Evelin's 2018 pictures

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This picture-blog is meant to document Evelin's efforts and whereabouts and share them with the HumanDHS network [read more].
See a brief legal note with regard to the permission to upload pictures with people other than Evelin.

The year starts at the bottom of this page and the most recent pictures are at the top.


On November 13, 2018, what a joy to have our annual lunch, dear Danielle! Danielle Coon is the Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City!
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On November 13, 2018, my annual reconnection with wonderful supporters and friends at Teachers College, Yeremy Chavez, Sandra Afflick, and Hua-Chu Yen, and at SIPA, with Alba Taveras, who once worked with Andrea Bartoli, Aldo Civico, and Jean-Marie Guéhenno.
At the top you see me with dear Kofi Asare, and this picture was taken already on November 7.
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On November 10, 2018, it was such a joy to be re-united with my beloved sister Judit Révèsz and brother Ikhlaq Hussain.
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On November 8, 2018, it was such a joy to be with Robert Carneiro, the Father of Circumscription Theory, at the American Museum of Natural History, he is now 91 year old and writing his autobiography! Robert Carneiro's office is across Margaret Mead's former office. It was great to meet Jeannie Filippini!
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On November 7, 2018: How wonderful it was to have a moment to express our profound gratitude to Peter Coleman for hosting us each year! What a gift this is to all those who wish to bring more dignity into the world! And what a great way to honor our dear Morton Deutsch! Dear Peter, YOU were with us in the very first workshop that dear Mort convened on July 7, 2003! Also this year, people from all corners of the world will travel to our annual Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict!
And what a joy to reconnect with all dear friends at the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), Becca, Keerthana, Kim, and Charlott! Thank you so much for your loving hugs!
A BIG thank you to you all for your amazing support for our shared path toward more dignity in the world!

And what a joy to share my "circle of love gifts"!
As you know, I live globally, and whenever I receive a gift in one part of the world, I take it to another part of the world and look for a worthy recipient for that gift. I call this the "circle of love gifts." When I have found a worthy recipient, I try to take a picture of her and send it to the giver of the gift. In that way, not only is my global life a bridge-building endeavor, also the gifts that I carry help build more bridges.
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November 2 and 3, 2018, New York City: Dear Xiaojue Hu! Thank you so much for your accepting a dignity card from the Dignity Conference we had in Egypt in September! And thank you even more for the wonderful depiction of how you saw me after our deep dialogue on November 2, 2018!
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November 3, 2018: Thank you for another creative staging of Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC!
The ultimate humiliation is when love is being ridiculed. Death can be the result, not just in opera. This is what we read in the Synopsis:
"José keeps trying to win Carmen back. She takes off the ring that he once gave her and throws it at his feet before heading for the arena. Pushed over the edge, José stabs her to death."
• Please click on the photo above to see the program (Pdf).




November 1, 2018: What an enriching meeting with Clark McCauley! Thank you so much, dear Clark! We were first connected by email in 1998! Time to celebrate!
See also: McCauley, Clark (2017). "Toward a Psychology of Humiliation in Asymmetric Conflict." In American Psychologist, 72 (3, Special Issue: Psychology of Terrorism), 255–65. doi: 10.1037/amp0000063.
And see also: Hartling, Linda Margaret, and Evelin Gerda Lindner (2017). "Toward a globally informed psychology of humiliation: Comment on McCauley (2017)." In American Psychologist, 72 (7), 705–06. doi: 10.1037/amp0000188.
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November 1, 2018, it was a great privilege to be back at Maria Volpe's Monthly Roundtable Breakfast, hosted by the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College and The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, with many dear friends attending, among them Karen Davis and Kathy Goodman. You see Maria and Kathy on the picture on the left side, and Karen on the right side.
This time, the topic was:
Repairing Relationships, Strengthening City Government: Dispute Resolution in NYC Government
Join the staff of OATH’s Center for Creative Conflict Resolution as they discuss their philosophy and pathway to becoming the conflict resource center for New York City government and its multiple stakeholders. Launched just over two years ago, the Center provides a range of interests-based options – mediation, conflict coaching, training, group facilitation, restorative processes, conflict consultations and dispute system design - in a traditionally rights-based workplace.
HON. RAYMOND E. KRAMER is an administrative law judge at the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), where he serves as the Director of the Administrative Judicial Institute and the Executive Director of OATH’s Center for Creative Conflict Resolution. He is an experienced mediator and an adjunct clinical professor of law at New York University Law School, where he co-teaches the Mediation and Advanced Mediation: Dispute System Design Clinics. He is also an adjunct professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies, where he teaches Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management in the Human Resources Master’s Degree program, and New York University’s Wagner School, where he teaches Negotiation. [read more]
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2nd and 6th October 2018, Evelin in Hameln/Hamelin.
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31st Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, in Cairo, Egypt
21st - 24th September 2018
'Dignity and Innovation – Strategies for a Sustainable Future, with a Special Focus on Agriculture and Water'

Inspirer
Ragnhild Nilsen

Hosting Institution
Heliopolis University for Sustainability & SEKEM Farm - 40 Years of Sustainable Development

Sekem is the ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for vitality, the wheel of balance

Still photos:
We so much thank Noha Hussein, Narimeh Paeplow, Lisbeth Glad, Effat Yehia, Sameh Khouzam, and many others for taking such lovely photos!
The still photos come in several web galleries:

Day One, Friday, 21st September 2018
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Effat Yehia with Lisbeth Glad's camera
• Please click here to see the photos from Lisbeth Glad's mobile phone
• Please click here to see the photos Sameh Khouzam took with his mobile phone
• Please click here to see photos of Mary Bakhoum and Sameh Khouzam
• Please click here to see photos of Moustafa Hedayah

Day Two, Saturday, 22nd September 2018
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Narimeh Paeplow
• Please click here to see how compost is being made
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Noha Hussein
• Please click here to see the visit to the memorial of Ibrahim Abouleish
• Please click here to see the evening gathering

Day Three, Sunday, 23rd September 2018
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Evelin Lindner
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Lisbeth Glad
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Noha Hussein

Day Four, Monday, 24th September 2018
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Lisbeth Glad
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Sameh Khouzam
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Sameh Khouzam of a tour through Heliopolis University
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Narimeh Paeplow

All of the conference
• Please click here to see the venues of this conference
• Please click here to see the programme for the entire conference that we created together on Day One, and the Dignilogue posters
• Please click here to see a collection of portrait photos
• Please click here to see photos of Helmy Abouleish
• Please click here to see photos of Evelin Lindner

Videos:
• The SEKEM Choir greets everybody, recorded by Sameh Khouzam
Ragnhild Nilsen Sings a Thank You, recorded by Sameh Khouzam
• Welcome by Ragnhild Nilsen of SEKEM Scandinavia
• Welcome by Evelin Lindner, HumanDHS and World Dignity University Initiative (see Powerpoint)
Welcome (online) by Linda Hartling, Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies




'Messages to the World' for the World Dignity University Initiative
Day One, 21st September 2018
Day Two, 22nd September 2018
Day Three, 23rd September 2018



Group photos Day Two (click on the photos to see them larger)

Group photo Day Three

Group photo Day Four

Programme of the workshop

Host of this conference: SEKEM

Venue of the Workshop Part of the conference in the guesthouse at the SEKEM main farm (click here to see more photos)
Venue of the Public Event of the conference in Heliopolis University of Sustainability

Appreciative Introductions

Day One, Friday, 21st September 2018


Day One, Workshop Part of the conference, Friday, 21st September 2018
See highlights (see it also as Pdf)

It was wonderful to be greeted by the SEKEM choir at the beginning of our workshop! Thank you so much!!!

Still photos Day One
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Effat Yehia with Lisbeth Glad's camera
• Please click here to see the programme for the entire conference that we created together on Day One, and the Dignilogue posters
• Please click here to see the photos from Lisbeth Glad's mobile phone
• Please click here to see the photos Sameh Khouzam took with his mobile phone
• Please click here to see a collection of portrait photos
• Please click here to see photos of Mary Bakhoum and Sameh Khouzam
• Please click here to see photos of Moustafa Hedayah

Still photos of all of the conference
• Please click here to see the venues of this conference
• Please click here to see the programme for the entire conference that we created together on Day One, and the Dignilogue posters
• Please click here to see a collection of portrait photos
• Please click here to see photos of Helmy Abouleish
• Please click here to see photos of Evelin Lindner

Videos
• The SEKEM Choir greets everybody, recorded by Sameh Khouzam
Ragnhild Nilsen Sings a Thank You, recorded by Sameh Khouzam
• Welcome by Ragnhild Nilsen of SEKEM Scandinavia
• Welcome by Evelin Lindner, HumanDHS and World Dignity University Initiative (see Powerpoint)
Welcome (online) by Linda Hartling, Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies

Day One, Friday, 21st September 2018
Helmy Abouleish gave the most breathtaking talk!
Inspired by the talk given by Helmy Abouleish on 21st September 2018, Sameh Khouzam created a visual conceptualisation that makes visible many elements of the mission of SEKEM. Sameh combines symbols from Pharaonic times together with symbolic expressions that he creates himself. This drawing now waits for an artist to turn it into a final form.
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On 14th August 2017, the lovely teachers of the Renaissance College in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, prepared a large table of gifts for the 'circle of love gifts' of our global dignity family! When I saw the table full of love-gifts, I was speechless! It was such an incredibly beautiful surprise! Dearest Rajesh Dixit and the entire faculty of the Renaissance College in Indore, India! How wonderful that your gifts have travelled to Egypt! See your new friends from the SEKEM Ecovillage and the Heliopolis University for Sustainability gathered around your gifts on 21st September 2018!
THANK YOU SO MUCH, dearest friends both in India and in Egypt!

Still photos
• Please click on the photo above from Egypt to see it larger.
• Please click on the photo at the bottom to see more pictures from India.

Video
• Evelin Explains the Circle of Love Gifts

Day Two, Saturday, 22nd September 2018

Day Two, Workshop Part of the conference, Saturday, 22nd September 2018
See highlights (see it also as Pdf)

Still photos Day Two (from left top to bottom right)
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Narimeh Paeplow
• Please click here to see how compost is being made
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Noha Hussein
• Please click here to see the visit to the memorial of Ibrahim Abouleish
• Please click here to see the evening gathering

Still photos of all of the conference
• Please click here to see the venues of this conference
• Please click here to see the programme for the entire conference that we created together on Day One, and the Dignilogue posters
• Please click here to see a collection of portrait photos
• Please click here to see photos of Helmy Abouleish
• Please click here to see photos of Evelin Lindner
Day Three, Sunday, 23rd September 2018



5 Dignilogues
Day Three, Workshop Part of the conference, Sunday, 23rd September 2018
See highlights (see it also as Pdf)

List of Dignilogues
• Dignilogue 1: Matter and Mind (Day One) Helmy Abouleish and Ragnhild Nilsen
• Dignilogue 2: How Does a Dignified Future Look Like? (Day Two) Evelin Lindner
• Dignilogue 3: Development and Water Management (Day Two)? Zaynab El Bernoussi and Linda Kabaira
• Dignilogue 4: Making Dignity Global and Sustainable (Day Two) Ute Meinert and Kees Hulsman
• Dignilogue 5: Human Dignity As 'Soil for Life' (Day Three) Narimeh Paeplow and Maya von Maltzan

Still photos Day Three
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Evelin Lindner
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Lisbeth Glad
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Noha Hussein

Still photos of all of the conference
• Please click here to see the venues of this conference
• Please click here to see the programme for the entire conference that we created together on Day One, and the Dignilogue posters
• Please click here to see a collection of portrait photos
• Please click here to see photos of Helmy Abouleish
• Please click here to see photos of Evelin Lindner

Day Four, Monday, 24th September 2018






Day Four, Public Event at Heliopolis University for Sustainability, Monday, 24th September 2018
See highlights (see as Pdf)

Still photos Day Four
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Sameh Khouzam of a tour through Heliopolis University
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Lisbeth Glad
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Narimeh Paeplow
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Sameh Khouzam

Still photos of all of the conference
• Please click here to see the venues of this conference
• Please click here to see the programme for the entire conference that we created together on Day One, and the Dignilogue posters
• Please click here to see a collection of portrait photos
• Please click here to see photos of Helmy Abouleish
• Please click here to see photos of Evelin Lindner

Honoring Helmy Abouleish, Ragnhild Nilsen, Regina Hanel, Lisbeth Glad, and Gerdelin Bodvin with the Beacon of Dignity Award, during the Public Event at Heliopolis University for Sustainability, on Day Four of the conference, Monday, 24th September 2018
Mary Bakhoum and Sameh Khouzam received their award on 27th September 2018

Still photos Day Four
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Sameh Khouzam of a tour through Heliopolis University
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Lisbeth Glad
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Narimeh Paeplow
• Please click here to see the pictures taken by Sameh Khouzam

Still photos of all of the conference
• Please click here to see the venues of this conference
• Please click here to see the programme for the entire conference that we created together on Day One, and the Dignilogue posters
• Please click here to see a collection of portrait photos
• Please click here to see photos of Helmy Abouleish
• Please click here to see photos of Evelin Lindner

20th September: Dear Ragnhild Nilsen, Lisbeth and Per Glad, and Gerdelin Bodvin have arrived! We had breakfast, we made ourselves familiar with the venue where the conference was to take place, and we visited Lisbeth's paintings!
• Please click on the pictures above or here to see all the 81 photos that Gerdelin took with her camera!.
19th September 2018: What a gift! Since 1985, Evelin has been searching for this opportunity! Evelin is appalled by the current trend to use microphones, loudspeakers, and electronic effects in music. In 1985, she was invited to a little group of musicians who played the lute and sang together without microphone or loudspeaker in a private home near Tahrir Square.
After more than thirty years of searching, Magdy Ahmed Mohamed finally fulfilled Evelin's dream! Please listen to her favourite songs:
• Zuruni kulli sana marra, a composition by Sayed Darwish (1) (see the lyrics)
• Zuruni kulli sana marra, a composition by Sayed Darwish (2) (see the lyrics)
• Amal hayati, a song first performed by famous Egyptian singer Om Kalthoum (see the lyrics)
• Mohammed Abdel Wahab
• Oh flower in my imagination (with tango rhythm), by Farid al - Atrash (see lyrics)
• Aghadan al kaaq
2nd September 2018: What a privilege to meet Regina Hanel for the first time in person, after two years of email contact! It was a joy to show her the 'circle of love gifts' and offer her the red scarf sent to her from Fanny Duckert of the University of Oslo in Norway!
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1985, 1994, and 18th January 2007: The SEKEM initiative was founded 1977 in Egypt and received the RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AWARD also known as the “ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE” for 'establishing a business model for the 21st century in which commercial success is integrated with and promotes the social and cultural development of society through economics of love'.
Evelin was aware of Sekem as far back as 1985, when she lived in Cairo and Sekem came with a Volkswagen bus to the German embassy once a week to offer their products. In 1994, she met Ragnhild Nilsen in Norway, head of Sekem Scandinavia, and she visited Sekem for the first time in 2007. Please see Konstanze Abouleish on the photo above, the manager of what was then called Conytex, producer of clothes.
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29th September 2018: Mary Bakhoum and Sameh Khouzam receive the Beacon of Dignity Award!
CONGRATULATIONS!
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27th September 2018: What a joy to be welcomed in the stables of Saber Abo Basha near the pyramids!
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27th September 2018: What an honour to be welcomed by Ikram Nosshi and Suzanne Wissa Wassef at the Wissa Wassef Arts Centre in Haraneyah near the pyramids of Giza, together with my adoptive mother Mary Bakhoum and her son Sameh! What a treasure this place is! It is a tragedy that the extraordinary architectural style of Wissa Wassef (and Hassan Fathy and Gamal Amer and others) is NOT being adopted as national architecture in Egypt! What a tragedy for the entire world - not just for Egypt - that money dictates everywhere, with the result that architecture serves money and not people! See the pictures at the bottom...
I am grief-stricken when I see how the most beautiful spots on our planet are currently being destroyed: An investor purchases land, then he hires an architect who has a prototype of a villa or apartment in the drawer. The architect multiplies the prototype and arranges the copies on the given plot of land. The investor expects a return from selling or renting the units.
The result is the loss of human dignity on many levels. Human beings are not made to live in uniform units. The architects themselves would want to live in a different environment, in homes that deserve the name 'home' because they express the individuality of their inhabitants also in their architecture. This money-dictate is a crime against dignity.
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19th September 2018: Thank you for your wisdom, dear Sameh Khouzam: In today's world, where only performance counts, the soul suffers. The soul has no speed that can be measured. The quality of the connection that relationships offer cannot be quantified. When the dog (the body) leads, even if it is running very fast and winning prices for speed, the soul will suffer. Only if the eagle (the soul) leads, can the dog (the body) fly.
This is why I love Egypt: I find wisdom here that is connected to a millennia-old culture. This is why I fell in love with Egypt and its history when I lived here from 1984 to 1991: I fell in love with the culture of conviviality in the Nile Delta, a culture of living together, of 'talking first, and shooting never'. This social warmth in Egypt may be due to Egypt looking back on an 1. old culture on 2. a circumscribed territory, 3. having been occupied for two thousand years, and 4. due to the flooding of the Nile (Murad Bakhoum). I am an ambassador for Egyptian warmth and solidarity. Ana bahebb masr auwi auwi. Masr om ed-dunja. Ana mabsuta fi Masr auwi auwi. Ana bahebb auwi auwi Omm Kulthoum we Dalida: Ahsan nas!
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15th September 2018: How WONDERFUL to be in Sekem Ecovillage - or as Sameh formulated it, the Life Village of Sekem - together with my beloved Mary and dear brother Sameh!

• Video
Thank-You to Sekem and Healing Wedding Day
(you can also click on the photo at the top)

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15th September 2018: Sameh Khouzam was so kind and created a drawing that makes visible my 'journey from death back to life', a journey from seeing all the atrocities perpetrated on planet Earth by human beings on each other, to being lifted out into a brighter universe. See a video explanation from 15th September 2018 and hear the soundtrack of the film 2001: A Space Odyssee, that accompanied my 'Set years'. Akhet is an Egyptian hieroglyph that represents the hills where the sun rises or sets. Nut is the goddess of the sky in the Ennead of ancient Egyptian religion. She was seen as a star-covered nude woman arching over the earth. Set is a god of the desert, storms, disorder, violence, and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion.




I am extremely thankful to my father for giving me the love and inspiration I need to do my global dignity work. On 13th September 2018, in Cairo, Sameh Khouzam was so kind and created a sketch that makes visible all the elements of a loving relationship between father and daughter. In his drawing, Sameh combined symbols from Pharaonic times with the infinity symbol, together with symbolic expressions that he created himself. Thank you so much, dear Sameh, for this wonderful and highly sophisticated rendering of very complex relational elements! 'Let us dance on the top of all the hills all over the world Creating endless love'. 'Yala bina Norokos fok kol el donia nkhlek hob Ma losh nehaaiah'. See a video explanation.
On 19th September 2018, in Sekem Ecovillage, Lisbeth Glad was so kind as to begin the process of turning Sameh's drawing into an artistic form that will serve as a book cover image for Evelin's next book. Thank you, dear Lisbeth, for understanding the message so deeply and being able to translate it into the language of art so wonderfully!



5th September 2018: How WONDERFUL to walk through the newly renovated Muizz street together with my dear brother Sameh!
• Please click on the pictures above or here to see more photos. See also the pictures taken by Eslam Elbana.



4th September 2018: How WONDERFUL to be introduce to fantastic artists Nathan Doss and Wassef Haur at Darb 1718 by dear Gamal Amer!
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4th September 2018: What a privilege to reconnect with world-famous Hassan Fathi disciple Gamal Amer! The last time we saw each other was in 2007! See us at his marvellous Foustat Traditional Crafts Center, El-Imam Malik, Ad Deyorah, Misr Al Qadimah, Cairo, Egypt!
CONGRATULATIONS, dear Gamal, for your amazing work! My dream is that the entire world adopts your architecture! Egypt has so much to offer to the world, such treasures, so much inspiration from more than 5,000 years of history (Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic...)! I so much wish that the world learns from Egyptian traditional architectural wisdom! Egypt could be the most famous country for tourists to visit, not just for the pyramids, but for its contemporary architecture by Gamal Amer and his friends! I am devastated when I see the cruel anti-human architecture from the West (high-rise concrete blocks, with "mass-produced" anonymous uniform apartments, not suitable for the climate of Egypt) 'infect' the rest of the world! Please, Egypt, be proud of YOUR heritage!
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Medhat Saleh

1st September 2018: Thank you so much, dear Sameh, for this wonderful time at the north coast of Egypt, together with your dear mother!
And thank you so much for sharing this song by Medhat Saleh with me, 'Rafdak ya Zamani', and for transcribing and translating it for me!
I reject my time, my existence, and my place. I want to live in another universe. In it, there is another world where there still is hope. There, the human is still human. There, one human still lives for the other. This universe flies and has a strong wind that moves my being (existence) and my emotions. (This universe) takes me far and is without calendar dates. It takes me out of my self and the origin of my life.
And this is something out of my hands.
There is a high dam - horribly high - that stands in the way. It stands between me and my self, between my soul and my outer features, between my yesterday and my today. The wishes I hoped for are all gone with the wind.
And this is out of my hands.
These squeezed dreams are buried inside my heart, the wrecked thoughts are orphaned and are like amputated hands.
Folded hopes struggle to pull me in.
As if my existence is not in the proper time.
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28th August 2018: Thank you so much, dear Katrina, for making me aware of this lovely concert in such a wonderful place! Georges Kazazian, musician, oudist, Egyptian from Arminian origins, played at the El Sawy Culturewheel.
This is what we read on the website: In his music, Georges reflects the Egyptian spirit of giving. ... His albums capture a translucent way of playing the oud, his music defines the essence of the river Nile, ever - living symbol of Egypt`s ancient civilisation. In his early days Georges Kazazian found the popular Egyptian musical instruments extremely sophisticated, he loved the tones and over the years he turned them into highly personal colours that reflect the ancient and the modern spirit of Egypt...
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27th August 2018: I am grief-stricken when I see how the most beautiful spots on our planet are currently being destroyed: An investor purchases land, then he hires an architect who has a prototype of a villa or apartment in the drawer. The architect multiplies the prototype and arranges the copies on the given plot of land. The investor expects a return from selling or renting the units.
The result is the loss of human dignity on many levels. Human beings are not made to live in uniform units. The architects themselves would want to live in a different environment, in homes that deserve the name 'home' because they express the individuality of their inhabitants also in their architecture.
No place on the planet is served by being cut up into different 'projects', each of which expresses a different architectural style (be it the luxurious 'townhouse', or simply high-rise concrete blocks for the poor). No human inhabitant is served by living in an environment that has been arranged on the drawing board rather than growing organically from the needs of its inhabitants and their social relations, harnessed by local regulations that offer public amenities and protect basic 'traffic rules'. No place on Earth is served by neglecting the local conditions and materials. No place on Earth is served by selling out locally suitable solutions for imitating and mass-producing by-gone and dysfunctional status symbols, be it the palaces of Versailles or high-rise concrete blocks.
The photos at the top are a random selection from searching for 'beach development'. These are the photos that cause deep sadness in me. Please see also my comments on the same problem noted in Thailand in 2014.
There are many alternative ways toward a more dignified future, and I point at some of them with the photos at the bottom. The left photo depicts the Al-Fustat Ceramics Center in Cairo, designed and built by my dear friend architect Gamal Amer, a disciple of famous architect Hassan Fathi. The photo on the right side shows the UNESCO site of Sanaa in Yemen.
This is the kind of architecture that uses local material, is adapted to the local climate, has aesthetic value, and, as the buildings in Sanaa prove, can even be built with several floors in case of land scarcity. Egypt has enough land to opt for such solutions. If it did it would attact all the world's admiration!
I ask: Why is the old city of Sanaa an UNESCO site, and why will the beach developments depicted here never become UNESCO sites?
I ask: How come that we, as humankind, allow our economic systems to incentivise the destruction of our environments - our psychological, social, cultural, and ecological environments?
Clearly, for now, we are all prisoners in this global system - how can we make our global economic systems work for dignity rather than profit?
I collected ideas in my 2012 book titled A Dignity Economy.
• Please click on the pictures above to see the links.



27th August 2018: I was very impressed by the Sufi Dance by the El Tanoura Troupe in the wonderfully restored Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex.
I saw the big poster of 'Drums Dialogue for Peace' and learned that the Ministry of Culture of Egypt organised the second edition of the 'International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts' between 18th – 25th April 2014 in Cairo. The festival aimed to arrange an international artistic activity that allows the Egyptian public to recognise the different cultures of the world.
• You can see some videos of the dance on the web.
• Please click on the pictures above or here to see some of the photos I took (unfortunately, with rather inferior photo quality).



26th August 2018: What an immense joy to reconnect with old friends! Mohammed Bayoumi and Moustafa Hedayah! My great gratitude goes to you, dear friends!
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26th August 2018: One of the rakhi bracelets from India has now found a new owner! Moustafa's daughter will be delighted! Rakhi is a ceremony to nurture the bond of relationship between brothers and sisters...
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25th August 2018: I was back in Khan El-Khalili to get gifts for our 'circle of love gifts' for our conference next year in Brazil.
When I saw the Coca Cola sign in front of Al-Hussein Mosque, I remembered how I was always so saddened by the impact of Coca Cola in countries like Egypt when I lived here from 1984 to 1991: The poorest of the poor cut down on necessary and nourishing food for themselves and their children to afford one bottle of Coca Cola a month, believing that it was a kind of almost sacred medicine... On the photo you see the 'sacred' Coca Cola sign in front of a sacral building... Western culture was seen as superior and therefore desirable.
I want to apologise to the world for Western culture and its failings! Its promise of status and well-being was and is in large parts false and misleads people into the kind of consumerism that now vastly overstretches the resources of our planet. I remember seeing the miniskirts in the albums of my Egyptian friends in the 1960s - now there are no miniskirts anymore, but Coca Cola is still there.
In my view, the most significant wealth that the Nile Delta possesses is its long-standing culture of interpersonal warmth. I have never met another culture like that anywhere in the world! Perhaps it emerged in the context of the Nile Delta being surrounded by desert, and by being occupied by foreign powers for 2,000 years?
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25th August 2018: In this lovely place I spent so many nice hours with a cup of tea when I lived in Cairo from 1984 to 1991!
This is the history of this place (from Wikipedia):
The Gezirah Palace was commissioned by Khedive Ismail and designed by Carl von Diebitsch to host French Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Empress Eugénie during the celebration of the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Ismail asked the architect to make it resemble the Palace of Versailles. In 1880, the palace was seized by Ismail's creditors. It was eventually leased to the Compagnie Internationale des Grands Hotels, who opened it as The Ghezireh Palace Hotel in October 1894. During World War One, the hotel served as the No.2 Australian General Hospital, after the Mena House was unable to cope with the huge number of casualties from the Battle of Gallipoli. In 1919, The Ghezireh Palace Hotel was sold to Syrian businessman Habib Lotfallah and converted back to a private residence. The palace was nationalised by Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1952 and eventually converted back to a hotel, reopening in 1962 as the Omar Khayyam Hotel. In the late 1970s, the two large towers were added and the entire hotel was rebuilt. President Hosni Mubarak presided over the grand reopening in 1983 as the Cairo Marriott Hotel.
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21st August 2018: What an immense joy to be reconnected with the family of Abu Bakr Abu Basha! We met in 1984, when Entessar, Sabrin, Saber, and Farrag were still small, and we spent much time together for seven years, until I left Egypt in 1991...
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22nd August 2018: How wonderful that a taylor from Sudan in Cairo loved making a copy of my blue African jacket, with the African material that I had found in Harlem in New York in 2015!
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3rd to 28th August 2018: Thank you so much, dear Daniel! Your kind care was such a gift to me!
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21st to 24th August 2018: Eid al-Adha, also called the 'Festival of Sacrifice', is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. I have always been delighted to see how Egyptians are able to celebrate! How they occupy public spaces in the middle of busy roads, how they spread a cloth on the ground and gather for a night-long picnic! I so much admire how their children can run around and play all night: In my view, this is the child-rearing method for the future (compare also the ideas of the 'Lazy School' in the north of Thailand)! I am appalled when I see that some try to make money by 'stealing' from this public space by bringing something so unhealthy as chairs and ask for money to sit on them... luckily, this is not something Egyptians accept, as you see on the picture above, those chairs remain empty...
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17th August 2018: I tried to find Said El-Tarsi, who made all our clothes when I lived in Cairo from 1984 – 1991. I still found him in 2007 (see the photo at the bottom with his son). Now, I heared that he has sadly passed away around 2010 of a weak heart... I mourn you, dear friend!
He used to work in this atelier taht el-Selim... Young people now occupy this place who never met him. Only kind older neighbours remember him and shared with me the story...
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17th August 2018: I gathered gifts for our 'circle of love gifts'! Here is a kind neighbour of Said el-Tarsi, Karam, who has a silver shop.
At the bottom you see the lovely shop near Port Said street who gave me a gift of a bigger 'kis' (bag)!
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17th August 2018: I was back at Lehnert and Landrock Bookshop! It is now in 36 Abdelkhalek Tharwat Street in Cairo, in the second floor, still hosting an exibition of antique photographs Lehnert and Landrock took on their Arabian adventures. Now Dr. Edward Lambley is the owner. When I lived in Cairo, the shop used to be in 44 Sherif Street.
I still saw some of my beloved clay figurines ('foschar), which I used to draw when I lived in Cairo from 1984 – 1991.
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16th August 2018: Visiting kind Mohamed M. El-Mansoury, the son of Sadek M. El-Mansoury,
beside Naguib-Mahfouz-Café in Khan El-Khalili, in his shop that is unchanged since almost 100 years!
He still had some of the clay figurines that were ubiquitous in Cairo when I lived here from 1984 – 1991!
I used to draw them!
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16th August 2018: I was back in my favourite spice shop in Khan El-Khalili! I used to take in its smells once a week when I lived in Cairo from 1984 – 1991! On the left you see me back there in January 2007, and I was overjoyed to see it unchanged now, in 2018!
At the bottom you see he miraculous Anastatica or white mustard flower that you can buy in this shop, commonly called rose of Jericho, or Jericho rose, true rose of Jericho, Maryam's flower, flower of St Mary, St. Mary's flower, Mary's flower, or white mustard flower. It is found in arid areas in the Middle East and the Sahara Desert, including parts of North Africa and regions of Iran, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Pakistan. After the rainy season, the plant dries up, dropping leaves and curling branches into a tight ball, and 'hibernates'. Wetted again in a later rainy season, the ball uncurls and the plant wakes up from its dormant state, which causes the capsular fruits to open (dehisce) to disperse the seeds. If water is sufficient, the dispersed seeds germinate within hours. The plant is believed to support women who wish to become pregnant.
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16th August 2018: Beit Hamama in Khan El-Khalili was to be our home! What a great plan it was, in the spirit of honouring the treasures of history rather then dismissing them! But life disagreed...
In 1989, Hil and I planned to make the upper floors of this house our home. This was before dear Ahmed was born, the son of our beloved Moustafa...
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14th August 2018: Kubri (Bridge) Abbas together with Tarek, the kind driver who brought me back home from the pyramids!
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14th August 2018: Papyrus Musuem for new gifts for our 'circle of love gifts'! Papyrus Museum, 98 Pyramids Road, Giza, managed since 25 years by Omaima, standing at my right side
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14th August 2018: Mena House!
I worked in Egypt for seven years (1984 – 1991) and was in Mena House many times, sitting on the same chairs you see on these photos. I was back there for ten days in January 2007 (see the picture on the left), and now I am back in 2018. I learn that Mena House is now longer an Oberoi Hotel, but a Marriott Hotel, and that most of it is closed for renovation in 2018... And, furthermore, in contrast to thirty years ago, there are now three layers of security: one police check for cars going toward the pyramids, one security check for cars going into the compount of the hotel, and a third personal check at the entrance door. Times have changed!
Please click here or on the picture on the left to see more photos from 2007.
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11th August 2018:
I can't believe that the house where Hil and I lived from 1984 to 1991 is no longer there! This posh office building has been raised in 2010, after the owner Abdallah passed, and Medhat and Mediha sold the house and the land. Now, there is no garden anymore, and instead of a villa of three floors, a high-rised building blocks the view to the sky - this is what the neighbours tell me who still remember me. Since the building houses only offices and no people anymore, the street is 'dead' after 8 pm, there is no life anymore in the street... Also the neighbouring villa has suffered the same fate...
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10th August 2018:
I can't believe that was able to reconnect to a dear friend from thirty years ago, Moustafa Hedayah! Thank you, dear Moustafa, for this wonderful meeting in Four Seasons (First Mall) Giza!
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8th August 2018:
How wonderful to be back after three decades! From 1984 to 1991, Hil and I, we spent much time with our dear brother Moustafa Hamama and his family. The last time, I saw him was in 2007. Now his son Ahmed is a grown-up man! Amazing!
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8th August 2018:
Dearest Katrina Vrebalovich! How wonderful that one of the gifts from our 'circle of love gifts' has travelled to you and will adorn your house in Luxor! On 14th August 2017, the lovely teachers of the Renaissance College in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, prepared a large table of gifts for the 'circle of love gifts' of our global dignity family! When I saw the table full of love-gifts, I was speechless! It was such an incredibly beautiful surprise! The gift you chose, dear Katrina, is from Dr. Rachana Ghadge! You see her on the photo with me holding your gift up in the air!
THANK YOU SO MUCH, dearest friends both in India and in Egypt!
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7th August 2018:
Dearest Britt Boutros-Ghali, what an amazing gift you surround me with your wonderful caring generosity!
I always highly admired your art, and now I am as moved by your loving care!
What a wonderful universe of art and love you have created!
Dearest Katrina Vrebalovich! How can I ever thank you enough for being the caring and loving human being you are! And for taking me with you today to show me your art universe in Zamalek-Cairo! The art galleries you showed me were fabulous! I learned so much from you - you so generously gave me a taste of your 'infinite well of creativity'!
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6th and 20th August 2018: What a wonderful river Nile flowing through Cairo, from morning to night!
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5th August 2018: Thank you, dear Katrina Vrebalovich for your wonderful generosity! For giving me a home in Cairo and for being with me to my beloved El-Fishawi café in El-Fishawi Alley, Khan el-Khalili, Cairo! What a time-travel for me! Here I was at home from 1984 to 1991!
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21st June 2018: Thank you, dear Christian Manthey and Moritz Muschik, for a wonderful hour together in Kaffee 38 in Hamelin!
On 4th July 2018, you published your amazing article on your HamelnR page on Facebook, THANK YOU!!!
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26th and 27th May 2018, flowers in Central Europe!
I hope that pesticides will soon be more or less forbidden, so that the insects and birds will be able to return! 75 percent of flying insects have disappeared during the past three decades in Germany. We need gardening and agriculture that flourishes without committing ecocide! We cannot continue with business-as-usual!
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On 12th April 2018, what a privilege to have the opportunity to update Stein Villumstad on the status of our global dignity work!
Congratulations, dear Stein, for three very successful years in Malawi! Wonderful!
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On 12th April 2018, 10.15-14.00, 'Post-Conflict, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation. The Case of Rwanda' was a closed lecture at the Department of Psychology, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3, Oslo, Norway, followed by students' presentation of group work on Rwanda and dialogue. It is a privilege to be part of PSY4506 – Human Rights, Democracy and Reconstruction after Conflict; A community based approach, by Nora Sveaass and Inger Skjelsbæk. In June 2015, the 25th Annual Dignity Conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda.
It was a great honour to meet wonderful students, among them a new group, namely "global minds" students. Please see the Master Programme Global Minds, and read its description: 'Recent societal challenges such as Europe’s refugee crisis or the rise of political extremism call for experts to tackle pressing issues of mobility, inclusion and diversity. Our goal is to offer a timely master programme that responds to these needs'.
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11th April 2018, landing in Oslo, Norway, coming from Amsterdam.
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19. mars 2018: Det var et stort privilegium å få lov til å holde foredraget "Effekten av ydmykelser" for Asker Rotary i Thon hotell Vettre, mandag 19. mars 2018, kl 18.15. Vi takker Are Langmoen for invitasjonen!

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Effekten av ydmykelser
Videon er tatt med et vanlig kamera som dessverre justerer fokus hele tiden.
Tusen takk kjære Tone for at du tok fine bilder og betjente kameraet!

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Se boken om "Honor, Humiliation, and Terror" her og invitasjonen til alle av Evelin's 2018 foredrag i Norge her.




16th March 2018: Today I had the privilege of reconnecting for the second time this year with our dear Ragnhild Nilsen! We first met in 1994, which means that we celebrated our 24th jubilee in 2018! Ragnhild leads the "green transition" in Nortura now, a company owned by about 31,200 farmers throughout Norway.
Dearest Ragnhild, please know that we all, your entire global dignity community, wish you the strength and inspiration you need for your crucially important work!
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17th March 2018: winter in Oslo... amazing icicles - istapper...
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13. mars 2018: Kjære Lasse Moer, du har støttet vårt verdighetsarbeid siden 1998, i 20 år! Det finnes ikke nok ord å takke deg! Din støtte er umåtelig viktig!
Tusen takk for at du lagde et så fantastisk opptak av mitt foredrag
On Dignity and Humiliation fra 2. mars!
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11th March 2018: Dearest Fanny Duckert! You have no idea how much your support means to me! It is crucially important! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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8th March 2018: What a wonderful hour together with Lisbeth and Per, Trine, and Rigmor after Berit Ås' event!
We prepared for our dignity conference in Egypt!
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8th March 2018: Such a wonderful event! 'Kvinnearkiver - dikt av Berit Ås og introduksjon med arkivar Ulla Lise Johansen og kvinneaktivist Inge Ås', Eldorado Bokhandel, Torggata 9 A, 0181 Oslo.

• Se på videoer laget av Evelin med Berit Ås i hennes hjem i 2014

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4th March 2018: What an immense privilege to be able to meet with Thomas Hylland Eriksen!
Dear Thomas, you are our DIGNITY HERO!!!
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4th March 2018: thank you so much, dear Trine Eklund, for opening your wondeful home to me in February and March and for taking this picture with my new book on your snow-filled balcony!
Honor, Humiliation, and Terror An Explosive Mix – And How We Can Defuse It with Dignity
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2nd March 2018, what an honour that Mai-Bente Bonnevie came to my talk 'On Dignity and Humiliation'! Dear Mai-Bente, your loving support means the world to our dignity fellowship and to me personally! And congratulations with your wonderful book Magma! På forlagets webside leser vi: 'Mai-Bente Bonnevie er kjent som kunstner, feminist og fredsaktivist. Denne boken er vakkert illustrert med hennes kunst. Forfatterne Gunnar Danbolt og Paula Fure setter henne inn i en nasjonal og internasjonal kunsthistorisk kontekst. Mai-Bente Bonnevie skriver selv om sin angst og veien frem til det å bli kunstner. En vakker bok som vil glede mange og være til hjelp for mennesker som har opplevd angst som følge av vonde opplevelser i barndommen'.
On the photo on the right side, you see dear Mai-Bente on 8th March, bringing gifts for our 'circle of love gifts'!
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2nd March 2018:
'On Dignity and Humiliation', annual lecture at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo in Norway, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3, seminar room 6, 2nd March 2018, 12.15-14.00.
We thank the Department of Psychology for this invitation.
See all of Evelin's talks in Norway at http://conta.cc/2GGEURH.

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On Dignity and Humiliation
Thank you, dear Lasse Moer, for the wonderful video-recording!

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27th February 2018, what an honour it was to be together with eminent philosopher Inga Bostad, former Director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights / Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter!
Inga’s visionary leadership and extraordinary efforts are an inspiration to every aspect of HumanDHS work in the world. Her life is a testimony for the power of dignity and peace. Inga Bostad embodies the indomitable courage, conviction, and spirit of Bertha von Suttner, the first women to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
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27th February 2018, what a privilege to meet with sociologist Kristian Berg Harpviken, the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
Kristian Harpviken has been PRIO's director for many years, and he is a renowned Afghanistan expert with deep knowledge of Afghanistan since 1989. His guidance has been crucial for the global dignity work of HumanDHS since its inception. The depth of his insights and his farsightedness are invaluable for the efforts of HumanDHS to build global trust.
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20th February 2018: what a wonderful winter weather in Skien, Telemark, Norway! How thick the layers of snow are on the houses' roofs and the tree's twigs!
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20. februar 2018: Det var et stort privilegium å få lov til å holde foredraget "Ære, ydmykelse og terror" for Akademiet for livslang læring, Grenland (ALL), i Skagerak Arena i Skien. Tusen takk, kjære Ragnar Wesseltoft, for invitasjonen! Jeg ble helt overveldet av at 140 personer kom! Tusen takk for bildet med styret!
Og tusen takk, kjære Bjørn Ekelund, at DU kom! Dette var en fantastisk gave!

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Ære, ydmykelse og terror

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Se boken om "Honor, Humiliation, and Terror" her og invitasjonen til alle av Evelin's 2018 foredrag i Norge her.





18th February 2018: heavy snowfall and wonderful winter views in Oslo! How lovely when snow draws white lines around filigran twigs!
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17th February 2018: We thank the Eldorado Bookshop in Oslo, Norway, for their invitation! It was a great privilege to present the book Honor, Humiliation, and Terror: An Explosive Mix – and How We Can Defuse It with Dignity.
See the book here.

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Honor, Humiliation, and Terror: An Explosive Mix – and How We Can Defuse It with Dignity
Please note that the video is unedited.

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16th February 2018: wonderful winter in Oslo!
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15th February 2018: What a privilege to learn from Ingela Lundin Kvalem, Associate Professor - Department of Psychology! Her research interests are many, among them, body image and body ideals, and development and evaluation of health interventions. Your inspiration and support, as far back as to 1997, dear Ingela, is priceless to me!
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14th February 2018: There are not enough words to thank the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo in Norway for giving me space to write my doctoral thesis and allowing me to be affiliated since! Our global dignity work would not be possible without their support! Dear Birgitte, thank you! Birgitte Bøgh-Olsen is the wonderful Head of Office of the Department!
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14th February 2018: How can we ever adequately thank Egil Bergh-Telle and his colleagues for their ongoing support for our global dignity work!
It would not be possible without them!
Our unending gratitude goes to you, dear Egil!
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13th February 2018: wonderful winter in Oslo!
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12th February 2018: how lovely it was to be inspired by Magnus Haavelsrud, one of the first supporters and members in our Global Advisory Board! Your brilliant scholarship, sharp and critical thinking, and uncompromising value orientation is one of the core inspirations of our global dignity work - thank you, dear Magnus!
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12th February 2018, what a privilege to see Nils Butenschøn, former director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights / Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter (SMR), and one of the first supporters and members in our Global Advisory Board. His deep anchoring in values of human dignity and human rights is one of the core inspirations of our global dignity work - thank you, dear Nils!
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10th February 2018, take-off from Tromsø, the Paris of the North, in the far north of Norway.
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10th February 2018, what a privilege to be part of a shared breakfast by Liv Kaya Åby and Matt Burian at the airport!
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All

10th February 2018

• Humiliation, and How We Can Overcome It (Powerpoint | Audio)
Evelin's guest lecture at the Centre for Peace Studies of the University of Tromsø, Northern Norway, 9.00 - 11.00.
We so much thank Vidar Vambheim for this invitation, together with Christine Smith-Simonsen, the director of the Centre.
Thank you, dear Matthew Burian, for the audio recording!

(See the invitation to all of Evelin's 2018 talks in Norway)

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5th February 2018, my first day at the Centre for Peace Studies (CPS), University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, 9037 Tromsø. The photo at the top comes from the centre's website. The photos at the bottom are morning impressions out of the windows in the lunch room.
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5th February 2018, landing in Tromsø, in the very north of Norway.
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2nd February 2018, what a privilege to see Asbjørn Eide, one of the first supporters and members in our Global Advisory Board, as far back as 1994! He is working every day in his office at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights / Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter (SMR), at an age of 85! His deep anchoring in values of human dignity and human rights is one of the core inspirations of our global dignity work - thank you, dear Asbjørn!
It was wonderful also to speak with philosopher Tore Lindholm. He wrote very insightfully about the history of human rights and how the notion of dignity was brought into its concepts.
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2nd February 2018, in front of the parliament Stortinget in Oslo, Norway, on a wonderful sunny winterday by minus 10 degrees Celsius...
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