2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
representing the
22nd Annual HumanDHS Conference
and the Tenth Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict

"The Urgency of Educating for Dignity"

December 5 - 6, 2013
hosted by
The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)
at Teachers College at Columbia University, 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 5, 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm: Public Event in Milbank Chapel (open to everyone, free entrance, see flyer)

•  Thursday and Friday, December 5-6, registration at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Two-Day Workshop in room 179 Grace Dodge Hall (only upon invitation, no registration fee, we always use a dignity economy approach)


See here:
•  Newsletter Nr. 22, compiled subsequent to this workshop
•  Our
Take A Look invitation sent out in November 2013, a special invitation letter, and our last reminder
• Public Event flyer
•  Program of the Workshop
•  This workshop was the tenth in a series that began in 2003: see the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 workshops, and a compilation of all NY workshops

 

If you wish to particpate in our workshop series, 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 (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 web galleries:
•  Thursday, December 5, 2013: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 231 photos of Day One
•  Thursday, December 5, 2013: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 89 photos of the Public Event
•  Friday, December 6, 2013: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 247 photos of Day Two
Thank you, dear Anna, for taking such amazing pictures!

• Our Workshops on Humiliation and Violent Conflict are convened by The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-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 5, 2013, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York City, 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 5-6, 2013, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York City, 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 City (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 thestaff 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. 21, compiled subsequent to our 2013 South Africa conference, and newsletter Nr. 22, compiled subsequent to this 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)

Dignity Dialogues - Dignilogues:
•  Dignilogue 1: How are humiliation and human dignity relevant to destructive conflict? (Day One)
•  Dignilogue 2: How can we cultivate new systems that educate for dignity? (Day Two)
•  Dignilogue 3: What works and what could work even better? (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 three web galleries:
• Thursday, December 5, 2013: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 231 photos of Day One
• Thursday, December 5, 2013: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 89 photos of the Public Event
• Friday, December 6, 2013: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 247 photos of Day Two
Thank you, dear Anna, for taking such amazing pictures!

• Videos

• Dignity: A Multidimensional View Book Launch, a video created by Francisco Cardosos Gomes de Matos for the occasion of the global launch of his book Dignity - A Multidimensional View published in Dignity Press in 2013. Francisco Gomes de Matos is the President of the Associacao Brasil America (ABA) Board, and in this video he addresses this workshop as one of the locations for the global launch of his book on dignity. The video was created at the Associacao Brasil America (ABA) in Recife, Brazil, and published on 29th November 2013.
• Caroline Amollo: Introduction to Research on Dignity, a video in which Caroline greets the participants of the workshop, among them her academic adviser Inga Bostad. Carol is the first PhD candidate of the World Dignity University initiative, in partnership with the University of Oslo, Norway. This video was recorded on 2nd December 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya, by Nicole Dorie.
Moving into Action: Tzofnat Peleg-Baker and David Balosa, December 5, 2013
Moving into Action: Human Dignity Across the Lifespan (summary by Lucien Lombardo | video), with Mark Johnson, Jillian Post, Lucien Lombardo, and Martha Eddy, December 5, 2013
Moving into Action: Talia Shafir and Bathabile K. S. Mthombeni, December 5, 2013
Moving into Action: Brandon Scott and Janet Gerson, December 5, 2013
Linda Hartling Opens the Public Event of the Workshop on Transforming Humiliation on December 5, 2013
• The Paradox of Freedom and the Quest for a Moral Disturbance (manuscript | video), by Inga Bostad on December 5, 2013
Refugee Women, Human Rights and Belonging: Educating for Dignity, by Maggie O'Neill on December 5, 2013, see also Searching for Asylum, produced by Jan Haaken and Maggie O'Neill, this video documents a participant action research project carried out with a group of women asylum seekers in the UK, published on 21 Jul 2013.
Imagine a Global Human Community - A Pledge Offered by Morton Deutsch for Dialogue on December 5, 2013 (video, December 11, 2013 | transcript)
Improvisation as a Metaphor for Relationship and Reconciliation: A Musical Offering, with George Wolfe, alto saxophone, and Chris Layer, flute, December 5, 2013
Irish Uilleann pipe by Chris Layer, December 5, 2013
Thank you so much, dear Courtney, Anna (McDonald), and Claudia, for stepping up and working so hard to make all those videos, even though you had never done it before! Amazing!

• Newsletters

• Compilation of all New York City workshops

•  Workshop Notes & Documentation

 


 

Rationale, Methodology, and Frame

 

Rationale

This workshop is part of a larger process. It is much more than a stand-alone event. It is part of the overall mission of our global dignity movement, which is to create an atmosphere in which people can meet on a plane of mutual friendship and equality in dignity. The workshop invites its participants to experiment with creating a new culture of global cohesion and togetherness, and to nurture a global family of dignity, a family that truly acts like a good family should act and protects and cherishes our unity in diversity. The workshop invites into enlarging and transcending concepts such private versus public, or family/friends/good neighbors versus 'bad neighbors' (or even 'enemies'), as well as concepts such as life mission versus job/hobby.

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 Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-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 'dignity dialogues' or dignilogues 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 dignilogue 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 Dignilogue 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 Dignilogue 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
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 Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-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 City. 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 City.
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.
•  Appreciative Enquiry, a video recorded on October 30, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, for the World Dignity University initiative
•  Our Appreciative Frame, created on 12th August 2012 for our 2012 Norway Conference
•  Our Open Space Dignilogue Format, created on 12th August 2012 for our 2012 Norway Conference

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 5, 2013, Columbia University, Teachers College, room 179 Grace Dodge Hall

 

9.00 am Registration
We so much thank Tonya Hammer, Dee Sloan, Anna McDonald, and Courtney Eye Furlong,
and Rick Slaven, Anna Strout, Claudia Maffettone, and Brandon Scott, for so generously gifting their time and energy!


Please click on the pictures above or here to see all of Anna Strout's 231 photos of Day One

Please click on the pictures above or here to see all of Anna Strout's 247 photos of Day Two

10.00 am Welcoming All Participants by Claudia Cohen, Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

Please see the 2011 Welcome Words by Claudia Cohen, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

Every year, the participants of the workshop are welcomed by The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), also in the name of Peter T. Coleman, Director of the MD-ICCCR. Everybody is greeted, furthermore, by 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 click on the picture above or here to see all of Anna Strout's 231 photos of Day One

Francisco Gomes de Matos, peace linguist from Recife, Brazil, Cofounder of The World Dignity University Initiative, sent these Rhymed Reflections on November 15, 2013:

For an Educational Dignity Linguistics: A global plea:

All human beings as meaning makers should learn dignifyingly to signify
An emerging Educational Dignity Linguistics will describe how language users interculturally can dignify

Community dignity in East and West to achieve
All language users in Communicative Peace would believe

When our interaction partners we treat with communicative dignity
Our intercultural competence is given a deeper life-improving quality

May this be a plea for an Educational Dignity Linguistics to have a sustainable
place in the global intercultural communication sun
so language users everywhere will learn to avoid and prevent communicative
humiliation and communicative killing, for the sake of everyone

• Building a World of Dignifying Dialogue: Introducing the HumanDHS Approach

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

See our Appreciative Frame, by Linda Hartling, created on 12th August 2012 for our 2012 Norway Conference and see also the video on our Dignilogue adaptation of the Open Space format, created by Linda Hartling on 12th August 2012 for our 2012 Norway Conference


Please click on the picture above or here to see all of Anna Strout's 231 photos of Day One

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.

• Introducing Everyone with Phil Brown

First round of introductions in five groups of identifications:
1. University / college
2. Pre-K-12 educators / consultants
3. Human/social services/NGOs
4. Graduate students
5. Others (governments, etc)

Second round of introductions in five groups of identifications:
1. Visual arts
2. Reading / writing
3. Physical activity (participation or watching, swimming, dancing, running, sports)
4. Social networking
5. Spiritual development


Please click on the pictures above or here to see all of Anna Strout's 231 photos of Day One

11.30 am – 12.15 pm A Global Perspective: A Dignilogue with Evelin Lindner

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


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This talk usually 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)

12.15 pm - 1.00 pm Lunch & 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 offered experiential activities: They provided movement breaks during any time period when they were present. Martha Eddy is a renowned expertise in social emotional learning and non-verbal communication, somatic education, participatory arts/dance, and embodied approaches to conflict resolution and violence prevention will devise impromptu activities for the entire community as is needed throughout the conference. Movement can be used to help move out of moments of overwhelm, to integrate new knowledge, or to celebrate achievements. Tools include simple and sensible stretching, movement games in partners and small groups, relaxation for eyes and body, listening and responding to music, and gestures of appreciation.
• Dignity: A Multidimensional View Book Launch, a video created by Francisco Cardosos Gomes de Matos for the occasion of the global launch of his book Dignity - A Multidimensional View published in Dignity Press in 2013. Francisco Gomes de Matos is the President of the Associacao Brasil America (ABA) Board, and in this video he addresses this workshop as one of the locations of the global launch of his book on dignity. The video was created at the Associacao Brasil America (ABA) in Recife, Brazil, and published on 29th November 2013.
• Caroline Amollo: Introduction to Research on Dignity, a video in which Caroline greets the participants of the workshop, among them her academic adviser Inga Bostad. Carol is the first PhD candidate of the World Dignity University initiative, in partnership with the University of Oslo, Norway. This video was recorded on 2nd December 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya, by Nicole Dorie.

1.00 pm - 2.45 pm Dignilogue 1: How is Humiliation Relevant to Destructive Conflict? (Please note that this title is meant to serve only as inspiration; the topic of humiliation is so new that we do not wish to force it into too rigid and narrow structures)

Phil Brown explained that there are four ways to participate in a Dignity Dialogue (Dignilogue): 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 dignilogue, 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'.
Dignilogue Moderators introduce the contributors (including the moderators), manage time in a supportive and friendly manner, facilitate discussion after presentations, and summarize highlights.
Dignilogue Discussants present their contributions within the alloted time frame and nurture a lively dialogue
Supporters and Observers offer questions specific to the focus of the dignilogue and encourage dialogue during the open discussion.
Please see:
- A Summary of Our Dignilogue Format for you to download
- Appreciative Facilitation: Hints for Dignilogue Moderators, written in February 2006 by Judith Thompson to support the Moderators of our workshops

Honorary Convenor: Morton Deutsch
Moderators: Maggie O'Neill & Phil Brown
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven

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Participants in Dignilogue 1:

 

•  Lucien Lombardo

- Childhood, Humiliation and Conflict: Reproduction of the Cycle (2013)
See also his Powerpoint presentation Childhood as the Last Colony.

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•  Claudia E. Cohen

- Creating a Culture of Constructive Conflict Resolution among Formerly Incarcerated Men and Women (2013)
- Claudia Cohen's Welcome Words (2011)
- Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution? (2009)

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•  Tonya Hammer and Hugh Crethar, supported by Dee Sloan

- Language and Destructive Conflict (2013)
- Redrawing the Circle: From Exclusion and Shame to Inclusion and Empowerment
(2012)

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•  David C. Yamada

- Conflict in the Workplace (2013)
- 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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•  Janet Gerson

- Democratizing Justice: The World Tribunal on Iraq, In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice, 7 (2, 2013), pp. 86 - 112.

See also:
IIPE, The World Tribunal on Iraq, and Transcending a Century of Worldwide Wars, by Janet Gerson, Education Director, International Institute on Peace Education Planning Committee, Global Community Forum (see pdf)

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•  George Wolfe

- Peace Is a Verb as Well as a Noun, the Path as Well as the Goal (2013)

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•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida

- Dignity, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution (2013)

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Please see here the Supporters of all three Dignilogues
 
The history of Dignilogue 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.

- An opportunity for the Moderators to summarize the dignilogue 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

 

2.45 pm - 3.00 pm Small break

 

3.00 pm - 4.45 pm Moving into Action!

•  Mara Alagic on Social Media

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•  Moving into Action Facilitated by Phil Brown

The following session topics emerged:

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1. Gender Dignity Across Cultures (see A Call for Papers: Gender Dignity Across Cultures by Chipamong Chowdhury (family name), or Bhante Revata (monk's name, as known in the monastic communities)
(2. Addressing social-economic discrepancies in our community)
3. Reaching beyond the choir
(4. Relationship revolution)
(5. Emerging free-will concepts)
6. Age dignity across life span (feeling invisible)
(7. Role of media and social networking)
8. Pedagogy of human dignity and humiliation
9. Transcending dichotomy evil/good
10. Practical implications, theory > practice

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• Tzofnat Peleg-Baker and David Balosa


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• Human Dignity Across the Lifespan, by Mark Johnson, Jillian Post, Lucien Lombardo, and Martha Eddy (summary by Lucien Lombardo| video)


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• Talia Shafir and Bathabile K. S. Mthombeni


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• Brandon Scott and Janet Gerson



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• George Chidieber Iheanacho, Christopher Layer, Erin Helfert, Bhante, Stephanie Heuer, Ya'ir Ronen, and George Wolfe

 


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•  World Dignity University videos

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 - 7.00 pm Public Event
"Beyond Humiliation and Violence: The Urgency of Educating for Dignity and Peace"

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 City (subway 1, exit 116th Street), Milbank Chapel
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•  Musical contribution by Fred Ellis and his students


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•  Linda Hartling Welcomed Everybody


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•  The Paradox of Freedom and the Quest for a Moral Disturbance - Inga Bostad (manuscript | video)

This talk adresses the need for a new and humanistically based pedagogy that opens for an essential concept of freedom - a concept that allows self-reflection, self-respect and dignity, and are visible in schools as well as in the society as a whole.

Inga Bostad, dr. philos, is associate professor in philosophy and director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (from 1st January 2014). She has been vicerector and vicepresident of the University of Oslo for eight years, elected board member of the Network for Universities in the Capitals of Europe, as well as she having published several books and articles on language philosophy, Norwegian history of philosophy, disibility studies and philosophy of education. She has also been the head of a government-appointed committee for a new mandate for schools in Norway. Bostad writes weekly as a columnist in a Norwegian newspaper.

See also:
• Caroline Amollo: Introduction to Research on Dignity, a video in which Caroline greets the participants of the workshop, among them her academic adviser Inga Bostad. Carol is the first PhD candidate of the World Dignity University initiative, in partnership with the University of Oslo, Norway. This video was recorded on 2nd December 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya, by Nicole Dorie.


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•  Refugee Women, Human Rights and Belonging: Educating for Dignity - Maggie O'Neill
See also Searching for Asylum, produced by Jan Haaken and Maggie O'Neill, this video documents a participant action research project carried out with a group of women asylum seekers in the UK, published on 21 Jul 2013.

Professor Maggie O’Neill is Professor in Applied Social Sciences, Durham University and Principal of Ustinov College. Maggie has a long history of working with artists to conduct participatory action research and working together with communities to create change - to foster human dignity and challenge humiliation in all its forms. Maggie’s research activity is in three substantive areas: prostitution and the commercial sex industry (since 1990); forced migration and the asylum-migration nexus (since 1999); innovative biographical, participatory, performative and visual methodologies (since 1990). Maggie is a board member of HumanDHS network, Chair of ‘Biographical Perspectives on European Societies’, Research Network 3 of the European Sociological Association; a member of the Sociological Review editorial board; and she co-chairs the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities at Durham. Her last four research projects have included walking/ arts based methodologies.


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•  Inga Bostad received the Beacon of Dignity Award


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• Imagine a Global Human Community - A Pledge Offered by Morton Deutsch for Dialogue
(video, December 11, 2013 | transcript)

Imagine a global human community in which you, your children, and grandchildren as well as all the others in our shared planet and their children and grandchildren:
…Are able to live in dignity and are treated fairly.
…Have freedom from the fear of violence and war and can live in peace.
…Have freedom from want so that you do not ever have to live in such impoverished circumstances you and your loved ones can not have adequate care, food, water, shelter, health services, education, and other necessities for physical and emotional well-being as well as a dignified life.
…Have freedom of information, publication, speech, beliefs, and assembly so that you can be free to be different and free to express open criticism of those in authority individually or collectively.
…Have the responsibility to promote, protect, and defend such freedoms as those described above for yourself as well as for others when they are denied or under threat.
…Will work together cooperatively to make the world that their grandchildren will inherit free of such problems as climate change, war, injustice, and economic disruption.
Are you willing to be a member of such a global human community? If 'yes', please make the following pledge:
I pledge to promote these rights and responsibilities in my own life, in my community, and in the global community as best I can through constructive nonviolent personal actions and working together with others. I also pledge to seek a constructive resolution of conflict about implementation of the foregoing values, when it arises, by working cooperatively to resolve the conflict with those who I am in conflict.
Now think of an action that you can take by yourself or with others, to implement the pledge and commit yourself to take this action. When you have taken the action let others know that you have done this by using social media or other means, so that you can inspire others to do so also.


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•  Musical contribution:
Improvisation as a Metaphor for Relationship and Reconciliation: A Musical Offering
with George Wolfe, alto saxophone, and Chris Layer, flute, and Irish Uilleann pipe


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•  7.00 pm Ending of our Public Event

 


 

Day Two, Friday, December 6, 2013, Columbia University, Teachers College, room 179 Grace Dodge Hall

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10.00 am Welcoming all participants

 

10.10 am - 11.40 am Dignilogue 2: How can we cultivate new systems that educate for dignity?

(Please note that this title is meant to serve only as inspiration; the topic of humiliation is so new that we do not wish to force it into too rigid and narrow structures)

 
Honorary Convenor: Morton Deutsch
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Roberta Kosberg
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
See here a Summary of Our Dignilogue Format for you to download

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Participants in Dignilogue 2:

 

•  Ya'ir Ronen and Gila Ronen

- How Can I, Through Transcending Humiliation and Vindictiveness, Transform the Other? (2013)
- 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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•  Anne Wyatt-Brown

- Problems Facing Humanities in the Academy (2013)
- How Can We Cultivate/Create Better Systems that Educate for Dignity (2013)
Anne wrote (July 8, 2013): 'I would like to talk about the problems facing academics in the humanities today because fewer students are majoring in these areas and some politicians want to encourage students to take courses in fields where they will earn more money. I've been collecting information about things such as MOOCs, on-line courses, that might reduce the number of faculty positions in humanities nation-wide'.
- 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)

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•  Jennifer Lynne

- The Engaged Identity Theory & Practice: An inquiry into the cultivation of listening, patience and respect for conflict transformation and peacebuilding (2013)

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•  Michael Greene

- Bringing Dignity into the School (2013)
- 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)

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•  Michael L. Perlin

- 'Friend to the Martyr, A Friend to the Woman Of Shame': How the Adoption of Therapeutic Jurisprudence Best Ensures Dignity and Ends Humiliation (2013) See a revised version co-authored with Naomi Weinstein, Esq., titled, 'Friend to the Martyr, a Friend to the Woman of Shame': Thinking About the Law, Shame and Humiliation', posted under filename SSRN-id2380701 at the Social Social Science Research Network on January 17, 2014.
- 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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Please see here the Supporters of all three Dignilogues
 
Participants who could unfortunately not join us:

 

•  Antoinette Errante

- Inequality, the Achievement Gap and Overcoming Institutionalized Humilation: A Tale of Four Middle Schools (2013)
- Educational Policy, Leadership and the Role of Humiliation
(2007)

•  Connie Dawson

- Dignifying Mental Health (2013)

•  Tijana Milosevic

- Cyberbullying in US Mainstream Media (2012)

•  Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite

- Dignifying Our First Languages: A Personal Account (2013)
- 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)

The history of Dignilogue 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
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

- An opportunity for the Moderators to summarize the dignilogue 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

 

11.40 am - 12.30 pm 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

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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12.30 pm - 1.15 pm Lunch & 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 offered experiential activities: They provided movement breaks during any time period when they were present. Martha Eddy, a renowned expertise in social emotional learning and non-verbal communication, somatic education, participatory arts/dance, and embodied approaches to conflict resolution and violence prevention will devise impromptu activities for the entire community as is needed throughout the conference. Movement can be used to help move out of moments of overwhelm, to integrate new knowledge, or to celebrate achievements. Tools include simple and sensible stretching, movement games in partners and small groups, relaxation for eyes and body, listening and responding to music, and gestures of appreciation.
• Dignity: A Multidimensional View Book Launch, a video created by Francisco Cardosos Gomes de Matos for the occasion of the global launch of his book Dignity - A Multidimensional View published in Dignity Press in 2013. Francisco Gomes de Matos is the President of the Associacao Brasil America (ABA) Board, and in this video he addresses this workshop as one of the locations for the global launch of his book on dignity. The video was created at the Associacao Brasil America (ABA) in Recife, Brazil, and published on 29th November 2013.
• Caroline Amollo: Introduction to Research on Dignity, a video in which Caroline greets the participants of the workshop, among them her academic adviser Inga Bostad. Carol is the first PhD candidate of the World Dignity University initiative, in partnership with the University of Oslo, Norway. This video was recorded on 2nd December 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya, by Nicole Dorie.

1.15 pm - 1.45 pm Recognitions, Remembrances, and Awards

Recognitions - Beacons of Dignity
Remembrances - Remembering Ruth Harriet Jacobs & Garry Davis
Honoring past recipients of the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award
Announcing the recipient of the 2013 HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award Abou Bakar Johnson Bakundukize to his partner and spouse Vidal Ruse (who spoke to us via video)

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•  Inga Bostad & Doaa Rashed

These pictures were taken on Evelin's request. From her global point of view, unity in diversity is helpful as a motto to describe how the unity of communal solidarity, or what Evelin calls 'big love' in her Gender book, needs to replace isolated or even hostile division, and how diversity in the context of equal dignity needs to replace oppressive uniformity. Evelin uses the infinity symbol, or the Möbius Strip, or the lying 8, , to make this motto visible, and to show how it can model the form of dialogue that truly manifests the human rights ideal of 'every human being is equal in dignity'. Throughout her glogal life journey, Evelin found two cultural realms where each of these cultural traditions can be experienced at their best: In these photos, Inga Bostad stands for the Norwegian cultural heritage of equality in dignity or likeverd that opens space for diversity, while Doaa Rashed stands for the cultural heritage of collective cohesion in the Nile Delta that is indispensible when bridges are needed to bring unity into diversity (Evelin lived in Cairo from 1984-1991).

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1.45 pm - 3.30 pm Dignilogue 3: What works and what could work even better?
(Please note that this title is meant to serve only as inspiration; the topic of humiliation is so new that we do not wish to force it into too rigid and narrow structures)

 
Honorary Convenor: Morton Deutsch
Moderators: David C. Yamada & Stephanie Heuer
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven
See here a Summary of Our Dignilogue Format for you to download

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Participants in Dignilogue 3:

 

•  Claudia Maffettone

- Cultivating Dignity Through Dialogue (2013)
- Testimony of a Personal Path to Dignity (2012)
- Exchange 2.0. (2011)

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•  Ani Kalayjian & Blanka Angyal

- Transforming Horizontal Violence in the Middle East in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon through Forgiveness and Peace Gardens (2013) See also Press Release 1 and Press Release 2.
- 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 City, Springer, 2009.
- Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)

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•  David Balosa, supported by Doaa Rashed

- Global Intercultural Citizenship for Dignity: Philo-politico-Educational Perspectives (2013) See also his Powerpoint presentation, and see his sharing of the fable of The Rat and Toad (Morale: Humiliation creates crisis)

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•  Kingsley Okoro

- An Inquest into Common Humanity through Myths and Mythologies: Joseph Campbell's Paradigm (2013)

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•  Roger Dennis, Yvonne Dennis, Sandra Allen-Lesibu, Jon Mannion, Anna Louise Healy, and Courtney Eye Furlong from the 'Mindfulness into Action' group with Mariana Vergara

See Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk 'The danger of a single story', regarding single, double or triple loop learning.
See, furthermore, Mariana Vergara's TED Talk at Teachers College: 'Mindfulness into Action starts from the insight that many personal and societal issues occur due to people being unaware of their taken-for-granted assumptions. This occurs at a subconscious level and leads to a reactive state of operating, which has various drawbacks. In a reactive state, decisions are made less effectively because they do not address the root cause of the problem. Collaborative Inquiry and Action Inquiry, supported by Indigenous Ancient Knowledge, helps participants to grow more present and aware. This process moves through various cycles of reflection and widens the self-awareness of participants by inner transformation. As a result, participants are able to tap into those faculties of their conscious mind that are normally inaccessible when a person is in a purely reactive state. Thus, with greater clarity, people can make better decisions for themselves, their families, and society at large. '

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•  Adair Linn Nagata

- Everyday Peacemaking: Personal Leadership for Sustainable Peacebuilding (2013)

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•  Stephanie Heuer

- Be the Arrow (2013) See here a graphical overview over Stephanie Heuer's dignity rocks concept and her Dignity Rocks powerpoint presentation.
- BE the Arrow! DignityRocks - Human Services with a Focus on Counseling, Diversity, and Working with the Poor (2010)

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Please see here the Supporters of all three Dignilogues
 
Participants who could unfortunately not join us:

 

Zuzana Luckay

- Practicing a Philosophy of Dignity (2013)

•  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)

 
The history of Dignilogue 3:

Round Table 3, 2012
The moderators were David Yamada and Roberta Kosberg
Please see the participants and their contributions here

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
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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
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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

- An opportunity for the Moderators to summarize the dignilogue 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

 

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 Dignilogues:

•  Gay Rosenblum-Kumar

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

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•  James (Jimmy) Edward Jones

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

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•  Martha Eddy

- 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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•  Talia Shafir

- The Origins of Dignity and Resilience and the Rhythms of Third Culture Community (2013)

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

- A Call for Papers: Gender Dignity Across Cultures (2013)
See also:
- Some Things About Something: A Buddhist Memoir From Tartu, a small memoir like-article by Chipamong Chowdhury posted on October 1, 2013, in the blog ot the University of Tartu in Estonia.
- Who Betrays Whom? Buddhism and Monastic Politics in Modern Sri Lanka, by Chipamong Chowdhury in Fair Observer, May 24, 2013.
- Buddhism Transformed: Exploring Baltic Buddhist Identities and Traditions, a Keynote Speech by Chipamong Chowdhury at the Interdisciplinary Conference 'Dharma in Change: Process and Development of Buddhism in the Baltic Sea Area', a conference dedicated to the 75th birth anniversary of Linnart Mall (1938-2010), a founder of Buddhist Studies and promoter of Buddhism in Estonia, at the University of Tartu, Centre for Oriental Studies, supported by Estonian Oriental Society and Estonian Institute of Buddhism, 23 and 24 May, 2013.
- 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)

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•  Mara Alagic on Social Media

- Science and Art of ThirdPlaceLearning (2011)
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Third Place Learning (2009)

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•  Courtney Mireille O'Connor

See Courtney's recently published Learning Resource. Human Total is underpinned by, and contains the fruits of, much scholarly research, thought, and writing.

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•  Reinaldo Rivera supported by Jennifer Hernandez

- Humility and Humiliation As Distinctly Divergent and Compelling Concepts (2009)

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•  Tzofnat Peleg-Baker

- Sustainable Relationships: Sustainability in the Organization and Community thorough Dialogic Interactions, (2009/2013), in Organizational Analysis, May 2009 (14, in Hebrew), revised translation November 2013.
- Beyond the Dichotomy of Styles ‐The Devil is in the Details: The Cognitive Characteristics of Mediator's Decision Making (2013)

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•  Fred Ellis

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•  Bathabile K. S. Mthombeni

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•  Anna McDonald

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•  Brandon Scott

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•  Michael Fonkem

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•  Jillian Post

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•  Yongmin Shin

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•  Mark Johnson

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•  Joseph Agard

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•  Doaa Rashed

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•  Karen Hirsch

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•  Bonnie Selterman

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•  Erin Helfert

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•  Tone Bleie

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•  Rosa Bazan

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•  Eric Marcus

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•  Chris Layer

 

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•  Judith Andriola

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•  Ted Schulman

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•  George Chidieber Iheanacho

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Supporters who could unfortunately not join us:

•  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)

•  Ariel Lublin

- Poisoned Chalice: The UN in Iraq (2009), film by Francis Mead

•  Rosita Albert and Susanne

- 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)

•  Pamela Creed

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

•  Caroline Anne Amollo

Caroline Amollo: Introduction to Research on Dignity, a video in which Caroline greets the participants of the workshop, among them her academic adviser Inga Bostad. Carol is the first PhD candidate of the World Dignity University initiative, in partnership with the University of Oslo, Norway. This video was recorded on 2nd December 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya, by Nicole Dorie.

•  Mariana Vergara

- What Can We Learn About Conflict and Humiliation from Indigenous Cultures: One Example (2013)
- 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)

•  Yoav Peck and Avi Shahaf

- Advancing Dignity in Schools (2010)
Presentation given at the 15th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies 'Peace at Home, Peace in the World', in Istanbul, Turkey, 28th - 30th April 2010.
- Human Dignity in Israeli Elementary Schools: A Rationale for a Project in Nine Schools (2007)

•  Kyong Mazzaro

 

•  Patrizio Gonnella

 

•  Mehmoona Javad

 

•  Harriett Nettles

 

•  Christina Staudt

 

•  Zeynep Kiziltepe

 

•  Genevieve Brackins

 

•  James Reynolds

 

•  Roxana Delbene

 

•  Noor Akbar

 

•  Rajendra Prasad Pathak

 

•  Natasha Johnson

 

•  Sohail Mahmood

 

•  Joy Stocke

 

•  Rose-Anne Moore

 

•  Sophie Andar

 

•  Jack Saul

 

•  Meenakshi Chhabra

 

•  Emily Kidd White

 

•  Swami Parameshananda

 

•  Carl Jennings

 

•  Rita Anita Linger

 

•  Sylvester Lahai

 

•  Fredrika (Rickie) Block

 

•  Mark Manumbu

 

•  Chandra Prasad Siwakoti

 

•  Zafar Cheema

 

•  Mujtaba Rathore

 

•  Mark Robert Massalu Itallange

 

 

3.30 pm - 4.30 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.

4.30 pm End of Day Two of our workshop

 


 

Meetings Prior and Subsequent to our Workshop


Peter Coleman
December 4, 2013, Board meeting with our dear Morton Deutsch.
Please see:
Good News December 2013
• Ulrich Spalthoff: The Dignity Press flyer of 2013
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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
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict

 

Abstracts/Notes/Papers of 2013

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

Francisco Cardoso Gomes de Matos
Dignity: A Multidimensional View Book Launch
This is a video created by Francisco Cardosos Gomes de Matos' for the occasion of the global launch of his book Dignity - A Multidimensional View published in Dignity Press in 2013. Francisco Gomes de Matos is the President of the Associacao Brasil America (ABA) Board, and in this video he addresses the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City, December 5-6, 2013. This workshop is one of the contexts for the global launch of his book on dignity. The video was created at the Associacao Brasil America (ABA) in Recife, Brazil, and published on 29th November 2013.

Caroline Amollo (2013)
Introduction to Research on Dignity
In this video Caroline greets the participants of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict that takes place at Columbia University in New York City, December 5-6, 2013, among them her academic adviser Inga Bostad. Carol is the first PhD candidate of the World Dignity University initiative, in partnership with the University of Oslo, Norway. This video was recorded on December 2, 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya, by Nicole Dorie.

Tzofnat Peleg-Baker (2009/2013)
Sustainable Relationships: Sustainability in the Organization and Community thorough Dialogic Interactions, (2009/2013), in Organizational Analysis, May 2009 (14, in Hebrew), revised translation November 2013, contributed to the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 5-6, 2013.

Tzofnat Peleg-Baker (2013)
Beyond the Dichotomy of Styles ‐The Devil is in the Details: The Cognitive Characteristics of Mediator's Decision Making
Paper contributed to the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York, December 5-6, 2013.

Michael L. Perlin (2013)
'Friend to the Martyr, A Friend to the Woman Of Shame': How the Adoption of Therapeutic Jurisprudence Best Ensures Dignity and Ends Humiliation
Presentation given at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013. See a revised version co-authored with Naomi Weinstein, Esq., titled, 'Friend to the Martyr, a Friend to the Woman of Shame': Thinking About the Law, Shame and Humiliation', posted under filename SSRN-id2380701 at the Social Social Science Research Network on January 17, 2014.

Morton Deutsch (2013)
Imagine a Global Human Community (video, December 11, 2013 | transcript)
Pledge brought to the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013:
Imagine a global human community in which you, your children, and grandchildren as well as all the others in our shared planet and their children and grandchildren:
…Are able to live in dignity and are treated fairly.
…Have freedom from the fear of violence and war and can live in peace.
Have freedom from want so that you do not ever have to live in such impoverished circumstances you and your loved ones can not have adequate care, food, water, shelter, health services, education, and other necessities for physical and emotional well-being as well as a dignified life.
…Have freedom of information, publication, speech, beliefs, and assembly so that you can be free to be different and free to express open criticism of those in authority individually or collectively.
…Have the responsibility to promote, protect, and defend such freedoms as those described above for yourself as well as for others when they are denied or under threat.
…Will work together cooperatively to make the world that their grandchildren will inherit free of such problems as war, injustice, climate change, and economic disruption.
Are you willing to be a member of such a global human community? If “yes”, please make the following pledge:
I pledge to promote these rights and responsibilities in my own life, in my community, and in the global community as best I can through nonviolent personal actions and working together with others. I also pledge to seek a constructive resolution of conflict about implementation of the foregoing values, when it arises, by working cooperatively to resolve the conflict with those who I am in conflict.

George Wolfe (2013)
Peace is a Verb as Well as a Noun, the Path as Well as the Goal
Presentation given at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

Talia Shafir (2013)
The Origins of Dignity and Resilience and the Rhythms of Third Culture Community
Abstract presented at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

Chipamong Chowdhury (family name), or Bhante Revata (monk's name, as known in the monastic communities) (2013)
Gender Dignity Across Cultures
A call for papers presented at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.
See also:
- Some Things About Something: A Buddhist Memoir From Tartu, a small memoir like-article by Chipamong Chowdhury posted on October 1, 2013, in the blog ot the University of Tartu in Estonia.
- Who Betrays Whom? Buddhism and Monastic Politics in Modern Sri Lanka, by Chipamong Chowdhury in Fair Observer, May 24, 2013.
- Buddhism Transformed: Exploring Baltic Buddhist Identities and Traditions, a Keynote Speech by Chipamong Chowdhury at the Interdisciplinary Conference 'Dharma in Change: Process and Development of Buddhism in the Baltic Sea Area', a conference dedicated to the 75th birth anniversary of Linnart Mall (1938-2010), a founder of Buddhist Studies and promoter of Buddhism in Estonia, at the University of Tartu, Centre for Oriental Studies, supported by Estonian Oriental Society and Estonian Institute of Buddhism, 23 and 24 May, 2013.

Stephanie Heuer (2013)
Be the Arrow

Contribution to the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013. See here a graphical overview over Stephanie Heuer's dignity rocks concept and her Dignity Rocks powerpoint presentation.

Adair Linn Nagata (2013)
Everyday Peacemaking: Personal Leadership for Sustainable Peacebuilding
Abstract presented at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

Ani Kalayjian & Blanka Angyal (2013)
Transforming Horizontal Violence in the Middle East in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon through Forgiveness and Peace Gardens (2013)
Abstract presented at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013. See also Press Release 1 and Press Release 2.

Jennifer K. Lynne (2013)
The Engaged Identity Theory & Practice: An inquiry into the cultivation of listening, patience and respect for conflict transformation and peacebuilding
Abstract presented at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

Antoinette Errante (2013)
Inequality, the Achievement Gap and Overcoming Institutionalized Humilation: A Tale of Four Middle Schools
Abstract presented at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

Kingsley Okoro (2013)
An Inquest into Common Humanity through Myths and Mythologies: Joseph Campbell's Paradigm
Paper presented at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

David Balosa (2013)
Global Intercultural Citizenship for Dignity: Philo-politico-Educational Perspectives
Abstract presented at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013. See also his Powerpoint presentation, and see his sharing of the fable of The Rat and Toad (Morale: Humiliation creates crisis)

Lucien Lombardo (2013)
Childhood, Humiliation and Conflict: Reproduction of the Cycle
Abstract presented at the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013. See also his Powerpoint presentation Childhood as the Last Colony.

 


 

Ideas for More Dignilogue 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'