peace": A Conflict Resolution Program in a Jewish-Palestinian Village (2005)
- Grace also presents her second book Teaching, Learning and Other Miracles (2007)

•  Maggie O'Neill
Humiliation and Human Dignity: Conducting Participatory Action Research with Women Who Sell Sex (2007, see www.safetysoapbox.co.uk)

•  Daniel L. Shapiro
The Nature of Humiliation (2004)

•  Carlos E. Sluzki
- Analysis of an Extraordinary Political Discourse (2007)
- Humiliation and the Moral Authority to Exert Violence upon Others (2007)
- Elements of Humiliation-Shame Dynamics for Computational Modeling and Analysis of Real-Life Scenarios (2004)
- The Story of the Crying Composer told at the Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, NY (2004)
- Humiliation Therapeutics (powerpoint presentation, 2004)

•  Uichol Kim
The Role of Human Dignity in Promoting Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge - Humiliation as a Basis for Dehumanization, Conflict and Destruction (2008)
Please see:
- Democracy, Human Rights, and Peace in Korea: Psychological, Political and Cultural Perspectives, with Henriette Sinding Aasen & Geir Helgesen, Seoul: Kyoyook Kwahaksa, 2001.
- Democracy, Human Rights, and Islam in Modern Iran: Psychological, Social and Cultural Perspectives, with Henriette Sinding Aasen & Shirin Ebadi, Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, 2003.
- Indigenous and Cultural Psychology: Understanding People in Context, with Kuo-Shu Yang & Kwang-Kuo Hwang, Series Editor: Anthony Marsella, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, New York. NY: Springer Science+Business Media, 2006.

•  Dennis Rivers with John Calvi
Torture, Technological Humiliation and the Relevance of The Geneva Conventions in Today's World (2008)

Please see here the supporters of all three Round Tables

 

The History of Round Table 3:

Round Table 3, 2007
The title of Round Table 3 in 2007 was What Works? What Types of Social Change Efforts Show Promise in Reducing Violent Conflict and Humiliation While Upholding the Dignity of All People?
The moderators were Emanuela C. Del Re & Carlos E. Sluzki
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2006
The title of Round Table 3 in 2006 was What Works? What Types of Social Change Efforts Show Promise in Reducing Violent Conflict and Humiliation While Upholding the Dignity of All People?
The moderators were Nora Femenia & Kathleen Freis
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2005
The title of Round Table 3 in 2005 was Can the Notion of Humiliation Be Useful for Public Policy Planning? What Can We Envisage As Best Practice Models?
The moderators were Annette Engler, Ana Ljubinkovic & Miriam Marton
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2004
The title of Round Table 3 in 2004 was Can the Notion of Humiliation Be Useful for Public Policy Planning? What Can We Envisage As Best Practice Models?
The moderators were Donald C. Klein & Linda Hartling
Please see the participants and their contributions here

3.45 pm - 4.00 pm The Moderators Summarized the Round Table Discussion and Identify
1. three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion
2. one question/consideration for continued inquiry
3. one idea for action

 

Supporters of all Three Round Tables


•  Heather Lord

•  Judit Révész & Ikhlaq Hussain
These two dear members of our network get married in a few days!

•  Tiffany Melendez and Kristabelle Munson

•  Reinaldo Rivera

•  Chipamong Chowdhury (family name), or Bhante Revata (monk's name, known in the monastic communities)
Inner Peace and Outer Peace: A Buddhist Contemplative Perspective (2008)

•  Sayaka Funada-Classen

•  Cesar Gayoso
Taking Down the Tupac Amaru: A Personal Account (1997), published by the International Bulletin of Political Psychology (IBBP). The full article can be accessed at the electronic address here.

•  Ann Racuya-Robbins with her husband

•  Jonee Austin

•  Carrie O'Neil

•  Caitlin Rougeau

•  Susanna Pearce

•  Laine Paloma Strutton

•  Annie Smiley

•  Monisha Bajaj

•  Elly Rubin kindly sent us her Dreams of Repair book for our book table. Thankyou!

•  Robley E. George kindly sent us, for our book table, five copies of his book, Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System (SeD), and ten printed copies of his Democratic Socioeconomic Platform (DSeP), with the same ideas, condensed. He also enclosed are some copies of a single page introduction to the DSeP. This DSeP is identical to that available in pdf form at http://www.CenterSDS.com/DSeP.html. He kindly writes (November 25, 2008): "I would appreciate feedback on the ideas presented. Plots for a peaceful, democratic and successful revolution/transformation would also be welcome. Should we, really, write/create/set-to-music an On/Off Broadway stage play/movie/opera toying with the ideas? Humor and enlightenment, as you students of the mind are well aware, are intimately intertwined, and anticipatorily urge the developing process on and on. Please keep me informed and best of luck and progress in NYC. Rob George."

They were unfortunately hindered to join us:


•  Omar Mahamoud

•  Ibrahim Mahamid

•  Liz Wald

•  Sara Green

•  Dinesh Raj Regmi

•  Robert Mwaniki

•  Myra Mendible

•  Noella Nicimpaye, Rosetta Musimwa Lusiku, via Alice Nduwimana
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for the Peace Process in the Great Lakes (2008)

•  Laura McGrew

•  Todd Pate

•  Sindre Stenersen Hovdenak

•  Robert Kolodny

• Gay Rosenblum-Kumar (Supporter to Round Table 1)
Humiliation, Conflict and Public Policy (2004)
Horizontal Inequality and Humiliation: Public Policy for Disaffection or Cohesion? (2005)

•  Stein Villumstad
Religions for Peace-International (2007)

•  Øyvind Eikrem

•  Tony Gaskew, Ph.D.

•  Navaraj Pudasaini (unfortunately hindered to join us in 2007 and 2008)
Deteriorating Rights Situation in Nepal (2007)

•  Jennifer Kirby & Robert English

•  Samir Basta

•  Zuzana Luckay

•  Maurice Benayoun
The Dialogue House (2008)

•  Sharon Burde
The Role of Women in Addressing the Impact of Humiliation and Changing Course (2007)

•  Ellen Marie Hansteensen

•  Arnhild Midgaard

4.15 pm - 5.00 pm Wrapping up Day Two of Our Workshop


Friday, December 12, 2008, Closing of Day Two of our workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera

•  Please click on the picture on the right or here to see more photos from Camilla's camera

Everybody shared ONE thing that we took home from our workshop!
If we have more time in our next workshop, we wish to also collect ideas for collective planning about how to cooperate during the year, until we meet again in 2008. Among others, this would enable us to assess our progress along the way. Please see, for example, the HumanDHS' Work: Objectives and Evidence of Success, developed in cooperation between HumanDHS and ABSF.

5.00 pm End of Day Two of Our Workshop


Friday, December 12, 2008, post-workshop get-together on Day Two of our workshop:
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Meetings Prior to our Workshop

December 10, 2008, first pre-workshop meeting:
We are kindly invited by Alison Anthoine into her office overlooking Ground Zero.
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December 10, 2008, second pre-workshop meeting:
We are kindly invited by Zuzka Kurtz.
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December 10, 2008, third pre-workshop meeting:
We have our Board of Directors meeting with Kristabelle Munson and Tiffany Melendez presenting us with IT solutions that can move our work forward; they kindly offer to mentor us also in the future. Thank YOU, dear Kristabelle and Tiffany!
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List of Participants
(in all NY workshops so far, with their personal messages to the other participants)

 


 

Papers

All participants are warmly invited to send in full papers after the woirkshop.
Please notify us, if you wish to submit any of your papers also as a book chapter or as a journal article in our Journal of HumanDignity and Humiliation Studies.

Please see earlier submitted papers here:
• List of all Publications
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2005 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2006 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict

 

Abstracts/Notes/Papers of 2008

Please see further down the papers/notes that participants send in prior to the workshop so that everybody can get acquainted with all others beforehand. (Please see last year's papers and notes)

See here the work by:
Andrea Bartoli
Linda Hartling
Donald Klein

Victoria Firmo-Fontan

Evelin Lindner

Clark McCauley (2008)
Humilation in Asymmetric Conflict
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Antoinette Errante (2008)
Of Broken Hearts and Tangled Fury: Institutionalized Shame and Humiliation in the Education Sector
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Virgina Swain and Joseph Baratta (2008)
A Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service
Paper presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008, presented by Michiko Kuroda.

Michael Greene (2008)
Walking the Talk
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Ya'ir Ronen (2008)
On Dignity, Humiliation, Non-violent Struggle and Israeli Jewish Identity
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Ken Parsons (2008)
Testimonies of Violence
Paper presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Seema Shekhawat and/or Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (2008)
Viewing Kashmir Conflict through the Prism of Dignity and Humiliation
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Kenneth Suslak (2008)
Psychological and Research Perspectives on Reconciliation Models: Dealing with the Impact of War and Political Oppression on Children
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Mitja Zagar (2008)
Reconciliation and its Impacts on Peace in the Balkans: Success or Failure?
Outline for a presentation for the conference "Reconciliation and Human Security in the Balkans" of the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) and the UN Peace University in Milocer, Montenegro, 30-31st October 2008.

Chipamong Chowdhury (family name), or Bhante Revata (monk's name, known in the monastic communities) (2008)
Inner Peace and Outer Peace: A Buddhist Contemplative Perspective
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Bertram Wyatt-Brown (2008)
rials of Humiliation and Depression in George Orwell's Life and Novel 1984
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Anne Wyatt-Brown (2008)
A Holocaust Narrative of Humiliation and Resilience
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Uichol Kim (2008)
The Role of Human Dignity in Promoting Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge -
Humiliation as a Basis for Dehumanization, Conflict and Destruction

Paper presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Sarwar Alam (2008)
The Genesis of Islamic Extremism in Bangladesh
Paper presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.

Tonya Hammer (2008)
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Myths, Stereotypes, and Controlling Images in Film
Abstract presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 11-12, 2008.


 

Final Papers of 2008

(Please see last year's papers)

Leland R. Beaumont (2008)
Assessing Humiliation: Ideas and an Approach
Proposals developed over the past year for the Twelfth Annual HumanDHS Conference
See also as Powerpoint file.

Leland R. Beaumont (2008)
Humiliation Index Ideas
Contribution presented at the Global Dignity & Humiliation Assessment Initiative.

Leland R. Beaumont (2007)
Metrics - A Practical Example, and Thoughts on a Measurements Plan
Contribution presented at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 13-14, 2007.

Evelin Lindner (2008)
The Need for a New World
Paper presented at the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict representing the Twelfth Annual HumanDHS Conference and the Fifth Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, New York, Columbia University, December 11-12, 2008

Arie Nadler (2006), together with Ido Liviatan
Intergroup Reconciliation: Effects of Adversary’s Expressions of Empathy, Responsibility, and Recipients’ Trust
In Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2006, 32 (4, April), pp. 459-470.

Arie Nadler (2006), together with Nurit Shnabel
Instrumental and Socio-Emotional Paths to Intergroup Reconciliation and the Need-Based Model of Socio-Emotional Reconciliation
To appear in: A. Nadler, T. Malloy & J.D. Fisher (eds.) Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Arie Nadler (April 2007, revised Version), together with Samer Halabi, and Gal Harpaz-Gorodeisky
Inter-Group Helping as Status Organizing Processes: Implications for Inter-Group Misunderstandings
In press in: Demoulin, S., Leyens, J.P. & Dovidio, J.F. (Eds.): Intergroup Misunderstandings: Impact of Divergent Social Realities. Washington, DC: Psychology Press.


 

Ideas for More Round Table Topics

Your input is very welcome!

Floyd Webster Rudmin:
"Asymmetries in self-perceptions of being the humiliatee versus the humiliator"
"Archetypal humiliation in literature: A survey of English literature teachers"

Annette Engler:
"Constructing Narratives after Violent Conflict"
Annette kindly wrote on March 31, 2006: "I would like to discuss how individuals construct their narratives after traumatic experiences or event."

Dharm P. S. Bhawuk:
"Theory, Method, and Practice of Humiliation Research"
This could also be a topic for our Open Space

Ana Ljubinkovic:
"Assistance and Humiliation"

Varda Mühlbauer:
"Humiliation/Dignity in the Workplace"
"Humiliation/Dignity in the Family"

Zahid Shahab Ahmed:
"Humiliation and Child Sexual Abuse"

Victoria C. Fontan:
"Terrorism and Humiliation" and
"Armed Conflict, Escalation and Humiliation"

Miriam Marton:
"Consequences of Humiliation"

Jörg Calliess:
"How to Prepare 'Non-Psychologists' (Human Rights Defenders, Peace Keepers, etc.) for Dealing with the Trauma of Humiliation in Victims"

Emmanuel Ndahimana:
"Ignorance and Humiliation"

Arie Nadler:
"Justice and Humiliation"

Alicia Cabezudo:
"Interlinking Peace Education and Humiliation Studies: A Bridge for Crossing Borders"