2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict

representing the
14th Annual HumanDHS Conference
and the Sixth Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict

December 10-11, 2009
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York City,
Milbank Chapel
(subway 1, exit 116th Street)

 

December 10 is Human Rights Day!


See here:
•  Newsletter Nr. 14, compiled subsequent to the 2009 workshop
• Public Event flyer
•  Program of the Workshop
•  This workshop was the sixth in a series that began in 2003: see the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 workshops and a compilation of all NY workshops

If you wish to particpate in our events, please email us!

Morton Deutsch, Honorary Convenor
First HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


Morton Deutsch

Mort, Linda, and Evelin
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner are the conveners of the annual workshops at Columbia University since 2004, supported by honorary convener Morton Deutsch (click on the picture to see it larger)

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Day One, Public Event (click on the picture to see it larger)
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Day Two
(Important note to our conference particants: During our conference, we asked for your permission to be posted here, however, if you have changed your mind since, either in total or for specific pictures, 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.)

 

•  Public Event (open to everyone, free), December 10, 2009, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm, Milbank Chapel

•  Two-day Workshop (only upon invitation, free), Thursday, December 10-11, 2009, 10.00 am - 5.30 pm, Milbank Chapel
(Lunch in room Horace Man 433, 11.00 am - 1.30 pm)
•  Morton Deutsch HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony, Friday, December 11, 2009, 2.00 pm, Milbank Chapel

If you wish to particpate next year, email us!

• Our Workshops on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict are convened by the the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR), 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) (until 2009), and the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) (since 2009). We are very grateful to our hosts!
• We thank Juliette de Wolfe 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 annual workshop series has two parts:

•  Public Event - everybody is warmly invited to come and bring friends, no registration is necessary, it is free, see the flyer
Thursday, December 10, 2009, 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! Everybody is invited! Bring your friends!

•  Workshop - upon invitation, free (cost shared according to ability)
Thursday and Friday, December 10-11, 2009, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, Milbank Chapel
This part of our workshop was not public. You are always warmly invited to get in touch with us, if you wish to participate.

•  Where to stay
• For all our workshops, 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!)
• See furthermore the website for the NY City Hotel Trades Council, which will locate socially responsible hotels in the NY City area. We thank Floyd Rudmin for making us aware of this service.
• Please see also US SERVAS, hosting people for one to two nights. (This can be extended, but this is up to the host to extend, and the traveler to accept. Most NYC hosts do not host more than a week, except if the visitor is someone they really feel comfortable with and grow to like.)
• 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 (this service exists also in Los Angeles, Paris, and London) for a short period of time (1 to 12 months) can find a place to stay (four weeks Manhattan cost ca. 1,500 USD, one week 900 USD, the cost is less outside Manhattan; when you write to them, convey greetings from Evelin: Evelin visited their office on November 19, 2007, and presented the HumanDHS initiative to Bernard Zagdanski, Sara’s husband).
• Some of our participants have used Aparthotels, such as Chelsmore Apartments, 205 West 15th Street, New York City, Tel. +1 212-924-7991. We thank David Bargal for this link.

•  Green conference
We strive to organize our conferences as "Green Conferences". Lynn King kindly advises us.

•  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, including the outside-of-NY conferences, and at the newsletters written after these conferences! See, for example, newsletter Nr. 14, compiled subsequent to this 2009 workshop.

 


 

 

Overview

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

Program
•  Public Event
(see 2009 flyer)
•  Program of the Workshop (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

The pictures come in four main webgalleries:
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

• 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 2009, AC4 stepped into the place of CU-CRN.

Since 2004, CICR on behalf of CU-CRN and later AC4, together with 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 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, 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 M. Hartling, Ph.D.

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:
•  A Summary of our Round Table Discussion Format for you to download
•  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

Honorary Convener: Morton Deutsch, E. L. Thorndike Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education, and Director Emeritus of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR), Teachers College, Columbia University

Morton Deutsch is one of the world's most respected scholars and the founder of The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR). MD-ICCCR is part of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), and since 2009 co-founded the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). Professor Deutsch has been widely honored for his scientific contributions involving research on cooperation and competition, social justice, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. He has published extensively and is well known for his pioneering studies in intergroup relations, social conformity, and the social psychology of justice. His books include: Interracial Housing (1951); Theories in Social Psychology (1965); The Resolution of Conflict (1973); Distributive Justice (1985); and The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (2000, 2nd edition 2006).
Morton Deutsch founded this workshop series in 2003 and is our Honorary Convener since. He is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board since the inception of our dignity work, and, in 2014, he has accepted, "with delight," our invitation to be our Honorary Lifetime Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors. Morton Deutsch is, furthermore, a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative. Please see Morton Deutsch's pledge titled Imagine a Global Human Community and its progress. Morton Deutsch is also the first recipient of the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at the 2009 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict.

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 and 2009 "Prisoner’s Testament" Peace Award, affiliated first with the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), which was superseded, in 2009, by the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) at Columbia University, New York, with the University of Oslo, Norway, Department of Psychology (folk.uio.no/evelinl/), and with 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 M. 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).
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 November 2008, she was its Associate Director. Linda 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, Linda 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 member of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN) in 2007. In 2009, the CU-CRN was superseded by the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). 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 10, 2009

 

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

registration registration
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

10.00 am Welcoming All Participants

The participants of the workshop were welcomed to Teachers College by Claudia E. Cohen, Ph.D., Associate Director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY. She greeted everybody of Peter T. Coleman, Director of ICCCR, and Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Aldo Civico, and Andrea Bartoli, current and former Directors of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), and part of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), which was superseded, in 2009, by the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4).

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, the morning of Day One of our workshop, Claudia Cohen welcomed the participants of this workshop on behalf of ICCCR:
•  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 M. Hartling usually sets the frame of our workshops and conferences within "Appreciative Enquiry" that takes the best from the concept of debate, and dignifies it by placing relationships first. We create a list of agreed upon norms having to do with the nature and tone of our dialogue. Please read An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation, that Linda has written for us in 2005. Donald Klein used to support Linda in her efforts. To our immense sadness, our beloved Don passed away in June 2007. We are still heartbroken. We commemorate his memory with great love. Linda continues to keep our workshop together with her untiring caring interventions, while we remember Don's caring wisdom that always used to save our conferences in crucial moments!

It is important to note that our appreciative frame is a HumanDHS-defined version of AI. We emphasize "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 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 to be aired safely.

10.15 am Participants introduced themselves

presentations presentations
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

11.30 am - 12.30 pm Invitation to join

Evelin G. 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.
Please see also a new paper, presented at this workshop: The Need for a New World

12.30 pm - 1.15 pm Catered Lunch & Announcements in Horace Man 433
Catering Coordinator: Tonya Hammer

Announcement of our Latest News

lunch
Thursday, December 10, 2009, lunch, p
lease click on the picture or here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

1.15 pm - 3.15 pm Round Table 1: How is Humiliation Relevant to Destructive Conflict?

There are four ways to participate in a Round Table: As (1) Discussant, (2) Moderator, (3) Supporter, and (4) Observer

How we use to go about: Every discussant has ca. 7-10 minutes to present her 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 have two moderators for each Round Table. In that way, the Moderators are not prevented from also being Discussants: while one Moderator makes a contribution as a Discussant, the other takes over as Moderator, and vice versa (with only one Moderator, this kind of flexibility would be lacking). We kindly invite the Moderators to summarize the discussion immediately following the Round Table discussion, and identify three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion."
Round Table Moderators introduce round table contributors (including the moderators), manage time in a supportive and friendly manner, facilitate discussion after presentations, and summarize highlights.
Round Table Discussants present their contributions within the alloted time frame and nurture a lively Round Table discussion
Supporters and Observers offer questions specific to the focus of the round table and encourage dialogue during the open discussion.
Please see:
- A S ummary of our Round Table Discussion Format for you to download
- Appreciative Facilitation: Hints for Round Table Moderators, written in February 2006 by Judith Thompson to support the Moderators of our workshops

Honorary Convenor: Morton Deutsch
Moderators: Michael Britton & Grace Feuerverger (Moderators are invited to temporarily switch into the role of Discussants if they wish so)
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
Helpers: Michael Britton, Adenrele Awotona, Sarwar Alam,
Camilla Hsiung, Hua-Chu Ye, Dale Odunlame, Tzofnat Peleg-Baker

roundtable1 roundtable1
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

Participants in Round Table 1:

•  Claudia E. Cohen
Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution? (2009)

cohen cohen
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

•  Reinaldo Rivera
Humility and Humiliation As Distinctly Divergent and Compelling Concepts (2009)

rivera rivera
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

•  Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation in Indigenous Cultures and Its Usefulness to Global Dialogue (2009)

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures 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

•  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)

ejones ejones
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

•  Michael L. Perlin
A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Inquiry Into the Roles of Dignity and Humiliation in the Law
(2009)
- International Human Rights Law, Persons with Mental Disabilities, and the Humiliation Factor
(2008)

perlin perlin
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

•  Ya'ir Ronen
- Non Violent Opposition to a Violence Ridden Status Quo and Responsiveness to the Child
(2009)
- On Dignity, Humiliation, Non-violent Struggle and Israeli Jewish Identity
(2008)

ronen ronen
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

•  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.

wjones wjones
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

•  Adenrele Awotona
- Climate change, Destructive conflicts and Humiliation: matters arising (2009)
- Integrating Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies into graduate programs: A case study of UMass-Boston
(2008)

awotona awotona
Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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

Unfortunately these participants were hindered to join us in our 2008 workshop and we hope they can join us in 2009:

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

•  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 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York (2004)
- Humiliation Therapeutics (powerpoint presentation, 2004)

•  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.

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

•  Shibley Telhami
History and Humiliation (2003)

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

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

•  Aldo Civico
Deconstructing International Deadly Conflicts (2004)

•  Clark McCauley (unfortunately hindered to join us in 2009)
- 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)

•  Jack Goldstone (unfortunately hindered to join us in 2009)
Conflict Among Civilizations 500 BC - 2030 AD (2008)

•  Kenneth Parsons (unfortunately hindered to join us in 2009)
Testimonies of Violence (2008)

Please see here the Supporters of all three Round Tables
 
The history of Round Table 1:

Round Table 1, 2008
The moderators were Michael Britton & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2007
The moderators were Michael Britton & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2006
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 identified three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion

 

3.15 pm - 3.30 pm Small break

 

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Moving into action! Case examples of turning ideas into positive action

This session featured case examples and discussion of efforts. The presenters explained their "case example" of "turning ideas into positive action" (20 minutes), followed by 10 minutes of discussion and feedback.

•  3.30-3.45 Virginia Swain and Joseph P. Baratta, founders of the Center for Global Community and World Law, explained (over Skype) David Steele's diagram of how to reconcile cycles of violence, and how Baratta envisages a possible governing body for a World Federation. Please see the background for how this presentation became part of our workshop.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
Please click on the picture at the bottom or here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

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See on the left David Steele's diagram "Reconciling Cycle of Violence," apapted by Virginia Swain, and on the right World Federation Imaging by Joseph P. Baratta, 2007. Click on the pictures to see them larger.

Please see also:
- "Why Imagine the Future" by Elise Boulding, 1995, that Virginia made available for us.
- Baratta, J P (2004a). The Politics of World Federation (Volume 1. The United Nations, U.N. Reform, Atomic Control, Volume 2. From World Federalism to Global Governance). Westport, CT: Praeger. Please see the Introduction to both volumes. And see an editorial on the work of Joseph Baratta and Virginia Swain.
Please compare Joseph Baratta's vision of a more dignified future for humankind with the vision that Garry Davis, long-term participant in our conferences and workshops, has developed. Davis argues that a world government ought to guarantee the rule of law at a global level, and that a federation of souvereign nations must be avoided, since it would undermine this global rule of law.

•  3.45-4.07 Ani Kalayjian, Hagitte Gal-Ed
Ani Kalayjian offered two case presentations, both by herself, and the chapter author Hagitte Gal-Ed.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures at the top or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click on the picture at the bottom or here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

Ani Kalayjian has recently edited two books:
-  Mass Trauma and Emotional Healing Around the World: Rituals and Practices for Resilience, 2 vols, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Dominique Eugene, Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger Security International, 2009.
-  Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Raymond F. Paloutzian, New York, Springer, 2009.
- Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)

•  4.07-4.30 Grace Feuerverger
Grace Feuerverger explained her auto-ethnographic work about schools as places of hope.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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 more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera


Please see:
- Teaching and Writing Vulnerably: An Auto-Ethnography about Schools as Places of Hope (2009)
- The "School For Peace": A Conflict Resolution Program in a Jewish-Palestinian Village (2005)
- Teaching, Learning and Other Miracles (2007)
- Humiliation and the First Day of Kindergarden (presented at the 13th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies "World Peace through Humiliation-Free Global Human Interactions," in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 20 to 23, 2009)

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 is invited! Bring your friends! No registration needed! This event is free!


The leading question of this event was: "What Do the Concepts of Human Dignity and Humiliation Mean to You, Your community, and Beyond?"

 

•  5.00-5.30 pm Reception
We have refreshments! We mingle and met!

 

•  5.30 - 5.45 pm Musical introduction by Yacouba Sissoko, kora player from Mali

We, as HumanDHS, wish to dignify our world. Giving visibility to cultural diversity is part of this endeavor. Music is among the richest treasures of the world's cultural heritage. The kora is an African lute instrument. We thank Ikhlaq Hussain for kindly bringing Yacouba Sissoko to our workshop!

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Yacouba Sissoko, kora player from Mali

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures 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 in the middle or here to see more photos from Benedicte Gauthier's camera

•  5.45 - 6.00 pm Linda M. Hartling welcomed everybody, introduced HumanDHS and explained our framing lead question "What do the concepts of human dignity and humiliation mean to you, your community, and beyond?"

Linda M. Hartling introduced the work of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies and explained our Appreciative Approach that takes the best from debate and dignifies it by placing relations first. Then she explained the framing lead question for this public event: "What do the concepts of human dignity and humiliation mean to you, your community, and beyond?" She asked everybody to briefly reflect on this question. At the end of our event, the participants could reflect on whether the discussions and presentations of our event had (1) changed their views or (2) underpinned them. In this way, we hoped to make this event more relational and engage the participants more in our reflections. If we wish to dignify the world, we need to begin with our own workshops and conferences...

•  6.00 - 6.45 pm Hagitte Gal-Ed welcomed our Guest of Honor: Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, Community Mayor of Harlem, asking her: "What do the concepts of human dignity and humiliation mean to you, your community, and beyond?"

 

•  6.00 - 6.45 pm Conversation with Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, Linda M. Hartling, and Evelin G. Lindner

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Benedicte Gauthier's camera
•  Please click on the picture on the right or here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera.

•  6.45 -7.45 pm Panel & Discussion
Moderator: Michael Britton

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

 

• Reinaldo Rivera

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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Reinaldo Rivera, Jr., is working with the U.S. Justice Department as head of the Northeast and Caribbean region's Conflict Resolution division. His work is to go into communities torn by tensions and conflict, who have either already experienced hate crimes and violence or are on the brink of it, and to work with the various factions to calm the tensions, build bridges, and thereby reduce the likelihood of more violence and more crimes. His work is non-investigative. It is focused on preventing violent disruptions whenever possible.   After major conflicts and controversies, the focus becomes peacemaking and helping communities to heal.

• Adenrele Awotona

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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Adenrele Awotona, Founder and Director of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts Boston, 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.

• Ariel Lublin and Francis Mead presented a film on humiliation and revenge, Poisoned Chalice: The UN in Iraq

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on top or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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This documentary Poisoned Chalice: The UN in Iraq shows UN staffers recovering from the attack on the organization’s Baghdad HQ in 2003, and working behind-the-scenes to support Iraq’s constitutional referendum in 2005. The film also hears the views of Iraqi families as they attempt to assimilate the profound changes in their lives. Director Francis Mead survived the 2003 attack unhurt and returned to Baghdad in 2005 with the aim of revealing an under-reported facet of the conflict in Iraq. (Password needed for viewing: iraq2005)
Francis Mead was a reporter and producer for the BBC for ten years before working as a communication officer and TV producer with UNICEF and UNTV in Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as New York.
Francis Mead and assistant producer Ariel Lublin will give a brief introduction to this documentary. Ariel Lublin is a full-time associate at Consensus - an international negotiation, conflict-resolution, and peace-building firm – where Ms. Lublin consults, leads trainings, and conducts peace-building dialogues for international organizations, governments, Fortune 500 companies, law enforcement agencies, and NGOs. She also teaches at Columbia University in the School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) and in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Masters Degree Program, and she serves as a custody/visitation mediator for NYC Family Court.

•  7.45 - 8.55 pm Linda M. Hartling, Evelin G. Lindner, and Michael Britton closed the Public Event

 

•  8.55 - 8.00 Todd Pate rounded up with a song on dignity: "Get Ready for the Weeping"

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click on the picture on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Benedicte Gauthier's camera

Todd explained: "This is a song about finding freedom and dignity through tears. You should never be ashamed to weep. Vulnerability and humility are the path to grace."

• 8.00 pm End of Our Public Event!

 



Day Two, Friday, December 11, 2009

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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10.00 am Welcoming All Participants

 

10.30 am - 11.15 am Visions that Endanger, Visions that Nurture
Michael Britton holds our Don Klein Memorial Lecture in place for the lecture that Don usually presented: The Humiliation Dynamic: Looking Back... Looking Forward

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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Michael Britton is a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, the HumanDHS Global Core Team, and a Member of the HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team, as well as Co-Director and Co-Coordinator of the HumanDHS Stop Hazing and Bullying Project. He is also the HumanDHS Director of "Global Appreciative Culturing."
Michael is concerned with integrative thinking across neuroscience, in-depth psychotherapies and historical/cultural living, Michael's work looks at how participation in the historical life of our times and interior life are deeply intertwined.

Donald Klein was a Professor Emeritus of the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He 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.

In 2008, Michael Britton kindly prepared the 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?

 
Honorary Convenor: Morton Deutsch
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Miriam Marton (Moderators are invited to temporarily switch into the role of Discussants if they wish so )
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
Helpers: Michael Britton, Adenrele Awotona, Sarwar Alam, Camilla Hsiung, Hua-Chu Ye, Dale Odunlame, Tzofnat Peleg-Baker
See here a Summary of our Round Table Discussion Format for you to download

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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Participants in Round Table 2:

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

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures 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

•  Anne Wyatt-Brown
- The Burden of Palestinian Education: Undoing Humiliation (2009)
- A Holocaust Narrative of Humiliation and Resilience (2008)
- A Challenge to Medical Hierarchies
(2007)
- Humiliation in My Brother’s Image (2006)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures 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

•  Bertram Wyatt-Brown
- George Orwell, 1984, Humiliation in Life and Fiction (2009)
- 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)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures 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

•  David Leverenz
- The Civil Rights Movement: How National Shaming Trumped Local Shamings (2009)
- The Gates Arrest: How Obama Moved the Participants -- Including Himself -- Beyond Anger and Humiliation (2009)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures 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

•  Moira Rogers
Islamophobia in Spain: New Shapes of Old Fears? (2009)
See also: Humiliation and Human Strength: Stories of African-Spanish Migrations

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Robert Neer
The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for the History of the Use of Napalm in War (2009)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Tony Gaskew
The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for Structural, and Political Violence (2009)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Gabriela Saab
The Recruitment of Child Soldiers: Humiliation Compromising Childhood (2009)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Chipamong Chowdhury (family name), or Bhante Revata (monk's name, as known in the monastic communities)
- Practicing Non-violent and Working on Peace (2009)
- Inner Peace and Outer Peace: A Buddhist Contemplative Perspective (2008)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures 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

Unfortunately these participants were hindered to join us in our 2009 workshop and we hope they will be able to join us in 2010:

•  Mara Alagic
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Third Place Learning (2009)

•  Rina Kashyap
The Subversion of the Colonial System of Humiliation: A case study of the Gandhian Strategy (2005)

•  Myra Mendible

•  Zuzana Luckay
(2009)

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

•  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)

• 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)

• Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (Aurobinda is unfortunately not able to join us in 2009)
Viewing Kashmir Conflict through the Prism of Dignity and Humiliation, co-authored with Seema Shekhawat (2008)

•  Tonya Hammer (Tonya is unfortunately not able to join us in 2009)
- 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

Please see here the Supporters of all three Round Tables

 

The history of Round Table 2:

Round Table 2, 2008
The moderators were Antoinette Errante & Philip Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2007
The moderators were Maggie O'Neill & Philip Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2006
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 identified three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion

 

1.15 pm - 2.00 pm Catered Lunch & Announcements in Horace Man 433
Catering Coordinator: Tonya Hammer

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Friday, December 11, 2009, lunch, please click on the picture or here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

2.00 pm - 2.30 pm
Morton Deutsch HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

•  Introductory film on Morton Deutsch presented by Judy Kuriansky interviewed by Judy Kurianski in 2008 for the Peace Division of APA
•  Presentation of the Award by the HumanDHS director and president, Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner
•  Morton Deutsch expressed his thanks
•  Pachelbel Peace Mediation performed by all participants of the workshop

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Please see also a photo album of the award ceremony.

2.30 pm - 4.30 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?

 
Honorary Convenor: Morton Deutsch
Moderators: Emanuela C. Del Re & Sondra Perl (Moderators are invited to temporarily switch into the role of Discussants if they wish so)
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
Helpers: Michael Britton, Adenrele Awotona, Sarwar Alam, Camilla Hsiung, Hua-Chu Ye, Dale Odunlame, Tzofnat Peleg-Baker
See here a Summary of our Round Table Discussion Format for you to download

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures 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

Participants in Round Table 3:

•  Sondra Perl (Moderator and Discussant)
Where Is Dignity after the Humiliation of the Holocaust? (2009)
See also www.holocausteducators.org.

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures 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

•  Emanuela C. Del Re (Moderator and Discussant)
-  The Subtle Connection Between Counter-terrorism Strategies and Humiliation (2009)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security (2007)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Jean H. Quataert
Human Rights, Social Change, and History (2009)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Antony Adolf
Overcoming Humiliation, Enhancing Dignity: How Peace History Can Continually Improve Peace Prospects (2009)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  James T. Shanahan
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Current Advances in Police Training (2009)
- Tactical Communication to Promote Professional Public Interaction (2008)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  David C. Yamada
The Dignifying Effects of Workplace Bullying Legislation (2009)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Brian Trautman
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Peace Education (2008/2009)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Michael Greene (Michael could unfortunately only join us on Day One)
- Youth as Active Agents of Social Change (2009)
- Walking the Talk (2008)
- The Role of Humiliation for the Generation of Violence
(2007)

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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click on the pictures on the left or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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Unfortunately these participants were hindered to join us in our 2009 workshop and we hope they will be able to join us in 2010:

•  Annette Anderson-Engler
- Shared Narratives: The “Voice” of Personal and Social Identity – Are we Listening? (2009)
- Constructing and Reconstructing Narratives – A Passageway to Personal Meaning and Social Change (2007)
- Displaced Identity and Humiliation in Children of Vietnam Veterans (2005)

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

•  Seema Shekhawat
- Past and Present of Kargil War led Displacement in Kashmir: Mapping Dignity and Humiliation(2009)
- Dignity and Humiliation in Divided Families (2009)

•  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)

•  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.

•  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)

•  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)

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

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

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

•  Daniel L. Shapiro (unfortunately hindered to join us in 2009)
The Nature of Humiliation (2004)

•  Uichol Kim (unfortunately hindered to join us in 2009)
- The Role of Human Dignity in Promoting Creativity, Knowledge and Peace: Humiliation as a Basis for Dehumanization, Conflict and Destruction, paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies "World Peace through Humiliation-Free Global Human Interactions," in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 20 to 23, 2009.
- 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.

•  Garry Davis (unfortunately hindered to join us in 2009)
- 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)

•  Aura Sofia Diaz and Elaine de Beauport (unfortunately hindered to join us in 2009)
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for the Mind and Peace (2007)

•  Maggie O'Neill (Maggie is unfortunately hindered to join us in 2009)
Humiliation and Human Dignity: Conducting Participatory Action Research with Women Who Sell Sex (2007, see www.safetysoapbox.co.uk)

Please see here the Supporters of all three Round Tables

 

The history of Round Table 3:

Round Table 3, 2008
The moderators were Emanuela C. Del Re & Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2007
The moderators were Emanuela C. Del Re & Carlos E. Sluzki
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2006
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 M. Hartling
Please see the participants and their contributions here

4.15 pm - 4.30 pm The Moderators summarized the Round Table discussion and identified three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion

 

We thank for the untiring help, throughout the entire workshop, that was generously offered by Michael Britton, Adenrele Awotona, Sarwar Alam, Camilla Hsiung, Hua-Chu Ye, Dale Odunlame, Tzofnat Peleg-Baker, and many many others.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

Supporters and Observers of all three Round Tables

•  David Bargal

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

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

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Zuzka Kurtz

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Miriam Marton

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Robert Kolodny

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Andrea Bartoli together with some of his ICAR students (Day Two)
Deconstructing International Deadly Conflicts (2004)

•  Jack Saul

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Leland R. Beaumont

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Ariel Lublin and Francis Mead

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Camilla Hsiung

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Zeena Zakharia

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Zohra Omar

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Laura María Vega Chaparro, observer, both days/all sessions

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Heidi Batchelder, observer both days (except open session due to class)

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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•  Katie Aholt, observer

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
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Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Shruti Bhutada

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Veronica Fynn

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Judit Révész & Ikhlaq Hussain

•  Tzofnat Peleg-Baker

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Karen Hirsch (Public Event and Day Two)

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Todd Pate and Benedicte Gauthier

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Tony Webb

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Roberta Kosberg

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Alison Anthoine

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Thursday, December 10, 2009, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera
Friday, December 11, 2009, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see more photos from Evelin's camera
•  Please click here to see more photos from Camilla Hsiung's camera

•  Unity Dow

•  Jill Strauss

•  Yoko Tanabe, observer, all sessions (except morning session Thursday)

•  Clare Sng

•  Susanna Pearce

•  Dharma Lal Lama

•  Rebecca Fadil (Public Event and Day One and Two in the morning)

•  Joseph Agard

•  Mimoza Rrusta

•  Maria Jose Bermeo, observer, both days/all sessions (except 3-5 on Thursday)

•  Melissa Cushman, observer

•  Diana Colón

•  Karen Bernstein

They were unfortunately hindered to join us:

•  Sibyl Ann Schwarzenbach (Public Event)

•  Lena Alhusseini

•  Pandora Hopkins

•  Jeffrey Kauffman

•  Sara Green

•  Carol Sander

•  Dave Wolffe (Day Two)

•  Jack Cambria

•  Judith E. Glaser
Author of Creating We, CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc.

•  Neil Altman (Thursday morning, and Friday afternoon from 2-4 pm)

•  Scott Gassman

•  Fred Johnson

•  BilQis Aidara Adjei

•  Joanna Komoska

•  Denise Shaw

•  Yvonne Bernard

•  Heather Lord, via Philip Brown

•  Olga Botcharova

•  Tiffany Melendez and Kristabelle Munson

•  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

•  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 for our 2008 workshop, 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."

•  Omar Mahamoud

•  Ibrahim Mahamid

•  Liz Wald

•  Dinesh Raj Regmi

•  Robert Mwaniki

•  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

•  Sindre Stenersen Hovdenak

• 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

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

•  Jennifer Kirby & Robert English

•  Samir Basta

•  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

•  Helen Benedict (Day Two, Supporter to Round Table 2)
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Women's Issues, Race, and Literature (2008)

•  Jaymie Stein

•  Michele S. Riley (only Day One)

•  Laurie Pearlman

• Claire Hershman

•  Sayaka Funada-Classen and Hans-Jürgen Classen

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm Wrapping up our workshop

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Closing our workshop on Friday, December 11, 2009:
•  Please click on the pictures 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

We 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 2010. 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

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Friday, December 11, 2009, post-workshop get-together on Day Two of the workshop:
Please click on the pictures above or here to see more photos from Evelin's camera

 


 

Meetings Prior and Subsequent to our Workshop

 

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December 8, 2009, first pre-workshop meeting with Miriam Marton and her husband.
Please click on the pictures above or here to see more photos.
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December 9, 2009, second pre-workshop meeting.
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December 9, 2009 third pre-workshop meeting.
We were kindly invited to the annual party of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).
We thank Aldo Civico and Peter T. Coleman for making our annual Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict possible.
Please click on the pictures above or here to see more photos.

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December 12, 2009, first post-workshop meeting with Linda M. Hartling, Rick Slaven, Judit Revesz, Tony Webb, and Tony Adolf, and later the same day, the second post-workshop meeting with Camilla Hsiung.
Please click on the picture above or here to see more photos.
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December 13, 2009, third post-workshop meeting:
Kristabelle Munson presented the Capstone Project for her Master's Thesis on the HumanDHS network to her colleagues of the Master of Science in Negotiations and Conflict Resolution program, Fall 2009.
Please click on the picture above or here to see more photos.

 


 

List of Participants
(in all NY workshops so far)

 


 

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
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict

 

Abstracts/Notes/Papers of 2009

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 M. Hartling
Donald C. Klein

Victoria C. Fontan

Evelin G. Lindner

Robert Neer (2009)
The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for the History of the Use of Napalm in War (2009)
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009

Emanuela C. Del Re (2009)
The Subtle Connection Between Counter-terrorism Strategies and Humiliation
Presentation held at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Grace Feuerverger (2009)
Teaching and Writing Vulnerably: An Auto-Ethnography about Schools as Places of Hope
Presentation held at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Adenrele Awotona (2009)
Climate change, Destructive conflicts and Humiliation: matters arising
Presentation held at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Moira Rogers (2009)
Islamophobia in Spain: New Shapes of Old Fears?
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Gabriela Saab (2009)
The Recruitment of Child Soldiers: Humiliation Compromising Childhood
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Ya'ir Ronen (2009)
Non Violent Opposition to a Violence Ridden Status Quo and Responsiveness to the Child
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Claudia E. Cohen (2009)
Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution?
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Gabriela Saab (2009)
The Treatment of Child Soldiers under International Law (2009)
Paper presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009, based on O Tratamento da Criança-Soldado no Direito Internacional (The Solder-Child in International Law), Tese De Láurea, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Direito Internacional.

Reinaldo Rivera (2009)
Humility and Humiliation As Distinctly Divergent and Compelling Concepts
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Sondra Perl (2009)
Where Is Dignity after the Humiliation of the Holocaust?
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Jean H. Quataert (2009)
Human Rights, Social Change, and History
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Michael L. Perlin (2009)
A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Inquiry Into the Roles of Dignity and Humiliation in the Law
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Anne Wyatt-Brown (2009)
The Burden of Palestinian Education: Undoing Humiliation
Paper presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Bertram Wyatt-Brown (2009)
George Orwell, 1984, Humiliation in Life and Fiction
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Annette Anderson-Engler (2009)
Shared Narratives: The “Voice” of Personal and Social Identity – Are we Listening?
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

James T. Shanahan (2009)
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Current Advances in Police Training
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Chowdhury, Chipamong (Banthe Revata) (2009)
Practicing Non-violent and Working on Peace
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Tony Gaskew (2009)
The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for Structural, and Political Violence
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski (2009)
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation in Indigenous Cultures and Its Usefulness for Global Dialogue
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

Michael Greene (2009)
Youth as Active Agents of Social Change
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

David C. Yamada (2009)
The Dignifying Effects of Workplace Bullying Legislation
Abstract presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.


 

Final Papers of 2009

(Please see last year's papers)

Virginia Swain and Joseph Baratta (2009)
Ending the Cycle of Violence to Achieve World Federation
Presentation given by Skype at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 2009 (see the Reconciling Cycle of Violence by David Steele and World Federation Imaging by Joseph P. Baratta).

David Leverenz (2009)
The Civil Rights Movement: How National Shaming Trumped Local Shamings
Paper presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.

David L. Leverenz (2009)
The Gates Arrest: How Obama Moved the Participants -- Including Himself -- Beyond Anger and Humiliation
Paper presented at the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 10-11, 2009.


 

Ideas for More Round Table Topics

Your input is very welcome!

Ani Kalayjian kindly wrote (July 9, 2009):
Can we have a special section at the December Conference for highlighting both of these volumes, as well as the forgiveness book which will be in print on Aug 4th right at the APA Convention in Toronto. We could get some of the authors of the forgiveness book on a panel addressing: Slavery, denial, US prisoners, Sudan Genocide (these authors are living in this geographic area). We can also do the same another panel on the II volumes that you contributed in focusing on rituals to transform humiliation into empowerment.

Karen Murphy kindly wrote (November 25, 2009):
I was thinking that CBS’ 60 Minutes Investigation of Congo’s Conflict Minerals on November 29, 2009 (see Enough's new Conflict Minerals web portal), would be a very interesting opportunity/resource for a roundtable, evening event, that is, using the 60 Minutes episode to raise awareness and to provide a context for discussion about the ways that we can make a difference in our daily lives to improve (even, in this case, save) the lives of others. Wishing you well and very grateful for you and your work--Karen
60 Minutes Episode on Conflict Minerals
If you have a cell phone in your pocket or a gold ring on your finger, you are directly linked to the deadliest war in the world. How is that possible? For over a century, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been plagued by regional conflict and a deadly scramble for its vast natural resources. The conflict in eastern Congo today - the deadliest since World War II - is fueled in significant part by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals. Armed groups generate an estimated $180 million each year by trading four main minerals: the ores that produce the metals tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. This money enables the armed groups to purchase large numbers of weapons and continue their campaign of rape and brutal violence against civilians, with some of the worst abuses occurring in mining areas. After passing through traders, smelters, and component manufacturers, these materials are placed in jewelry and electronic devices, such as cell phones, portable music players, and computers, and sold in the United States. See also www.enoughproject.org/conflict-minerals.

Karen Murphy kindly wrote (January 28, 2009):
I am writing with an idea for the conference.
Have you had the chance to read Samantha Power's book Chasing the Flame? It's about Sergio Vieira de Mello and his work in various countries emerging from mass violence. Based on his life's work, Power proposes several key principles. One of them is dignity.
The book is the first product in a campaign that focuses on foreign policy. There is also a documentary (premiering this month at Sundance film festival) and a feature film by Terry George. In addition, there is a website that explores the key issues, www.chasingtheflame.org, and www.chasingtheflame.org/2008/08/the-principle-o.html (for an example of one of my blogs).
I was thinking that it would be so interesting to loop your work into this campaign. Perhaps members of the conference could read the book and then discuss it at a roundtable. You could then post blogs on the site or write in other forums.
It would be so interesting to bring your research into this conversation on foreign policy, nation building, national reconstruction and reconciliation, etc. As you might know, Samantha Power has played and continues to play a key role in Obama's foreign policy - looping your work into the website would be a way to bring it to a wider audience and a way to help shape this emerging conversation.
January 29, 2009:
I'm sure we can get copies of the book at a discounted price for conference attendees - and I'd love to think about how you might take the foreign policy lens and apply your scholarship - and perhaps then post as blogs for www.chasingtheflame.org, thus broadening their audience and yours. Best, Karen

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"