2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
representing the
20th Annual HumanDHS Conference
and the Ninth Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict


December 6-7, 2012
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York
City
(subway 1, exit 116th Street)
, room 179 Grace Dodge Hall and Milbank Chapel,
in cooperation with the World Dignity University initiative

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

•  Thursday, December 6, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm: Public Event in Milbank Chapel (open to everyone, free entrance, see flyer)

•  Thursday and Friday, December 6-7, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm: Two-Day Workshop in room 179 Grace Dodge Hall (only upon invitation, no registration fee, we use a dignity economy approach)


See here:
•  Newsletter Nr. 20, compiled subsequent to this workshop
•  Our Invitation sent out to our address list in November 2012
• Public Event flyer
•  Program of the Workshop
•  This workshop was the ninth in a series that began in 2003: see the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, 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


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Linda Hartling & Morton Deutsch & Evelin Lindner
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)

Tonya Hammer
Tonya Hammer has kindly agreed to lead the team that organizes this workshop

Fred Ellis
Day One, Public Event (click on the picture or here to see more photos of this event)
All
Day Two (click on the picture or here to see more photos of Day Two)

(Important note to our conference particants: During our conference, we asked for your permission to include your pictures here. In case you have changed your mind since, please let us know! We want to make sure we have your permission. 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.)

The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

• 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 the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and, since 2011, also the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative, 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 Liz Hernandez for so kindly arranging the venue 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 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 6, 2012, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 (subway 1, exit 116th Street), Milbank Chapel
Everybody is invited also next year! Bring your friends!

•  Workshop - upon invitation, free (cost shared according to ability), see the program
Thursday and Friday, December 6-7, 2012, 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 Grade Dodge Hall (except for Friday afternoon 2.00-6.00 pm, 285 Grace Dodge Hall)
This part of our workshop is 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 particularly: TC Guest Housing (Tel. +1 212 678-3235), International House, NYC (Tel. +1 212 316-8400), and Union Theological Seminary (Tel. +1 212 280-1313).
• 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. 19, compiled subsequent to our 2012 Norway conference, and newsletter Nr. 20, compiled subsequent to this 2012 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 2012 workshop pictures come in three main web galleries:

•  Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop: Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
•  Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event in the afternoon of Day One: Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
•  Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop: Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

• Videos
We warmly thank Tijana Milosevic for her generous offer to step in spontaneously and help document this workshop per video, and Fabian Freire and Mariana Vergara for their video editing work.

Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi closed the Public Event on December 6 with his wonderful improvisation. Please see also www.sohrab.info.
Garry Davis and Mariana Vergara in Dialogue on the World Passport
This video of Garry Davis and Mariana Vergara engaging in dialogue on the World Passport was part of the "Moving into Action" session, where we created dialogues for the World Dignity University Initiative. Please see also an article about the film that is in the making about Garry's work.
Round Table 2 (Note: The quality of the recording improves throughout the video! Only the beginning is very shaky.)
• Round Table 2: Video recording of Macleans Geo-JaJa and Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite's contributions: "Human Rights in Development Aid for Self-determination: Any Cause for Education Concern? (Macleans Geo-Jaja 2012), and "Preservation of local languages-in-education: Why not in Africa?" (Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite 2012).

• 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 one-day meeting was held at Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2002, convened by Morton Deutsch personally, the first two-day workshop 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 the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and, since 2011, also the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative, 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.

Peace Linguist Francisco Gomes de Matos commented on this format as follows (May 2, 2012): "It enhances RELATIONAL DIGNITY. Everyone will make the most of such dignifyingly used time! A great humanizing, interactive format: a little bit of MONOlogue, followed by much DIALOGUE, will help create DIGNiLOGUE."

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
Appreciative Enquiry, a video recorded on October 30, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, for the World Dignity University initiative
Linda Hartling: Presenting the Frame of Appreciative Enquiry, a video uploaded onto YouTube on August 4, 2012, in preparation of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 27th-30th August 2012, in Oslo, Norway

 



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 Centre for Gender Research, and 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.

Tonya R. Hammer, Ph.D.

Tonya R. Hammer is also a Member of the Global Coordinating Team, and the HumanDHS Research Team.
In August 2008, Tonya took up the position of Assistant Professor with the University of Houston-Clear Lake, in Texas, U.S.A. She wrote her doctoral dissertation at the Counselor Education and Supervision department at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. Her Masters degree in Psychology and Counseling is from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas and her bachelor's degree is in English from the University of Texas, Arlington. [read more]

 


 

Program

Day One, Thursday, December 6, 2012, Columbia University, Teachers College, room 179 Grace Dodge Hall


Please click on the picture above or here to see all the 177 photos of Day One

9.00 am Registration
We thank Tonya Hammer, Dee Sloan, Rick Slaven, Anna Strout, Tijana Milosevic, and Adriano Sverko, for their kind support!


Please click on the pictures above or here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
You see Anna and Adriano in the bottom row of the pictures, click on the pictures or here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

10.00 am Welcoming All Participants

The participants of the workshop are welcomed to Teachers College by Beth Fisher-Yoshida, on behalf of Claudia E. Cohen, Ph.D., Associate Director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR), at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, NY. She greets 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).

Please see Claudia Cohen's 2011 Welcome Words.


Please click on the pictures above or here to see all the 177 photos of Day One

10.15 am - 10.30 am Welcome from Linda Hartling: Announcement of our Latest News & Presentation of our Appreciative Approach


Please click on the pictures above or here to see all the 177 photos of Day One

Linda M. Hartling, Ph.D., Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network

Linda 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 watch a video where Linda explains our appreciative frame. She created this video in preparation of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in August 2012 in Norway. Please read also An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation that Linda wrote 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.

10.30 am Participants introduce themselves

 

11.30 am - 12.30 pm Welcome from Evelin Lindner: Exlaining Our World Dignity University Initiative
See also Evelin's Video Invitation to Join the World Dignity University Initiative


Please click on the pictures above or here to see all the 177 photos of Day One

Evelin G. Lindner, Ph.D.s, Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network

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.
See also:
• 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
• Evelin's Video 2011 Invitation to Join the World Dignity University Initiative
• 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 thus represents a response to its heading):
-  Fostering Global Citizenship, Paper 4, March 10, 2011
-  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, Paper 1, February 25, 2010
• Please see also a paper presented at the 2009 workshop: The Need for a New World
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
• 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

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

Martha Eddy and her colleagues often kindly offer experiential activities: They provide movement breaks during any time period when they are present

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

Phil Brown explains that there are four ways to participate in a Round Table: As (1) Discussant, (2) Moderator, (3) Supporter, and (4) Observer (all roles are equally important)

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."
Peace Linguist Francisco Gomes de Matos commented on this format as follows (May 2, 2012): "It enhances RELATIONAL DIGNITY. Everyone will make the most of such dignifyingly used time! A great humanizing, interactive format: a little bit of MONOlogue, followed by much DIALOGUE, will help create DIGNiLOGUE."
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: Tonya Hammer & Evelin Lindner (for Michael Britton who was ill)
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven


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Participants in Round Table 1

 

•  Maggie O'Neill

- Humiliation, Social Justice and Recognitive Communities: Thinking about the Asylum-Migration-Community Nexus in the Context of HDHS (2012)
See as background:
Maggie O'Neill, Susan Mansaray (2012)
Race, Crime and Justice in the North East: Women's Lives, Well-Being and Community
Project conducted in participation with Regional Refugee Forum North East and Purple Rose Stockton.
- Humiliation and Human Dignity: Conducting Participatory Action Research with Women Who Sell Sex (2007, see www.safetysoapbox.co.uk)


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•  Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (Seema Shekhawat can unfortunately not join us this year)

- Restoring Dignity of Borderlanders in Conflict Zones by Promoting Cooperation (2012)
- Peacebuilding in Kashmir: A Perspective from the Grassroots (2012)
- Viewing Kashmir Conflict through the Prism of Dignity and Humiliation, co-authored with Seema Shekhawat (2008)


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•  Tonya Hammer and Hugh Crethar

- Redrawing the Circle:  From Exclusion and Shame to Inclusion and Empowerment (2012)


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•  David Leverenz

- Introduction (without notes), in Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012
- 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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•  Ya'ir Ronen

- Preventing and Overcoming Humiliation: A Compassionate Loving Understanding of Human Dignity (2012)
- Children Exposed to Humiliation: From Self-Destructiveness to Healing and Hope (2011)
- Non Violent Opposition to a Violence Ridden Status Quo and Responsiveness to the Child (2009)


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•  Grace Feuerverger

- Auto-Ethnographic Reflections on the Immigrant and Refugee Experience in an Inner-city High School in Toronto (2012)
- Acts of “Great Generosity of Spirit”: The Classroom as a Pathway Toward Abundance and Dignity (2011)
- Teaching and Writing Vulnerably: An Auto-Ethnography about Schools as Places of Hope (2009)


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•  Martha Eddy & Talia Shafir

- Embodied Experiences of Shame and Confidence: Relational aspects of learning - how our emotional state impacts memory and retrieval (2012)

Martha Eddy and her colleagues kindly offer experiential activities, i.e. they provide movement breaks during our workshop at any time time when they are present


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Participants who could unfortunately not join us:

 

•  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)

•  Claudia E. Cohen

- Claudia Cohen's Welcome Words (2011)
- Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution? (2009)

•  Carlos E. Sluzki & Guillermo Bigliani

- 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)

•  Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski

- Transforming Humiliation: Spiritual and Dialogic Aspects (2011)
- Message from Jackie, November 18, 2011: "News from the Ainu community in Japan: they will be starting their own national political group this coming January 2012. Maybe the World Dignity University could send them supportive greetings since Evelin participated in the dialogues that also included some of the Ainu who organized both the 2008 International Indigenous Peoples Summit in Hokkaido just before the G8 Meeting in Hokkaido that year which resulted in the Japanese government finally recognizing the Ainu as Indigenous People in Japan and this new political group (I'm not sure they are calling it a "party," but it is to make sure that Ainu have a voice at all levels of Japanese politics)."
- 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)

•  Emanuela C. Del Re

- Haifa's Answer (2012), documentary film on the Arab-Jewish dialogue in Haifa
- The Subtle Connection Between Counter-terrorism Strategies and Humiliation (2009)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security (2007)

•  Mohamed Barud Ali

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

Round Table 1, 2012
The moderators were Tonya Hammer & Evelin Lindner
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2011
The moderators were Michael Britton & Evelin Lindner
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2010
The moderators were Michael Britton & Ariel Lublin
Please see the participants and their contributions here

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.

2.50 pm - 3.00 pm
- An opportunity for the Moderators to summarize the Round Table discussion and identify three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion
- An opportunity to turn to your neighbor and share what reflections are going through your mind just now

 

3.00 pm - 3.15 pm Small break

 

3.15 pm - 4.45 pm Moving into Action!

We created dialogues for the World Dignity University Initiative, led by Philip Brown, supported by Anna Strout

Anna Strout gave suggestions for next year's Moving into Action session (sent on December 17, 2012), and see Uli Spalthoff's practical guidelines (sent on January 8, 2012) as well as selected web video rules he made us aware of.


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These topics were co-created:

A. Defining dignity and looking at the relationship between humiliation, love and freedom.

B. Interpersonal relationships and dignity - their use to prevent humiliation and as therapeutic tools in transformative processes.

C. World Passport - how to actualize its potential for reducing/preventing humiliation.

D. Internal and external resilience and how the ego is a factor in determining positive or negative implications of resilience.

E. Public policy at the micro and macro levels and the consequences for using policy mechanisms to uphold dignity or as a tool for humiliation.

These videos were realized:

Dignity & Humiliation in Context, BilQis Aidara Adjei and Hugh Crethar


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Many Different Personal Choices Can Together Bring About Systemic Change: Preventing and Healing Humiliation and Standing up for Our Rights in Personal Ways, Nadine Hoover and Ya'ir Ronen


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Garry Davis and Mariana Vergara in Dialogue on the World Passport
Mariana Vergara and Garry Davis entered into dialogue on the World Passport project by Garry Davis. See also an article about the film that is in the making about Garry's work.


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Some Thoughts about Resilience and HumiliationMara Alagic and Michael Greene


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Mara's and Michael's summary: Our small group (Adair, Michael, Mara) started on the topic of the concordance between external and internal aspects of humiliation and moved to the guiding question, i.e., we sometimes talk about specific actions, events, or situations as humiliating and sometimes we talk about the internal experience of being humiliated. We discussed individual differences in terms of why and how some individuals feel humiliated in a given situation while others do not. Adair shared techniques to "Working with oneself so you do not feel humiliated and do not humiliate others,” which was nice contribution to thinking in ACTION terms. Still, there are some situations—for example, oppression, racism, and poverty—that are humiliating to all exposed to such conditions. So the work also must consist of eliminating those situations and external conditions that are humiliating to most.
Please see a snapshot from https://twitter.com/ related to #dignism, retrieved on December 13, 2012, from https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23dignism&src=typd.

• Interweaving Dignity and Policy Making, with Alisa Klein and Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra


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Our overall aim is to invite all educators of this world who share our values to contribute with topics related to dignity, for lectures, courses, seminars, workshops. Students are invited to contribute with their ideas and wishes for topics. Learning is reciprocal. A student can also teach and an educator can also learn, and we invite everybody to be both.
We envisage building two data bases of video clips, one collection of topics on offer, and another for topics sought. Our overall aim is to nurture our World Dignity University initiative as a growth process, as an invitation into a movement that emerges, thus manifesting our core principle of unity in diversity also through the way we go about and the structure of our work. Sometimes, we also use the metaphor of a tree.
In other words, we would be extremely happy if all of you who read these sentences now, and who share our values, would feel inspired to contribute to the World Dignity University initiative! We would love you to create similar video dialogues as you see here. It would be wonderful to have your reflections on why you think dignity is important and what you could contribute to a World Dignity University!
We envisage to proceed as follows:
1. Let us assume you wish to contribute with a topic to the WDU initiative, and you present it in a video clip.
2. Let us assume that ten students from all over the world click on your video, indicating that they find your theme interesting.
3. This motivates you to give a lecture of one or two hours, having it video-taped, so that we can place it on the World Dignity University website.
4. The next step would be that you develop a seminar/course/workshop on your theme. You could help your students to gather for an initial face-to-face meeting, followed by one or two semesters of online teaching, and a final face-to-face meeting (you might want to help your students find the funding for their travels, or, if this is not possible, those who cannot afford the travel cost could participate via video). In that way, unity in diversity will be expressed through manifold themes and manifold ways of teaching and learning.
5. For those students who wish to work for a degree, please see Ragnhild Nilsen's experience.

4.45 pm - 5.00 pm Wrapping up Day One

 

5.00 pm End of Day One of our workshop

 


 

5.00 pm - 8.00 pm Public Event "World Dignity University Dialogues"
Everybody is invited to our public events, entrance is free, since our work is a labor of love and we offer it as a gift!
Venue: Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York (subway 1, exit 116th Street), Milbank Chapel
See flyer

 


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•  5.00-5.30 pm We mingled and met!

 

•  5.30 - 5.45 pm Musical contribution by Fred Ellis and his students

 


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•  5.45-6.00 pm Welcome

 

•  6.00-6.15 pm Linda Hartling gave a brief introduction into the work of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and the World Dignity University initiative

 


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•  Charles Eisenstein shared his reflections and experiences on Sacred Economy
Charles Eisenstein is the author of The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics. He writes and speaks on themes of transition, money, ecology, and cultural evolution.


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Charles wrote (12th November 2012):
Hi everyone,
I've started writing a new book in earnest now -- the title and theme are just coming into clearer view as I write. It is to empower change agents in a world where, increasingly, it seems like we need to accomplish the "impossible." But what is impossible from an old set of beliefs, an old narrative, an old view of physical, social, and political reality, might be possible from a new...
I'm still doing a bit of other writing too. Here is my latest Guardian piece on Occupy's new initiative (and I think it is a breakthrough): the Rolling Jubilee. It seems to be stirring up a lot of strong feelings. Hundreds of comments already.
I also had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite writers recently, Joseph Chilton Pearce. The transcript is here.
In the next couple months I'll be speaking in Wisconsin, Vancouver, New Haven, and New York (details here). Then, after the holidays, I'll be leading a weekend at the Kripalu Center in western Mass. I love these longer events that allow for a deeper, more experiential dive into our transition, which echoes through every level of our individual and collective being.
Finally, may I be so immodest as to offer a gift suggestion? I still have copies of the original edition of The Ascent of Humanity, which I am selling on a you-choose-the-price basis. You could choose the cover price (or more), or my cost, or even zero. Of course you can also read it for free on line, but if you want to make a gift of the beautiful physical book, why not "buy" it on a gift basis as well?
Sincerely,
Charles  

•  Judit Révèsz received the Beacon of Dignity Award


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•  Evelin Lindner shared some of her personal experiences on A Dignity Economy (with particular emphasis on Evelin's recent "digniventure" in South-America)

 


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•  7.45 - 8.00 pm Musical contribution by Sohrab Saadat


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•  7.55 - 8.00 pm Ending of our Public Event

 


 

Day Two, Friday, December 7, 2012, Columbia University, Teachers College, room 179 Grace Dodge Hall until 3.00 pm and 285 Grace Dodge Hall from 2.00-6.00 pm


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10.00 am Welcoming All Participants


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10.30 am - 11.15 am Visions that Endanger, Visions that Nurture
Michael Britton always holds our Don Klein Memorial Lecture in the place of the lecture that Don Klein held each year until he passed away in 2007, titled The Humiliation Dynamic: Looking Back... Looking Forward

 


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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:


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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? Round Table 2 (
See the video recording of this Round Table (the quality of the recording improves throughout the video; only the beginning is very shaky)

 
Honorary Convenor: Morton Deutsch
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Phil Brown
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
See here a Summary of our Round Table Discussion Format for you to download

Round Table 3 Round Table 3
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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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•  Phil Brown

- Prosocial Education: Developing Caring, Capable Citizens (2012)
- Prosocial Development: Defining the Basis for Prosocial Education (2011)
- Prosocial Education (2010)
- Reflections on Policy and Humiliation: Addressing the Needs of Poor Minority Children in New Jersey’s Public Schools (2005)
- Humiliation, Bullying and Caring in School Communities (2004)


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•  Alisa Klein

- On Being a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse: A Personal Reflection on Dignity, Healing and Accountability (2012)
- 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)


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• Macleans Geo-JaJa and Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite, see video recording of their contribution

- Human Rights in Development Aid for Self-determination: Any Cause for Education Concern? (Macleans Geo-Jaja 2012)
- Preservation of Local Languages-in-Education: Why not in Africa? (Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite 2012)
- Language As a Right in Education: A Case Study of Zanzibar Curriculum Reform (2011)


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•  Ani Kalayjian and Leysa Cerswell (in the place of Nira Shah)

- Transforming trauma into healing: An integrative healing approach for Palestinians and Israelis (2012)
- ATOP Meaningfulworld Humanitarian Outreach Project to Romania: Ancestral Healing, Forgiveness, and Meaning-Making (2011)
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)


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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)


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Participants who could unfortunately not join us:

 

•  Annette 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)

•  Pamela H. Creed

- The Dominant American Narrative between 9/11/01 and the Invasion of Iraq (2006)

Please see here the Supporters of all three Round Tables
 
The history of Round Table 2:

Round Table 2, 2012
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Philip Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2011
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Rita Anita Linger
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2010
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Emanuela C. Del Re
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2009
The moderators were Beth 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
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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

1.05 pm - 1.15 pm
- The Moderators summarize the Round Table discussion and identified three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion
- An opportunity to turn to your neighbor and share what reflections are going through your mind just now

 

1.15 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch and announcements

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

Martha Eddy and her colleagues kindly offer experiential activities, i.e. they provide movement breaks during our workshop at any time time when they are present

2.00 pm - 2.30 pm

 

2012 Beacon of Dignity Award to Judit Revesz, Fred Ellis, Rick Slaven, Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Claudia Cohen, Peter Coleman, and Maggie O'Neill

•  Presentation of the Award by the HumanDHS Director Linda Hartling


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2012 HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony for Michael Perlin

•  Presentation of the Award by the HumanDHS Director Linda Hartling

Tonya Hammer Tonya Hammer
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Moving from Grace Dodge Hall 179 to Grace Dodge Hall 285


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: Roberta Kosberg & David C. Yamada
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
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Participants in Round Table 3:

 

•  Roberta Kosberg (Discussant and Moderator)

- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Communication (2010)


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•  David C. Yamada (Discussant and Moderator)

- American Elders: Human Dignity and the Aging Population (2012)
- Intellectual Activism: Using Blogs and Social Media to Advance a Human Dignity Agenda (2011)
- The Dignifying Effects of Workplace Bullying Legislation (2009)


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•  Michael L. Perlin

- Considering the "Alternative Jurisprudences" as a Tool of Social Change to Reduce Humiliation and Uphold Dignity (2012)
- Understanding the Intersection Between International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: The Role of Dignity
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)


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•  Mariana Vergara

- World Dignity University Initiative: Co-creating Sustainability in the Amazon Rainforest with the Kichwa Community: Why, Who, What, How, Where, When (Pdf, 2012)
- Global Community - Transformational Learning: Lessons from the Amazon Rainforest Co-creating a Global Community: Mindfulness into Action (Powerpoint, 2012)
- The BRIDGE® Model: The Case for Integrating Phenomenological Documentation aAnd Participatory Action Research through Collaborative Inquiry: Transformational Learning in Transforming High Aspirations into Human Agency (Pdf, 2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Videos 2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Pdf from Powerpoint, 2011)


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•  Claudia Maffettone

- Testimony of a Personal Path to Dignity (2012)
- Exchange 2.0. (2011)


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•  Rosita Albert

- Lessons Learned about such Conflicts, and Recommendations for Conflict Amelioration and Peace Building (a summary of the concluding chapter of the 2012 Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives)(2012)
- Violent Interethnic Conflict and Human Dignity: Major Issues in Intercultural Research and Knowledge Utilization (2006)

 

Participants who could unfortunately not join us:

 

•  Neil Ryan Walsh & Matt Mitler

 

•  Shahid Kamal

 

•  Eduardo Carvalho

 

•  Thales Castro

 

•  Ricardo Rodrigues

Please see here the Supporters of all three Round Tables
 
The history of Round Table 3:

Round Table 3, 2011
The moderators were Grace Feuerverger and Roberta Kosberg
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2010
The moderators were Philip Brown and Stephanie Heuer
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2009
The moderators were Emanuela C. Del Re & Sondra Perl
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Round Table 3, 2008
The moderators were Emanuela C. Del Re & Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera
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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
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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

4.20 pm - 4.30 pm

- The Moderators summarize the Round Table discussion and identified three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion
- An opportunity to turn to your neighbor and share what reflections are going through your mind just now

 

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:

 

•  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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Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
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•  Mara Alagic


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Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

Please see a snapshot from https://twitter.com/ related to #dignism, retrieved on December 13, 2012, from https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23dignism&src=typd.

•  James T. Shanahan

- Conflict Resolution: Spirit & Technique - A comprehensive course taught for law enforcement officers, critical incident workers and other emergency first responders (2012)
- 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)


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Michael Greene

- 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)


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Chipamong Chowdhury (family name), or Bhante Revata (monk's name, as known in the monastic communities)

- Feeling Angry, Feeling Blessed: Contemplative and Pedagogical Understanding of Humiliation (2011)
- 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)


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

 

•  Garry Davis

- Our dear Garry Davis went into hospice care on 18 July 2013, and died six days later:
Garry Davis: « And Now the People Have The Floor » by Rene Wadlow
- World Citizen Radio with Garry Davis interviewing Evelin Lindner, Global Radio Alliance, Sunday, November 11, 2012
- World Citizenship: A Video with Garry Davis and Mariana Vergara created at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012. (See here an article about the film that is in the making about Garry's work)
- Garry Davis’s Speech at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
(2007)


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Carol Smaldino

- What's So Funny? (2011) See also related reflections.
- If We Meet the Shadow: One Family’s Interruption of Bullying and Blame (2010)


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Adair Linn Nagata (Kiyoko Sueda can unfortunately not join us this year)


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Hari Bansh Jha


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Lee Norton & Nadine Hoover & Harriet Nettles (she could not join us)


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Ariel Lublin


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Tijana Milosevic

- Cyberbullying in US Mainstream Media (2012)


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Rose-Anne Moore


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Lee-Or Ankori-Karlinsky


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  BilQis Aidara Adjei

 


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Barea M. Sinno


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Ashley Young


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Sandra Harris


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Roger Dennis


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Lena Verdeli


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Peter Anthony


The pictures come in three main web galleries:
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 177 photos of Day One
Thursday, December 6, 2012, pictures of the Public Event on Day One of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 56 photos of the Public Event
Friday, December 7, 2012, pictures of Day Two of the workshop:
•  Please click here to see all the 100 photos of Day Two

•  Jane Tierney

 

•  Erin Helfert

 

•  Sohair Soukkary

 

•  Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera

- Dignity and Humiliation and Measuring-Related Expertise in Factor Analysis (2008)

•  Muhammad Derfish Ilyas


Supporters who could unfortunately not join us:

•  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)

•  Harvey Newman and Ted Schulman

- Please see www.reclaimourearth.net

• Yaqub Emmanuel Faraz

- Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict (2011)

•  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)

•  James E. Storbeck

- Dignitarian Challenges to Meritocratic Test-and-Measure (2012)

•  Karen Hirsch

 

•  Puni Selvaratnam, Women for Justice and Peace in Sri Lanka

 

•  Barbara and Bob Randall

 

•  Deborah Franklin

 

•  Kim Hughes and Nathaniel Brown

 

•  Samuel (Muli) Peleg (on Friday)

 

•  Karmit Zysman (on Friday)

 

•  Mark R. M. Itallange

 

•  Iran Nazario

 

•  Bharat Paudel

 

•  Stephen Post

 

•  Janet Gerson

 

•  Zuzka Kurtz and Dr. Yvette Jackson

 

•  Camilla Hsiung

 

•  Eric C. Marcus

 

•  Merle Lefkoff, Joy Stocke and Kim Nagy

 

•  Maria Volpe (brief)

 

•  John Horgan

 

•  Barbara Simpson

 

•  Frederick Abraham

 

•  Joanna Pliner

 

•  Rachel Aspögård

 

•  Christine Locher

 

•  Rosemarie Lucero

 

  Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

 

•  Nayara Mendez

 

•  Waheed Ahmad

 

•  Lucien Bishop Mabwe

 

•  Veronica Fynn

 

•  Marcelle Guil

 

•  Bishnu Pathak

 

•  Kenday Kamara

 

•  Babs Sivertsen

 

•  Naseer A. Ganai

 

•  James Darbouze

 

•  Gary Page Jones

 

•  Sandra Hurlong, John Toothman, Ph.D., and Roxane Toothman

 

•  Cat Greenstreet

 

•  Xuan Zhang

 

•  Arja Wiik-Hansen

 

•  Denis Ben Che

 

•  Rita Anita Linger

 

•  Somaratne Banda Ekanayake

 

•  Aura Sofia Diaz

 

•  Joy Ndwandwe

 

•  Douglas LaBier

 

•  Raymond Helmick

 

•  Trine Eklund

 

•  Jay Harold Ellens

 

•  Ellen Goldman & Karen Kohn Bradley (with Martha Eddy)

 

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm Wrapping up our workshop

We shared ONE thing that we took home from our workshop.

Linda brings this poem to us:
Outwitted, by Oregonian poet Edwin Markham (1852-1940):
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!

We also collected appreciative feedback and ideas for collective planning about how to cooperate during the coming year, until we meet again next year. Tonya Hammer kindly offered to transcribe the participants's comments and reflections. Among others, this enabled us to assess our path along the way. Please see, for example, the HumanDHS' Work: Objectives and Evidence of Success, originally developed in cooperation between HumanDHS and ABSF.


Please click on the picture above or here to see all the 100 photos photos of Day Two

5.00 pm End of Day Two of our workshop

 


 

Meetings Prior and Subsequent to our Workshop


Peter Coleman
December 5, 2012 Board meeting with our dear Morton Deutsch.
Please see:
Ulrich Spalthoff: Summary of my activities 2012, HumanDHS board meeting Dec 5, 2012.
Please click on the picture above or here to see more photos.

flyer

December 5, 2012 Evelin's book talk: A Dignity Economy.
Please click on the flyer to see it larger.
Please click on the top right picture above or here to see more of the pictures that Anna Strout took.
Please click on the bottom picture or here to see more of the photos Mariana Vergara took.
Please see also the video created by Hua-Chu Yen.
December 8, 2012, post-workshop gathering with dear Mariana, Anna, Erin, and Karen, then with Judit and Ikhlaq, and with Zehlia with her friend.
Please click on the pictures 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
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2011 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict

 

Abstracts/Notes/Papers of 2012

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

Tijana Milosevic (2012)
Cyberbullying in US Mainstream Media
Paper presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

Philip M. Brown (2012)
Prosocial Education: Developing Caring, Capable Citizens
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

Ani Kalayjian, Nira Shah, and Leysa Cerswell (2012)
Transforming trauma into healing: An integrative healing approach for Palestinians and IsraelisAbstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

Ya'ir Ronen (2012)
Preventing and Overcoming Humiliation: A Compassionate Loving Understanding of Human Dignity
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

Grace Feuerverger (2012)
Auto-Ethnographic Reflections on the Immigrant and Refugee Experience in an Inner-city High School in Toronto
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

James T. Shanahan (2012)
Conflict Resolution: Spirit & Technique - A comprehensive course taught for law enforcement officers, critical incident workers and other emergency first responders
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

Macleans Geo-JaJa (2012)
Human Rights in Development Aid for Self-determination: Any Cause for Education Concern?
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012. See video recording.

Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite (2012)
Preservation of local languages-in-education: Why not in Africa?
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012. See video recording.

Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (2012)
Restoring Dignity of Borderlanders in Conflict Zones by Promoting Cooperation
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

Maggie O'Neill (2012)
Humiliation, Social Justice and Recognitive Communities: Thinking about the Asylum-Migration-Community Nexus in the Context of HDHS
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.
See as background:
Maggie O'Neill, Susan Mansaray (2012)
Race, Crime and Justice in the North East: Women's Lives, Well-Being and Community
Project conducted in participation with Regional Refugee Forum North East and Purple Rose Stockton.

Michael L. Perlin (2012)
Considering the "Alternative Jurisprudences" as a Tool of Social Change to Reduce Humiliation and Uphold Dignity
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

Mariana I. Vergara (2012)
- World Dignity University Initiative: Co-creating Sustainability in the Amazon Rainforest with the Kichwa Community: Why, Who, What, How, Where, When (Pdf, 2012)
- Global Community - Transformational Learning: Lessons from the Amazon Rainforest Co-creating a Global Community: Mindfulness into Action (Powerpoint, 2012)
- The BRIDGE® Model: The Case for Integrating Phenomenological Documentation aAnd Participatory Action Research through Collaborative Inquiry: Transformational Learning in Transforming High Aspirations into Human Agency (Pdf, 2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Videos 2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Pdf from Powerpoint, 2011)

David C. Yamada (2012)
American Elders: Human Dignity and the Aging Population
Abstract presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

David Leverenz (2012)
Introduction (without notes)
In Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012
Paper presented at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 6-7, 2012.

 

 

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"