2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict*
representing the
16th Annual HumanDHS Conference
and the Seventh Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict


December 9-10, 2010
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York City

(subway 1, exit 116th Street)
, room 179 Grace Dodge Hall

This conference series has two parts, a public event and a workshop part:

•  Thursday, December 9, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm: Public Event (open to everyone, no registration necessary, and free, see flyer)

•  Thursday and Friday, December 9-10, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm: Two-Day Workshop (only upon invitation)

December 10 is Human Rights Day - the Nobel Peace Price is awarded each year, on Alfred Nobel's birthday on December 10, in the city hall of Oslo, Norway


See here:
•  Newsletter Nr. 16, compiled subsequent to the 2010 workshop
• Public Event flyer
•  Program of the Workshop
•  This workshop was the seventh in a series that began in 2003: see the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 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)

All
Day One, Public Event (click on the picture to see it larger)
All
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/videos, please let us know! Thank you! Since we wish to walk the talk of dignity, it is very important for us to do our utmost in respecting everybody's privacy. We refrain from gathering written permissions from you during our conferences, since we value the building of mutual trust in relationships, and we also would like to refrain from contributing to an ever more bureaucratic and legalistic society.)

• Our Workshops on 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 179 GDH 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

*We would like to acknowledge Ani Kalayjian for suggesting to change the title of our workshop into "Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict"

 


 

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 9, 2010, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 (subway 1, exit 116th Street), room 179 Grace Dodge Hall
Everybody is invited! Bring your friends!

•  Workshop - upon invitation, free (cost shared according to ability), see the program for print-out
Thursday and Friday, December 9-10, 2010, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 (subway 1, exit 116th Street), room 179 Grace Dodge Hall
This part of our workshop is closed. 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!)
• A very quiet place to stay would be the Community of the Holy Spirit on West 113th Street.
Tonya Hammer recommends Morningside Inn (very reasonable, but also very basic).
• Tomoko Ishii recommends On The Ave (more costly, but also less basic).
• The Milford Plaza Hotel is located in Broadway's Theater District (very reasonable).
• 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. 15, compiled subsequent to our 2010 Istanbul conference, and newsletter Nr. 16, compiled subsequent to this 2010 workshop

 


 

 

Overview

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

Program
•  Public Event
(see flyer)
•  Program of the Workshop (Day One & Day Two see program for print-out)

•  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 New York City workshops so far)
•  Details of the Convening Organizations

• Papers

• Pictures

The pictures come in four main webgalleries:
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris's camera.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris's camera.

• Newsletters

• Compilation of all New York City 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, since 2009, AC4 stepped into the place of CU-CRN), with special help from SIPA – Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).

Since 2004, CICR on behalf of CU-CRN and 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., Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (until 2008 Associate Director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley College in Boston, USA)

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

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

Please see also:
- 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 Gerda Lindner is the Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and initiator of the World Dignity University initiative. She is a transdisciplinary social scientist and humanist who holds two Ph.D.s, one in medicine and one in psychology. In 1996, she designed a research project on the concept of humiliation and its role in genocide and war. German history served as starting point. She is the recipient of the 2006 SBAP Award and 2009 "Prisoner’s Testament" Peace Award. She is affiliated 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. She is also affiliated with the University of Oslo, Norway, with its Department of Psychology (folk.uio.no/evelinl/), furthermore, with the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in 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.

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, successor of Aldo Civico, Ph.D., and Andrea Bartoli, Ph.D.

Jean-Marie Guéhenno has taken over from Aldo Civico and Andrea Bartoli as Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), and as Chairman of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN) in 2010. 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 9, 2010, Teachers College, room 179 Grace Dodge Hall

Day One Linda Hartling
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris's camera
Thank you, dear Van, for taking such great pictures!

9.15 am Registration

Registration Linda Hartling
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris's camera

Tonya Hammer kindly took charge of registration and, together with Rick Slaven, of our finances. Thank you, dear Tonya and Rick! We are overwhelmed by the generous support that was extended by the participants of the workshop and would like to express our deep gratitude!

Tonya Hammer Tonya Hammer
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris's camera


Russell Daisey, musician and composer, kindly invited into spontaneous music throughout the workshop - we are very touched by your gift! Juli Cooper was singing wonderfully!
Judit Révész is the person behind our "contact us" button since the inception of our web site in 2003, donating her time to this task, often using late nights, after having finished all other tasks! Thank you, dear Judit! Your faithful service is extremely appreciated by the entire HumanDHS network!

Russell Daisey and Judit Revesz
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris's camera


Mariana Vergara, as well as Adriano Sverko and Van Billings Harris kindly documented our workshop - we are so indebted to you for donating your skills, expertise, and time to us!

Adriano Sverko Van Billings Harris
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris's camera

10.00 am Welcoming All Participants

The participants of the 2010 workshop were welcomed to Teachers College by Claudia E. Cohen, Ph.D., Associate Director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR), at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY. She greeted everybody also in the name 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).

Linda Hartling Claudia Cohen
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris'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.

Announcement of our Latest News

 

10.15 am Participants introduced themselves

 

11.30 am - 12.30 pm Fostering Global Citizenship - Welcome from the HumanDHS President

Evelin G. Lindner, Founding President of HumanDHS

Evelin Lindner Evelin Lindner
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris's camera


This talk has two parts, as they relate 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.
• Living Globally: Global Citizenship of Care as Personal Practice, see the long version of Lindner's contribution to the anthology Norwegian Citizen - Global Citizen, 2013
• Please see also a paper presented at the 2009 workshop: The Need for a New World.
See, furthermore, papers written for the book Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace, edited by Morton Deutsch and Peter Coleman (the titles of the chapters, and most section headings in each chapter were suggested by Morton Deutsch. The text of each section attempts to respond to its heading):
-  Fostering Global Citizenship, Paper 3, October 15, 2010
-  Why Global Citizenship Is Needed for Global Peace, Paper 2, May 30, 2010
-  Harmonious and Sustainable Peaceful Relations: How They Can Be Fostered by Fulfilling Basic Human Needs and Nurturing Positive Emotions and How the Frustration of Basic Needs Can Lead to Destructive Emotions and Interactions, Paper 1, February 25, 2010.
• Evelin's Video Invitation to Join the World Dignity University Initiative
• See introductory lectures given at the University of Oslo, Norway at www.sv.uio.no/tjenester/kunnskap/podkast/index.html (search for Lindner)

12.30 pm - 1.15 pm Lunch in the Cafeteria in the basement of Teachers College, or in the Everett Café at the entrance of the Gottesman Library, or you could bring your own food and eat it in our workshop room 179 Grace Dodge Hall

 

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 Summary 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 and Ariel Lublin
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven

Ariel Lublin Michael Britton
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 Van Billings Harris's camera

Participants in Round Table 1:

•  Adenrele Awotona
- Children and Young People in Haiti’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Plan (2010)
- 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)

Adenrele Awotona
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 here to see more photos from Van Billings Harris's camera

•  Tonya Hammer and Selma Yznaga
- Shunned by Difference: The Intersection of Humiliation and Discrimination (2010)
- 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.

Tonya Hammer
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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 here to see more photos from Van Billings Harris's camera

•  George Woods
- From the Plantations/Asylums to the Prisons: The Relationship between Humiliation, Stigma, Economics and Correctional Care for the Mentally Ill (2010)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Developing a New Non-Western Psychology (2008)

George Woods
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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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•  Clark McCauley
- Author of Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us (Oxford University Press, 2011, together with Sophia Moskalenko)
- 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)

Clark McCauley
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Hroar Klempe
Palestine Dignity by Empowering through Music (2010)

Hroar Klempe
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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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•  Samir Sanad Basta
Cycles of Humiliation in Immigrant Families (2010)

Samir Sanad Basta
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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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•  James (Jimmy) Edward Jones, represented by Adrian Kirk, Arabic Instructor, Yale University (New Haven CT, USA)
- Overcoming the Valence of Victimhood; Reconstructing an Authentic African Diaspora Identity in the 21st Century (2010)
- The Post Victim Ethical Exemption Syndrome: An Outgrowth of Humiliation (2006)
- The Third Force: A Practical, Community-Building: Approach to Settling Destructive Conflicts (2004)

Adrian Kirk
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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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•  Pandora Hopkins
The Courage to Combat Humiliation (2010)

Pandora Hopkins
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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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•  Dennis Rivers
- The Trouble With Torture... A brief introduction to psychological and political arguments against extreme interrogation and indefinite preventive detention 2009.
- Torture, Technological Humiliation and the Relevance of The Geneva Conventions in Today's World (2008)

Dennis Rivers
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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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•  Alisa Klein
- De-valorizing Victimhood: Transforming the Dominant Narratives of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (2010)
- Reconfiguring Our Response: How Restoring Dignity and Eliminating Shame Can Heal and Prevent the Wounds of Sexual Violence
(2008)

Alisa Klein
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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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Unfortunately these participants were hindered to join us in our 2010 workshop and we hope they can join us in 2011:

•  Robert L. Carneiro
Circumscription Theory and Humiliation (2010)
(See, for example, Carneiro, Robert Leonard (2000). The Transition From Quantity to Quality: A Neglected Causal Mechanism in Accounting for Social Evolution. In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 97 (23), pp. 12926-12931)

•  J. Harold Ellens
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation at the Interface of Psychology and Religion (2010)

•  Anoop Swarup
The Role of Eastern Wisdom and Spiritual Intelligence for Dignity and Humiliation: A Road Map to the Future (2010)

•  Joshua Goldstein
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Peace in the World (2010)

•  Anthony J. Marsella
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Unity in Diversity (2010)
" Show, by your actions, that you choose peace over war, freedom over oppression, voice over silence, service over self-interest, respect over advantage, cooperation over competition, action over passivity, diversity over uniformity, and justice over all" - Marsella, Anthony J. (2006). Justice in a Global Age: Becoming Counselors to the World. In Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 19 (2, June), 121-132, on page 131

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

Round Table 1, 2009
The moderators were Michael Britton & Grace Feuerverger
Please see the participants and their contributions here

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 identify three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion

 

3.15 pm - 3.30 pm Small break

 

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Moving into action! "New Developments in Technology and Community"


•  Ulrich Spalthoff: World Dignity University
, supported by Linda Hartling, Evelin Lindner, Lee Beaumont and Janet Gerson.

•  Ulrich Spalthoff: One Laptop Per Child project

Ulrich Spalthoff Ulrich Spalthoff Janet and Ariel
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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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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 Event "Celebrating the Diversity of Our Unity" with eminent scholars and leading thinkers
Everybody was invited. No registration needed. Our workshops, including this event, are free.
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York (subway 1, exit 116th Street), room 179 Grace Dodge Hall
See flyer

 

•  5.00-5.30 pm We mingled and met!

 

•  5.30 - 5.45 pm Musical introduction by Aida Shahghasemi, who presented Iranian music

Aida Shahghasemi
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  6.45 -7.45 pm Dignity through Unity in Diversity: How Can We Manifest It?
Moderator: Michael Britton

 

•  5.45 - 6.00 pm Linda M. Hartling welcomed everybody, introduced HumanDHS, and explained our framing lead question "Dignity through Unity in Diversity: How Can We Manifest It?"

Linda M. Hartling introduced the work of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, and explained our Appreciative Approach that takes the best from the concept of debate, and dignifies it by placing relationships first. Then she explained the framing lead question for this public event: "Celebrating the Diversity of Our Unity."

•  6.00 - 6.05 pm Michael Britton - Introducing our guests


•  6.05 - 6.15 pm Ulrich Spalthoff

 

•  6.15 - 6.25 pm James Shanahan

 

James Shanahan
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  6.25 - 6.35 pm Adenrele Awotona

Adenrele Awotona
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•  6.45 - 7:15 pm Riane Eisler: Celebrating the Diversity of Our Unity: Democracy, Gender, and Dignity in a Global Perspective

Riane Eisler
Riane Eisler
is a social scientist, attorney, and author whose work on cultural transformation has inspired both scholars and social activists. Her research has impacted many fields, including history, economics, psychology, sociology, and education. She has been a leader in the movement for peace, sustainability, and economic equity, and her pioneering work in human rights has expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. Dr. Eisler is internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 23 foreign editions, including most European languages and Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, Japanese, and Arabic. Her newest book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics – hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking,” by Peter Senge as “desperately needed,” by Gloria Steinem as “revolutionary,” and by Jane Goodall as “a call for action” – proposes a new approach to economics that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work: the work of caring for people and planet.

•  7.15 - 7.25 pm Michael Britton


Michael Britton

Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  7.25 - 7.35 pm Dialogue with the audience

•  7.35 - 7.45 pm Evelin G. Lindner

 

•  7.45 - 7.55 pm Linda M. Hartling, Evelin G. Lindner, and Michael Britton close the Public Event

 

•  7.55 - 8.00 pm Ending Our Public Event with a musical good-bye from Fred Ellis and his students!

Fred Ellis Fred Ellis
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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Day Two, Friday, December 10, 2010, Teachers College, room 179 Grace Dodge Hall

All Round Table 2
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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10.00 am Welcoming All Participants

Linda brought this poem to us:
Outwitted, by Oregonian poet Edwin Markham

He drew a circle that shut me out --
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
- Edwin Markham (1852-1940)

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

Michael Britton Michael Britton
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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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:

Scrim
Please click on the picture to see it larger

11.15 pm - 1.15 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 & Emanuela C. Del Re
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
See here a Summary of our Round Table Discussion Format for you to download

Round Table 2 Round Table 2
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two 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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Participants in Round Table 2:

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

Beth Fisher-Yoshida Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two 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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•  Emanuela C. Del Re (Moderator and Discussant), supported by Padraig O'Malley
- The Subtle Connection Between Counter-terrorism Strategies and Humiliation (2009)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security (2007)

Emanuela C. Del Re Emanuela C. Del Re
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two 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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•  Claudia E. Cohen
Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution? (2009)

Claudia E. Cohen Claudia E. Cohen
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two 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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•  Judy Kuriansky
- Models of Developing Field Projects and Engaging Multi-Stakeholders in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to Solve Global Health Problems and Achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals (2010)
- 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)

Judy Kuriansky Judy Kuriansky
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two 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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•  James T. Shanahan supported by Mark Turner
- Dignity in Ethics, Communication and Tactical Training (2010)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Current Advances in Police Training (2009)
- Tactical Communication to Promote Professional Public Interaction (2008)

James T. Shanahan James T. Shanahan
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two 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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•  Annette Anderson-Engler
- Humiliation Through Silent Grief in Women: When Words Are Not Enough (2010)
- 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)

Annette Anderson-Engler Annette Anderson-Engler
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two 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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• Floyd Webster Rudmin
- The Apologies Project: Small Wins Ways to Reduce Militarizing Memories (2010)
- The Apologies Project: The Responsible Side of Patriotism (2010)

Floyd Webster Rudmin Floyd Webster Rudmin
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Antoinette Errante
Of Broken Hearts and Tangled Fury: Institutionalized Shame and Humiliation in the Education Sector (2008)

Antoinette Errante Antoinette Errante
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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• Virginia Swain supported by Michele Walsh-MacDonald
How to Dignify the World with Reconciliation Leaders and a Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service: Applications in the Sudan and Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security
(2010)

Virginia Swain Virginia Swain
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two 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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Unfortunately these participants are hindered to join us in our 2010 workshop and we hope they can join us in 2011:

•  Chipamong Chowdhury (family name), or Bhante Revata (monk's name, as known in the monastic communities)
- Metta: Transmuting Anger into Love and Non-Violence (2010)
- Practicing Non-violent and Working on Peace (2009)
- Inner Peace and Outer Peace: A Buddhist Contemplative Perspective (2008)

•  Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera
- Honor, Dignity, and Humiliation (2010)
- The Cultural Meaning of Confrontation in Emotional Episodes of Disrespect and Humiliation (2004)

•  Kjell Skyllstad
- From Humiliation to Empowerment: Creative Conflict Management in the Multi-ethnic School (2005)

•  Avigail Abarbanel
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Trauma (2010)

•  Neil Altman
Humiliation, Retaliation, and Violence, in Tikkun Magazine, January/February 2004

•  Eli Gashi
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Community Support (2010)

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

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

•  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)

Ragnhild Nilsen
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Fair Trade (2007)

Please see here the Supporters of all three Round Tables

 

The history of Round Table 2:

Round Table 2, 2009
The moderators wereBeth Fisher-Yoshida & Miriam Marton
Please see the participants and their contributions here

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 identify three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion

 

1.15 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch in the Cafeteria in the basement of Teachers College, or in the Everett Café at the entrance of the Gottesman Library, or you could bring your own food and eat it in our workshop room 179 Grace Dodge Hall

 

2.00 pm - 2.30 pm
Anne and Bertram Wyatt Brown HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

•  Presentation of the Award by the HumanDHS Director and President, Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner
•  Anne and Bertram Wyatt Brown expressed their thanks

Anne and Bertram Wyatt Brown Anne and Bertram Wyatt Brown
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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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: Philip Brown and Stephanie Heuer
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
See here a Summary of our Round Table Discussion Format for you to download
Participants in Round Table 3:

Philip Brown (Moderator and Discussant)
- Prosocial Education (2010)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Character Education
(2007)

Phil Brown Phil Brown
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Anne Wyatt-Brown supported by Susan Hall
- From Auschwitz to the International Court of Justice in the Hague (2010)
- 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)

Anne Wyatt-Brown
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Bertram Wyatt-Brown supported by Susan Hall
- American Death Row Inmates: A Study of Imposed Humiliation and Deprivation (2010)
- 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)

Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Mark Porter Webb supported by Tim Shenk and Angel Pichardo
Strategies for Social Change: Overcoming Violence and Humiliation, Transforming Cultural Rules (2010)

Mark Porter Webb Mark Porter Webb
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Ani Kalayjian, supported by Jennifer De Mucci
Ani 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)

Ani Kalayjian Jennifer De Mucci
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Hagitte Gal-Ed, supported by Drew Cavanaugh, Yael Petretti and Dan Booth Cohen (who was unfortunately not able to join us)
ARTiculating(c) Human Dignity (2010)

Hagitte Gal-Ed Yael Petretti
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Tony Gaskew
- Released: Searching for Dignity and Respect Through Prison Re-entry Initiatives (2010)
- The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for Structural, and Political Violence (2009)

Tony Gaskew
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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•  Carol Smaldino, supported by Lino Smaldino
If We Meet the Shadow: One Family’s Interruption of Bullying and Blame

Carol Smaldino
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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Stephanie Heuer (Moderator and Discussant)
"BE the Arrow!" DignityRocks - Human Services with a Focus on Counseling, Diversity, and Working with the Poor (2010)

Stephanie Heuer Stephanie Heuer Stephanie Heuer
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two 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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Unfortunately these participants are hindered to join us in our 2010 workshop and we hope they can join us in 2011:

•  Susanna Pearce
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Racism and Xenophobia (2010)

•  Roberta Kosberg
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Communication (2010)

•  Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski, discussant and co-moderator
- Supporting Human Dignity Through the 4 Rs and the 3 Cs (2010)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation in Indigenous Cultures and Its Usefulness to Global Dialogue (2009)

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

•  Seema Shekhawat
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Divided Families in Kashmir (2010)

•  Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Displacement and Humiliation in Kashmir (2010)
- Viewing Kashmir Conflict through the Prism of Dignity and Humiliation, co-authored with Seema Shekhawat (2008)

• Joseph P. Baratta
How to Dignify the World: Governing Body for a World Federation (2010)

•  Theo van Koolwijk
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Social Change (2010)

•  Sayaka Funada-Classen
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation in Africa (2010)

•  Brian Trautman and his students and colleagues from the Berkshires
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Peace Education (2008/2009)

•  Jean H. Quataert
- Human Rights, Social Change, and History (2009)

• Bayezid Dawla
The Bangladesh Dignity Forum (2010)

•  Hayal Köksal
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Conflict Resolution Centres in Turkey (2010)

•  Helga Varden
How Liberal Law and Policies Protect People from Humiliation (2010)

Please see here the Supporters of all three Round Tables

 

The history of Round Table 3:

Round Table 3, 2009
The moderators were Emanuela C. Del Re & Sondra Perl
Please see the participants and their contributions here

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 summarize the Round Table discussion and identify three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion

 

We thank for the untiring help, throughout the entire workshop, that was generously offered by so many, both in kind, and also in form of donations.

 

Supporters and Observers of all three Round Tables

•  Karen Kohn Bradley & Martha Eddy

Karen Kohn Bradley Martha Eddy
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  John Dana

John Dana
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Subrata Ghoshroy (will participate as an observer)

Subrata Ghoshroy
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Lena Alhusseini

Lena Alhusseini
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Michael Greene supported by Danielle Sered (Michael could unfortunately only join us on Day One)

- Code of the Street, Retaliation, and Saving Face (2010)
- Youth as Active Agents of Social Change (2010)
- Walking the Talk (2008)
- The Role of Humiliation for the Generation of Violence
(2007)

Michael Greene
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Yves M. Musoni

Yves M. Musoni
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Jeffrey Kauffman (only Thursday)

Jeffrey Kauffman
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Leland R. Beaumont

Lee has recently develop The Wise Path website. Wisdom is the primary virtue. Wisdom is the antidote to folly. (And humiliation is certainly folly!) As the electorate becomes wiser, democracies become stronger. Wisdom is an important decision criterion. Simply asking “how wise is that” or “is that wise” or “what would a wise leader do” can shift the conversation and the thinking in the right direction.

Leland R. Beaumont
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Onaje Muid and Fatima Hafiz

Onaje Muid
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Marty Epstein

Marty Epstein
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Claudia Maffettone and Bruce Cohen

Claudia Maffettone
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Gillian Cohen

Gillian Cohen
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Mariana Vergara

Mariana Vergara
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Alison Ongvorapong

Alison Ongvorapong
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Karen Hirsch

Karen Hirsch
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Bathabile Mthombeni

Bathabile Mthombeni
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Lyudmila Bryzzheva

Lyudmila Bryzzheva
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Rose-Anne Moore

Rose-Anne Moore
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Jane Wanjiru

Jane Wanjiru
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Tomoko Ishii

Tomoko Ishii
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Terrry Rosenberg

Terrry Rosenberg
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Laura McGrew

- Transitional Justice Approaches in Cambodia (2006)
- Justice and Reconciliation?  Can the trials for the Khmer Rouge bring reconciliation and healing to Cambodia (2006)

Laura McGrew
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Carol Sander

Carol Sander
Thursday, December 9, 2010, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Merle Lefkoff, Joy Stocke, and Kim Nagy

 

•  Michiko Kuroda

- A Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service (2008)

•  Alison Anthoine and Sandra Hayes

 

•  Connie Dawson

 

•  Joseph Levine

 

•  Matthias Gockel

 

•  Deryl F. Bailey

 

•  Parinda Viranuvat

 

•  Alison Crowes

 

•  Susan M. Meredith

 

•  Scott Gassman

 

•  Dawit Kahsay (observer)

 

They were unfortunately hindered to join us:

•  Tzofnat Peleg-Baker

•  Navaraj Pudasaini and his colleague Khum Bahadur K.C.
Deteriorating Rights Situation in Nepal (2007)

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

•  Erin Hilgart and Julie Will

•  Peter Buirski

•  Rhodius Noguera

•  Inan Izci

•  Rachel Aspögård

•  Anjali Bhatia

•  Anna Romer and Karen Murphy

•  Thomas Kühne

•  Sibyl Ann Schwarzenbach

•  Shashi Kumar

•  Alexander Cheryomukhin

•  Olav Ofstad

•  Trevor Ballance

• Amy Hudnall

• Gary Jones

• Kathleen Barnett

Ellen Marie Hansteensen

Zuzana Luckay and her brother Robert Luckay

Puni Selvaratnam

Bernedette Muthien

•  Andrew Benson Greene

•  Albert Alejo

•  Hanne Eggen Røislien

•  Murat Altintas

José Pascal da Rocha

•  Kathleen Barnett

•  Reeva Gassman

•  Jessica Gorelick

•  Thom Bond

•  Samantha Snowden

•  Alex Newman

•  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.

•  Ranajit Pal
- Ashoka (Diodotus-I) and Jalaluddin Rumi, as Icons of Peace (2010)
- Alexander the Great, Brotherhood and the Statue of Liberty (2010)
- Tera and the Early Jews in Indo-Iran and Compassionate Judaism of the Kabbala – A Reapprisal (2010).

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

•  Sulayman Sumbundu

•  Mariam Khan

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm Wrapping up our workshop

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 2011. 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

All Michael BrittonAll
Friday, December 10, 2010, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
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Meetings Prior and Subsequent to our Workshop

December 8, 2010 pre-workshop meeting: We were kindly invited to the Conflict Resolution End of Year Holiday Party, sponsored by the Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) and supported by The Masters Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University, the Center for International Conflict Resolution at SIPA (CICR) and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College (ICCCR). We thank Peter T. Coleman for making our annual Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict possible.
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December 11, 2010, first post-workshop meeting.
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Tomoko Ishii

December 12, 2010, second post-workshop meeting with Tomoko Ishii and her son.
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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
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict

 

Abstracts/Notes/Papers of 2010

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.

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

Victoria C. Fontan

Evelin G. Lindner

James (Jimmy) Edward Jones represented by Adrian Kirk, Arabic Instructor, Yale University (New Haven CT- USA) (2010)
Overcoming the Valence of Victimhood; Reconstructing an Authentic African Diaspora Identity in the 21st Century
Abstract for the 3rd Edition of the World Festival of Black Arts and Culture (WFBA), 10 December 2010 - 31, 2010 in Dakar, Senegal for its third structuring Conference on African Diasporas: Geography- Settlement-History-Political Situation
Presented initially at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict at Columbia University, Teachers College (New York City- USA) on December 9, 2010 by Adrian Kirk, Arabic Instructor, Yale University (New Haven CT- USA)

Alisa Klein (2010)
De-valorizing Victimhood: Transforming the Dominant Narratives of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Philip Brown (2010)
Prosocial Education

Prepared by Ann Higgins D'Alessandro, Fordham University, and edited by Philip Brown, Rutgers University, for the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Adenrele Awotona (2010)
Children and Young People in Haiti’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Plan
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Annette Anderson-Engler (2010)
Humiliation Through Silent Grief in Women: When Words Are Not Enough
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Pandora Hopkins (2010)
The Courage to Combat Humiliation
Paper presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Riane Eisler (2010)
Celebrating the Diversity of Our Unity: Democracy, Gender, and Dignity in a Global Perspective
Statement presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

George Woods (2010)
From the Plantations/Asylums to the Prisons: The Relationship between Humiliation, Stigma, Economics and Correctional Care for the Mentally Ill
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Michael Greene (2010)
Code of the Street, Retaliation, and Saving Face
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Hagitte Gal-Ed (2010)
ARTiculating(c) Human Dignity
Presentation summary for the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Tony Gaskew (2010)
Released: Searching for Dignity and Respect Through Prison Re-entry Initiatives
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Judy Kuriansky (2010)
Models of Developing Field Projects and Engaging Multi-Stakeholders in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to Solve Global Health Problems and Achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Floyd Webster Rudmin (2010)
The Apologies Project: Small Wins Ways to Reduce Militarizing Memories
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Ranajit Pal (2010)
- Ashoka (Diodotus-I) and Jalaluddin Rumi, as Icons of Peace
- Alexander the Great, Brotherhood and the Statue of Liberty
- Tera and the Early Jews in Indo-Iran and Compassionate Judaism of the Kabbala – A Reapprisal
Abstracts presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Mark Porter Webb (2010)
Strategies for Social Change: Overcoming Violence and Humiliation, Transforming Cultural RulesAbstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010

Anne Wyatt-Brown (2010)
From Auschwitz to the International Court of Justice in the Hague
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010.

Bertram Wyatt-Brown (2010)
American Death Row Inmates: A Study of Imposed Humiliation and Deprivation
Paper presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010.

Samir Sanad Basta (2010)
Cycles of Humiliation in Immigrant Families
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010.

Anoop Swarup (2010)
The Role of Eastern Wisdom and Spiritual Intelligence for Dignity and Humiliation: A Road Map to the Future
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010.

Tonya Hammer and Selma Yznaga (2010)
Shunned by Difference: The Intersection of Humiliation and Discrimination
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010.

Carol Smaldino (2010)
If We Meet the Shadow: One Family’s Interruption of Bullying and Blame
Abstract presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010.

 


 

Final Papers

(Please see last year's papers)

Virginia Swain (2010)
How to Dignify the World with Reconciliation Leaders and a Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service: Applications in the Sudan and Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security
Paper presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010.

Dennis Rivers (2010)
The Trouble With Torture... A brief introduction to psychological and political arguments against extreme interrogation and indefinite preventive detention
Paper presented at the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 9-10, 2010.


 

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"