Video-taped Dialogues on Dignity or Dignilogues
#dignism


We often use #dignism when we upload videos on YouTube (see also Evelin Lindner's channel).
The term dignilogue has been coined by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist and Co-founder of the World Dignity University initiative on 6th May 2012. He created the rhymed reflections that you see further down.* The word DIAlogue has a long history; MULTIlogue was coined by linguist David Crystal in 1995 (Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language).

A Plea for DIGNILOGUE
by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist from Recife, Brazil (7th June 2013)
MONOlogue ? Individuals isolates
DIALOGUE ? Persons approximates
DIGNILOGUE ? Humankind elevates

Let's elevate human character, human conduct, human communication
Let's engage in DIGNYfying dialogue
Let's (g)localize DIGNILOGUE as DIGNIfiers

We would like to invite everybody who shares our values to envision contributing the World Dignity University initiative with video-taped dignilogues.

When you think about dignity in connection with your work and your interests, would you feel moved to offer a topic, or a theme?

The World Dignity University site www.worlddignityuniversity.org will grow and evolve from now on, thanks to Linda Hartling and Ulrich Spalthoff donating their full time. Many more are contributing. For example,many of the videos you see further down have already been copied to two Chinese sites, video.sina.com.cn and, later, also on weebly.com!

Perhaps you would enjoy creating short video dialogues (5-10 minutes), where you first present yourself, then your reflections on dignity, and, third, with which themes you would like to contribute? Please inspire also your friends and colleagues who share our values!

The general process is explained here. For practical guidelines, see here. See also two examples of mutual interviewing, first and second. Building a library of ideas is our first step. Our World Dignity University initiative shall grow like a tree. See further down what we have so far.

We launched our World Dignity University initiative at the University of Oslo in Norway on 24th June 2011, with ca. 50 people in the room, ca. 40 people from all around the world in our online chat, and many people watching the streaming. See more information here. The Vice-Rector of the university, Inga Bostad, was our host. (We are still deeply shocked about the violent attacks in Norway, less than a month later, attacks that threw into stark light how much we need to build a culture of dignity rather than hatred.)
- Part of this launch was Federico Mayor Zaragoza, who headed UNESCO for 12 years. See his important greetings.
• Also the then Norwegian Minister of the Environment and Minister of Development Cooperation, Erik Solheim, very kindly prepared a video greeting for this launch.
• See Evelin's video invitation to the World Dignity University initiative.
• When you look at the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board and the Core, Research and Education teams, you see a "global faculty" of people who advocate equality in dignity as guiding values, not only in theory, but by walking their talk in practice.

Practical guidelines for making a video:
The general process is explained here. See two examples of mutual interviewing, first and second. Please see selected web video rules which Uli Spalthoff made us aware of.

See Uli's practical guidelines (8th January 2012):
• Don't start thinking about technology. There will always be a solution, given the many gadgets one has in these days.
•  Rather start with some basic thoughts: How long will the video be? What do you want the audience to take with them after watching it? What do you need to prepare?
•  Consider to have more than just a statement read in front of a camera. Maybe a question and answer format might be fine?
•  You find a lot of practical advice on the Internet, for example, a nice example created by a young person (added by Linda Hartling)
•  If you have a built-in webcam in your laptop, just use it. Depending on the computer, you will find some help pages somewhere explaining how to switch it on and how to record videos.
•  If you have a separate webcam, the necessary software and explanations are usually coming with it.
•  If you have a smartphone or digital photocamera, there is a good chance that you can use it for recording videos. Just consult the manual. If you own a digital camcorder, you probably do not need my advice at all, as you might have more experience than I have. A camcorder normally will give better results than photocameras, mobile phones or webcams.
•  With any device it is important to choose good lighting conditions and a quiet place. Any sound from the environment will be much louder in the recording than you expect. For the lighting, you have to check. Daylight is usually better than lamps. Important is not to record "against" the lightsource.
•  In most cases, the files created from the webcam or camcorder will be very large, not suited for attaching to emails. With mobile phones you may have a chance to get smaller files directly, as they compress the files to manageable size. With other devices, you probably have to convert (on your computer, after the recording) to a file format which compresses the video to smaller file sizes. This leads to reduced image quality, but when you want to show the video over the Internet, this is unavoidable. If you don't want to do the file conversion by yourself, you can upload it to our HumanDHS server and I will take care of the conversion. I can send a description how to upload, when needed. There are some more options, but I don't want to confuse you ...

Anna Strout shared a number of suggestions with us (sent on December 17, 2012):
• A quiet room with no ambient noise and no audience
• Allocate enough time for proper set up in between each dialogue
• Provide guidelines for how to structure the dialogue so viewers gain valuable information/tools from watching (ex., introductions, key topic stated, background given, best practices shared, reflection or call to action)
• 3 minutes max for each taped dialogue
• Good, even lighting a must (since 3 point lighting set up expensive)
• 2 chairs in front of a table where people are facing each other and engaging in dialogue, instead of looking at the camera. This allows for the camera person to capture arm gesticulations but avoid humiliating body positions.
• Table placed in front of clean, uninterrupted wall as background or create a relevant set/ backdrop (topical books, banners that fit within the frame) *can also use props (support materials, tools of the trade)
• It's helpful to have 2 cameras on 2 tripods: a steady camera with a well framed wide angle shot of both people; one camera to take reaction shots for each person or to zoom in for cutaways
• 2 lavalieres, one for each of the interviewees, and a set of headphones for the camera person
• If time allows, cut dialogue with photographs, graphics and images that illustrate key concepts

*The term dignilogue has been coined by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist and Co-founder of the World Dignity University initiative. He created the following rhymed reflections (6th May 2012):

A new concept for Dignity Studies: DIGNILOGUE
Rhymed Reflections

DIGNITY calls for human character elevation
DIGNITY also requires conduct amelioration
What about the improvement of communication?

The quality of our interactions we should elevate
For communicative dignity everywhere we should educate

If our daily dialogues we want to dignify
Our communicative intentions let´s edify

If creatively DIGNITY and DIALOGUE we integrate
through DIGNILOGUE we`ll be able to communicate

Patrick Hogan, Editor of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Sciences commented (14th May 2012):
"Hi! Thanks for your notes. It makes sense to combine a sense of dignity with dialogue.
Best wishes!
Yours, Patrick"



Linda Hartling and Evelin’s Joint Contributions to the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative

• 00 Introductory Videos to our Conferences created by Linda Hartling:
•  Greetings to All (short version), created on 16h April 2013 for our 2013 South Africa Conference
•  Greetings to All (long version), created on 16h April 2013 for our 2013 South Africa Conference
•  Welcome to Everybody, created on 12th August 2012 for our 2012 Norway Conference
•  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
•  Our Appreciative Frame, created in December 2014 for our 2014 New York Workshop (Pdf)
•  Dignilogue: An Introduction to Dignity + Dialogue, created on 31th May 2015, for our 2015 Kigali Conference

• 01 Imagine Worcester with Virginia Swain: Imagine Worcester #70 Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, October 17, 2011, Portland, OR, & Worcester, MA, U.S.A
Text on the Imagine Worcester web site: "Virginia Swain is the host of Imagine Worcester and the World, your source for local and global interviews with peacemakers around the world. Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling. Evelin was born in Germany and is now a global citizen and a scholar, author and practitioner. She holds two doctorates in medicine and psychology. Her research focuses on human dignity, and she believes that the humiliation of honor and dignity may be among the strongest obstacles on the way to a decent world community. She is the Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS, www.humiliationstudies.or), a global transdisciplinary fellowship of concerned academics and practitioners who wish to promote dignity and transcend humiliation.Linda Hardling, Ph.D. is the HumanDHS Director. Before joining the Human DHS organization, she was the associate director of the Jean Baker Miller Center at Wellesley College. Linda holds a doctoral degree in community/clinical psychology. Together, they hold conferences around the world to promote human dignity. They have also founded a World Dignity University."
Watch More Episodes of Imagine Worcester; download the video directly; see other available formats.
See also:
1. Imagine Worcester #67, advocating the dignifying of the world through the Human Right to Peace, thus linking the World Dignity University initiative to the Human Right to Peace.
2. Imagine Worcester #68, advocating the dignifying of the world through the Human Right to Peace, thus linking theWorld Dignity University initiative to the Human Right to Peace.

• 02 Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: An Introduction by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, October 30, 2011
"Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: An Introduction by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner" is a video that was recorded on October 30, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, for a course with the same title for Professor Adenrele Awotona's Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well as for the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative.
Course Description: Understanding the intersecting dynamics of human dignity, humiliation, and human rights in today’s world is crucial for those working in post-disaster reconstruction. Greater awareness of human rights ideals brings to the forefront the risk that post-disaster strategies and responses, once accepted and considered helpful, are perceived as deeply humiliating. This course will explore how globalization dramatically alters how we engage in helping relationships at all levels. It proposes that post-disaster reconstruction can be an opportunity to implement innovative and sustainable solutions that support the healing, health, and dignity of all involved in post-disaster recovery.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 03 A Global Dignilogue with Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, December 4, 2014 (Pdf | video)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner engage in a Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and Evelin Lindner its Founding President. We very much thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 04 A Global Dignilogue with Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, Honoring the Message of Alfred Nobel and Bertha von Suttner, December 3, 2015 (Link to Nobel Peace Prize nomination page | Video | Powerpoint | see also Pdf 2014)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner engage in a Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and she explains the background of, and the intentions behind the Nobel Peace Prize. See also her reflections on her 2015 nomination, and meet the inspirer of the prize, Bertha von Suttner. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

• 05 Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner in Dignilogue on the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination of Our Dignity Work, December 3, 2015 (Link to Nobel Peace Prize nomination page | Video | Powerpoint | see also Pdf 2014)
Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling contributed to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2013. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and she explains the background of, and the intentions behind the Nobel Peace Prize. See also her reflections on her 2015 nomination, and meet the inspirer of the prize, Bertha von Suttner. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

• 06 Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner in Dignilogue on "The Globalization of Dignity," December 8, 2016 (Video | Questions Prepared by Linda)
Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling contributed in the morning on December 8, 2016, to the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping! Please be aware that this is an unedited video.

• 07 Mini-Documentary of the Annual Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict "The Globalization of Dignity," December 8 - 9, 2016
The 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for making this wonderful mini-documentary! Thank you, dear Mariana, and also you, dear Gaby Saab, for inviting so many of us into this documentary, from Janet Gerson to David Yamada, Michael Perlin, Philip Brown, Kebadu Mekonnen Gebremariam, David Yau-Fai Ho! How great that you chose the song "A Wonderful World" in the background, the very song that David Yamada brought to us! Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network.



Linda Hartling’s Contributions to the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative


• 01 Linda Hartling: A Portrait
In this video Linda Hartling presents herself. She is being introduced by Evelin Lindner. The video was recorded on October 28, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, by Annette Engler, for the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 02 Relational-Cultural Theory
"Relational-Cultural Theory" is a video that was recorded on October 30, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, by Evelin Lindner, for the World Dignity University initiative.
In this brief video presentation, Linda Hartling shares her work with Jean Baker Miller. Until November 3, 2008, Linda was the Associate Director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMTI) at the Stone Center, which is part of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Dr. Hartling 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, Dr. Hartling 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.
Dr. Hartling is coeditor of The Complexity of Connection: Writings from the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Stone Center (2004) and author of the Humiliation Inventory, a scale to assess the internal experience of derision and degradation.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 03.1 Appreciative Enquiry 1
"Appreciative Enquiry" is a video that was recorded on October 30, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, by Evelin Lindner, for the World Dignity University initiative.
• 03.1 Appreciative Enquiry 2
"Appreciative Enquiry" is a video that was uploaded onto YouTube on August 11, 2012, in preparation of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 27th-30th August 2012, in Oslo, Norway.
• 03.3 Our Appreciative Frame 3
"Our Appreciative Frame" is a video created in December 2014 (see also Pdf), for the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, in New York City, December 4–5, 2014.
• 03.4 Appreciative Enquiry 4
"Appreciative Enquiry" is a video that was recorded on May 27, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, USA, by Linda Hartling, for the 25th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, in Kigali, Rwanda, 2nd - 5th June 2015.
In these brief video presentations, Linda Hartling shares her adaptation of the appreciative inquiry (sic) approach as it was originally developed by David Cooperrider at Case Western Reserve University. She writes August 2004 (see more on the Appreciative Enquiry or "Waging good Conflict" page on this website):
"For me our approach means daring to "move toward mutuality" in all of our efforts. I conceptualize "movement toward mutuality" as an powerful act of resistance to organizational practices that implicitly or explicitly propagate exploitation. In "Relational-Cultural-Organizational Theory" (my variation on RCT), exploitation might be called "relational-organizational malpractice" (a variation of Joyce Fletcher's term). Far too many for-profit and nonprofit organizations depend on countless forms of relational-organizational malpractice, including shameless exploitation. Whether this occurs in an organization that is working for good or not, it is still malpractice." See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 04 Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: An Introduction by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner
"Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: An Introduction by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner" is a video that was recorded on October 30, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, for a course with the same title for Professor Adenrele Awotona's Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well as for the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative.
Course Description: Understanding the intersecting dynamics of human dignity, humiliation, and human rights in today’s world is crucial for those working in post-disaster reconstruction. Greater awareness of human rights ideals brings to the forefront the risk that post-disaster strategies and responses, once accepted and considered helpful, are perceived as deeply humiliating. This course will explore how globalization dramatically alters how we engage in helping relationships at all levels. It proposes that post-disaster reconstruction can be an opportunity to implement innovative and sustainable solutions that support the healing, health, and dignity of all involved in post-disaster recovery.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 05 Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Evelin Lindner's Contribution
"Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Evelin Lindner's Contribution " is a video that was recorded on October 30, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, for a course with the same title for Professor Adenrele Awotona's Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well as for the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative.
Course Description: Understanding the intersecting dynamics of human dignity, humiliation, and human rights in today’s world is crucial for those working in post-disaster reconstruction. Greater awareness of human rights ideals brings to the forefront the risk that post-disaster strategies and responses, once accepted and considered helpful, are perceived as deeply humiliating. This course will explore how globalization dramatically alters how we engage in helping relationships at all levels. It proposes that post-disaster reconstruction can be an opportunity to implement innovative and sustainable solutions that support the healing, health, and dignity of all involved in post-disaster recovery.
See the chapter by Evelin Lindner "Disasters As a Chance to Implement Novel Solutions that Highlight Attention to Human Dignity," in Awotona, Adenrele (Ed.), Rebuilding Sustainable Communities for Children and their Families after Disasters: A Global Survey, chapter 21, pp. 335-358, Proceedings of the International Conference on Rebuilding Sustainable Communities for Children and Their Families after Disasters, convened by Adenrele Awotona at the College of Public and Community Service University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA, November 16-19, 2008, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle upon Tyne), and as e-book by MyILibrary (LaVergne, TN), 2010.

• 06 Linda Hartling: Greetings! An Introduction to Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
Linda Hartling gives an introduction to Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. See also its World Dignity University initiative. This video was uploaded onto YouTube on July 12, 2012, in preparation of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 27th-30th August 2012, in Oslo, Norway. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 07 Linda Hartling: Presenting the Frame of Appreciative Enquiry
Appreciative Enquiry is an approach to global collaboration developed by and for the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and the World Dignity University. This video was uploaded onto YouTube on August 11, 2012, in preparation of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 27th-30th August 2012, in Oslo, Norway. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 08 Linda Hartling: Introducing the Open Space Format to the HumanDHS Network
This is a brief introduction to the Open Space format. This video was uploaded onto YouTube on August 15, 2012, in preparation of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 27th-30th August 2012, in Oslo, Norway.

• 09 A Global Dignilogue with Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, December 4, 2014 (Pdf | video)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner engage in a Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and Evelin Lindner its Founding President. We very much thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 10 A Global Dignilogue with Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, Honoring the Message of Alfred Nobel and Bertha von Suttner, December 3, 2015 (Link to Nobel Peace Prize nomination page | Video | Powerpoint | see also Pdf 2014)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner engage in a Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and she explains the background of, and the intentions behind the Nobel Peace Prize. See also her reflections on her 2015 nomination, and meet the inspirer of the prize, Bertha von Suttner. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

• 11 Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner in Dignilogue on the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination of Our Dignity Work, December 3, 2015 (Link to Nobel Peace Prize nomination page | Video | Powerpoint | see also Pdf 2014)
Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling contributed to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2013. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and she explains the background of, and the intentions behind the Nobel Peace Prize. See also her reflections on her 2015 nomination, and meet the inspirer of the prize, Bertha von Suttner. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!



Evelin Lindner’s Contributions to the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative

• Introductory Lectures: Dignity or Humiliation (2 hours)
These lectures were hosted by the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3, until 2014 as part of PSYC3203 - Anvendt sosialpsykologi, from 2015 onward as guest lecture in Kultur- og sammfunnspsykologi / Cultural and Community Psychology. See the video site of the Faculty of Social Science and search for "Lindner." Thank you, dear Lasse Moer, for your untiring support!
- 11th February 2015: Hva har kultur- og samfunnspsykologi med verdighet å gjøre? (Diskusjonen / discussion)
- 22nd January 2014: Verdighet eller ydmykelse?
- 23rd January 2013: Dignity and Humiliation: Norway and the concept of "likeverd"
- 25th January 2012: Humiliation and Terrorism
- 12th January 2011: Dignity or Humiliation: The World at a Crossroad
- 14th January 2009: Dignity or Humiliation: The World at a Crossroad
Please see a background paper for this lecture in the first issue of the Journal of HumanDignity and Humiliation Studies, March 2007. For an earlier version for the introductory paper, see here or http://ssrn.com/abstract=668742 (this paper's SSRN ID is 668742).
For more recent papers see, among others, The Need for a New World, What the World’s Cultures Can Contribute to Creating a Sustainable Future for Humankind, or Terror in Norway.

• Initial Doctoral Research: Somalia - A Case-Study: Humiliation and Coping in War
The film Somalia - A Case-Study: Humiliation and Coping in War (see also a MP4 version on YouTube, earlier title: Humiliation, Genocide, Dictatorship, and the International Community: Somalia As a Case Study) is a compilation of short videos from Somaliland, cut from altogether ca. 10 hours of video material and 100 hours of audio material that Evelin Lindner collected in Somaliland in 1998 (the film was produced in 2000), in Kenya, and Rwanda/Burundi in 1999 for her doctoral thesis The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted 31st October 2000, ISBN 82-569-1817-9).
I would like to thank Lasse Moer, member of the HumanDSH Global Advisory Board, for his work in helping create this film.
This film aims at giving an impression of Evelin Lindner's field work in Somaliland with a selection of local views and descriptions of occurrences of humiliation and resilience to humiliation. For resilience to humiliation, see particularly the stories of the SORRA group, whose members spent almost a decade in solitary confinement as punishment for wanting to help the hospital in Hargeisa (sharing the fate of many intellectuals around the world who are the first victims of dicators), and the experience of former first lady Edna Adan, who is now a Member of the Global Advisory Board of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network that grew out of Lindner's doctoral research. Also Hassan Keynan is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board.
See here a transcription of parts of the interview with Edna Adan on 3rd December 1998:
- I think humiliation is a very difficult thing to describe. But I think humiliation is when someone tries to bring someone down to their level. They think that you are above them and they want to hurt you, humiliate you, bring you down to their level, so that you have no more self-respect, so that you lose the respect you have for yourself and others lose the respect they have for you. Once they said I was planning to escape from the country, and I spent six days in jail for that. For the first, why didn't they wait until I tried to escape, why arrest me from my house! They put me in a cell of my own, but I didn't have a toilet. And right in front of the place where they put me, there was a toilet, and it had no doors. And there was the cell next to me, it was full of men, of criminals, of thieves, I don't know, just men, men all behind the bars. And, so I called out, and I said, - you know, - 'I, - I, - I need to go and use the bathroom!' And that is after I had been the first lady of the country! And they said: 'Well, you want to use the bathroom? There is the bathroom! You use everybody's bathroom! There! You are not better than the others! There is the bathroom they use!' And I thought - how can I use the bathroom with no doors facing a cell full of men! Full of criminals and people who, - you know, - and I just came out of my cell and I just looked at those men, and I said: 'Listen. I am going to use this bathroom. And, would you be watching your mother or your sister if she was using a toilet and she had no door, - is this the kind of men you are that you would watch a woman using a bathroom?' And they said, 'No.' And the first one said 'turn around,' and they made everyone turn the other way, until I finished using the bathroom. And that was one of the most emotional moments of my time. And the police was so shocked, because they couldn't get their objective, they couldn't get me to be humiliated and using a bathroom with all these men watching and shouting at me. So, this is another form of resistance, and resisting humiliation!
- Does humiliation lead to war? I would answer that question by saying, 'Yes, it does!' You can push human beings too far, just far enough until they turn back and say 'Hei, wait a minute, enough is enough.' And then they begin to resist with violence, with strength, with force, with whatever way they know. And, I think a good example of resisting humiliation through war is what has happened to our country, the people of Somaliland.
- The former first lady of Somalia, Edna Adan, also said: ‘I hope you have strong cupboards to put your conscience into! Where are all the weapons produced which kill innocent people?’

• 00 The World Dignity University (WDU): How It Works, see Pdf files in English, Norsk, Deutsch, see also a Flyer in English)
The following videos introduce the WDU initiative:

- Evelin Lindner's Invitation to Join the World Dignity University Initiative
Evelin Lindner is being interviewed by Ragnhild Nilsen about her vision of the World Dignity University. This dialogue took place at the University in Oslo in Norway on 8th February 2011. Lasse Moer, Chief Engineer for Audiovisual Technology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University in Oslo, was the technical director of this video-take. See it also on Lasse's Youtube channel and on lasse-videos.blip.tv/file/4782737/. Ragnhild Nilsen uses the artist name Arctic Queen. See also a WDU introduction in pdf format and a flyer. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

- World Dignity University Initiative: Introduction by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner

This video was recorded in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., on October 28, 2011. It is a dialogue between Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner. Annette Engler recorded the conversation. See also a WDU introduction in pdf format and a flyer. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

- World Dignity University Initiative: Introduction by Evelin Lindner

This video was created by Evelin Frerk in Berlin, Germany, on 5th April 2011, for the launch of the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative in June 2011. Evelin Lindner explains how the World Dignity University iniative is envisioned to unfold. See also a WDU introduction in pdf format and a flyer.

- Norwegian/Norsk: Verdensuniversitet for verdighet og likeverd: En kort innføring av Evelin Lindner
Denne videoen ble tatt opp av Evelin Lindner i New York City den 3. november 2011. Se også teksten i pdf format.
Se også Inga Bostad, prorektor av Universitetet i Oslo, og hennes kall for dialog som hun lagde i august 2011 til vår 17 årlige verdighetskonferanse i New Zealand. Hun bekreftet hvor viktig det er å arbeide for en global verdighetskultur og at å utvikle Verdensuniversitetet for verdighet og likeverd må være vår høyeste prioritet. Lasse Moer lagde videoen med Inga Bostad i Oslo. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

- Norwegian/Norsk: Norge etter den 22. juli 2011: Betydningen av et Verdensuniversitet for verdighet og likeverd, av Evelin Lindner
Denne videoen ble tatt opp av Evelin Lindner i New York City den 3. november 2011. Se også teksten i pdf format.
Se også Inga Bostad, prorektor av Universitetet i Oslo, og hennes kall for dialog som hun lagde i august 2011 til vår 17 årlige verdighetskonferanse i New Zealand. Hun bekreftet hvor viktig det er å arbeide for en global verdighetskultur og at å utvikle Verdensuniversitetet for verdighet og likeverd må være vår høyeste prioritet. Lasse Moer lagde videoen med Inga Bostad i Oslo. (Nøkkelord: Anders Behring Breivik, Utøya)

- German/Deutsch: Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies & World Dignity University: Eine kurze Einführung von Evelin Lindner
Dieses Video wurde aufgenommen von Evelin Frerk in Berlin am 5. April 2011, mit Blick auf die Lanzierung der Weltuniversität für Menschenwürde Initiative im Juni 2011. Es ist eine kurze Einführung in die Arbeit des Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) Netzwerkes und ihrer Weltuniversität für Menschenwürde/World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative. Siehe auch einen einführenden Text in Pdf Format.

- German/Deutsch: Weltuniversität für Menschenwürde Initiative: Eine kurze Einführung von Evelin Lindner

Dieses Video wurde aufgenommen von Evelin Frerk in Berlin am 5. April 2011, mit Blick auf die Lanzierung der Weltuniversität für Menschenwürde/World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative im Juni 2011. Es ist eine kurze Einführung. Siehe auch einen einführenden Text in Pdf Format.

- French/Francais: Initiative de l'Université Dignité Mondiale: Une Introduction par Evelin Lindner
Ce vidéo a été créée par Evelin Lindner, à New York City, le 4 Novembre 2011, pour l'Université Dignité Mondiale initiative. Evelin Lindner explique comment le Université Dignité Mondiale initiative est envisagé de se dérouler. Voir aussi une introduction en format pdf.


The following videos summarize Evelin Lindner's contributions as a WDU educator:

• 01 Introduction: Dignity or Humiliation: The World at a Crossroad
This video was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
It invites into Evelin Lindner's introductory lecture "Dignity or Humiliation: The World at a Crossroad." Please see two full lectures (two hours each) from 2009 and 2011. In these introductory lecture Evelin Lindner highlights the fact that dignity and humiliation have become more important topics for inquiry than ever before. She agrees with philosopher Avishai Margalit that the point is not justice but decency.
See also: "In Times of Globalization and Human Rights: Does Humiliation Become the Most Disruptive Force?" in the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, March 2007.
• Abstract: This article is about humiliation, globalization, human rights, and dignity. The central question is the following: Could it be the case in a globalizing world in which people are increasingly exposed to human rights advocacy, that acts of humiliation and feelings of humiliation emerge as the most significant phenomena to resolve? This paper suggests that this is the case. It claims that all humans share a common ground, namely a yearning for recognition and respect that connects them and draws them into relationships. The paper argues that many of the observable rifts among people may stem from the humiliation that is felt when recognition and respect are lacking. The article proposes that only if the human desire for respect is cherished, respected, and nurtured, and if people are attributed equal dignity in this process, can differences turn into valuable diversities and sources of enrichment—both globally and locally—instead of sources of disruption.

• 02 Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict
This video was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
In her first book on dignity and humiliation, Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict (2006), Evelin Lindner describes how we can envision a more dignified world. The Foreword was written by Morton Deutsch. It is the first book on dignity and humiliation and how we may envisage a more dignified world, and it has been characterized as a path-breaking book and been honored as "Outstanding Academic Title" by the journal Choice for 2007 in the USA. This book discusses dignity and humiliation and how we may envisage a more dignified world. It first lays out a theory of the mental and social dynamics humiliation and proposes the need for "egalization" (the undoing of humiliation) for a healthy global society. It then presents chapters on the role of misunderstandings in fostering feelings of humiliation; the role of humiliation in international conflict; and the relationship of humiliation to terrorism and torture. It concludes with a discussion of how to defuse feelings of humiliation and create a dignified world.
In her second book, Emotion and Conflict: How Human Rights Can Dignify Emotion and Help Us Wage Good Conflict (2009), Lindner describes how realizing the promise of equality in dignity can help improve the human condition at all levels—from micro to meso to macro levels. This book uses a broad historical perspective that captures all of human history, from its hunter-gatherer origins to the promise of a globally united knowledge society in the future. It emphasizes the need to recognize and leave behind malign cultural, social, and psychological effects of the past. The book calls upon the world community, academics and lay people alike, to own up to the opportunities offered by increasing global interdependence.

• 03 Gender, Humiliation, and Global Security
This video was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
Gender, Humiliation, and Global Security: Dignifying Relationships from Love, Sex, and Parenthood to World Affairs (2010) is Evelin Lindner's third book. Archbishop Desmond Tutu contributed with a Foreword. The book rounds off with an Afterword by Linda Hartling in honor of Jean Baker Miller and Don Klein. The book examines the social and political ramifications of human violations and world crises related to humiliation. It charts how humiliation is conditioned into individuals by large-scale, and systemic social forces. It offers ideas for counteracting the powerful psychological effects of humiliation in order to encourage constructive social, political, and cultural change. The book is being "highly recommended" by Choice (in July 2010).
In her second book, Emotion and Conflict: How Human Rights Can Dignify Emotion and Help Us Wage Good Conflict (2009), Lindner described how realizing the promise of equality in dignity can help improve the human condition at all levels—from micro to meso to macro levels. This book uses a broad historical perspective that captures all of human history, from its hunter-gatherer origins to the promise of a globally united knowledge society in the future. It emphasizes the need to recognize and leave behind malign cultural, social, and psychological effects of the past. The book calls upon the world community, academics and lay people alike, to own up to the opportunities offered by increasing global interdependence.

• 04 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Intercultural Communication and Global Interhuman Communication
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Intercultural Communication and Global Interhuman Communication" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
See, among others, the article "Avoiding Humiliation - From Intercultural Communication to Global Interhuman Communication," in the Journal of Intercultural Communication, SIETAR Japan, Number 10, June 2007, pp. 21-38. See a draft for this lecture, which was revised and published in the Journal of Intercultural Communication, SIETAR Japan in June 2007.
• Abstract: Intercultural communication has the potential to fertilize transformative learning due to its power to unsettle us. This article suggests that we may go beyond being unsettled ourselves and let the very field of intercultural communication be unsettled. This article puts forward the proposal to inscribe intercultural communication into global interhuman communication. We suggest founding a new field, the field of “Global Interhuman Communication.”...
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 05 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Trauma Therapy
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Trauma Therapy" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
See, among others, the article "Humiliation - Trauma that Has Been Overlooked: An Analysis Based on Fieldwork in Germany, Rwanda / Burundi, and Somalia," in TRAUMATOLOGYe, 7 (1), 2001, Article 3 (32 pages), tmt.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/7/1/43, or www.fsu.edu/%7Etrauma/v7/Humiliation.pdf.
• Abstract: What differentiates trauma from humiliation? This is one of the questions this article tries to answer. Trauma may occur without humiliation, as in the case of natural disaster, however, humiliation may be the core agent of trauma. Furthermore, this paper suggests that the role and significance of humiliation for traumatic experiences has long been overlooked by researchers and practitioners. The paper highlights the macro-historical backdrop for this neglect. It is the unfolding of human rights as opposed to more traditional honour codes at all levels of society both national and international. This change is a major force in making the category of trauma increasingly important, and in moving such practices as 'breaking the will of the child,' that were once legitimate and even prescribed, into the category of trauma. The paper also addresses the fact that social science is part of this transition and would benefit from making more visible how it is deeply interlinked with this process.
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.

• 06 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Terrorism
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Terrorism" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
We are still all shocked and profoundly saddened that Norway, where we had the most wonderful and peaceful launch of our World Dignity University initiative (on 24th June 2011), has been struck by such violence.
The rose-processions in July in Norway gave courage. They highlighted that the future lies in the mobilization of responsible citizens who stand together in solidarity. Today, there is no place on this earth that is not affected by what happens in the rest of the world, be it that people are opening up or closing themselves off to this larger world.
Inga Bostad, Vice-Rector of the University of Oslo, greeted the conference participants of the 17th Annual Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. Lasse Moer video-taped Inga Bostad's personal message to the conference participants on 26th August 2011. In the light of the terrible 22/7 terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya, Inga Bostad encourages and urges everybody to engage in dialogue. She urged the conference participants to work on the World Dignity University Initiative during the conference.
Her words confirm that we must work locally and globally: Dignity must be a movement, a culture, a spirit, both locally and globally.
And this is precisely what we work for in our Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and with our World Dignity University initiative.
Joining hands, nurturing a culture of mutual care, working for dignity, locally and globally, is what we need to invest all our energy in. Even though it cannot undo any harm that has happened in the past, it will, hopefully, help contribute to preventing more harm being perpetrated in the future. Never has work for dignity been more important.
In our work, we see it as our responsibility to create and disseminate narratives that respect the grievances that stand behind such violent narratives, yet, lead them into the direction of the dignity of a Mandela, rather than the direction of terror, genocide, and war.
We believe that the terrible tragedy that happened in Oslo and on Utøya is not just a Norwegian "problem" but a call that we, as humankind, have to show much more civic responsibility. The dignity of "unity in diversity" is the path to go, rather than "uniformity in division," or one camp trying to achieve "strength" through inner uniformity, in hostile division to the "enemy" camp that responds in kind (Christian versus Muslim, for example). Global interdependence, and the need for global cooperation in the face of global challenges, requires that we understand that narratives of hostile division bring demise to all of us, from whatever background such narratives may originate.
This was the message from the HumanDHS network after 22nd July 2011: "We are with you in Norway now, all of us, from all around the world, with our hearts and our tears, and, let us all understand that here we face a global responsibility, for all of humankind!"
See Terror in Norway: How Can We Continue from a Point of Utter despair? Promoting a Dignity Culture, not Just Locally, but Globally, a paper prepared for the 17th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies “Enlarging the Boundaries of Compassion” in Dunedin, New Zealand, 29th August - 1st September 2011.
Introduction: On 22nd July 2011, Norway suffered two sequential terrorist attacks against its civilian population, the government, and a political summer camp in Norway. This tragedy has shocked Norway to the point that even mentioning the name of the 32-year-old perpetrator Anders Behring Breivik was being avoided for a while and ABB was being used to refer to him. He was first regarded as right-wing terrorist and later, in an initial evaluation, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. A second evaluation began on 13th January 2012. The guiding questions of this paper are the following: What should be done after such atrocities have occurred? How can one continue from a point of utter despair? What can a society do to help its members? What can a society do to help prevent repetitions of similar acts of violence in the future?
See also a chapter written by Evelin Lindner earlier (among others), "The Relevance of Humiliation Studies for the Prevention of Terrorism," in Pick, Thomas M., Speckhard, Anne, and Beatrice Jacuch (Eds.), Home-Grown Terrorism: Understanding and Addressing the Root Causes of Radicalisation among Groups with an Immigrant Heritage in Europe, Section 3.1: The Societal Subsoil Nurturing Intolerant Militancy and Terrorism, as Against Measures and Processes Nurturing Tolerance, Section 3.1, pp. 163-188, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press, supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, E: Human and Societal Dynamics, Vol. 60, 2009. These are Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop Indigenous Terrorism: Understanding and Addressing the Root Causes of Radicalisation Among Groups with an Immigrant Heritage in Europe, Budapest, Hungary, 7-9th March, 2008. Please see a long first draft of this paper, and see also some pictures of the event at www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
• Abstract: Why do young people who grew up in Europe kill innocent citizens in suicide attacks? In her paper, the author makes a link between the deep structure of terrorism and genocide, and offers humiliation as an explanation for both—feelings of humiliation, which carry the potential to lead to acts of humiliation and cycles of humiliation. Current historic times are characterised by two historically novel trends, first, rapidly increasing global interdependence, and second, a growing impact of the human rights message. Furthermore, new research indicates that one can feel as humiliated on behalf of victims one identifies with, as if one were to suffer this pain oneself, a phenomenon that is magnified when media give access to the suffering of people in far-flung places. Human rights ideals also compound this effect because humiliation represents the core violation of the human rights ideal of equality in dignity for all human beings. In the context of globalisation and human rights, therefore, humiliating people no longer produces humble underlings but risks fostering angry 'terrorists,' who have yet to realise that equal rights and dignity for all can only be attained by non-humiliating means. The Nelson-Mandela path out of humiliation, namely his strategy of embarking on proactive constructive social change instead of re-active cycles of humiliation, requires the nurturing, locally and globally, of a social and societal climate of mature differentiation, embedded into respect for the equality in dignity of all.
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

See also Norway and the World after the 22nd of July 2011: The Significance of the World Dignity University Initiative (in Norwegian)
Norge og verden etter den 22. juli 2011: Betydningen av et Verdensuniversitet for verdighet og likeverd, av Evelin Lindner
Denne videoen ble tatt opp av Evelin Lindner i New York City den 3. november 2011. Se også teksten i pdf format.
Se også Inga Bostad, prorektor av Universitetet i Oslo, og hennes personlige videohilsen som hun sendte til oss i august 2011, når vi hadde vår 17 årlige konferanse. Hun bekreftet hvor umåtelig viktig det er å arbeide for en global verdighetskultur og at å utvikle Verdensuniversitetet for verdighet og likeverd må være vår høyeste prioritet. Lasse Moer lagde videoen med Inga Bostad i Oslo. (Nøkkelord: Anders Behring Breivik, Utøya)

• 07 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Genocide
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Genocide" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
See, among others, article titled "Genocide, Humiliation, and Inferiority: An Interdisciplinary Perspective," in Robins, Nicholas and Adam Jones (Eds.), Genocides by the Oppressed: Subaltern Genocide in Theory and Practice, Bloomington, chapter 7, pp. 138-158. IN: Indiana University Press, 2009.
Abstract: Genocide has many perplexing characteristics. For example, is it solely and fundamentally about killing? If so, why are so many genocide victims not “merely” killed, but elaborately humiliated beforehand? Furthermore, are the victims of genocide not members of rather powerless minorities whose significance is blown up artificially? If so, why are resources mobilized to humiliate and kill people who are already powerless? Why, in short, are the powerless perceived as a threat? This chapter draws on the author’s work on humiliation studies, and other analyses of humiliation in the genocide-studies literature. It suggests that neither ethnic fault lines, nor dwindling resources or other “rational” conflicts of interest, nor simple scapegoating, nor any general “evilness” of human nature may lie at the heart of genocide. Rather, complex psychological mindsets and behavioral clusters operate according to their own “rationality.” These may entail acts of humiliation as a response to fear of humiliation – or, more precisely, to an imagined fear of future humiliations, based on past ones. Accordingly, genocide’s perpetrators may be drawn not only from elites, but also from a recently risen underclass exhibiting a complex web of features, sometimes labeled as an “inferiority complex.” These dynamics are relevant not only for genocide, but also for global terrorism and thus represent an important field of inquiry not only locally but also for global human security.
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.

• 08 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for War
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for War" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
Evelin Lindner's reflections derive from close to forty years of international experience, first as a clinical psychologist, then coupled with social psychological research on humiliation. Her four-year doctoral research project in social psychology was titled The Feeling of Being Humiliated: A Central Theme in Armed Conflicts. A Study of the Role of Humiliation in Somalia, and Rwanda/Burundi, Between the Warring Parties, and in Relation to Third Intervening Parties (2000, University of Oslo). See also the chapter titled "Emotion and Conflict: Why It Is Important to Understand How Emotions Affect Conflict and How Conflict Affects Emotions," in Deutsch, Morton, Coleman, Peter T. and Eric C. Marcus (Eds.), The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice. (2nd ed.), Chapter Twelve, pp. 268-293, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2006.
Introduction to Evelin Lindner's chapter: We have all experienced strong emotions related to conflict. Our emotions affect the conflicts in our lives and conflict, in turn, influences our emotions. This chapter begins with two brief examples, one international and one personal, to show the interaction between emotions and conflict. For the international example, let us look at World War II. Hitler was an isolated and alienated loner obsessed by the weakness of Germany during World War I and after. At some point, however, his obsessions began to resonate with the feelings of what was called in Germany "the little people" (die kleinen Leute, or the powerless). He offered a grand narrative of national humiliation and invited "the little people" to join in with the personal grievances they suffered due to the general political and economic misery. "The little people" occupied a distinctly subordinated position in Germany 's social hierarchy prior to Hitler's rise. They rallied to Hitler's cause because he provided them with a sense of importance. He was greeted as a savior, as a new kind of leader promising them love and unprecedented significance instead of insignificance. Only after World War II did they have to painfully recognize how he had abused their loyalty. As soon as he had enough popular support, Hitler built institutions that forced his manipulation on everybody, evoking noble feelings of loyalty and heroic resistance against humiliation, convincing the German people that the Aryan race was meant to lead and save the world. Hitler was an expert on feelings. Many Germans put such faith in Hitler that they followed him until 1945, even when it became clear that the situation was doomed. Intense loyalty and highly emotional participation in a collective obsession undercut even the most basic rational and ethical considerations. See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 09 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for World Economy
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for World Economy" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
A Dignity Economy is Evelin Lindner's fourth book (2012). Please read here a quote from this book: "Linda Hartling and I, since we are not economists, hesitate to analyze economic topics. On the other hand, we cannot avoid witnessing the humiliating effects of existing economic practices and institutions. Furthermore, since economic structures represent the largest frames within which human activities are played out, they are of utmost importance and cannot be overlooked. If the largest frames were to introduce systemic humiliation, in the way apartheid did, this would be extremely significant. Under apartheid, since it was an all-encompassing system, all lives and relationships were tainted with humiliation. It was impossible to dignify apartheid by merely being kinder to each other or creating well-intentioned small-scale initiatives: the entire system had to be shaped anew at the appropriate large-scale level. What if today's apartheid is represented by the fact that (exponential) growth is incompatible with sustainability?
Or should we encourage everybody to agree with Herman Cain, United States Republican presidential candidate, to individualize systemic problems? He said on October 5, 2011: "Don't blame Wall Street. Don't blame the big banks. If you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself." Should we follow Cain and try to make people fitter for a rat race that might be unfeasible and damaging for us all and our environment?
We often feel as helpless as the Archbishop of Canterbury, who called for a "rehumanising of economics", and a "discussion on the relationship between wealth and well-being," in a debate at the British Library on Tuesday evening, on October 1, 2010. "The Archbishop described himself as an 'economic illiterate.' He said the Church had been 'hypnotised by the assertion of expertise' on issues related to the economy."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin043.php and www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.

• 10 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for National Sovereignty
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for National Sovereignty" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
Evelin Lindner's reflections derive from close to forty years of international experience. These are some of her reflections: Throughout history, leaders were known to "unite" countries or even world regions. Unification, wherever it was undertaken, usually had "good" and "bad" aspects: there was the newly-found unity to be celebrated, yet, also oppressive uniformity to be decried. It was not unity in diversity that manifested, but uniformity without diversity. It is not impossible to propose that we, as a human family, find ourselves in a similar situation with respect to globalization today. A fragmented world is being united, globalized, however, this brings not just unity to the fore, also uniformity, in this case it is the uniformity by way of global corporation. The "king" who unites, is now the global corporation. Colonization started with trade, and trade typically treats all players as equal partners. Yet, throughout history, economic power has at some point been translated into political power. This is where we are now: Corporate power is being translated into global political power. National sovereignty is no longer sovereign, but a tool for global power to divide and rule.
What is the solution? A multitude of concepts have been proposed, all with the aim to honor the common interest of all of the human family. Cosmopolitanism, or world federalism are just two concepts to be mentioned. However, as it seems, the most important innovation will be to think in fluid and self-learning systems rather than the traditional rigid fixity. Democracy is already more flexible and adaptable than totalitarian systems, yet, it is not yet adaptable and resilient enough and needs to be developed further. "Harvesting" best practices for consensus building from all cultures around the world is the call of our time (see Lindners' article "Avoiding Humiliation - From Intercultural Communication to Global Interhuman Communication," in the Journal of Intercultural Communication, SIETAR Japan, Number 10, June 2007, pp. 21-38. See a draft for this lecture, which was revised and published in the Journal of Intercultural Communication, SIETAR Japan in June 2007.)
A quote from Lindner's Dignity Economy book: "The transition that is needed at this historical juncture, seems to require two core moves (using Max Weber's ideal-type approach (Lewis A. Coser, 1977, p. 224.): (1) a large enough group of committed citizens at all levels, from civil society to the gatekeepers of political and economic institutions, must muster sufficient awareness of global responsibility to implement (2) new global institutional frames of inclusionism and dignism, new frames that give new form to global institutions, form that would be truly functional for an interdependent world and would serve the interests of all of humankind, not the interests of a few. Institutions (2) have preeminence because decent institutions can drive feedback loops that foster global cooperation in a systemic rather than haphazard way. Any subsequent move will have the advantage of enjoying the support from the system, no longer depending on a few gifted individuals."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.

• 11 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Peace, Harmony, Reconciliation, and Forgiveness
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Peace, Harmony, Reconciliation, and Forgiveness" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
See, among others, the article titled "Why There Can Be No Conflict Resolution as Long as People Are Being Humiliated," with the short version of a response by Finn Tschudi and a rejoinder by the author, see here the long version of A review by Finn Tschudi & Evelin Lindner's responses, July and August 2008, in the International Review of Education, Special Issue on Education for Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution edited by Birgit Brock-Utne, Volume 55 (2-3, May): 157-184, 2009, published in OnlineFirst on 27th December 2008, with DOI 10.1007/s11159-008-9125-9, and ISSN 0020-8566 (Print) and 1573-0638 (Online). Published by Springer (Dordrecht), with the original publication available at www.springerlink.com.
See a quote from Lindner's writing on harmony. "At present, we, the human family on planet Earth, take part in a large-scale historical Zeitgeist shift. It is the transition from unequal to equal worthiness, away from social arrangements where “higher” beings preside over “lesser” beings, toward ranking everybody as equally worthy. The first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” This represents also a transition from one definition of harmony to a new definition. Traditionally harmony is being defined as quiet submission of underlings in rigid authoritarian dominator systems (Riane Eisler’s coinage). The new definition acknowledges life as being a process, reality as being in flow, and it manifests itself through a never-ending dialogue between equals who nurture relationships of mutual respect and partnership.
A harmony revolution is profoundly different to former revolutions. In past times, revolutionaries simply replaced their former masters as new dominators, maintaining the same authoritarian style as their former masters, dominating underlings and militating against the "enemy camp." A harmony revolution means more. It means co-creating new forms of living together, as a united human family, in never-ending dialogues between equals who nurture relationships of mutual respect and partnership."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 12 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for a Sustainable World Future
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for a Sustainable World Future" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner are the co-authors of the book The Moment Is Now (2012), which explains: "We live in extraordinary times. Never before in history have we, as human species, been presented with a window of opportunity as wide as now. None of our ancestors was able to see pictures of our Blue Planet from the perspective of an astronaut and see how we humans are one species living on one little planet. None of our ancestors lived in a world with such a comprehensive knowledge base, knowledge that - if we decide to use itis substantial enough to tackle all our challenges.
In a shrunk world, in contrast, we are now faced with the undeniable reality of global interdependence, a reality that is making itself felt in ways that would astonish our forefathers. Living on one planet has never been about anything else but interdependence—a planetary ecosphere is interconnected by default—however, this fact was obscured by lack of knowledge and by the dynamics of the security dilemma. Today, human interdependence must be taken seriously, it must be addressed with urgency. We now have the means to understand and to act upon the new reality that the world has grown too small for walls and too small for wars. Security is no longer to be had in the same ways as in the past. In the past, contention and enforced separation sometimes did bring a certain measure of security, at least temporarily. Powerful empires did succeed in giving their citizens a sense of security, at least as long as they had rulers who guarded and expanded the empire’s borders with due ruthlessness and cunning. In contrast, security in an interconnected world can only be had by nurturing relationships of global cohesion. Cohesion that is informed by equal dignity for all, a dignity that is manifested through the principle of unity in diversity."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.

• 13 The Role of Human Rights Ideals for Honor, Dignity, Shame, and Humiliation
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Peace, Harmony, Reconciliation, and Forgiveness" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
See, among others, the article titled "How the Human Rights Ideal of Equal Dignity Separates Humiliation from Shame," written for the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in 2007. Please see the first draft here.
Abstract: Usually, science, at least until recently, has been dominated by Western scholars. Therefore, much research is situated in Western cultural contexts. A Western scholar typically begins research within his or her own cultural setting and then makes some allowances for historic and cultural variations. In the case of research on emotions, the focus is usually on affect, feeling, emotion, script, character and personality, while larger cultural contexts and an analysis of historic periods in human history are less emphasized. Dialogue and bridge-building with other academic fields and other cultural realms are not easy to achieve even in today’s increasingly connected world.
The author of this article has lived as a global citizen for more than thirty years (due to being born into a displaced family) and has thus acquired an understanding not just for one or two cultural realms, but for many. The result is that she paints a broad picture that includes historic and transcultural dimensions. In this article the usual approach is inversed: Larger cultural contexts as they were shaped throughout human history are used as a lens to understand emotions, with particular emphasis, in this article, on humiliation and shame. This is not to deny the importance of research on affect, feeling, emotion, script, character and personality, but to expand it.
Subsequent to the conclusion of the doctoral dissertation on humiliation in 2001, the author has expanded her studies, among others, in Europe, South East Asia, and the United States. She is currently building a theory of humiliation that is transcultural and transdisciplinary, entailing elements from anthropology, history, social philosophy, social psychology, sociology, and political science.
The central point of this article is that shame and humiliation are not a-historic emotional processes, but historical-cultural-social-emotional constructs that change over time. Humiliation began to separate out from the humility-shame-humiliation continuum around three hundred years ago, and there are two mutually excluding concepts of humiliation in use today around the world, one that is old, and one that is new.
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.

• 14 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Conflict
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Conflict" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
In her second book, Emotion and Conflict: How Human Rights Can Dignify Emotion and Help Us Wage Good Conflict (2009), Lindner describes how realizing the promise of equality in dignity can help improve the human condition at all levels—from micro to meso to macro levels. This book uses a broad historical perspective that captures all of human history, from its hunter-gatherer origins to the promise of a globally united knowledge society in the future. It emphasizes the need to recognize and leave behind malign cultural, social, and psychological effects of the past. The book calls upon the world community, academics and lay people alike, to own up to the opportunities offered by increasing global interdependence. Please see more details on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin041.php.
Quoted from the Emotion and Conflict book (p. xv): "Imagine that you are a social worker and Eve is a woman in your district. She is regularly and severely beaten by her husband, Adam. You are afraid that Eve might not survive the abuse. Neighbors describe scenes of shouting and crying, and the bruises on Eve’s body are only too obvious. You visit her as frequently as your schedule permits. You try to convince her to protect herself better, for example by leaving her unsafe home and seeking refuge in protected housing designed for cases like hers. You consider her a victim and her husband a perpetrator. You explain that “domestic chastisement” has long been outlawed. You suggest that Adam’s behavior humiliates her and urge her to develop a “healthy” rage as a first step toward collecting sufficient strength to change her life for the better. In your eyes, this situation clearly represents a destructive conflict loaded with hot and violent emotion and you wish to contribute to its constructive resolution.
Sometimes, Eve is so exhausted that she seems to listen to you. At other times, however, she resists you, arguing: “Beating me is my husband’s way of loving me! I am not a victim! It is all my fault! I bring it upon myself! My grandmother taught me that arrogant women sin against divine traditions! We have to respect our traditions!” Her husband, of course, adamantly refuses to be labeled a perpetrator. He accuses you of viciously disturbing the peace of his home, of violating his male honor. To Adam, there is no destructive conflict, no suffering victim, no violent perpetrator—except in your mind, the mind of the social worker, a third party.
You cannot help remembering the South African elite and its defensiveness about apartheid. You also think of the current attention to so-called honor killings and how this practice has recently moved from the neutral category of cultural practice to the accusatory category of violation of human rights. Or the Indian caste system, that has only recently been renamed “Indian apartheid.” All such framings—unsurprisingly—do not meet with friendly acceptance from the supposed perpetrators."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 15. The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Love, Hate, and Other Emotions

"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Love, Hate, and Other Emotions" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
For Evelin Lindner, feelings of humiliation are "the nuclear bomb of the emotions." In her doctoral research, she analyzes how, during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, were forced to "choose" between two "loves" in the service of cycles of humiliation. Her four-year doctoral research project in social psychology was titled The Feeling of Being Humiliated: A Central Theme in Armed Conflicts. A Study of the Role of Humiliation in Somalia, and Rwanda/Burundi, Between the Warring Parties, and in Relation to Third Intervening Parties (2000, University of Oslo).
In her second book, Emotion and Conflict: How Human Rights Can Dignify Emotion and Help Us Wage Good Conflict (2009), Lindner describes how realizing the promise of equality in dignity can help improve the human condition at all levels—from micro to meso to macro levels. This book uses a broad historical perspective that captures all of human history, from its hunter-gatherer origins to the promise of a globally united knowledge society in the future. It emphasizes the need to recognize and leave behind malign cultural, social, and psychological effects of the past. The book calls upon the world community, academics and lay people alike, to own up to the opportunities offered by increasing global interdependence. Please see more details on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin041.php.
She wrote, among others, in her Emotion and Conflict book (2009): "In Kenya, I heard stories of Hutu genocidaires who were in hiding and needed psychotherapy because they could not eat without seeing the small fingers of children on their plates. Many Hutus had been forced to kill their own families, their Tutsi spouses and Tutsi-looking children, to show their allegiance to the Hutu cause. Their love for the Hutu cause became pitted against their love for their family. After the genocide, they were alone, deprived of their beloved family-and the killers were none but themselves. The International Panel of Eminent Personalities confirms: "Hutu women married to Tutsi men were sometimes compelled to murder their Tutsi children to demonstrate their commitment to Hutu Power. The effect on these mothers is . . . beyond imagining."
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This book attempts to show how the concept of ranked honor is the single largest “master manipulation” ever perpetrated (and still virulent, see more in Chapter 8). The driving force is the hideous suggestion entailed in ranked honor that it is unavoidable, either divinely ordained or nature’s order, that dignity is not equal but that “higher” beings are meant to preside over “lower” beings who are expected to subject themselves to their masters’ belief systems and decisions. In this way, ranked honor underlies and facilitates all other manipulations—it gives the power to define what is and what ought to be to a small master elite.
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Only if we deeply understand the ideals of ranked honor versus equality in dignity can we forge a constructive transition to the latter. It is encouraging that slavery and apartheid are no longer regarded as legitimate almost everywhere on the globe. Or, for the most recent success on this path, it is a step forward that more than one hundred nations agreed in Dublin on May 30, 2008, on a treaty that will ban current designs of cluster bombs. Yet our psyches—even among the most enlightened human rights advocates—are still filled with bits and pieces of the emotional cluster bombs that our past cultural and social environments placed there. Inside ourselves and between ourselves, myriad destructive processes are still at work—we have yet to fully grasp the opportunities that human rights offer.
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Throughout history, underlings have died for the honor of their masters, advised to define their own honor as faithful identification with their masters, without regard for their own health and survival and without questioning the reality of honor. Adolf Hitler required his followers to be ready to die for him “with enthusiasm” (“begeistert sterben”) Interview with Paul Lindner, July 22, 2008. And at the end, even the powerful themselves may pay with their own lives. Hitler’s “glory” ultimately ended in wretched death also for him personally.
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Masters want their underlings to love them, and to hate their master's enemies. Love and hatred are being prescribed within a dominator context.
In short, honor (or, more precisely, the ranking order that is entailed in systems of honor and often in systems of power in general—read more in Chapter 5), driven by emotions, can have horrendous outcomes. Its potential for dismal destructiveness was always apparent, even in the past; however, its occasional successes worked to outweigh the perception of risk. Yet in today’s interdependent world, the concept of honor (and concepts of power that define power as “power over others”) is no longer suitable, and its outfall is even more negative. Destructive conflict is created unnecessarily when honor steers conflict resolution today. Today, global interdependence represents the ultimate deterrent for violent conflict resolution informed by honor—we need to learn much more constructive approaches to conflict."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 16 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Love and Sexuality
"The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Love and Sexuality" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
Gender, Humiliation, and Global Security: Dignifying Relationships from Love, Sex, and Parenthood to World Affairs (2010) is Evelin Lindner's third book. Archbishop Desmond Tutu contributed with a Foreword. The book rounds off with an Afterword by Linda Hartling in honor of Jean Baker Miller and Don Klein. The book examines the social and political ramifications of human violations and world crises related to humiliation. It charts how humiliation is conditioned into individuals by large-scale, and systemic social forces. It offers ideas for counteracting the powerful psychological effects of humiliation in order to encourage constructive social, political, and cultural change. The book is being "highly recommended" by Choice (in July 2010).
Quoted from the Gender, Humiliation, and Global Security book (p. 96): "Humankind learned to make fire; we learned to burn fossil fuel and utilize its force. We still have a long way to go until we efficiently make use of the force of nonfinite and nonpolluting resources such as the sun, the wind, the movement of waves and tides, geothermal heat, or perhaps even of the zero-point field.
With love, we have not yet even succeeded in making fire. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin opened the Introduction to this book by saying, “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
Our relationship with love is unsophisticated and wasteful. Early hominids were presumably impressed by the force of the fires that at times ravaged the savannah. Likewise, we are impressed by the force of love when it comes down on us like wildfire. Early hominids could not imagine that their successors in the 21st century would succeed in using this force to change almost all aspects of our lives, from powering airplanes to staying connected through the Internet. Similarly, we cannot imagine today that the use of the force of love will change all aspects of human life in the future (under the condition that humankind has not annihilated itself before reaching this new level of expertise)."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin042.php, and www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 17 Evelin Lindner: Global Research Experience: Egypt, Rwanda-Burundi, Somalia, Japan, China, USA, Europe
"Global Research Experience" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
Evelin Lindner was interviewed by The Muses Journal: Love, Peace and Wisdom in 2005, and said: "'Never again' was to become central for my life. My life has turned out to be a 'project' rather than a 'normal life,' a project with the aim to learn about the world in order to apply lessons for 'never again.' My medical studies are part of this larger project. Already as a schoolgirl, I was interested in the world's cultures and languages and I eventually learned to familiarise myself with around 12 languages, among them the key languages of the world. My aim was to become part of other cultures, not only 'visit' 'them.' I wanted to develop a gut feeling for how people in different cultures define life and death, conflict and peace, love and hate, and how they look at 'others.' As a medical student, I was able to work in many parts of the world and immerse myself into various cultures."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 18 Evelin Lindner: A Personal Path From Humiliating Displacement to the Dignity of Global Citizenship
"A Personal Path From Humiliating Displacement to the Dignity of Global Citizenship" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
Evelin Lindner's aim it to help increase awareness that we, as a human species, form one singe human family on a tiny home planet, whose stewardship is our shared responsibility. See her reflections on her website:
"It is important for me to make clear that my global life is not a homeless or restless life. I do not even use the term "travel," since I live in the global village and in a village one does not travel, one lives there, even if one moves around in it. When I look for cultural templates for my life, which treats our planet as one undivided locality, I can think of migrating animist hunter-gatherers, a way of life that defined being human prior to 10,000 years ago. I resonate with what indigenous native American leader Sitting Bull (1831-1890) said: "White men like to dig in the ground for their food. My people prefer to hunt the buffalo… White men like to stay in one place. My people want to move their tepees here and there to different hunting grounds. The life of white men is slavery. They are prisoners in their towns or farms. The life my people want is freedom." Clearly, I do not hunt buffalo, and I do not have a teepee. Yet, what I do is refraining from defining a small geographical locality as "my home." My home is the entire global village, or more precisely, the people I love in that village. I do not even see my life as nomadic, and, as mentioned above, I do not resonate with the notion of travel. To my view, I "stay in love," rather than "travel in circles in a caged rat race." In other words, I see myself being much more "still" and true to "my place," namely love, than those who sell out their soul for a rat race that is defined by large-scale societal frames that have increasingly become toxic during the past decades. I see many people travel extensively, yet, usually, they have a "caged rat race" frame within which they travel. I prefer to "stay still" in the realm of love. I am closer to a person who chooses to opt out of the rat race to live a simpler life nearer to nature, for example, than to a frequent business flyer who travels in circles in the isolated elite bubble of international hotels. I never search for a "place to stay." I move between different relational contexts of love and "a place to stay" is secondary to being embedded into relationships of mutual care."
Please see also "How Becoming a Global Citizen Can Have a Healing Effect," a paper presented at the 2006 ICU-COE Northeast Asian Dialogue: Sharing Narratives, Weaving/Mapping History, February 3-5, 2006, International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo, Japan.
See also Jackie Wasilewski's invitation, pictures from Evelin's camera, and the organizers' pictures.
Introduction to the paper: "First versions of this paper were written for the 2006 ICU-COE Northeast Asian Boundary-spanning Dialogue Project ("Sharing Narratives, Weaving/Mapping History," February 3-5, 2006, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan). The participants were divided into four circles and encouraged to present their personal histories. A great sense of enthusiasm, almost exhilaration, permeated the Dialogue weekend. One of the most exiting aspects was that everybody had the permission to be a "human being" - as opposed to "a Chinese," or "a Korean," or "a Japanese." Usually, by stepping out of in-group definitions, one has to pay by sacrificing one's sense of belonging and mutual connection. During the Dialogue weekend, nobody was punished for failing to be adequately "loyal" to their in-group; nobody was ostracized for failing to be sufficiently "Japanese," or "Korean," or "Chinese." On the contrary, a new "in-group membership" was on offer - the membership in all humankind. No longer had the participants to carefully hide "unfitting" aspects of themselves; on the contrary, everybody was encouraged to just be "me" and would still be connected and loved. In the Dialogue weekend, everybody was allowed to break out of narrow in-group boundaries and forge a new in-group community, humankind.
In this paper I first outline how I initially felt a painful sense of not-belonging (I am born into a refugee family) and how I proceeded to building a deeply fulfilling and satisfying global identity. In the subsequent section I discuss what I gained with this approach. I conclude with advocating that we all need to cooperate in building an inclusive world for all."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 19 Global Citizenship as Path to Dignity and Prevention of Humiliation
"Global Citizenship as Path to Dignity and Prevention of Humiliation" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
Evelin Lindner writes (in one of her upcoming books on dignity): "The caring element in anthropologist Alan Page Fiske's communal sharing (CS) template is currently stepping into the limelight and is taken more seriously, however, it needs to be highlighted and prioritized more, and more systematically.
The global village is currently acquiring a life of its own, beyond McLuhan’s initial connotations, but this process needs to be guided proactively. Citizens increasingly relate to each other across borders, states are losing their status as more or less isolated entities that constrain and define their citizens’ global relationships, however, such relationships can turn sour. Global terrorism is only one example for the fact that globalization does not necessarily lead to global friendship.
Even though a global 'supranational We-feeling' is in the making, and the 'struggle for recognition' by individuals alongside that of states is emerging as a force at the system level, such tendencies need to be nurtured and helped forward more systematically. We do see postindividual consciousness emerge (G. Heard, The Five Ages of Man, 1963), or unity consciousness (M. Hollick, The Science of Oneness: A Worldview for the Twenty-First Century, 2006), or a “Kantian culture” of collective security or “friendship” (A. Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics, 1999), or a global civic culture (E. Boulding, Building a Global Civic Culture: Education for an Interdependent World, 1988), or a world society (Alexander Wendt’s stage three).
A growing number of people are now joining the so-called cultural creatives movement and refuse “cynical realism” (P. H. Ray and S. R. Anderson, The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World, 2000). Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson identify three main cultural tendencies: firstly moderns (endorsing the “realist” worldview of Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, big government, big business, big media, or past socialist, communist, and fascist movements); second, the first countermovement against moderns, the traditionals (the religious right and rural populations); and third, the most recent countermovement, the cultural creatives (valuing strong ecological sustainability for the planet, liberal on women’s issues, personal growth, authenticity, and antibig business). In the United States, traditionals comprise about 24-26 percent of the adult population (approximately 48 million people), moderns about 47-49 percent (approximately 95 million) and cultural creatives are about 26-28 percent (approximately 50 million). In the European Union, the cultural creatives are about 30-35 percent of the adult population.
What is lacking at the current point in human history is global leadership that informs the creation of a decent global community of social and ecological sustainability, following the call for a decent society by philosopher Avishai Margalit (The Decent Society, 1996). Viable global superordinate institutional structures are still lacking, structures that can effectively overcome Hobbesian anarchy among citizens and states and that can successfully attend to the wounds humankind has inflicted on its ecological environment."
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 20 How to Be a Mandela and Create a World of Freedom and Dignity Instead of Fighting for Individual Freedom in an Undignified World?
"How to Be a Mandela and Create a World of Freedom and Dignity instead of Fighting for Individual Freedom in an Undignified World?" is a video that was recorded by Linda Hartling, in Portland, Oregon, USA, on October 30, 2011, for the World Dignity University initiative.
Margaret Mead said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Evelin Lindner, together with her colleagues, aim to act on Margaret Mead's saying when they work to manifest equal dignity for all living beings as a two-tiered refolution (Timothy Ash), or a two-tiered evolutionary reconstruction (Gar Alperovitz), and it must become a continuous, never-ending refolution. It is a two-tiered process because not just dominators are to be taken down, the dominator model itself is to be taken down. In former times, when rulers were toppled by revolution, their usurpers kept the system in place without reforming it; former underlings became the new dominators. The new partnership model, in contrast, calls for entirely new ways of living together.
The new ways are those of equal dignity manifested through unity in diversity, rather than uniformity and division. The new ways emphasize continuous process and fluidity, rather than rigidity. They emphasize learning, co-creating, moving ahead together. Partnership cannot be forced, it cannot be commanded, it cannot be straight jacketed into rigid rules. Partnership must be nudged and nurtured, through lovingly asking questions, through creating common ground, through forming relationships of social cohesion, from where we can walk together toward a more favorable future for all.
The Emotion and Conflict book recommends an action plan for humankind with two core loops to travel, (1) acquiring new awareness for global responsibility, (2) acquiring new personal skills of cooperation, and (3) creating new global institutional frames that enable new forms of global and local cooperation. Institutions (3) have preeminence because decent institutions can drive feedback loops that foster (1) and (2) in systemic rather than haphazard ways. The first loop, the initial realization of new institutions, depends on a few Nelson Mandela-like individuals, who “nudge” the world’s systems into a more constructive frame. The second and subsequent loops will have the advantage of enjoying the support from the system, no longer only depending on a few gifted individuals. A new culture has to emerge, locally and globally, at all societal, social, and psychological levels, a truly humane culture of Unity in Diversity, where people have access to the full range of their emotions and learn to regulate them so that their motivational force can drive the creation of an ecologically and socially sustainable world rather than a world of destruction.
See more on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 21 "Do We Need Concepts such as Humiliation, Dignity, and Respect to Understand Majority/Minority Relations?," in high density and MP4 format
This video was created on 10th May 2012 in the Valle de las Animas (Valley of the Souls) near La Paz, Bolivia, as a contribution to the seminar "Majority and Immigrants: Social Psychological Aspects," to be held on Thursday, 31st May 2012, at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway, in honor of Reidar Ommundsen. See here some still pictures of the 10th May.
Located 40 minutes from La Paz, at about 4,000 meters above sea-level, the Canyon and Lagoon of the Souls is a sacred place to the Aymara inhabitants of the Andean highlands who come here to offer burnt-offering ceremonies to the imposing Mountain Gods that overlook our Valley, Mount Illimani (6,438 meters above sea-level) and Mururata (5,871 meters above sea-level).

• 22 The Scale of Humiliation - What Are the Smallest and Largest Effects/Impact of Humiliation in the World?
This is a video produced by Evelin Lindner and Gabriela Saab in São Paulo, Brazil, on 22nd May 2012, in response to the BBC Radio planning a programme on humiliation research. The video provides examples from the macro to the micro level of human relationships (the international, intergroup, interpersonal, and intrapersonal levels, as well as the relationship with our ecosphere).
The video begins with the global level, considering the following question: Are there connections between humiliation and genocide at the global level? The link between help provided to Somalia and help withheld from Rwanda can serve as an example to illustrate this question. For intergroup dynamics the 1994 genocide in Rwanda can serve as an example at the intergroup level (errratum: In the example of Rwanda, the patron-client ties that existed between Tutsi and Hutu, evidently, lasted for centuries, not just decades). The practice of honor killing is being highlighted as an example for humiliation playing out between families and within families.
This is the request from the BBC: Lucy Greenwell wrote to Linda Hartling (22nd May 2012): "... Our programme is very unformed at the moment, I am in the process of researching the subject, and trying to find real human stories that illustrate the effects of humiliation in the world. We find that the best stories for our series tend to be the personal ones. What appeals to me about humiliation as a subject is the incredibly personal nature of it (so there will certainly be lots of small local stories about humiliation) but at the same time the grand scale of it, the way it's a global issue. I am interested to hear from you about this scale of humiliation - what are the smallest and largest effects/impact of humiliation in the world?
I guess what would be wonderful was if you were able to point me in the direction of fascinating real stories that shed light on the importance of this issues. Are there any unfolding stories that are particularly interesting? Most people think humiliation means being shown up publicly at work, or in front of friends. Is this what it really is? Is there more to it than that? I read that a survey found that 91% of people had considered murdering someone in their lives - and the main reason given was that they were humiliated by them. ... Really looking forward to it, Lucy, Lucy Greenwell, Producer.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 23 A Letter to my Father - Memories of Humiliation in International Conflicts
Lecture in the course of literature by Dr. Laura P. Zuntini of Izarra, the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, Department of Modern Languages​​, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24th May 2012.
Português: Palestra no curso de literatura pela Dra. Laura P. Zuntini de Izarra, na Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Departamento de Letras Modernas, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil, 24 de Maio 2012.
Please see here the video of this lecture. Gabriela Saab kindly did the video-taping. Please see here still pictures, kindly taken by Marcelle Guil. Please see here still photos, kindly taken by Marcelle Guil. See here the entire São Paulo Agenda organized by Gabriela Saab.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 24 International Law in Relation to Humiliation and Armed Conflict
Lecture in the course taught by Prof. Cláudia Perrone-Moisés at the Faculty of Law in the International Criminal Law, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, 24th May, 2012.
Português: Humilhação e Conflito Armado, palestra na Faculdade de Direito (sala Miguel Reale, 3º. Andar) no curso Direito Internacional Penal ministrado pela Profa. Dra. Cláudia Perrone-Moisés, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil, 24 de Maio 2012.
Please see here the video of this lecture. Fabricio Rodrigo Costa kindly did the video-taping. Please see here still photos, kindly taken by Marcelle Guil. See here the entire São Paulo Agenda organized by Gabriela Saab. See also Professor Murilo Jardelino da Costa without whom this programme would not be the same! Thank you, dear Gaby and Murilo!

• 25 Educação, Conflitos e Democracia
Mesa-redonda, participação de Evelin Lindner e Annie Dymetman, doutora em Sociologia, e membro-fundadora da Casa da Mediação de Conflitos na Universidade São Judas Tadeu. Mediação Helena Singer (pós-doutora pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas e diretora pedagógica da Associação Cidade Escola Aprendiz). Memorial da América Latina, Sala dos Espelhos, Av. Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 664, Saõ Paulo, Brasil, 29 de Maio 2012.
English: Education, Conflict and Democracy, roundtable, participation by Evelin Lindner and Annie Dymetman, PhD in Sociology, and a founding member of the House of Conflict Resolution at the University São Judas Tadeu. Mediation by Helena Singer (post-doctorate from the University of Campinas and pedagogical director of the Associação Cidade Escola Aprendiz).
Please see the invitation. See also still pictures.

• 26 Humiliation, Dignity and Reconciliation / Humilhação, Dignidade e Reconciliação
Palestra em inglês com tradução consecutiva. Centro Universitário Maria Antonia da Universidade de São Paulo, Salão Nobre Rua Maria Antônia, 258, 3º andar, Vila Buarque, São Paulo, SP. Coordenação Sergio Adorno (FFLCH, NEV e Cátedra UNESCO - USP). Mediação Guilherme Assis de Almeida (Faculdade de Direito - USP). Apoio: Cátedra da UNESCO na USP (Cátedra Educação para a Paz, Democracia, Direitos Humanos e Tolerância), 1º de junho de 2012, 20h.
English: Lecture in English with consecutive translation together with Professor Sergio Adorno, Professor of Sociology, University of São Paulo. Mediation Guilherme Assis de Almeida, Law School, University of São Paulo. Supported by the UNESCO Chair Education for Peace, Democracy, Human Rights and Tolerance, and the Centro Maria Antônia at the University of São Paulo, 1st June 2012.
Please see the invitation. Please see also the video of this lecture. See still pictures. See here the entire São Paulo Agenda so kindly organized by Gabriela Saab.

• 27 Humilhação, Dignidade e Direitos Humanos
"Humilhação, Dignidade e Direitos Humanos," talk by Evelin Lindner to the Committee for Human Rights and Minorities at the Chamber of Deputies in Brasília, Brazil, 5th June 2012. She was invited by Deputado Domingos Dutra, President of the Committee for Human Rights and Minorities, and Ricardo Jose Pereira Rodrigues, Senior Policy Specialist in the Office of Legislative Counsel and Policy Guidance at the Chamber of Deputies. Clara Becker explained Evelin's thoughts in Portuguese. The historical moment for this talk was timely: On 16th May 2012, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had just inaugurated a truth commission to investigate rights abuses, including those committed during military rule.
Português: "Humilhação, Dignidade e Direitos Humanos," palestra na Comissão de Direitos Humanos e Minorias, Câmara dos Deputados, Brasília, Brasil, 5 de Junho 2012. Clara Becker explicou pensamentos Evelin em Português. O momento histórico para esta palestra foi oportuna: No dia 16 de Maio de 2012, o presidente brasileiro, Dilma Rousseff, tinha acabado de inaugurar uma comissão da verdade para investigar abusos de direitos humanos, incluindo aqueles cometidos durante o regime militar.
• See the announcement prior to the event (or see here)
• Listen to an audio clip from the event
• Read a summary after the event (or see here)
• Please click here to see still photos.

• 27.2 Creating a Dignified World: A Video Message to the Brazilian People from Evelin Lindner
This video message was recorded by journalist Alex Paniago after the talk "Humilhação, Dignidade e Direitos Humanos," that Evelin Lindner gave for the Committee for Human Rights and Minorities at the Chamber of Deputies in Brasília, Brazil, on 5th June 2012. She was invited by Deputado Domingos Dutra, President of the Committee for Human Rights and Minorities, and Ricardo Jose Pereira Rodrigues, Senior Policy Specialist in the Office of Legislative Counsel and Policy Guidance at the Chamber of Deputies. Clara Becker explained Evelin's thoughts in Portuguese.
Português: "Humilhação, Dignidade e Direitos Humanos," palestra na Comissão de Direitos Humanos e Minorias, Câmara dos Deputados, Brasília, Brasil, 5 de Junho 2012. Clara Becker explicou pensamentos Evelin em Português.
• See the announcement prior to the event (or see here)
• Listen to an audio clip from the event
• Read a summary after the event (or see here)
• Please click here to see still photos.

• 28 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation in Regard to Peace, Harmony, Reconciliation and Forgiveness / O papel da Dignidade e da Humilhação no que Concerne à Paz, à Humanização e à Conciliação em Contextos Familiar e Universitário (English, with simultaneous translation into Portuguese)
This was a lecture at the Center for Philosophy and Humanities of the University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, 12th June 2012. When you watch the video (see Part I and Part II), please be aware that Evelin listens to the Portuguese translation through earphones and that the pauses are caused by her waiting for Fatiha Dechicha Parahyba, the translator, to finish before continueing.
See a brief video in Portuguese (see the mp4 the flv version) by Maria José Luna, current president of the Dom Helder Camara Human Rights Commission at the University of Pernambuco, and Director of the Federal University of Pernambuco Press.
Português: Palestra na Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humana, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brasil, 12 de Junho 2012. Quando você assistir ao vídeo (Part I e Part II), por favor, esteja ciente de que Evelin ouve a tradução Português através de fones de ouvido e que as pausas são causados ​​por ela à espera de Fatiha Dechicha Parahyba, o tradutor, para terminar antes de continuar. Veja um breve vídeo em Português por Maria José Luna, atual presidente do Dom Helder Camara Comissão de Direitos Humanos da Universidade de Pernambuco e Diretor da UFPE Imprensa.
See the announcements prior to the event, both as a poster and on the UFPE website 1 + 2.
Please click here to see still photos from Evelin's camera, and here to see still photos from UFPE's official camera.

• 29 Evelin Lindner: Education, Dignity, and Crosscultural Communication
Workshop in English at the Associação Brasil-América (ABA) for the ABA administrative-cultural staff and faculty, invited by Eduardo J. G. Carvalho, Executive Director of ABA, and ABA Co-founder Francisco Cardoso Gomes de Matos, Recife, Brazil, 15th June 2012. See the announcement and the invitation. See also the article Humilihação e Dignidade by Tereza Halliday, published in the newspaper Diário de Pernambuco on 4th June 2012.
Please see here photos from Evelin's camera. May I draw your attention to the work of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS, www.humiliationstudies.org), a global transdisciplinary fellowship of concerned academics and practitioners who wish to promote dignity and transcend humiliation. We wish to stimulate systemic change, globally and locally, to open space for mutual respect and esteem to take root and grow, thus ending humiliating practices and breaking cycles of humiliation throughout the world. We are currently around 1,000 personally invited members, and our website is being accessed by between 20,000 and 40,000 people from more than 180 countries per year.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 30 Fostering Global Citizenship
In: Peter T. Coleman and Morton Deutsch (Eds.), Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace: An Introduction, Peace Psychology Book Series, New York, Springer Science+Business Media, 2012, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-3555-6_1, ISBN: 978-1-4614-3554-9, ISBN 978-1-4614-3555-6 (eBook), chapter 15, pp. 283-298. See the flyer and invitation to the book launch on November 7, 2012. Please see the video of the book launch on the ICCCR website and on YouTube.
•  Abstract: The purpose of this book is to enhance understanding of sustainable peace by supplementing the standard approach of studying the prevention of destructive conflict, violence, war and injustice with the equally important investigation of the promotion of the basic conditions and processes conducive to lasting peace. For in addition to addressing the pervasive realities of oppression, violence and war, peace requires us to understand and envision what alternatives we wish to construct. Recognizing the ultimate need for multidisciplinary frameworks to best comprehend and foster sustainable peace, we hoped to elicit what contemporary psychology might have to contribute to such a framework. This chapter provides a brief historical and conceptual context for the many fine scholarly chapters that follow in the book.

Contents:

• 1. Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace: An Introduction, Morton Deutsch and Peter T. Coleman, 1-14
•  2. Effective Cooperation, The Foundation of Sustainable Peace, David W. Johnson, Roger T. Johnson and Dean Tjosvold, 15-53
•  3. Constructive Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace, Peter T. Coleman, 55-84
•  4. Creative Problem Solving: Not Just About the Problem, Daniel L. Shapiro, 85-104
•  5. Transforming Communication for Peace, Beth Fisher-Yoshida, 105-120
•  6. LIF PLUS: The Life-Improving Force of Peaceful Language Use, Francisco Gomes de Matos, 121-129
•  7. The Role of Equality in Negotiation and Sustainable Peace, Cecilia Albin and Daniel Druckman, 131-151
•  8. Sustaining Peace through Psychologically Informed Policies: The Geohistorical Context of Malaysia, Daniel J. Christie and Noraini M. Noor, 153-175
•  9. Justice, Activity, and Narrative: Studying of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, Carolina Muñoz Proto and Susan Opotow, 177-196
•  10. Gender and Sustainable Peace, Abigail Disney and Leymah Gbowee, 197-203
•  11. The Psychodynamics of Peace, Alon Gratch, 205-225
•  12. Culture of Peace, Douglas P. Fry and Marta Miklikowska, 227-243
•  13. Reconciliation Between Groups, the Prevention of Violence, and Lasting Peace, Ervin Staub, 245-263
•  14. Sustainable Peace: A Dynamical Systems Perspective, Andrzej Nowak, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Robin Vallacher and Peter T. Coleman, 265-281
•  15: Fostering Global Citizenship, Evelin Lindner, 283-298
•  16. A Framework for Thinking About Developing a Global Community, Morton Deutsch, Eric C. Marcus and Sarah Brazaitis, 299-324
•  17. Education for Sustainable Peace: Practices, Problems and Possibilities, Betty A. Reardon, 325-352
•  18. Conclusion: The Essence of Peace? Toward a Comprehensive and Parsimonious Model of Sustainable Peace, Peter T. Coleman, 353-369

When Evelin Lindner was first invited to contribute with a chapter to this book, its first working title was The Psychological Components of a Sustainable, Humane, Peaceful World.
The papers listed further down represent the first four drafts for this chapter, developed from February 2010 to December 2010. The papers are rather different from each other. They illustrate the process of developing the ideas for this chapter. The title of each draft was suggested by Morton Deutsch, as was the main structure of each paper, including most of the main section headings. The titles and the section headings thus represent a question, or a challenge posed by Morton Deutsch to Evelin Lindner to respond to. The text of each section can therefore be read as a responses to Morton Deutsch's formulation of the headings.
• Paper 4, March 10, 2011: Fostering Global Citizenship 2
• Paper 3, October 15, 2010: Fostering Global Citizenship 1
• Paper 2, May 30, 2010: Why Global Citizenship Is Needed for Global Peace
• Paper 1, February 25, 2010: Harmonious and Sustainable Peaceful Relations: How They Can Be Fostered by Fulfilling Basic Human Needs and Nurturing Positive Emotions and How the Frustration of Basic Needs Can Lead to Destructive Emotions and Interactions

• 31 A Dignity Economy: Creating an Economy that Serves Human Dignity and Preserves Our Planet
Lindner, Evelin (2012). A Dignity Economy: Creating an Economy that Serves Human Dignity and Preserves Our Planet. Lake Oswego, OR; World Dignity University Press.
Book presentation and introduction of the term dignism at Columbia University, Teachers College, Gottesman Library, room Russell 104b, on December 5, 2012, 4:30-6 pm. The video recording was carried out by Hua-Chu Yen.
See the invitation flyer and the event in the Gottesman Library Calendar. See the video-tape on blip.tv and on YouTube.

• 32 Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies: Transdisciplinarity in Practice
This workshop on 'Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies: Transdisciplinarity in Practice' was convened by Robert Morrell, co-ordinator of the Programme for the Enhancement of Research Capacity (PERC), University of Cape Town, South Africa, on 4th July 2013. Evelin Lindner explains the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network (www.humiliationstudies.org). Thando Mgqolozana did the video recording. See still pictures.

• 33 Konstruktive Veränderungsprozesse in der Behandlung von traumatisierten oder anders gedemütigten Menschen
Referat 5 (simultan übersetzt ins Französische), im PSY & PSY-Kongress 2013 "Übergänge - eine Herausforderung / Les défits de la transition," einem gemeinsamen Kongress der Psychologen- und Psychiaterverbände der Schweiz in Montreux, Schweiz, 13. September 2013, 15.30 - 16.30. Ich danke besonders Heidi Aeschlimann und Hans Kurt.
Sie sehen hier:
Vortrag als Powerpoint Präsentation mit Audio und Video vom 18. September 2013 (in case of trouble with downloading the document here, it is also stored on Dropbox, and Linda Hartling created a YouTube version.)
Manuskript des Vortrages vom 18. September 2013
Photos
Four Horsemen - Feature Documentary, 2013, recommended by Anthony Marsella.

• 34 How Are Dignity and Humiliation Relevant in Our Lives, Our Societies, and for the United Nations?
Brown bag lunch, The UN Interagency Framework Team for Preventive Action, 1 United Nations Plaza (DC-1), 20th Floor Conference Room, 26 November 26, 2013, 1pm – 2.30 pm.
See here a video recording that is registered in YouTube as "unlisted," which means it is not publicly available. Please note that prior to the video-recording, Gay Rosenblum-Kumar explained Evelin's global life design, a life design that provides a perspective similar to an astronaut's gaze on the Blue Planet from space. Courtney E. Furlong did the video recording. See still pictures here.
• Abstract: What is dignity? Dignity is extremely difficult to conceptualize, as is its absence. All around the world, terms such as dignity and respect are used by an increasing number of people who are becoming aware of their rights. Questions are being asked, such as: "What does dignity mean for individuals and communities especially in relation to violent conflict and recovery from conflict? When dignity is not upheld, how is the damage incurred characterized in terms of humiliation of groups or individuals? Is there a causality and relationship between humiliation and violent conflict? What is required for a society to ameliorate situations that undermine dignity, to repair damage done, and to develop and maintain "sustainable dignity" for all people? What should the United Nations do to ensure that its activities and practices protect and promote dignity?
The Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network is a global transdisciplinary fellowship of concerned academics, practitioners, activists, artists, and others, who collaborate in a spirit of mutual support to understand the complex dynamics of dignity and its violation, through disrespect and humiliation (humiliationstudies.org). This network wishes to stimulate systemic change - globally and locally - to open space for mutual respect and esteem to take root and grow, thus ending humiliating practices and breaking cycles of humiliation throughout the world. The HumanDHS movement has currently around 1,000 members from all continents and the website (humiliationstudies.org) is accessed by 20,000-40,000 people annually from more than 180 countries since its inception in 2003. In 2011, the World Dignity University initiative (worldignityuniversity.org) and the publishing house Dignity Press (dignitypress.org) were launched and have published many books since 2012. The network organizes two conferences per year, one at a different global location each year (Paris, Berlin, Costa Rica, China, Norway, Hawai'i, Istanbul, New Zealand, and South Africa). The other conference takes place each December at Columbia University, New York entitled 'Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict', with Morton Deutsch as honorary convener. More than 20 conferences have been held since 2003.
About the presenter: Evelin Lindner is the founding president of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS, www.humiliationstudies.org) and a cofounder of the World Dignity University initiative (www.worlddignity.org), which includes Dignity Press and World Dignity University Press (www.dignitypress.org). Dr. Lindner has a dual education as a Medical Doctor and a Psychologist, with two Ph.D.s. (Dr. med. and Dr. psychol.). She is a research fellow at the University of Oslo since 1997, affiliated with Columbia University since 2001 with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, and with the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris since 2003. Her first book Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict was honored as "Outstanding Academic Title" by the journal Choice for 2007 in the USA. She published her second book in 2009 on Emotion and Conflict. Her third book on Gender, Humiliation, and Global Security was published in 2010 with a Foreword by Desmond Tutu, is being highly recommended by Choice. Her fourth book, published in 2012 by World Dignity University Press, is titled A Dignity Economy. She has received several awards, among them the "Prisoner's Testament" Peace Award in 2009.

• 35 Verdighet eller ydmykelse?
Årlig foredrag ved Psykologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo, 22. januar 2014, 10.00-12.00, Aud 3, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3 A, 0373 Oslo, Norway. See bilder. Foredraget er del av PSYC3203 - Anvendt sosialpsykologi. Se foredragene fra 2009 til 2013 ved www.sv.uio.no/tjenester/kunnskap/podkast/index.html (søk etter "Lindner"). Oversikt ov er emnene (pensum, tider, eksamen etc.): liste over alle emnene, semester oversikt, oversikt over profesjonsstudiet i psykologi.
Sammendrag: Fra psyc3203 emnebeskrivelsen på web: Sosialpsykologi handler om kartlegging av ulike gruppers problemer i en organisasjon eller et lokalmiljø, kanskje med sikte på å utvikle tiltak for å forebygge problemer. Sentrale begreper er makt, sosial støtte og påvirkning, deskriptive og injunktive normer, konformitet og lydighet, sosial identitet, stigma og fordomsreduksjon, selvregulering, resultat- og mestringsforventninger, attribusjon, holdningsendring og implementeringsintensjoner, prediksjon og forebygging, for eksempel knyttet til helserelatert atferd, mobbing, immigrasjon og flerkulturelle forhold. Videreutvikling av kritisk vitenskapelig tenkning står sentralt i sosialpsykologi.
Onsdagens foredrag fremhever sosialpsykologi som privilegert felt. Sosialpsykologi befinner seg i midten av mikro og makro nivået og kan dermed knytte sammen, lære av, og inspirere alt fra forskning på mikrostrukturer i biologi til makrostrukturer i statsvitenskap. Sosialpsykologi får en mer relevant plass i dagens utvikling fra autoritær undertrykkelse til likeverdig kommunikasjon og atferd, og fra utpressing av sosiale og økologiske ressurser til å gi næring til bærekraftige samfunn. Alle overfor nevnte begreper går inn i denne analysen.
Foredraget belyser særlig begrepene verdighet og ydmykelse og hvordan betydningen av disse begrepene har forandret seg i løpet av de siste generasjoner. Denne endringen er relevant for faget og for det enkelte individ.

• 36 Evelin Lindner's 'Sunflower Identity' Conceptualisation and Global Living
Contribution to the 'Communication and Dignity,' Thematic Network Meeting, convened by Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in Oslo, Norway, together with 'Impuls' - Student Journal of Psychology at the University of Oslo and Educationforpeace-dot-com, at the University of Oslo, Norway, 23rd - 24th January 2014. See the invitation and programme in English. We thank Randi Gunhildstad for documenting this sequence with her mobile phone on 23rd January 2014.
See also "Living Globally: Global Citizenship of Care as Personal Practice," the long version of Lindner's contribution to the anthology Norwegian Citizen - Global Citizen, 2013.

• 37 The Dignilogue Approach (Dignity + Dialogue)
Contribution to the 'Communication and Dignity,' Thematic Network Meeting, convened by Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in Oslo, Norway, together with 'Impuls' - Student Journal of Psychology at the University of Oslo and Educationforpeace-dot-com, at the University of Oslo, Norway, 23rd - 24th January 2014. See the invitation and programme in English. We thank Randi Gunhildstad for documenting this sequence with our video camera on 23rd January 2014.
The Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network has developed the Dignilogue approach (dignity + dialogue) over the years, taking the inspiration from the Open Space Technology by Harrison Owen, who is also a member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board. We thank Randi Gunhildstad for documenting this sequence with our video camera on 23rd January 2014.

• 38 What is Urban Dignity? How Do We Achieve It?
12th Urban Culture Forum, 'Arts and Social Outreach - Designs for Urban Dignity' by The Urban Research Plaza, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, room 105 of the Maha-Chulalongkorn Building
Convened by Kjell Skyllstad,3rd - 4th March 2014. Due to technical issues, this presentation could not be given in its full length. Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.
Abstract: Unity in diversity is at the center of urban dignity. It means that people of all classes and colors intermingle in a spirit of mutual care and respect. Traditionally, throughout the past millennia, uniformity in division has been practised almost everywhere on the planet: to strengthen their competitive advantage over enemy out-groups, in-groups maintained a strictly unequal domination of higher beings over lesser beings. Unity in diversity is a more complex experience because it requires the readiness and ability to consider everybody else as equal in dignity, and it calls for the skills to actually enter into dialogue with equals. As long as such a culture is not yet established, unity in diversity has the potential to trigger uneasiness, including feelings of humiliation, and can lead to attempts to cleanse and exclude diversity so as to return to the more familiar and less complex experience of uniformity in division. Urban contexts are prime experimental laboratories for this transition. For urban dignity to flourish and social and ecological sustainability to emerge, interdisciplinary debate and sharing needs to overcome the traditional practise of domination over people and over nature. Urban dignity flourishes when the city is regarded in terms of a family that collaborates in mutual communal sharing and stewardship of their environment, while urban dignity collapses when priority is given to clambering for power and status, be it through overt oppression or cloaked as economic necessities. Artists have a central role in creating conditions for social interactions of dignity rather than humiliation. One example was given by Oslo citizens when they reacted to the 22 July 2011 terror attacks in Norway by gathering in front of the courthouse singing 'The Rainbow People'. Music unites.

• 39 Introduction by Kjell Skyllstad and Evelin Lindner, and Presentation of Participants
The 23rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 'Returning Dignity', took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8 - 12th March 2014. On Day One, 8th March 2014, Kjell Skyllstad and Evelin Lindner opened the conference. The video was recorded by a professional team invited by Chiang Mai University.

• 40 At the Learning Center of the Lahu Village Suan Lahu in Northern Thailand
The 23rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 'Returning Dignity', took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8 - 12th March 2014. On Day Three and Four, on 10th and 11th March 2014, the participants of the conference had the great privilege of being welcomed to Suan Lahu, a Lahu village in Northern Thailand, by Carina zur Strassen. The video was kindly recorded by Mark Petz on 10th March 2014. It shows Evelin Lindner briefly explaining the work of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network.
Carina zur Strassen later drew our attention to the film Landfill Harmonic - An Orchestra for Kids with Instruments Made from Trash (La armonía del vertedero - Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados de Cateura), published on 29 Dec 2012.

• 41 At the Learning Center, Interview with Carina zur Strassen and Evelin Lindner
The 23rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 'Returning Dignity', took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8 - 12th March 2014. On Day Three and Four, on 10th and 11th March 2014, the participants of the conference had the great privilege of being welcomed to Suan Lahu, a Lahu village in Northern Thailand, by Carina zur Strassen. This conversation between Carina zur Strassen and Evelin Lindner was kindly recorded by Donna Fujimotoon 10th March 2014.

• 42 Global Dignity
The 23rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 'Returning Dignity', took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8 - 12th March 2014. On Day Five of the conference, on 12th March 2014, Evelin Lindner gave a brief overview over her work on global dignity. The video was kindly recorded by Donna Fujimoto.

• 43 Cambodia: Siem Reap's Killing Fields' Memorial
On 28th March 2014, Evelin Lindner visit the Killings Fields of Siem Reap. Wat Thmey is home to Siem Reap's Killing Fields' memorial. Evelin is horrified to observe that killings fields are now a tourist attraction, the one in Phnom Penh being hailed as 'the best one'... by 'cool' youngsters catering to tourists... The video was recorded by Evelin. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.
See this article, titled 'Wat Thmey', in Siem Reap Post, 15 Aug 2013: Wat Thmey (or Wat Thmei) is located about 3 km from the centre of Siem Reap along the exit road from Angkor. If you go past the back of the Jayavaraman VII hospital heading out of town, it's on the left. Most tuk tuk drivers and tour guides know it. It is a small active Pagoda, with a not-very-inspiring statue of Buddha. The hall it's in is quite nicely decorated and you could spend a good couple of minutes there looking around. Outside there are the homes for the monks, and a teaching hall, as well as a small gift shop selling tourist tack.
So far so ordinary. There's nothing here to make you stay more than a few minutes. However at the side of the Pagoda, is a small, rather gruesome building. Wat Thmey is home to Siem Reap's Killing Fields' memorial.
Anyone who comes to Cambodia and knows anything about it's past, will know that since the 1400s it has been a troubled country. First the Thais sacked Angkor in 1432. Then in 1863, at the request of the King in Exile, the French took over. In the 1960s and 70s, Cambodia was subject to violent protests, and civil war. Finally in 1975, the Khmer Rouge took power. They renamed the country Democratic Kampuchea and started clearing people from towns. In a matter of hours, the entire population of Phnom Penh was ordered to leave. Many people died on the road. Everywhere people were put to work. People were killed for the slightest reason – for being too clever, for refusing to work. wat-thmey(10)Many more died through starvation, illness and the brutality that followed. Most were buried in mass graves, or simply thrown into hastily dug trenches. It is estimated that 2,000,000 people were killed – about a third of the population at the time.The regime was largely ousted in 1979 but Cambodia was in a state of limbo and run by the Vietnamese until 1993 when the King was restored and power returned to an elected government. Cambodia as a modern country is only 20 years old. No wonder people look to the future, even though their greatest monuments are from the past.
Pol Pot had great ideals, great motives, but the plan went awry. In Phnom Penh there are reminders of this at Chao Ponhea Yat High School (the notorious Tuol Sleng or S21 prison) and the Killing Fields. In Siem Reap, the memorial is a small building at Wat Thmey with glass windows housing the skulls and bones of some of those who perished. There are also a couple of boards with fading photos showing life in the dark days. It doesn't take long to go round. 15 minutes at most on the way back from Angkor. It's part of the past that many people would like to forget. But, like war memorials in Western Countries, it serves as a warning to future generations.
If you want to know a little about Siem Reap's most recent past, take along an older tour guide. Let him tell you his story, and you too can shudder at the brutality and futility of it all.

• 44 Angkor, Cambodia: Tuk-tuk Driver Lee Speaking
On 28th March 2014, Evelin Lindner asks Lee, her Tuk-tuk driver-friend to bring her to Siem Reap's Killing Fields' Memorial. His full name is Boun Sengny. She invites him to introduce himself. Later she would have the honour of being invited to meet his family at their home. youtu.be/AROR4zEgHxg The video was recorded by Evelin Lindner. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.

• 45 Angkor, Cambodia: Tuk-tuk Journey from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat
On 28th March 2014, Evelin Lindner makes her way from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat with Lee, her Tuk-tuk driver-friend. Later she would have the honour of being invited to meet his family at their home. As many forecast, in 10 years time, Cambodia may be as destroyed as Thailand. Big money will have taken over and pushed out local communities. Therefore, Evelin always makes an effort to document everything, even seemingly profane details (because they may no longer be part of daily life in ten years time), even if done as unprofessionally as here. She remembers her time in 1981 in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Burma, and her time in 1983 in China, and she regrets not having documented daily life then more. The video was recorded by Evelin. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.
See also Das Mysterium von Angkor, Film von Andreas Sawall (Terra X ZDF/Arte/ZDF enterprises).

• 46 Angkor Wat, Cambodia
On 28th March 2014, Evelin Lindner makes her way from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat with Lee, her Tuk-tuk driver-friend. Later she would have the honour of being invited to meet his family at their home. As many forecast, in 10 years time, Cambodia may be as destroyed as Thailand. Big money will have taken over and pushed out local communities. Therefore, Evelin always makes an effort to document everything, even seemingly profane details (because they may no longer be part of daily life in ten years time), even if done as unprofessionally as here. She remembers her time in 1981 in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Burma, and her time in 1983 in China, and she regrets not having documented daily life then more. The video was recorded by Evelin. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.

• 47 Angkor, Cambodia: To Bayon Khmer Temple and Then Back to Siem Reap
On 28th March 2014, Evelin Lindner makes her way to the Bayon Temple at Angkor with Lee, her Tuk-tuk driver-friend. Later she would have the honour of being invited to meet his family at their home. As many forecast, in 10 years time, Cambodia may be as destroyed as Thailand. Big money will have taken over and pushed out local communities. Therefore, Evelin always makes an effort to document everything, even seemingly profane details (because they may no longer be part of daily life in ten years time), even if done as unprofessionally as here. She remembers her time in 1981 in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Burma, and her time in 1983 in China, and she regrets not having documented daily life then more. The video was recorded by Evelin. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.

• 48 Angkor, Cambodia: Asia and the Loss of Its Silk - Another Sad Confirmation
On 28th March 2014, Evelin Lindner notices the Asia Craft Centre on the Road to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. She stops and admires the women making silk at the entrance. When she enters, she learns that the shop is owned by a group of Kashmiri families, who have shops all over Asia. Once again, she receives the sad confirmation that silk is being replaced by cheap mass-produced synthetic fabric from China and is now too expensive to produce. Thai silk is no longer made, she is told. Jim Thompson, in Thailand, now no longer sells silk made in Thailand, but made in China. The last rest of authentic silk production is in Kashmir... Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited. On 30th March 2014, Evelin will make another attempt to inquire about silk and where it still may be produced.
Everywhere on the globe, Evelin observes a dramatic decay of the quality of products or the disappearance of products that were still ubiquitous a few years ago. She lived in Thailand in 1981 and asks: 'Where has the Thai silk gone that was sold at every corner? Thai silk is just one example. Why am I surrounded by mass produced quasi-waste instead, stuff that nobody really needs and that is poisoned by a variety of toxins? Why do we, the human family, sacrifice the recourses of our planet for such an absurdity?' Linda Harling, her husband, and Evelin have discussed this also with Nebil Basmaci, on 30th April 2010, at the 2010 Dignity Conference in Istanbul, when they attempted to enjoy the Covered Bazaar and unexpectedly had a very special conversation on the dignity - or rather the lack of dignity - in contemporary economic arrangements.

• 49 Angkor, Cambodia: The Streets of Siem Reap
On 29th March 2014, Evelin Lindner documents the streets of Siem Reap on her way to the War Museum. As many forecast, in 10 years time, Cambodia may be as destroyed as Thailand. Big money will have taken over and pushed out local communities. Therefore, Evelin always makes an effort to document everything, even seemingly profane details (because they may no longer be part of daily life in ten years time), even if done as unprofessionally as here. She remembers her time in 1981 in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Burma, and her time in 1983 in China, and she regrets not having documented daily life then more. The video was recorded by Evelin. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.

• 50 Angkor, Cambodia: Testimony of Sinat, Genocide Survivor, Disabled War Veteran, and Landmine Victim, at the War Museum Cambodia
On 29th March 2014, Evelin Lindner speaks with Sinat, 48, genocide survivor, disabled war veteran, and landmine victim, at the War Museum Cambodia in Siem Reap is the only war museum in Cambodia. The museum has a sad collection of arms. Evelin recorded this video. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.

• 51 Angkor, Cambodia: Ta Prohm Khmer Temple
On 29th March 2014, Evelin Lindner visits Ta Prohm, which is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara (in Khmer: រាជវិហារ). Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Evelin recorded this video. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.

• 52 Angkor, Cambodia: Dance Performance
On 29th March 2014, Evelin Lindner recorded this video of a dance performance. Please note that this video is not professionally done and it is unedited. Evelin wonders if this kind of performance will still be as relatively authentic in ten years time, or if it will have become 'Westernised' and hyped for the sake of attracting tourists...

• 53 Angkor, Cambodia: The Home of Tuk-tuk Driver Lee in Siem Reap
On 30th March 2014, Evelin has the great honour to be invited to the home of Boun Sengny, also called Lee, who was her caring guide throughout her time in Siem Reap and Angkor. He lives in a room that he rents from the owner of a wooden construction. One can rent a small room for 15 American dollars and somewhat larger ones for 25 dollars. Lee pays 25 American dollars per month for the room he lives in, plus electricity. It is one single room, and Lee lives there together with his wife and their two daughters. His wife offers laundry services; she washes everything per hand. Lee is proud of sending his daughter to school. His dream is to be able to buy his own tuk-tuk so as to be able to earn more money to support his family. See an earlier video, from 28th March 2014, where Lee introduced himself. Evelin recorded this video. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.
Evelin's reflections: 'When I see the conditions in which Lee and his family are living, I am touched by the communal life that I see, and the serenity and dignity of the people. Remembering the Karen village Ban Nong Thao in Northern Thailand (and my own childhood in a similar setting), I imagine that Lee, and all those who flock to Siem Reap to earn a higher income, may hail from similar tightly knit communities. Traditional community life is disrupted here in Siem Reap, yet, it is also continuing, at least partly, since the design of the rooms around a small area of open land makes some kind of village-like communal living possible. What will happen when Lee's daughter, after great sacrifices from her parents, will have received the higher education they so much wish for her? She will move into a home with more physical amenities, perhaps. Yet, this house will have a wall around it and she will be alone in there. She will lose her community context even more than now. No wonder, that Lee reports that drinking and domestic violence are on the rise also in Cambodia. The promise of a 'better life' through the Coca Cola signs I see everywhere, by beer advertisement on television, what if the price will be too high? What if it increases the ubiquitous plastic waste that pollutes every corner already now, and causes the intoxication of its people and their social and psychological health?'

• 54 Angkor, Cambodia: Prasat Kravan Temple
On 30th March 2014, Evelin Lindner makes her way from Siem Reap to the Prasat Kravan Temple, together with Lee, her Tuk-tuk driver-friend. She had the honour of being invited to meet his family at their home earlier the same day. As many forecast, in 10 years time, Cambodia may be as destroyed as Thailand. Big money will have taken over and pushed out local communities. Therefore, Evelin always makes an effort to document everything, even seemingly profane details (because they may no longer be part of daily life in ten years time), even if done as unprofessionally as here. She remembers her time in 1981 in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Burma, and her time in 1983 in China, and she regrets not having documented daily life then more. The video was recorded by Evelin. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.

•55 Angkor, Cambodia: Asia and the Loss of Its Silk - Takeo
On 28th March 2014, Evelin Lindner noticed the Asia Craft Centre on the Road to Angkor Wat. She stopped and admired the women making silk at the entrance. When she entered, she learned that the shop was owned by a group of Kashmiri families, who have shops all over Asia. Once again, she received the sad confirmation that silk is being replaced by cheap mass-produced synthetic fabric from China and is now too expensive to produce. Thai silk is no longer made, she was told. Jim Thompson, in Thailand, now no longer sells silk made in Thailand, but made in China. The last rest of authentic silk production is in Kashmir, she learned...
On 30th March 2014, Evelin makes another attempt to inquire about silk and whether it is still being produced, and if yes, where. She learns that Takeo in Cambodia was the largest silk producer in the past according a survey of the main silk producers located in Som Rong district, Barty district, Prey Karbas and Mongkol Borey district. On www.tpd.gov.kh one reads 'that the four main silk producing districts developed very fast in recent years under technical support from developing partners. Silk producers in 11 villages of Barty and Somrong district have formed the Takeo Silk Producer Community in order to facilitate technical assistance from various institutions. Production: 2,200 looms in four main districts, 90% of production is Samputh Hole, 10% of production are scarf and plain silks'. This video was recorded by Evelin. Please note that it is not professionally done and that it is unedited.
Everywhere on the globe, Evelin observes a dramatic decay of the quality of products or the disappearance of products that were still ubiquitous a few years ago. She lived in Thailand in 1981 and asks: 'Where has the Thai silk gone that was sold at every corner? Thai silk is just one example. Why am I surrounded by mass produced quasi-waste instead, stuff that nobody really needs and that is poisoned by a variety of toxins? Why do we, the human family, sacrifice the recourses of our planet for such an absurdity?' Linda Hartling, her husband, and Evelin have discussed this also with Nebil Basmaci, on 30th April 2010, at the 2010 Dignity Conference in Istanbul, when they attempted to enjoy the Covered Bazaar and unexpectedly had a very special conversation on the dignity - or rather the lack of dignity - in contemporary economic arrangements.

• 56 Dignity, Humiliation, and Terrorism: How to Think Globally
Evelin Lindner spoke about dignity, humiliation, and terrorism, and how to think globally in the context of the Monday lunch series (mandagslunsj) at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights / Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter, University of Oslo / Universitetet i Oslo, Cort Adelers gate 30, 0162 Oslo, Norway, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide, on 2nd June 2014. Evelin was introduced by Inga Bostad. After her talk, Kjell Skyllstad received the Beacon of Dignity Award for his life-long visionary work for dignity, see the ceremony here.
Evelin makes the point that, in her view, at present, the breeding ground for terrorism increases, as do the opportunities for catastrophic impact, and if terrorism receives attention, it often is for the wrong reasons and with counter-productive interventions. She observes, all around the world, how global terror (which is more universal than single state terror) is perpetrated by a global government/corporate nexus using partnership rhetoric to covertly advance the dominator model of society (to use Riane Eisler's terminology). Dignity rhetoric is used to cover a mindset of honour (to use Evelin Lindner's terminology). In this context, the misuse of the term terrorism for any dissent increases and further hollows out social and ecological health and resources for the benefit of more domination. It also increases the likelihood for those to rise up who wish to bomb the world back into an overt dominator model. Evelin advocates to replace the conceptualisations of Socialism/Capitalism with Dignity-ism or Dignism: A world where every newborn finds space and is nurtured to unfold their highest and best, embedded in a social context of loving appreciation and connection. A world, where the carrying capacity of the planet guides the ways in which everybody's basic needs are met, a world, where we are united in respecting human dignity and celebrating diversity, where we prevent unity from being perverted into oppressive uniformity, and keep diversity from sliding into hostile division.

• 57 Brøtsøy: Gerdelin Bodvin's Wonderful World, 3rd June 2014
Evelin Lindner har det store privilegium av å være hilst velkommen av Gerdelin Bodvin i hennes vidunderlige hjem på Brøtsøy i juni, juli og august 2014. Denne videoen lagde hun den 3. juni.
Evelin Lindner has the great privilege of being welcomed by Gerdelin Bodvin into her amazing home on Brøtsøy in June, July, and August 2014. She recorded these impressions early in the morning on 3rd June, see also some still pictures. After taking the pictures, she wrote down some reflections: "I notice how happy it makes me to be surrounded by an environment that has been created by the effort and the love of human beings, rather than machines. I become ever more aware of the fact that machine-made surroundings impoverish my inner soul. Here, I am surrounded by the evidence of myriad thoughts of people who made something by hand, thoughts clearly manifested in the objects and environments they created. I feel part of a community of people who all contributed to making this place look as it looks now, rather than a designer having created a prototype that then was multiplied by machines and sold for profit. Here the spirit of community become palpable, or what Alen Page Fiske would call 'communal sharing', rather than what he would call 'market pricing'. Of course, I do understand that certain objects are better produced by machines, yet, I would vote for minimising them to where they are truly functional, rather than letting them 'pollute' the world for the sake of profit maximisation for a few elites."

• 58 Brøtsøy: Path to the Fjord, 10th June 2014
Evelin Lindner har det store privilegium av å være hilst velkommen av Gerdelin Bodvin i hennes vidunderlige hjem på Brøtsøy i juni, juli og august 2014. Denne videoen lagde Evelin den 10. juni om ettermiddagen for å vise hvilken vei hun tar hver morgen når hun svømmer fram og tilbake til øya på den andre siden.
Evelin Lindner has the great privilege of being welcomed by Gerdelin Bodvin into her amazing home on Brøtsøy in June, July, and August 2014. She recorded these impressions in the afternoon of 10th June to document the path to the fjord, where she swims every morning to the island on the other side.
See also some still pictures.

• 59 En hyllest til Ubuntu - A Tribute to Ubuntu: Evelins bursdag/birthday 2014
Den 23. juni 2014, ved sammenkomsten for hennes 60-årsdag, hadde Evelin det store privilegium av å være omgitt av vår verdighetsfamilie og kunne takke dem for deres fantastiske støtte og nærvær! Festen var en hyllest til 'Ubuntu'. Ubuntu betyr 'Jeg er på grunn av DEG! Vi er på grunn av HVERANDRE!' Takk, kjære Finn, for at du minnet oss om Ubuntu! Her er stemmen til Desmond Tutu som forklarer Ubuntu! Takk, kjære Linda, for å ha spilt inn Desmond Tutus ord!
Denne videoen viser hele festen klippet sammen av Evelin i full fart og er ca. 40 minutter lang: en stor takk til alle som bidro! Filmen er ikke profesjonelt laget - beklager at du må tilpasse lydstyrken etter behov... I den første versonen inkluderte jeg sangene Zourouni og Hado men tok de ut i den endelige versjonen fordi jeg ikke greide å takle copy right reglene.
On the 23rd June 2014, at the gathering for Evelin's 60th birthday, she had the great privilege of being surrounded by our dignity family and could thank them for their amazing support and presence! The celebration was a tribute to 'Uuntu'. Ubuntu means 'I am because of YOU! We are because of EACH OTHER!' Thank you, dear Finn, for reminding us of Ubuntu!
Listen to Desmond Tutu explaining Ubuntu!
Thank you, dear Linda, for having recorded Desmond Tutu's words!
This is the whole celebration cut together by Evelin. Please be aware that this is unfortunately not at all professionally done - sorry that you have to adjust the volume as needed. The video is ca. 40 minutes long.
Alle var kjærlig invitert til å gi meg en bursdags klem ved Norsk Folkemuseum på Bygdøy i Oslo på ettermiddagen av Sankthansaften, se den opprinnelige invitasjonen.
Everyone was lovingly invited to give me a birthday hug at the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History on Bygdøy in Oslo on the afternoon of the summer solstice; see the original invitation.
Gerdelin Bodvin er min kjære vert for min skrive retrett for juni, juli og august i hennes vakre hjem på Brøtsøy. Gerdelin og jeg, vi startet tidlig om morgen fra Tjøme for å være i Oslo i tide til feiringen!
Gerdelin Bodvin is my dear host for my writing retreat for June, July, and August, in her lovely home at the Oslofjord on Brøtsøy, Tjøme, Norway. Gerdelin and I, we started early from Tjøme to be in Oslo in time for the celebration!
Bilder:
• Please click on the picture at the top or here to see more photos taken by Elisabeth Kristiansen
• Please click on the picture in the third row or here to see more photos taken by Esben Østbye
• Please click on the picture in the second row or here to see more photos taken by Trine Eklund
• Please click on the picture at the bottom or here to see more photos taken by Torstein with Evelin's camera
Videoer:
Vennligst se videoene Lasse og Elisabeth har laget, takk til dere, kjære dere begge to!
Alle videoer er nå lagt ut som 'unlisted' på YouTube som betyr at de er mer private, de er ikke offentlige. La meg vite om jeg har deres tillatelse! Takk!
Please see the videos Lasse and Elisabeth created, thank you, dear both of you!!! All videos are posted as 'unlisted' on YouTube, meaning that they are more private, they are not public. Let me know if I have your permission!
Her kommer enkelt snuttene:
• 59.1 En liten smakebit av Sankthansaften på Folkemuseet: Barnebryllup! Tatt opp av Evelin.
• 59.2 Gerdelin Bodvin og Jan Smedslund: Gerdelin Bodvin åpner festen og deretter deler Jan Smedslund dypt berørende tanker! Takk kjære Mette for opptaket!
• 59.3 Margrethe Tingstad og hennes nydelige musikk gave! I denne videoen deler Margrethe Tingstad sine tanker og bringer en vidunderlig musikk gave. Takk, kjære Margrethe for at du kom med din sønn og hans fantastiske medspillere! Det var en utrolig nytelse! Og takk kjære Lasse for opptaket!
• 59.4 Paal Sandø og hans partner spiller teater! Utrolig fint! Takk kjære Lasse for opptaket!
• 59.5 Trine Eklund og Kjell SkyllstadTrine Eklund og Kjell Skyllstad deler viktige tanker som berører dypt! Takk kjære Lasse for opptaket!
• 59.6 Guri Lorentzen Østbyes enestående første sang! I denne videoen synger Guri Lorentzen Østbye en vidunderlig sang til Evelin som er dypt berørt og takknemlig! Takk kjære Lasse for opptaket!
• 59.7 Finn Tschudi snakker om ydmyk stolthet. I denne videoen kaller Finn Tschudi på oss alle å gi næring til ydmyk stolthet snarere enn arrogant stolthet. Dessverre var batteriet tomt på slutten, beklager! Takk kjære Lasse for opptaket!
• 59.8 Mai-Bente Bonnevie sier nydelige ord! I denne videoen sier Mai-Bente Bonnevie nydelige ord som berører dypt! Hun snakker om Babettes gæstebud! Takk kjære Elisabeth for opptaket!
• 59.9 Randi Gunhildstad synger! I denne videoen overbringer Randi Gunhildstad en vidunderlig sangsgave! Du har løftet oss opp på det skjønneste, kjære Randi! Takk kjære Elisabeth for opptaket!
• 59.10 Guri Lorentzen Østbyes dypt berørende strupesang! I denne videoen synger Guri Lorentzen Østbye hennes vidunderlige strupesang til Evelin som er dypt berørt og takknemlig! Takk kjære Elisabeth for opptaket!
• 59.11 Ellinor Halle samlet oss! Denne videoen viser hvordan Ellinor Halle samlet oss alle på slutten av festen! Takk, takk, takk, kjære Ellinor! Og takk kjære Elisabeth for opptaket!
• Birthday greetings from Linda Hartling, Michael Britton and Uli Spalthoff
Happy birthday to you!
Your apprenticeship is through!
Another 60 years of connecting, respecting, reflecting,
Another 60 years of relating, co-creating, collaborating,
Another 60 years of bringing dignity to the world we see,
Is our birthday wish for you!
• Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist, Co-founder, The World Dignity University initiative, together with his wife Helen, sent these rhymed reflections on 8th May 2014:
On Evelin's birthday: A wish for every day
The day Evelin was born, a deeply humanizing concept was generated
By her living as a global citizen, DIGNITY is being inspiringly demonstrated
She believes that by our
sharing the Earth dignifyingly Humankind's character-conduct-communication will be elevated
and by our implementing the goals of the World Dignity University initiative people from East and West as DIGNIFIERS will be educated
In unison, as members of the Dignity community Evelin farsightedly founded
in all of our languages, let's joyfully say
From May 13th 2014, let's commit to making every day a LET's LIVE IN DIGNITY day

• 60 Die heutige Welt aus der Sicht eines Realisten, Erfahrungen aus Thailand
Dieses Video wurde von Evelin Frerk in Berlin am 31. August 2014 aufgenommen. Siehe auch Global Dignity: What Is It? How Do We Achieve It? im Journal of Urban Culture Research, Volume 8, 2014, Arts and Social Outreach – Designs for Urban Dignity, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. This paper brings together Evelin Lindner's thoughts about global dignity with the experiences and insights she gathered in Thailand in March and April 2014.

• 61 A Global Dignilogue with Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, December 4, 2014 (Pdf | Video)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner engage in a Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4-5, 2014. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and Evelin Lindner its Founding President. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 62 Evelin Lindner Receives the HumanDHS Half Lifetime Award, December 5, 2014
Evelin Lindner, Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network, receives the Half Lifetime Award, on December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 63 CEdR/Academic: Dr. Lindner MD, Themed World Dignity University, Global Education - Gift Economy
Please see the video interview Neal Gupta conducted with Evelin Lindner on December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014: CEdR/academic: Culture Education Discussion Research. Cloud and Designed Learning: Dr. Lindner MD, themed World Dignity University, global education, gift economy, forming a no cost education network, zero budget movement, understanding social equality, published on December 7, 2014.

• 64 Hayal Köksal and Evelin Lindner Post-Workshop, December 7, 2014
Hayal Köksal and Evelin Lindner, Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network, speak to each other on December 7, 2014, after the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. We use Hayal's cell phone to video-tape this brief conversation in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

• 65 Hva har kultur- og samfunnspsykologi med verdighet å gjøre?, 11th February, 2015
Gjesteforelesning / guest lecture, Psykologisk institutt / Department of Psychology, Universitetet i Oslo, Norway, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3A, 0373 Oslo, Norge, auditorium 1, 11. februar 2015, 13.15-15.00. Warm thanks go to Per Ole Bjørnstad for video-taping.
This lecture is part of an annual series hosted by the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway (until 2014 as part of PSYC3203 - Anvendt sosialpsykologi, from 2015 onward as guest lecture; see the video site of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Oslo). Please see a long description here.

• 66 Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, 16th February 2015
Monday lunch / Mandagslunsj with Evelin Lindner, introduction / åpningsinnlegg Inga Bostad, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights / Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter, University of Oslo / Universitetet i Oslo, Cort Adelers gate 30, 0162 Oslo, Norway, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide, 16th February 2015, 12:00 - 13:00, see announcement. Warm thanks go to Rachel Aspögård for video-taping the talk.

• 67 Evelin Lindner Shares Appreciative Greetings, 5th June 2015
The 25th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 2nd - 5th June 2015. On the last day of the conference on 5th June 2015, Evelin Lindner shared appreciative greetings. The videos of this day were kindly recorded by Mark Robert Massalu Itallange and Francis Nuwagaba.

• 68 Regaining Dignity: A Dignity Renaissance, 30th June 2015
Presentation prepared for the 4th June, 2015, at the 25th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, 2nd - 5th June 2015, given in Kigali on 30th June 2015, see the PowerPoint video created on 30th June.

• 69 Von Demütigung zu Terror und Krieg: Erniedrigung kann zu Gewalt führen, kann sie auch zu Liebe führen?, 11. Oktober 2015
Von Demütigung zu Terror und Krieg: Erniedrigung kann zu Gewalt führen, kann sie auch zu Liebe führen?
2015 Symposium "Gehirne zwischen Liebe und Krieg - Menschlichkeit in Zeiten der Neurowissenschaften", gemeinnützige Turm der Sinne / Tower of the Senses GmbH, Nürnberg, Germany. Siehe auch turmdersinne's blog, Evelin's bio, und Nürnberger Nachrichten, 24. September 2015.

• 70 A Global Dignilogue with Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, Honoring the Message of Alfred Nobel and Bertha von Suttner, December 3, 2015 (Link to Nobel Peace Prize nomination page | Video | Powerpoint | see also Pdf 2014)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner engage in a Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and she explains the background of, and the intentions behind the Nobel Peace Prize. See also her reflections on her 2015 nomination, and meet the inspirer of the prize, Bertha von Suttner. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

• 71 Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner in Dignilogue on the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination of Our Dignity Work, December 3, 2015 (Link to Nobel Peace Prize nomination page | Video | Powerpoint | see also Pdf 2014)
Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling contributed to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and she explains the background of, and the intentions behind the Nobel Peace Prize. See also her reflections on her 2015 nomination, and meet the inspirer of the prize, Bertha von Suttner. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

• 72 Claudia Lutschewitz und Andreas Lucewicz mit Evelin Lindner, Begegnung am 12. Januar 2016
Am 12. January 2016 kamen Claudia Lutschewitz und ihr Mann Andreas Lucewicz nach Hameln, um mit Evelin Lindner zu sprechen. Das Interview mit Claudia Lutschewitz ist in Mediator 01/2016, Seiten 4-9: Menschlichkeit und Mediation: Ein Leben für Würde und gegen Demütigung.

• 73 From Humiliation, Vengeance, and Genocide to Reconciliation: Experiences from Rwanda, 3rd March 2016
Lecture at the Department of Psychology, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3, Oslo, Norway, auditorium 3. It is a great privilege to be part of PSY4506 - Human Rights, Democracy and Reconstruction after Conflict; A community based approach, by Nora Sveaass and Inger Skjelsbæk, 3rd March 2016, 12.15-14.00, Tel. +47 22845000. This lecture is part of an annual series hosted by the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway (until 2014 as part of PSYC3203 - Anvendt sosialpsykologi, in 2015 as guest lecture; see the video site of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Oslo). In June 2015, the 25th Annual Dignity Conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda.

• 74 From Humiliation, Vengeance, and Genocide to Reconciliation: Experiences from Rwanda, 7th March 2016
Monday lunch / Mandagslunsj with Evelin Lindner, introduction / åpningsinnlegg Inga Bostad, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights / Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter, University of Oslo, Cort Adelers gate 30, 0162 Oslo, Norway, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide, 7th March 2016, 12:00 - 13:00, see announcement. In June 2015, the 25th Annual Dignity Conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda. Thanks to Heidetraut von Weltzien Høivik for taking lovely photos, and to Ann Kristin Ulrichsen for doing the video recording.

• 75 The Story of the Siwa Jewellery, 11th March 2016
A little introduction to the Deep Dao Dialogue: Dignilogue with Evelin Lindner in the Arne Næss Chair (see the invitation as Pdf, and on Facebook), at the Norsk Taiji Senter / Norwegian Taiji Centre, director Pamela Hiley, Kirkegata 1-3, 0153 Oslo, Norway, 11th March 2016, 19.00. Thanks a lot to Allan Hiley for doing the video recording! See photos.

• 76 Deep Dao Dialogue: Dignilogue with Evelin Lindner in the Arne Næss Chair, 11th March 2016
Norsk Taiji Senter (Norwegian Taiji Centre), director Pamela Hiley, Kirkegata 1-3, 0153 Oslo, Norway, 11th March 2016, 19.00. Thanks a lot to Pamela Hiley for taking lovely photos and to Allan Hiley for doing the video recording!

• 77 A World at Risk: From Humiliation to Dignity, Evelin Lindner, 19th September 2016 (see the Powerpoint presentation of 26th September)
The 27th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 19th September - 23rd September 2016. This is Evelin Lindner's keynote address on 19th September 2016.

• 78 Cities at Risk – From Humiliation to Dignity, by Evelin Lindner, 22nd September 2016 (long paper | Powerpoint presentation of 26th September)
Lindner's keynote address given on 22nd September 2016 at the 27th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies that took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 19th September – 23rd September 2016. See the abstract written with Kjell Skyllstad prior to the conference in 2015.

• 79 From Systemic Humiliation to Systemic Dignity, by Evelin Lindner, 26th September 2016 (see Powerpoint)
It was a great privilege to be invited to 'Tools and Practices for the Collective Mind Revolution', the 5th biennial meeting of the Knowledge Federation, a conference held at the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, 25th September – 1st October, 2016.

• 80 Book launch: Honor, Humiliation, and Terror
Columbia University, Teachers College, Gottesman Libraries, room Russell 306, on December 7, 2016, 12.00 - 2pm. See the invitation, the invitation flyer, and the event in the Gottesman Libraries Calendar. Thank you, dear Talia Shafir for doing such nice video recording! Please be aware that this is an unedited video.

• 81 Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner in Dignilogue on "The Globalization of Dignity," December 8, 2016 (Video | Questions Prepared by Linda)
Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling contributed in the morning on December 8, 2016, to the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping! Please be aware that this is an unedited video.

• 82 Evelin Lindner Shares the Story of the Jewelry from the Oasis Siwa, December 9, 2016
Evelin Lindner shares the story of the jewelry from the oasis Siwa on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping! Correction: Please note that Evelin was a medical student in Bangkok in 1981 (not in 1998)! Please be aware that this is an unedited video.

•  83 Good-Bye Snapshots by Hua-Chu Yen with Sharon and Evelin
Thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such lovely snapshots when we said good-bye to each other on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the end of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, that took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Hua-Chu Yen (Ed. D.) is an artist, educator and digital media specialist. (Please be aware that this is an unedited video.)

•  84 Good-Bye Snapshots by Hua-Chu Yen with Naoko and Evelin
Thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such lovely snapshots when we said good-bye to each other on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the end of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, that took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Hua-Chu Yen (Ed. D.) is an artist, educator and digital media specialist. (Please be aware that this is an unedited video.)

• 85 Mini-Documentary of the Annual Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict "The Globalization of Dignity," December 8 - 9, 2016
The 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for making this wonderful mini-documentary! Thank you, dear Mariana, and also you, dear Gaby Saab, for inviting so many of us into this documentary, from Janet Gerson to David Yamada, Michael Perlin, Philip Brown, Kebadu Mekonnen Gebremariam, David Yau-Fai Ho! How great that you chose the song "A Wonderful World" in the background, the very song that David Yamada brought to us! Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network.

• 86 Interview with Evelin Lindner - Challenges of our Time; Learning to Connect, December 8, 2016
The 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for making this interview! Thank you, dear Mariana, and also you, dear Gaby Saab, for inviting so many of us into wonderful interviews!

• 87 Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation: The Case of Rwanda, 2nd March 2017 (see also a short video clip by Esben Østbye)
Lecture at the Department of Psychology, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3, Oslo, Norway, auditorium 2. It is a great privilege to be part of PSY4506 - Human Rights, Democracy and Reconstruction after Conflict; A community based approach, by Nora Sveaass and Inger Skjelsbæk, 2nd March 2017, 12.15-14.00, Tel. +47 22845000. This lecture is part of an annual series hosted by the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway (until 2014 as part of PSYC3203 - Anvendt sosialpsykologi, in 2015 as guest lecture; see the video site of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Oslo). In June 2015, the 25th Annual Dignity Conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda.

• 88 Honour, Humiliation, and Terror, 13th March 2017
Monday lunch / Mandagslunsj with Evelin Lindner, introduction / åpningsinnlegg Inga Bostad, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights / Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter, University of Oslo, Cort Adelers gate 30, 0162 Oslo, Norway, Seminarrom Asbjørn Eide, 13th March 2017, 12:00 - 13:00, see announcement. Thank you to Zuzana Luckay for coming all the way from Slovakia! And what an honour to have Nils Butenschøn with us, together with Trine Eklund, Lisbeth and Per Glad, Barbro Bakken, and Inga's dear friend Annette!
Thanks a lot also to Lisbeth and Barbro for taking such lovely photos, and to Zuzana for doing the video recording!

• 89 Åpent temamøte: Om ydmykelse, 22. mars 2017
22. mars 2017, 19.00 – 21.00, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo, invitert av Human-Etisk Forbund, Oslo fylkeslag. Se invitasjon. Takk til Lasse Moer for å gjøre videoopptaket!

•90 Mit dem Pfeifer von Hameln, 26. Juni 2017
On 26th June 2017, it was a great pleasure to be invited to the "red sofa" in front of the museum of Hamelin in Germany. The invitees were the Pied Piper of Hamelin, or, to be precise, his contemporary personification by Michael Boyer, together with the director of the museum, Stefan Daberkow. See the flyer of the event and its announcement.
If we look at the legend of the Pied Piper, then historical evidence shows that there was indeed such a person as a Pied Piper. It is possible that he was a recruiter for German settlement into the East, the so-called Ostsiedlung (settlement of the East), that took place during the High Middle Ages. This settlement included also what later became known as Silesia. As it seems, the historical Pied Piper left Hamelin in 1284 with 130 of the city's young people, perhaps taking them eastward (perhaps not, there is no evidence). During the years after World War II, from 1945 onward, the arrival of masses of forcibly displaced people people arriving precisely from that east could be interpreted as a "return" of those youths that left in 1284, albeit many hundreds of years later. Michael Boyer reminded me of the sign above the entrance to the Bürgergarten, where, as he explained, Professor Ihle had made a connection between the legend and this "return." See more here.



13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 28th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016

We thank Mariana Ferraz for stepping up and doing such wonderful video-taping! And to Noriko Ishihara for helping out when needed!
Please be aware that these are all unedited videos.

• 00 Mini-Documentary of the Annual Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict "The Globalization of Dignity," December 8 - 9, 2016
The 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for making this wonderful mini-documentary! Thank you, dear Mariana, and also you, dear Gaby Saab, for inviting so many of us into this documentary, from Janet Gerson to David Yamada, Michael Perlin, Philip Brown, Kebadu Mekonnen Gebremariam, David Yau-Fai Ho! How great that you chose the song "A Wonderful World" in the background, the very song that David Yamada brought to us! Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network.

Video Messages for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative:
Day One, December 8, 2016
•  10 Co-Created Dignilogues in the Making
•  11 Co-Created Dignilogue 1 "Being an Effective Ally"
•  12 Co-Created Dignilogue 2 "Mindful Communications"
•  13 Co-Created Dignilogue 3 "Systemic Humiliation"
•  14 Co-Created Dignilogue 4 "The Path of Forgiveness"
•  15 Co-Created Dignilogue 5 "Creating a Dignity Classroom"
Day Two, December 9, 2016:
•  27 Co-Created Dignilogues in the Making
•  28 Co-Created Dignilogue 6 "How to Respond in a More Dignified Way to a New Reality"
•  29 Co-Created Dignilogue 7 "DigniLego, or DigniPlay"
•  30 Co-Created Dignilogue 8 "The Dark Side of Empathy"
•  31 Co-Created Dignilogue 9 "The Bright Side of Empathy"
•  32 Co-Created Dignilogue 10 "A Dignifying Experience"

• 01 Linda Hartling Welcomes Everybody, December 8, 2016
Linda Hartling welcomes everybody on the morning of December 8, 2016, to the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  02 Danielle Coon Welcomes Everybody, December 8, 2016
Danielle Coon welcomes everybody on the morning of December 8, 2016, to the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Danielle Coon is the Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR). We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  03 Linda Hartling Introduces Our Appreciative Frame, December 8, 2016 (Pdf 2014)
Linda Hartling introduces our Appreciative Frame, on the morning of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  04 Christine de Michele Brings Everybody Together, December 8, 2016
Christine de Michele brings everybody together on the morning of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Christine de Michele is a vocalist, songwriter, and educator, see christinedemichele.com. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

• 05 A Global Dignilogue with Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, "The Globalization of Dignity," December 8, 2016 (Video | Questions Prepared by Linda)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner engage in a Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

• 05.1 Ljoba Jenče Shared Her Art in the 27th Dignity Conference in Dubrovnik in September 2016
Ljoba Jenče is a Slovenian folklorist and Director of the Slovenia-Norway Rural Development project. Please see The Same Boat: Young Guardians of Heritage, 2014-2016, Heritage House. We so much thank Rachel Aspögård for the video-taping!

•  06 David Yamada Explains the Dignilogue Format, December 8, 2016
David Yamada explains the Dignilogue format, on the morning of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. David C. Yamada is is a tenured Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. His primary area of teaching and scholarship is employment law. He also is heavily involved in pro bono community and public interest activities. Professor Yamada is a leading authority on workplace bullying and abusive work environments. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  07 Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1 "How Are Human Dignity and Humiliation Relevant to Destructive Conflict?" December 8, 2016
Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1 "How Are Human Dignity and Humiliation Relevant to Destructive Conflict?" on the morning of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  08 Christine de Michele Shares "Island" December 8, 2016
Christine de Michele shares "Island," on the morning of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Christine de Michele is a vocalist, songwriter, and educator, see christinedemichele.com.

•  09 Phil Brown, Gabriela Saab, and Linda Hartling Shape the Co-Created Dignilogues, December 8, 2016
Phil Brown, Gabriela Saab, and Linda Hartling shape the Co-Created Dignilogues for December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Dr. Philip Brown has established and directed the Center for Social and Character Development at Rutgers University, located within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  10 Co-Created Dignilogues in the Making, December 8, 2016
Co-Created Dignilogues are in the making on December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  11 Co-Created Dignilogue 1 "Being an Effective Ally," December 8, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "Being an Effective Ally," on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  12 Co-Created Dignilogue 2 "Mindful Communications," December 8, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "Mindful Communications," on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  13 Co-Created Dignilogue 3 "Systemic Humiliation," December 8, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 3 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "Systemic Humiliation," on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  14 Co-Created Dignilogue 4 "The Path of Forgiveness," December 8, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 4 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "The Path of Forgiveness," on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  15 Co-Created Dignilogue 5 "Creating a Dignity Classroom," December 8, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 5 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "Creating a Dignity Classroom," on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  16 Public Event: Fred Ellis and His Students Sing, December 8, 2016
Fred Ellis and his students contribute wonderfully to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Fred Ellis is a New York City Elementary Public School Music Teacher and Music Therapist. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  17 Public Event: Michael Perlin: "Dignity and the Nobel Prize: Why Bob Dylan Was the Perfect Choice," December 8, 2016
Michael L. Perlin shares his insights on "Dignity and the Nobel Prize: Why Bob Dylan Was the Perfect Choice" at the Public Event on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Michael L. Perlin has just retired as a Professor of Law, the Director of the International Mental Disability Law Reform Project at the Justice Action Center, and Director of the Online Mental Disability Law Program at the New York Law School in New York, and he will now teach and work globally. We very much thank Noriko Ishihara for the video-taping!

•  18 Public Event: Betty Reardon, the Mother of Peace Education, Honors Us with Her Presence, December 8, 2016
Betty Reardon, the Mother of Peace Education, honors us with her presence at the Public Event on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Noriko Ishihara for the video-taping!

•  19 Public Event: Edna Adan Ismail: "Dignity Through Courage!," December 8, 2016 (Powerpoint)
Edna Adan Ismail shares her path of "Dignity Through Courage" at the Public Event on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Edna Adan Ismail is the former Foreign Minister of the (unrecognized) Republic of Somaliland (North-Western Somalia) in the Horn of Africa. She held this office from 2003 until 2006. She had previously served as Somaliland's Minister of Family Welfare and Social Development. She is the director and founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. She is an activist and pioneer in the struggle for the abolition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and is President of the Organization for Victims of Torture, Somaliland. We very much thank Noriko Ishihara for the video-taping!

•  20 Public Event: Sylvain Leroux, Magali Regis, and the Fula Flute, December 8, 2016
Sylvain Leroux and Magali Regis share their wonderful Fula Flute music at the Public Event on the afternoon of December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Noriko Ishihara for the video-taping!
Downbeat Magazine "Rising Flute Star,” Sylvain Leroux studied classical flute in Montreal at Vincent d'Indy – improvisation, composition and World music at the Creative Music Studio, and Fula flute in Guinea. He is a notable player on New York City's African and improvised music scene as leader of the groups Fula Flute and Source, sideman with the Mandingo Ambassadors, and participant in Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra and Karl Berger’s Improviser’s Orchestra. His CD productions include: the cult classic Fula Flute (2002), Source w/ Abdoulaye Diabate (2006), Mansa America (2008), Quatuor Creole (2012)–which was hailed by critics as "perfect contemporary music release,” and Les Enfants de Tyabala (2014), a set of field recordings of children in Guinea. He is the inventor of the chromatic tambin–a modification of the traditional Fula flute–which can play in all keys. Since 2013 has conducting a successful innovative music literacy program in Guinea based on his invention.
See www.fulaflute.net
facebook.com/fulaflute
https://sylvainlerouxquatuorcreole.bandcamp.com/album/quatuor-cr-ole
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs9hWo0dStYPtGRL518bcnw

•  21 Bonnie Selterman Shares Her Poem "No Shoes," December 9, 2016 (Pdf)
Bonnie Selterman shares her wonderful poem in the morning of December 9, 2016, Day Two of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  22 Welcome and Practical Details, December 9, 2016
Linda Hartling and Rick Slaven welcome everybody and share practical details in the morning of December 9, 2016, Day Two of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  23 Michael Britton's Don Klein Memorial Lecture, December 9, 2016
Michael Britton gives the Don Klein Memorial Lecture in the morning of December 9, 2016, Day Two of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Michael Britton 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. We thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  24 Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2 "How Can We Cultivate Dignity?" December 9, 2016
Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2 "How Can We Cultivate Dignity?" in the morning of December 9, 2016, Day Two of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  24.1 Christine de Michele's Interlude, December 9, 2016
Christine de Michele shares her great voice art on December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Christine de Michele is a vocalist, songwriter, and educator, see christinedemichele.com.

•  25.1 + 2 Philip M. Brown Receives the Human Dignity (Half!) Lifetime Award, December 9, 2016 (Video by Mariana Ferraz | Video Snapshots by Hua-Chu Yen)
Phil Brown receives the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (Half!) Lifetime Award, on December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Dr. Philip Brown has established and directed the Center for Social and Character Development at Rutgers University, located within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  26.1 +2 David Yamada and Linda Hartling Shape the Co-Created Dignilogues, December 9, 2016 (Video by Mariana Ferraz | Video Snapshots by Hua-Chu Yen)
David Yamada and Linda Hartling shape the Co-Created Dignilogues for December 8, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. David C. Yamada is is a tenured Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. His primary area of teaching and scholarship is employment law. He also is heavily involved in pro bono community and public interest activities. Professor Yamada is a leading authority on workplace bullying and abusive work environments. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  27 Co-Created Dignilogues in the Making, December 9, 2016
Co-Created Dignilogues are in the making on December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  28 Co-Created Dignilogue 6 "How to Respond in a More Dignified Way to a New Reality," December 9, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 6 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "How to Respond in a More Dignified Way to a New Reality," on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  29 Co-Created Dignilogue 7 "DigniLego, or DigniPlay," December 9, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 7 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "DigniLego, or DigniPlay," on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  30 Co-Created Dignilogue 8 "The Dark Side of Empathy," December 9, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 8 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "The Dark Side of Empathy" on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  31 Co-Created Dignilogue 9 "The Bright Side of Empathy," December 9, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 9 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "The Bright Side of Empathy" on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  32 Co-Created Dignilogue 10 "A Dignifying Experience," December 9, 2016
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 10 (Dignity + Dialogue), titled "The Bright Side of Empathy" on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  33 Evelin Lindner Shares the Story of the Jewelry from the Oasis Siwa, December 9, 2016
Evelin Lindner shares the story of the jewelry from the oasis Siwa on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping! Correction: Please note that Evelin was a medical student in Bangkok in 1981 (not in 1998)!

•  34 Closing Thank-You Round, December 9, 2016
Closing thank-you round, on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  35 Closing Ceremony, December 9, 2016
Closing ceremony, on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  36 Good-Bye Snapshots by Hua-Chu Yen
Thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such lovely snapshots when we said good-bye to each other on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the end of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, that took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Hua-Chu Yen (Ed. D.) is an artist, educator and digital media specialist. (Please be aware that this is an unedited video.)

•  37 Good-Bye Snapshots with Linda and Rick
Thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such lovely snapshots when we said good-bye to each other on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the end of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, that took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Hua-Chu Yen (Ed. D.) is an artist, educator and digital media specialist. (Please be aware that this is an unedited video.)

•  38 Good-Bye Snapshots with Janet and Bhante
Thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such lovely snapshots when we said good-bye to each other on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the end of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, that took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Hua-Chu Yen (Ed. D.) is an artist, educator and digital media specialist. (Please be aware that this is an unedited video.)

•  39 Good-Bye Snapshots with Zsuzsa, Martha, Glyn, and All
Thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such lovely snapshots when we said good-bye to each other on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the end of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, that took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Hua-Chu Yen (Ed. D.) is an artist, educator and digital media specialist. (Please be aware that this is an unedited video.)

•  40 Good-Bye Snapshots by Hua-Chu Yen with Sharon and Evelin
Thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such lovely snapshots when we said good-bye to each other on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the end of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, that took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Hua-Chu Yen (Ed. D.) is an artist, educator and digital media specialist. (Please be aware that this is an unedited video.)

•  41 Good-Bye Snapshots by Hua-Chu Yen with Naoko and Evelin
Thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such lovely snapshots when we said good-bye to each other on the afternoon of December 9, 2016, at the end of the 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, that took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. Hua-Chu Yen (Ed. D.) is an artist, educator and digital media specialist. (Please be aware that this is an unedited video.)

• 42 Interview with Evelin Lindner - Challenges of our Time; Learning to Connect, December 8, 2016
The 13th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 8 - 9, 2016. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for making this interview! Thank you, dear Mariana, and also you, dear Gaby Saab, for inviting so many of us into wonderful interviews!



27th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, in Dubrovnik, Croatia
19th - 23rd September 2016

'Cities at Risk - From Humiliation to Dignity'
(see still pictures)

Thank you most warmly, dear Rachel Aspögård, for your hard work in documenting our conference with videos and photos!

Video Messages for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative:
'From Past to Present: How Writing and Writing Systems Impact Dignity in Human Interaction', Michael Schulte and Merle Lefkoff
'Dignifying Global Business - Fair Trade: A New Paradigm?', Ragnhild Nilsen and Avi Shahaf
Sharing Fairytales and Fables from Different Cultures - and Learning Peace, Glyn Rimmington and Uli Spalthoff
Climatic Theatre – Addressing World Issues through Aesthetics, Heidrun Sølna Øverby and Kjell Skyllstad
How Do Humiliation and Dignity Contribute to Conflict? Is Dignity Given or Learnt?, Bussakorn Binson and Ljoba Jenče
Music, Migration and Minorities: Promoting the Intercultural City, Kjell Skyllstad, Bussakorn Binson, and Svanibor Pettan
Altruism Is Not Self-Negation, It Is Recognising the Universality of Human Anguish, Rachel Aspögård and Evelin Lindner
How Can We Advance the Value of Human Dignity in Relation to Urban Population?, Avi Shahaf and Lasanthi Manaranjanie
Indigenous Knowledge and the New Science of Complex Adaptive Systems, Merle Lefkoff and Kjell Skyllstad
The Dignity Star Idea, Merle Lefkoff and Evelin Lindner
Cultural and Community Planning: Organizing for Power and Building Local Capacity, Tom Borrup and Glyn Rimmington

Honouring Kjell Skyllstad:
• 41 Honouring Kjell Skyllstad with the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award
• 42 Honouring Kjell Skyllstad: Tom Gravlie, Deeyah, and Lasanthi Manaranjanie
• 43 Honouring Kjell Skyllstad: Bussakorn Binson, Hilde Kvam, and Svanibor Pettan

Day One, 19th September 2016

• 01 Welcome Greetings
The participants were welcomed by representatives from the participating universities:
•  The host institution, the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC), Nada Bruer Ljubišić
•  The University of Oslo, Norway, Kjell Skyllstad
•  Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Bussakorn Binson
•  The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, Hilde Kvam 
•  The University in Oslo, Norway, online greeting by Celine Motzfeld Loades
•  World Dignity University initiative, Evelin Lindner

• 02 Merle Lefkoff Arrives
This video is a little clip of one of the participants of the conference, Merle Lefkoff, arriving.

• 03 A World at Risk: From Humiliation to Dignity, by Evelin Lindner (see the Powerpoint presentation of 26th September)

• 04 Art for All, Professor Dr. Channarong Pornrungroj (see also Art for All, and Art for All: Overcome Limitation),
brought to Dubrovnik by Professor Bussakorn Binson
The idea of our IUC conference came from the Urban Research Plaza (URP) of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. We welcome Professor Channarong Pornrungroj as representative of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, also in recognition of his pioneering work for dignity in an urban environment, together with Bussakorn Binson, Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnomusicology, and Professor at the Music Department at Chulalongkorn University, and Founder and Chair of its Urban Research Plaza (URP).
Comment by Kjell Skyllstad (4th September 2016): Professor Channarong's opening keynote address focuses on inclusion of minorities, the disadvantaged, the people living on the fringes, and this represents the symbioses between the best of Eastern and Western progressive cultural and social thinking, the coming together that will be required to lead us from humiliation to dignity. The political  past of both continents has taught us the devastating consequences of  ethnic and social exclusion. We must be ready to give everybody a chance to develop their creative potential. What would the world be without the handicapped thinkers changing the world  from their wheel chairs like Dr. Hawkins?

• 05 Musical Greeting by Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona, Colombo/Ljubljana
We were proud that Dr. Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona, shared her art with us. She is a Sri Lankan traditional musician living in Ljubljana and now a known cultural figure appearing at major festivals and city cultural arrangements. She is lecturer at the University of Colombo and certified artist in Indian classical music at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), while currently serving as a Visiting Professor in Ethnomusicology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She earned her B.A degree in Fine Arts from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, M.Mus (Master of Music), her degree in North Indian classical music (violin) from the Banaras Hindu University, India, and her Ph.D. in musicology (with focus on medical ethnomusicology and music therapy) from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. You may hear Dr. Lasanthi Manaranjanie on YouTube playing an Indian raga Yamuna Kalyan that is based on boy god Krishna saving the river Yamuna from pollution from a snake. Today our cities like Delhi are pouring billions of liters of untreated waste daily in the rivers like Yamuna, a tributary of Ganges running beside the famous Taj Mahal. This also belongs to city threats.

• 06 Participants Present Each Other
This video shares how the participants of the conference presented each other.

• 07 Launch of Dignilogues
This video shares the launch of Dignilogue format of the first three days of the conference.

• 08 Ljoba Jenče Invites Everybody into Singing
Ljoba Jenče is a Slovenian folklorist and Director of a Slovenia-Norway Rural Development project. Please see her Appreciative Introduction and The Same Boat: Young Guardians of Heritage, 2014-2016, Heritage House.

• 09 Introduction to Dubrovnik and the Inter-University Centre by Nada Bruer Ljubišić
Nada Bruer Ljubišić is the Executive Secretary of the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC).

• 10 Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona Sings a Croatian Song of Gratitude to Nada Bruer Ljubišić

• 11 Introducing the First Dignilogue: Michael Schulte

• 12 From Past to Present: How Writing and Writing Systems Impact Dignity in Human Interaction, Dignilogue with Michael Schulte (see Pdf of Powerpoint)
Michael Schulte is Professor at the Department of Nordic and Media Studies of the University of Agder in Norway. He received the Fridtjof Nansen Award for his research in the history of Germanic and old Scandinavian languages. In his paper, he will focus on the ontology of writing and its important role to create identity, stimulate creativity, human reflection and not least dignity. An issue at stake here is how different writing systems meet cultural, aesthetic and other needs to provide an agency for the people who use them ― an observation which undermines the primacy and sole efficiency of the alphabet and the rise of the alphabet as the only one "great invention" in the history of writing. Several historical tales were told. One crucial issue which he referred to, was what Jacques Derrida labelled the 'phonocentrism of western thought'. Therefore he intended to highlight different cultural scenarios where the written medium impinges upon human dignity and identity.

• 13 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: From Past to Present: How Writing and Writing Systems Impact Dignity in Human Interaction, Michael Schulte and Merle Lefkoff

• 14 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: Dignifying Global Business - Fair Trade: A New Paradigm?, Ragnhild Nilsen and Avi Shahaf

Day Two, 20th September 2016

• 15 Uli Spalthoff Guides Dignilogue Preparations
Uli Spalthoff guides the process of organising the Dignilogues of the first three workshop days of this conference.

• 16 Sharing Fairytales and Fables from Different Cultures - and Learning Peace, Dignilogue with Glyn Rimmington
Glyn Rimmington joined Wichita State University in 2001 as the inaugural Boeing Distinguished Professor of Global Learning. He leads the Global Learning program (gl.wichita.edu), which is aimed at infusing intercultural communication and global learning experiences into the curriculum. The ultimate goal of global learning is to prepare graduates for life in a highly diverse, interconnected and interdependent world. [read more]

• 17 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: Sharing Fairytales and Fables from Different Cultures - and Learning Peace, Glyn Rimmington and Uli Spalthoff

• 18.1 and 18.2 Climatic Theatre – Addressing World Issues through Aesthetics, Dignilogue with Heidrun Sølna Øverby (see Video 1 and Video 2)
Heidrun Sølna Øverby is a Norwegian drama educator and facilitator/director. She has an MA in theatre/drama from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway where she wrote the following thesis: Theatre as a method to communicate climatic awareness in rural areas. A study for the RASPAP project in South Africa, where she did an Internship with a South African NGO.

• 19 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: Climatic Theatre – Addressing World Issues through Aesthetics, Heidrun Sølna Øverby and Kjell Skyllstad

• 20.1 and 20.2 How Do Humiliation and Dignity Contribute to Conflict? Is Dignity Given or Learnt?, Dignilogue with Bussakorn Binson and Ljoba Jenče (see Video 1 and Video 2)
Bussakorn Binson, Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnomusicology, is a Professor at the Music Department of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Founder and Chair of Urban Research Plaza (URP).
Ljoba Jenče is a Slovenian folklorist and Director of the Slovenia-Norway Rural Development project. Please see her Appreciative Introduction and The Same Boat: Young Guardians of Heritage, 2014-2016, Heritage House.

• 21 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: How Do Humiliation and Dignity Contribute to Conflict? Is Dignity Given or Learnt?, Bussakorn Binson and Ljoba Jenče

• 22 Bussakorn Binson Teaches How to Greet with 'Sawadee'
Bussakorn Binson, Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnomusicology, is a Professor at the Music Department of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Founder and Chair of Urban Research Plaza (URP).

• 23 Music, Migration and Minorities: Promoting the Intercultural City, Dignilogue with Kjell Skyllstad
Kjell Skyllstad is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Urban Culture Research. In this Dignilogue, Kjell Skyllstad shared his own school research program.

• 24 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: Music, Migration and Minorities: Promoting the Intercultural City, Kjell Skyllstad, Bussakorn Binson, and Svanibor Pettan

Day Three, 21st September 2016

• 25.1 and 25.2 Altruism Is Not Self-Negation, It Is Recognising the Universality of Human Anguish, Dignilogue with Rachel Aspögård (Video 1 and Video 2)
Rachel Aspögård is a long-standing member of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), an international Nichiren Buddhist organisation founded in 1975 by Daisaku Ikeda. It is the world's largest Buddhist lay organisation, working as a global Buddhist movement for 'peace, education, and cultural exchange'. Rachel Aspögård summarised the topics addressed by Daisaku Ikeda in his proposal 'Universal Respect for Human Dignity: The Great Path to Peace' of 26th January 2016.

• 26 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: Altruism Is Not Self-Negation, It Is Recognising the Universality of Human Anguish, Rachel Aspögård and Evelin Lindner

• 27 How Can We Advance the Value of Human Dignity in Relation to Urban Population? Theoretical Framework, Basic Assumptions, Guiding Principles, and Discussion, Dignilogue with Avi Shahaf (see Powerpoint)
Avi Shahaf was born (1951) and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his BA in Sociology and Anthropology and his MA in Organizational Development – both in Tel Aviv University. Avi Shahaf has been dedicating most of his adult life to working as an organizational consultant who specializes in facilitating processes for advancing human dignity in different organizations. For seven years, Avi managed an institute which focused on the development of managers and workers handling youth at risk. [read more]

• 28 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: How Can We Advance the Value of Human Dignity in Relation to Urban Population?, Avi Shahaf and Lasanthi Manaranjanie

• 29 Indigenous Knowledge and the New Science of Complex Adaptive Systems, Dignilogue with Merle Lefkoff
Merle Lefkoff holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is President of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy, a non-governmental social-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, applying the science of Complex Adaptive Systems to the transformation of diplomatic negotiations and peacebuilding. The Center will be convening and facilitating a gathering of global grass-roots activists and thought leaders in Santa Fe in April, 2017. Delegates will meet to scale up direct action campaigns to confront growing inequality and the global economic paradigm that is pushing climate change. [read more]
Please see The Ecos Gathering, April 21-28, 2017, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

• 30 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: Indigenous Knowledge and the New Science of Complex Adaptive Systems, Merle Lefkoff and Kjell Skyllstad

• 31 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: The Dignity Star Idea, Merle Lefkoff and Evelin Lindner

• 32 Cultural and Community Planning: Organizing for Power and Building Local Capacity, Dignilogue with Tom Borrup (see Pdf of Abstract | Powerpoint)

• 33 Video Message for the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative: Cultural and Community Planning: Organizing for Power and Building Local Capacity, Tom Borrup and Glyn Rimmington

• 34 Lasanthi Manaranjanie Rounds up Day Three with a Song

Day Four, 22nd September 2016

• 35 Musical Greeting by Lasanthi Manaranjanie, Colombo/Ljubljana

• 36 Welcome and Greetings by Nada Bruer Ljubišić, Executive Secretary, Inter-University Centre (IUC) Dubrovnik

• 37 Welcome and Greetings by Ana Hilje, Head of Department of Culture of the City of Dubrovnik

• 38 Welcome and Greetings by Bussakorn Binson, Professor at the Music Department of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Founder and Chair of Urban Research Plaza (URP)

• 39 Welcome and Greetings by Kjell Skyllstad, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

• 40 Honouring Nada Bruer Ljubišić and Tomislav Kvesić

• 41 Honouring Kjell Skyllstad with the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award

• 42 Honouring Kjell Skyllstad: Tom Gravlie, Deeyah, and Lasanthi Manaranjanie

• 43 Honouring Kjell Skyllstad: Bussakorn Binson, Hilde Kvam, and Svanibor Pettan

• 44 Cities at Risk – From Humiliation to Dignity, by Evelin Lindner (long paper | Powerpoint presentation of 26th September)
Evelin Lindner, Founder and President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies and Co-founder World Dignity University initiative, keynote address given on 22nd September 2016. See the abstract written with Kjell Skyllstad prior to the conference in 2015.

• 45 Managing Diversity as a Resource: The Win-Win Approach to Dignity, by Francesca Lionetti
Francesca Lionetti, Project Manager, Intercultural Cities in Southern Mediterranean, Council of Europe
The presentation focuses on the policy paradigm for inclusive diversity developed in the context of the Council of Europe Intercultural Cities’ programme. The key concept of the policy paradigm – diversity advantage – and the research evidence for it, as well examples of policies applied by cities which have adopted the approach, and their impact, constitute the main elements of the presentation.

• 46 Music in Development Cooperation and Conflict Transformation, by Tom Gravlie (see Pdf of Powerpoint)
Tom Gravlie, Arts for Young Audiences, Norway.

• 47 Applied Ethnomusicology and Urban Outreach, by Svanibor Pettan (see Powerpoint)
Svanibor Pettan is Professor at the Department of Musicology, and General Secretary of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM).

• 48 Educational Strategies Supporting Cultural Preservation: The Case of Bangkok's Living Local Culture, by Bussakorn Binson (see Powerpoint)
Bussakorn Binson, Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnomusicology, Professor at the Music Department of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Founder and Chair of Urban Research Plaza (URP).

• 49 Music and Urban Activism – Building Intercultural Bridges, by Deeyah Khan
Deeyah Khan is a Documentary Film Director and Producer in England, Founder and Director of Fuuse - Art and Activism and Sister-hood.

• 50 Kjell Skyllstad's Comments
Kjell Skyllstad is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Urban Culture Research.

• 51 Merle Lefkoff Opens the Town Hall Meeting

• 52 Town Hall Meeting As Samoan Circle 'Dubrovnik Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Creating Vibrant Social Spaces – New Avenues to Urban and Suburban Renewal'
Merle Lefkoff invited everybody into a Samoan Circle. See a description: "The Samoan circle is a leaderless meeting intended to help negotiations in controversial issues. While there is no ‘leader’, a professional facilitator can welcome participants and explain the seating arrangements, rules, timelines and the process. As with the Fishbowl process, the Samoan circle has people seated in a circle within a circle, however only those in the inner circle are allowed to speak. The inner circle should represent all the different viewpoints present, and all others must remain silent. The process offers others a chance to speak only if they join the ‘inner circle’."
A Town Hall meeting is a forum that invites every citizen to share their experiences. Everyone is invited to write down which city they represent, tell shortly about their experiences, what risks their city has encountered and will encounter in the future and what opportunities it should seize for the benefit of all its citizens. These handouts are then collected and given to the panel to give direction to the proceedings and discussions. The citizens' contributions are intended to give an indication of the situation as experienced, and mobilize for cooperative action. No names are required or disclosed if known, thereby guaranteeing full anonymity.

• 53 After Showing Her 2015 Documentary Film Jihad, Deeyah Khan Shares Her Reflections on Cities at Risk - How Do We Address Social Polarisation and Radicalisation of Urban and Suburban Youth
Jihad: A Story of the Others, 2015 documentary film presentation by Deeyah Khan, Documentary Film Director and Producer, England, Founder and Director Fuuse and Sister-hood (Art and Activism). See also: What We Don’t Know About Europe’s Muslim Kids and Why We Should Care, by Deeyah Khan, TEDxExeter Talk, published on 13 May 2016: 'Aged 17, Deeyah fled from Norway confused, lost and torn between cultures. Unlike some young Muslims she picked up a camera instead of a gun. She now uses her camera (and her superpower) to shed light on the clash of cultures between Muslim parents who prioritise honour and their children's desire for freedom. She argues that we need to understand what is happening to fight the pull to extremism'.

Day Five, 23rd September 2016

• 54 Announcements

• 55 Kjell Skyllstad Introduces the Researcher Meeting

• 56 Creating Vibrant Spaces for and through the Arts, by Lasanthi Manaranjanie (see Pdf of Powerpoint)
Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona is an intercultural music researcher and director, and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Musicology at the University of Ljubljana.

• 57 Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Methods and Practices, by Atle Ove Martinussen (see Powerpoint)
Atle Ove Martinussen is Museum Director in Hordaland, Norway.

• 58 A Model of Transmission of Intangible Heritage (CIH) from the Old to the New Generation, by Ljoba Jenče (see Powerpoint)
Ljoba Jenče is a Slovenian folklorist and Director of the Slovenia-Norway Rural Development project. Please see The Same Boat: Young Guardians of Heritage, 2014-2016, Heritage House.

• 59 Bridging Urban Divides and Breaking the Cycle of Humiliation: Adaptive Leadership Approach, by Mara Alagic (see Pdf | Powerpoint)
Mara Alagic is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator for Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design, and Glyn Rimmington is a Distinguished Professor of Global Learning at the Global Learning Center of Wichita University, Kansas, USA.

• 60 Ljoba Jenče Shares Her Art
Ljoba Jenče is a Slovenian folklorist and Director of the Slovenia-Norway Rural Development project. Please see The Same Boat: Young Guardians of Heritage, 2014-2016, Heritage House.

• 61 Critical Perspectives on the Transformation of Urban Localities, by Dalibor Prancevic and Alemka Djivoje (see Pdf)
Dalibor Prancevic and Alemka Djivoje are part of the OUR Research group at the Department of Arts History of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Split in Croatia.

• 62 Bridge Building at the Market Place, by Tom Borrup (see Pdf | Powerpoint)
Tom Borrup is the Faculty Director of the Arts and Leadership Program at the University of Minnesota, and Director of the Creative Community Builders in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

• 63 The Zagreb City Making Project, by Jasna Capo (see Powerpoint)
Jasna Capo is a Senior Researcher in Cultural Anthropology at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research of the University of Zagreb.

• 64 Balkan Dances for Social Sharing: Reflections on Urban Traditions and Cultural Renewal, by Muhamed Tufekčić (see Powerpoint)
Muhamed Tufekcic is a Choreographer and Dance Instructor in Oslo, Norway.

• 65.1 and 65.2 Killing History and World Heritage: Urban Tragedies of Syria (Aleppo and Palmyra), by Marie Ingand (see Video 1 | Video 2 Dance | Powerpoint)
Marie Ingand is an Historian of Art of the Arab World, and an Instructor at the Refugee Reception Center in Bærum, Norway.

• 66 Religious Radicalism and Cultural Loss, by Hilde Kvam (see Powerpoint)
Hilde Kvam is Associate Professor at the Department of Art and Media Studies of the University of Trondheim (NTNU), Norway.

• 67 Polyscopy: Rediscovering a Way to Community Change, by Dino Karabeg (see Powerpoint recording)
Dino Karabeg, University of Oslo, Norway.

• 68 Industry 4.0. Where Does This Leave the Human Factor? by Holger Kinzel (see Pdf | Powerpoint)
Holger Kinzel is a Researcher at the Technical University Freiburg (Bergakademie) in Germany.

• 69 Ljoba Jenče Leads Us in Singing Good-Bye

• 70 Saying Good-Bye to Each Other

Day Eight, 26th September 2016

• 71 From Systemic Humiliation to Systemic Dignity, by Evelin Lindner (see Powerpoint)
It was a great privilege to be invited to 'Tools and Practices for the Collective Mind Revolution', the 5th biennial meeting of the Knowledge Federation, a conference held at the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, 25th September – 1st October, 2016.



Southeast Europe
, 1st August - end of September 2016

Ardian Adžanela Reflects on Solidarity and Mutuality, Sarajevo, 14th August 2016
On 14th August 2016, Ardian Adžanela reflected on solidarity and mutuality, and how he observed it flourishing in the midst of the suffering of the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995), more than after the siege. Evelin Lindner did the video-taping.
See also photos.

Jovan Divjak Reflects on Human Dignity, Sarajevo, 7th August 2016
On 7th August 2016, Ardian Adžanela introduced Evelin Lindner to Jovan Divjak, an ethnic Serb who does not identify with ethnicity primarily, but rather with humanity at large, and who faced grim consequences for giving primacy to his love to his hometown Sarajevo and defending it against attacks from the armed forces that besieged and shelled the city of Sarajevo during the Bosnian war. See, among others, Sarajevo My Love, a film by Eylem Kaftan in 2012. Divjak is the executive director of "Education builds Bosnia and Herzegovina" (Obrazovanje Gradi BiH, OGBH), which he co-founded in 1994. The association's goals are to help children whose families are victims from the war, by providing them money, for instance, but also to help the increase of education in Bosnia, even in the poorest parts of the country, by providing financial and material support. Divjak has won many international and national awards, including the French Legion of Honour, Order of Lafayette, Sixth of April Award of Sarajevo, the International League of Humanists Plaque, and the Plaque of the Sarajevo Canton.
We thank Ardian Adžanela for translating. Evelin Lindner did the video-taping.
See also photos.



12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 26th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015

We thank Gabriela Saab and Mariana Ferraz for stepping up and doing such wonderful video-taping! (Gabriela Saab offered her support up on Day One, and Mariana Ferraz on Day Two.)

• 01 Linda Hartling Welcomes Everybody, December 3, 2015
Linda Hartling welcomes everybody on the morning of December 3, 2015, to the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We so much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  02 Danielle Coon Welcomes Everybody, December 3, 2015
Danielle Coon welcomes everybody on the morning of December 3, 2015, to the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Danielle Coon is the Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR). We so much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  03 Linda Hartling Introduces Our Appreciative Frame, December 3, 2015 (Pdf 2014)
Linda Hartling introduces our Appreciative Frame, on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We so much thank Gabriele Saab for the video-taping!

•  04 Phil Brown Explains Our Introduction Rounds, December 3, 2015
Philip Brown explains and initiates our introduction rounds, on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Phil Brown is a pillar of this workshop since many years, and a Member in the Global Advisory Board of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We so much thank Gabriele Saab for the video-taping!

• 05 A Global Dignilogue with Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, Honoring the Message of Alfred Nobel and Bertha von Suttner, December 3, 2015 (Link to Nobel Peace Prize nomination page | Video | Powerpoint | see also Pdf 2014)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner engage in a Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and she explains the background of, and the intentions behind the Nobel Peace Prize. See also her reflections on her 2015 nomination, and meet the inspirer of the prize, Bertha von Suttner. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  06 + 07 Michael Perlin in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, and Alison Lynch in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 3, 2015
Michael Perlin and Alison Lynch contribute to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Michael L. Perlin has just retired as a Professor of Law, the Director of the International Mental Disability Law Reform Project at the Justice Action Center, and Director of the Online Mental Disability Law Program at the New York Law School in New York, and he will now teach and work globally. Alison Lynch is a former student of Michael Perlin, with whom he has presented at conferences in the US, Austria, and the UK, and with whom he has written frequently about sexuality and disability (with a book forthcoming in early 2016). Alison is a staff attorney with the Disability Rights New York office. We so much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  08 Gay Rosenblum-Kumar in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 3, 2015
Gay Rosenblum Kumar contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Gay Rosenblum Kumar looks back on more than two decades of international experiences in building capacities for conflict prevention and transformation. Prior to her current work as an international consultant, she was the Senior Secretary of the interagency United Nations Framework for Coordination on Preventive Action (FT). The FT supported UN departments and agencies to work with government officials and their civil society counterparts in divided societies to design and implement strategies for building national and local capacities for conflict prevention and transformation. We very much thank Gabriele Saab for the video-taping!

•  09 Janet Gerson in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 3, 2015
Janet Gerson contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Janet Gerson is the Education Director of the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE). We so much thank Gabriele Saab for the video-taping!

•  10 James Shanahan in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 3, 2015
James Shanahan contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Detective James T. Shanahan, Police Department of the City of New York Office of the Deputy Commissioner, teaches also at John Jay College of Criminal Law. We so much thank Gabriele Saab for the video-taping!

•  11 Steven Moffic in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 3, 2015
Steven Moffic contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Steven Moffic is retired from the clinical practice of psychiatry and his tenured professorship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  12 Reinaldo Rivera in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 3, 2015
Reinaldo Rivera contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Reinaldo Rivera, Jr. is the Regional Director, Northeast/Caribbean Region, United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS). We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  13 Phil Brown Explains the Co-Created Dignilogue Format, December 3, 2015
Philip Brown explains the Co-Created Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue) format, on the morning of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Phil Brown is a pillar of this workshop since many years, and a Member in the Global Advisory Board of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  14 Topics Offered for Co-Created Dignilogues, December 3, 2015
Worskhop participants, among them James Shanahan, Daniel Rothbart, and Lyndon Harris, offer topics for Co-Created Dignilogues on December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  15 Phil Brown Shapes the Co-Created Dignilogues, December 3, 2015
Phil Brown shapes the Co-Created Dignilogues for December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Dr. Philip Brown has established and directed the Center for Social and Character Development at Rutgers University, located within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  16 Co-Created Dignilogue 1 "Message to the World": James Shanahan: Shame, Power, and Healing Dynamics, December 3, 2015
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), inspired by by James Shanahan, titled "Shame, Power, and Healing Dynamics," on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Detective James T. Shanahan, Police Department of the City of New York Office of the Deputy Commissioner, teaches also at John Jay College of Criminal Law. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  17 Co-Created Dignilogue 2 "Message to the World": Daniel Rothbart: Systemic Humiliation: War, Tyranny, Racism, December 3, 2015 (Pdf)
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), inspired by Daniel Rothbart, titled "Systemic Humiliation: War, Tyranny, Racism," on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Daniel Rothbart is Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. Professor Rothbart specializes in identity-based conflicts, ethics and conflict, conflict theory and philosophy, the causes of protracted violence, and civilians in war. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  18 Co-Created Dignilogue 3 "Message to the World": Lyndon Harris: Gardens of Forgiveness: Bringing Attention, Curiosity, andInterconnectivity, December 3, 2015 (Pdf)
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 3 (Dignity + Dialogue), inspired by Lyndon Harris, titled "Gardens of Forgiveness: Bringing Attention, Curiosity, and Interconnectivity," on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Lyndon Harris was the priest in charge of St. Paul's Chapel at Trinity on Wall Street in the summer of 2001. Amidst a world-turned-upside-down on September 11, 2001, he worked with a volunteer force that rose to 15,000 people. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  19 Co-Created Dignilogue 4 "Message to the World": David Yau-Fai Ho and Caise Hassan: Transforming Madness into Dignity and Leadership Assessment, December 3, 2015 (Pdf)
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 4 (Dignity + Dialogue), inspired by by David Yau Fai Ho and Caise Hassan, titled "Transforming Madness into Dignity and Leadership Assessment," on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Professor David Yau-fai Ho received his doctoral training in psychology and logic in the United States. He was responsible for introduction of clinical psychology into Hong Kong, and served as Director of the Clinical Psychology Programme at the University of Hong Kong from 1971 to 1996. Professor Ho has authored more than 100 contributions in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and education. He has held professorial appointments in Hong Kong, North America, Hawai'i, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Mainland China, and was the first Asian to serve as President of the International Council of Psychologists (1988-1989). In 2014, his book "Enlightened or Mad? A Psychologist Glimpses into Mystical Magnanimity" was publiched by Dignity Press. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for doing the video-taping!

•  20 Public Event: Fred Ellis and His Students Sing, December 3, 2015
Fred Ellis and his students contribute wonderfully to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Fred Ellis is a New York City Elementary Public School Music Teacher and Music Therapist. We so much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  21 Public Event: Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner in Dignilogue on the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination of Our Dignity Work, December 3, 2015 (Video | Powerpoint| see also Pdf 2014)
Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling contribute to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2013. Evelin Lindner is the founding president of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and she explains the background of, and the intentions behind the Nobel Peace Prize. See also her reflections on her 2015 nomination, and meet the inspirer of the prize, Bertha von Suttner. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  22 Public Event: Claudia Cohen on "Everyday Dignity," December 3, 2015
Claudia Cohen shares her insights on "Everyday Dignity" at the Public Event on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Claudia E. Cohen, Ph.D., is a scholar and practitioner of conflict resolution, organization development and leadership with more than 25 years of experience. She has worked and consulted widely in the nonprofit and corporate sectors and taught in academia. Currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Teachers College, she served as the Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) from 2008–2015. Dr. Cohen is also the Founder and President of The Third Alternative, LLC, a consulting group that offers conflict and leadership coaching, strategic retreat planning and facilitation, mediation services and organizational change support. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  23 Public Event: Tony Gaskew on "Creating Spaces for Dignity: Policing in Communities of Color," December 3, 2015
Tony Gaskew shares his insights on "Everyday Dignity" at the Public Event on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Tony Gaskew, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, and Founding Director of the Prison Education Program at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  24 Public Event: Phil Brown Invites Reflections, December 3, 2015
Phil Brown invites reflections after Tony Gaskew's powerful talk at the Public Event on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2013. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  25 Public Event: Linda Hartling Wraps Up, December 3, 2015
Linda Hartling wraps up the Public Event on the afternoon of December 3, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2013. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We very much thank Gabriela Saab for the video-taping!

•  26Tony Gaskew on "Creating Spaces for Dignity: Policing in Communities of Color" II, December 4, 2015
Linda Hartling invites Tony Gaskew to share more of his insights on "Creating Spaces for Dignity: Policing in Communities of Color," on the morning of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Tony Gaskew, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, and Founding Director of the Prison Education Program at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  27 Reinaldo Rivera Introduces Michael Britton and Invites into an "Abraco," December 4, 2015
Reinaldo Rivera introduces Michael Britton, who will give the Don Klein Memorial Lecture on the morning of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015.
Reinaldo Rivera, Jr. is the Regional Director, Northeast/Caribbean Region, United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS). We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  28 Michael Britton's Don Klein Memorial Lecture, December 4, 2015
Michael Britton gives the Don Klein Memorial Lecture on the morning of December 4, 2015, Day Two of the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Michael Britton 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. We thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  29 David Yamada in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 4, 2015
David Yamada contributes to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. David C. Yamada is is a tenured Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. His primary area of teaching and scholarship is employment law. He also is heavily involved in pro bono community and public interest activities. Professor Yamada is a leading authority on workplace bullying and abusive work environments. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  30 Anne-Wyatt Brown in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 4, 2015 (Pdf)
Anne Wyatt-Brown contributes to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015.
Anne M. Wyatt-Brown is an Emeritus Associate Professor in the Program in Linguistics, University of Florida. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  31 Ani Kalayjian in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 4, 2015
Ani Kalayjian contributes to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015.
Dr. Ani Kalayjian is an educator, American Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, logotherapeutic psychotherapist, researcher, and consultant. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!
See also: Ani Kalayjian and Lorraine Simmons (2015), Transforming Horizontal Violence in Haiti through 7-step Integrative Healing Model, and Forgiveness and Peace Gardens, abstract shared at the 2015 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 3-4, 2015.

•  32 Mara Alagic in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 4, 2015
Mara Alagic contributes to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015.
Dr. Mara Alagic is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at the Wichita State University. Her interest in developing intercultural communication and global learning competence has arisen from having taught internationally and in culturally diverse environments. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  33 Stephanie Tice (formerly Heuer) in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2 Now What?
(due to technical reasons, unfortunately, no video is available)

•  34 Celebrating our Careholders, December 4, 2015
On December 4, 2015, the "Careholders" were acknowledged, who, through their care and nurturing, made the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict possible, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  35 Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2: Afterthoughts, December 4, 2015
Afterthoughts to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue) are being shared on December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015.
We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  36 Christine de Michele and Anna Strout in Synchrony, December 4, 2015
Anna Strout and Christine de Michele manifest synchrony, on December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Christine de Michele is a vocalist, songwriter, and educator (see www.christinedemichele.com). Anna Strout serves as Director of Special Projects and Events for the non-profit arts education organization Urban Arts. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  37 David Yamada Receives the Human Dignity (Half!) Lifetime Award, December 4, 2015
David Yamada receives the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (Half!) Lifetime Award, on December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. David C. Yamada is is a tenured Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. His primary area of teaching and scholarship is employment law. He also is heavily involved in pro bono community and public interest activities. Professor Yamada is a leading authority on workplace bullying and abusive work environments. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  38 Linda Hartling Receives the Human Dignity (Half!) Lifetime Award, December 4, 2015
Linda Hartling receives the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (Half!) Lifetime Award, on December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We so much thank Mariana Ferraz for the video-taping!

•  39 Topics Offered for Co-Created Dignilogues, December 4, 2015
Several topics were offered for Co-Created Dignilogues on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  40 Co-Created Dignilogue 5 in Action: Bonnie Selterman: Defining the Concept of Dignity: Earned? Forfeited? Innate?, December 4, 2015
"Defining the Concept of Dignity: Earned? Forfeited? Innate?" is the Co-Created Dignilogue 5 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by Bonnie Selterman, on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Bonnie Selterman has been teaching Human Communication and Culture at New York University in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development since 1997, and she was the recipient of the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award conferred by the NYU Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  41 Co-Created Dignilogue 7 in Action: David Balosa: Global Intercultural Citizenship, December 4, 2015 (Pdf | Powerpoint)
"Global Intercultural Citizenship" is the Co-Created Dignilogue 7 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by David Balosa, on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. David Balosa is an Angolan-American Scholar, whose research interests include language domination, Spanish in the US, Political discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, interculturality, critical intercultural communication theories, and postcolonial theories. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  42 Co-Created Dignilogue 8 in Action: Connie Dawson: Shame-based Family Systems and Reparative Rules & Mariana Vergara: Mindfulness in Action, December 4, 2015
"Shame-based Family Systems and Reparative Rules" is the Co-Created Dignilogue 8 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by Connie Dawson, combined with Mariana Vergara's theme of "Mindfulness in Action," on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Connie Dawson, Ph.D., is a counselor educator and a therapist specializing in the treatment of attachment disorders, and is an author of two books for parents, one of them written for parents who, themselves, experienced shame-based parenting. This has led to her current interest in how shame/ humiliation is a primary means of control in families. Mariana Vergara has just defended her doctorate at Columbia University. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  43 Linda Hartling Celebrates Fluid Expertise in Shared Leadership, December 4, 2015
On December 4, 2015, Linda Hartling celebrates the "fluid expertise in shared leadership" that dignified the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  44 Co-Created Dignilogue 5 "Message to the World": Bonnie Selterman: Defining the Concept of Dignity: Earned? Forfeited? Innate?, December 4, 2015
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 5 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by Bonnie Selterman, titled "Defining the Concept of Dignity: Earned? Forfeited? Innate?" on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Bonnie Selterman has been teaching Human Communication and Culture at New York University in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development since 1997, and she was the recipient of the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award conferred by the NYU Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  45 Co-Created Dignilogue 6 "Message to the World": Christine de Michele: How Music Breaks Down Barriers and Shame, December 4, 2015
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 6 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by Christine de Michele, titled "How Music Breaks Down Barriers and Shame," on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Christine de Michele is a vocalist, songwriter, and educator (see www.christinedemichele.com). We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  46 Co-Created Dignilogue 7 "Message to the World": David Balosa: Global Intercultural Citizenship, December 4, 2015 (Pdf | Powerpoint)
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 7 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by David Balosa, titled "Global Intercultural Citizenship," on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. David Balosa is an Angolan-American Scholar, whose research interests include language domination, Spanish in the US, Political discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, interculturality, critical intercultural communication theories, and postcolonial theories. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  47 Co-Created Dignilogue 8 "Message to the World": Connie Dawson: Shame-based Family Systems and Reparative Rules & Mariana Vergara: Mindfulness in Action, December 4, 2015
"Message to the World" from Co-Created Dignilogue 8 (Dignity + Dialogue) inspired by Connie Dawson and Mariana Vergara, titled "Shame-based Family Systems and Reparative Rules & Mindfulness in Action," on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, at the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. Connie Dawson, Ph.D., is a counselor educator and a therapist specializing in the treatment of attachment disorders, and is an author of two books for parents, one of them written for parents who, themselves, experienced shame-based parenting. This has led to her current interest in how shame/ humiliation is a primary means of control in families. Mariana Vergara has just defended her doctorate at Columbia University. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!

•  48 Closing Ceremony, December 4, 2015
Closing ceremony, on the afternoon of December 4, 2015, of the 12th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 3 - 4, 2015. We very much thank Mariana Ferraz for doing the video-taping!



25th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, in Kigali, Rwanda
2nd - 5th June 2015

In the spirit of the United Nations agenda toward 'A Life of Dignity for All', in the spirit of Umuganda 'coming together in common purpose', and as a tribute to Felicitas Niyitegeka, who sacrificed her life in the 1994 genocide
(see still pictures)

Thank you most warmly, dear Mark Itallange and Francis Nuwagaba, for your hard work in recording most of our videos!

Day Three, 4th June 2015, Public Event

• 01 Johnson Mugaga Invites The Honourable Bishop John Rucyahana
• 02 Emmanuel Ndahimana Welcomes Everybody
• 03 The Honourable Bishop John Rucyahana Speaks
• 04 Johnson Mugaga Speaks on Rwandan Identity and Reconciliation
• 05 Odette Yankulije Speaks on the Gacaca Experience
• 06 Jean Damascène Gasanabo Speaks on Fighting Against Genocide Denial
• 07 Jean Damascène Gasanabo and Odette Yankulije in Dignilogue
• 08 Reflections by Emmanuel Ndahimana and Johnson Mugaga
• 09 Hélène Lewis Speaks on Healing the Wounds of Humiliation
• 10 Magnus Haavelsrud Speaks on Preventing Humiliation Through Education
• 11 Hélène Lewis and Magnus Haavelsrud in Dignilogue
• 12 A Little Taste of the Atmosphere in the Conference
• 13 Father Jean d'Amour Dusengumuremyi Honours Felicitas Niyitegeka
• 14 Beacon of Dignity Award Ceremony: The Beacon of Dignity Award was awarded to The Honourable Bishop John Rucyahana and Emmanuel Ndahimana, and to Dr. Jean Baptiste Habyalimana, accepted by Johnson Mugaga
• 15 Seif Sekalala Shares Words of Appreciation
• 16 Closing Remarks by Bishop John Rucyahana, and by Evelin Lindner

Day Four, 5th June 2015: Dignilogue Summaries

• 17 Hélène Lewis' Dignilogue Summary
• 18 Emmanuel Ndahimana's Dignilogue Summary, together with Professor Déo Mbonyinkebe Sebahire
• 19 Warner Woodworth Shares His Dignilogue Summary
• 20 Mark Robert Massalu Itallange Shares His Dignilogue Summary
• 21 Avi Shahaf Shares His Dignilogue Summary

Day Four, 5th June 2015: Appreciative Greetings

• 22 Francis Nuwagaba Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 23 Emmanuel Ndahimana Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 24 Mark Robert Massalu Itallange Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 25 Magnus Haavelsrud Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 26 Grace Kiconco Sirrah Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 27 Augustine Aggrey Muloki Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 28 Nira Shahaf Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 29 Ernest Bessango Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 30 Warner Woodworth Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 31 Uli Spalthoff Shares Appreciative Greetings
• 32 Evelin Lindner Shares Appreciative Greetings



11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 24th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014

• 01 Linda Hartling and Claudia Cohen Welcome Everybody, December 4, 2014 (Pdf)
Linda Hartling and Claudia Cohen welcome everybody on the morning of December 4, 2014, to the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Claudia Cohen is the Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR). Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 02 Linda Hartling Introduces Our Appreciative Frame, December 4, 2014 (Pdf)
Linda Hartling introduces our Appreciative Frame, on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 03 A Global Dignilogue with Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner, December 4, 2014 (Pdf | Video)
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner engage in a Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and Evelin Lindner its Founding President. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 04 Beth Fisher-Yoshida Opens Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 4, 2014
Beth Fisher-Yoshida opens Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Beth Fisher-Yoshida is the Academic Director of the new Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 05 Janet Gerson in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 4, 2014
Janet Gerson contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014.
Janet Gerson is the Education Director of the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE). We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 06 David Balosa and Seif Sekalala in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 4, 2014 (Abstract | Pdf)
David Balosa and Seif Sekalala contribute to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. David Balosa is an Angolan-American Scholar, whose research interests include language domination, Spanish in the US, political discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, interculturality, critical intercultural communication theories, and postcolonial theories. Seif Sekalala is a doctoral candidate in Communication, Culture, and Media at Drexel University in Philadelphia. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 07 Tony Gaskew in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 4, 2014 (Abstract | Pdf)
Tony Gaskew contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014.
Tony Gaskew is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Coordinator of Criminal Forensic Studies at the Department of Criminal Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, at the
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 08 Claudia Cohen in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 4, 2014
Claudia Cohen contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Claudia Cohen is the Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR). We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 09 David Bargal Yair Ronen in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1: Hope Amidst Destructiveness: A Dialogue, December 4, 2014 (Pdf)
David Bargal and Ya'ir Ronen contribute to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. David Bargal is a Professor Emeritus from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, and Yaïr Ronen is a Professor at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 10 Gay Rosenblum Kumar in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 4, 2014
Gay Rosenblum Kumar contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Gay Rosenblum Kumar looks back on more than two decades of international experiences in building capacities for conflict prevention and transformation. Prior to her current work as an international consultant, she was the Senior Secretary of the interagency United Nations Framework for Coordination on Preventive Action (FT). The FT supported UN departments and agencies to work with government officials and their civil society counterparts in divided societies to design and implement strategies for building national and local capacities for conflict prevention and transformation. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 11 Tzofnat Peleg-Baker Comments in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 4, 2014
Tzofnat Peleg-Baker contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Tzofnat Peleg-Baker is a scholar and a practitioner of sustainable human realities. Her main area of expertise is promoting people and communities' constant growth and well-being through dialogic interactions. Tzofnat's research and practice have underlined the role of dignity-based interactions for constructive relationships, in which less adversarial and more cooperative connection encourages learning and progress. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 12 Lucien Lombardo Comments in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 4, 2014
Lucien Lombardo contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Lucien Lombardo is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Criminal Justice, who recently retired from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, after 35 years. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 13 Susan Smith Comments in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 1, December 4, 2014
Susan Smith contributes to Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Susan Smith is part of the Humanitarian Training Program of Ani Kalayjian to become a Meaningfulworld Ambassador. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 14 Co-Created Dignilogue 1 "Improvisation," December 4, 2014
Christine de Michele invited into "Improvisation," the Co-Created Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue) on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Christine de Michele is a vocalist, songwriter, and educator, see www.christinedemichele.com. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for organizing the video-taping!

• 15 Co-Created Dignilogue 2 "What America Are We Talking About?" December 4, 2014
David Balosa and his colleagues engaged in Co-Created Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue) titled "What America Are We Talking About?" on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 16 Co-Created Dignilogue 3 "The Size, or Scale of Belonging," December 4, 2014
Kathy Orchen and her colleagues engaged in Co-Created Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue) titled "The Size, or Scale of Belonging" on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 17 Co-Created Dignilogue 4 "The Problems of Females in Developing Countries," December 4, 2014 (Pdf)
Hayal Köksal and her colleagues engaged in Co-Created Dignilogue 4 (Dignity + Dialogue) titled "The Problems of Females in Developing Countries," on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Dr. Hayal Köksal is a teacher-trainer, researcher, and author. She is the Turkish Founder of the "WCTQEE-CMS-QOMER Initiative for Peace Education." She is the advisor and coordinator of the Innovative Teachers Program of Microsoft Turkey, and consultant of Educational Quality, Leadership and Project Management. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 18 Co-Created Dignilogue 5 "Healing Forgiveness," December 4, 2014
Ani Kalayjian and her colleagues engaged in Co-Created Dignilogue 3 (Dignity + Dialogue) titled "The Problems of Females in Developing Countries," on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Dr. Anie Kalayjian is an educator, American Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, logotherapeutic psychotherapist, researcher, and consultant. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 19 Public Event: Fred Ellis and His Students, December 4, 2014
Fred Ellis and his students contribute wonderfully to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Fred Ellis is a New York City Elementary Public School Music Teacher and Music Therapist. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 20 Public Event: James (Jimmy) Jones, December 4, 2014
James (Jimmy) Jones contributes most touchingly to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Jimmy Jones is Associate Professor of World Religions and African Studies at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. Over the last three decades, much of his personal and professional work has been focused on conflict resolution within families, communities and across national and cultural boundaries. He and his wife, Matiniah Yahya are active residents of an intentional Muslim community which is an integral part of a multi-cultural inner-city neighborhood near Masjid Al-Islam in New Haven, CT. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 21 Public Event: David Yamada, December 4, 2014
David Yamada contributes most inspiringly to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. David Yamada is a Professor of Law and Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is an internationally recognized authority on workplace bullying and psychological abuse. His blog, "Minding the Workplace" (http://newworkplace.wordpress.com) is a popular source of information and commentary about work, workers, and workplaces. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 22 Public Event: George Wolfe and Eric Edberg, December 4, 2014
George Wolfe and Eric Edberg contribute most brilliantly to the Public Event on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. George Wolfe plays the saxophone and Eric Edberg cello. George W. Wolfe is currently Coordinator of Outreach Programs for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University, Indiana, USA, where he served as Director of Peace Studies from 2002 to 2006. Eric Edberg is a classical and improvising cellist, organizer, teacher, coach, and consultant dedicated to using music and the creative process to bring people together in celebration of life and the power of the arts. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 23 Linda Hartling Opens Day Two, December 5, 2014
Linda Hartling welcomes everybody on the morning of December 5, 2014, to Day Two of the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Linda Hartling is the Director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 24 Michael Britton's Don Klein Memorial Lecture, December 5, 2014
Michael Britton gives the Don Klein Memorial Lecture on the morning of December 5, 2014, Day Two of the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Michael Britton 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. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 25 Geneviève Vaughan's Contribution, December 5, 2014
Geneviève Vaughan's ideas and work have been influential in the intellectual movements around the Gift Economy and Matriarchal Studies. She contributes with their reflections, on December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 26 Michael Perlin in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 5, 2014
Michael Perlin contributes to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Michael L. Perlin has just retired as a Professor of Law, the Director of the International Mental Disability Law Reform Project at the Justice Action Center, and Director of the Online Mental Disability Law Program at the New York Law School in New York, and he will now teach and work globally. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 27 Anne-Wyatt Brown in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 5, 2014
Anne Wyatt Brown contributes to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Anne M. Wyatt-Brown is an Emeritus Associate Professor in the Program in Linguistics, University of Florida. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping.

• 28 George Wolfe and Eric Edberg in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 5, 2014
George Wolfe and Eric Edberg contribute to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. George W. Wolfe is currently Coordinator of Outreach Programs for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University, Indiana, USA, where he served as Director of Peace Studies from 2002 to 2006. Eric Edberg is a classical and improvising cellist, organizer, teacher, coach, and consultant dedicated to using music and the creative process to bring people together in celebration of life and the power of the arts. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 29 Lucien Lombardo and Ruth Thomas-Suh in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 5, 2014
Lucien Lombardo and Ruth Thomas-Suh contribute to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Lucien Lombardo is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Criminal Justice, who recently retired from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, after 35 years. is the director of documentary film Reject (http://rejectfilm.com). We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 30 Kingsley Okoro in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 5, 2014
Kingsley Okoro contributes to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Kingsley Okoro hails from Uburu in Ebonyi State of Nigeria and is nominated to join in the IPRA Special Interest Group (SIG) in Peace Research in Africa. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 31 Elizabeth Negrete and David Weksler in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 5, 2014
Elizabeth Negrete and David Weksler contribute to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Elizabeth Negrete and David Weksler are both members in Mariana Vergara's group "Minfulness into Action, and Organisational Leadership Association (MIA OLA)" at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, USA. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 32 Hayal Köksal in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 5, 2014
Hayal Köksal contributes to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Dr. Hayal Köksal is a teacher-trainer, researcher, and author. She is the Turkish Founder of the "WCTQEE-CMS-QOMER Initiative for Peace Education." She is the advisor and coordinator of the Innovative Teachers Program of Microsoft Turkey, and consultant of Educational Quality, Leadership and Project Management. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 33 Stephanie Heuer in Pre-Planned Dignilogue 2, December 5, 2014
Stephanie Heuer contributes to Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue), on the morning of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Stephanie Heuer is a public speaker on bullying and modifying teen behavior through consequential education methodologies. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 34 Appreciations: Michael Perlin, Morton Deutsch, and Careholders & Sharegivers, December 5, 2014
Michael Perlin and Morton Deutsch are both recipients of the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award and they contribute with their reflections, on December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Linda Hartling offers our appreciations to all who have supported our work. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 35 Richard Slaven Receives the HumanDHS Half Lifetime Award, December 5, 2014
Richard Slaven, Member of the Board of Directors of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network, receives the Half Lifetime Award, on December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 36 Evelin Lindner Receives the HumanDHS Half Lifetime Award, December 5, 2014
Evelin Lindner, Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network, receives the Half Lifetime Award, on December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele for the video-taping!

• 37 Co-Created Dignilogues: Chinwe Obianika's Contribution, December 5, 2014
Chinwe Obianika shared her contribution to the Co-Created Dignilogues (Dignity + Dialogue) on the afternoon of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Dr Chinwe Obianika comes from Nigeria and was introduced by Kingsley Okoro to join the 2014 workshop with her paper "Maintaining the African Culture of Honouring the Elders and Monitoring the Youths: A Case for Igbo Traditional Society." We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 38 Co-Created Dignilogue 1: "Shame and Humiliation," December 5, 2014
Connie Dawson and her colleagues report on "Shame and Humiliation," Co-Created Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue) on the afternoon of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Connie Dawson, Ph.D., from Whidbey Island in Washington, had Don Klein as her major advisor of her Ph.D. studies. She has experience as a counselor educator and a therapist specializing in the treatment of attachment disorders, and is an author of two books for parents, one of them written for parents who, themselves, experienced shame-based parenting. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 39 Co-Created Dignilogue 2: "Power Concedes Nothing," December 5, 2014
Michael Greene and Roberta Kosberg report on "Power Concedes Nothing," Co-Created Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue) on the afternoon of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Michael Greene, Ph.D., the first Executive Director of the New Jersey Violence Institute at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Roberta Kosberg is a Professor at Curry College, USA. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 40 Co-Created Dignilogue 3: "Taking Violence out of Education," December 5, 2014
S. Y. Bowland and her colleagues report on "Taking Violence out of Education," Co-Created Dignilogue 3 (Dignity + Dialogue) on the afternoon of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. S.Y. Bowland is a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator by the Supreme Court of Georgia. She has exceptional skills, knowledge and abilities in areas of restorative justice, peacemaking practices, training, education and curriculum development. She is a fellowship, leadership, and service award recipient; a mediator, trainer, presenter, and facilitator; a diversity and leadership development consultant; had developed and designed training's, presentations, workshops, programs and curricula for diverse groups. She has exceptional and extensive experience in working with many from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

• 41 Co-Created Dignilogue 4: "The Integrated Healing Model," December 5, 2014
Ani Kalayjian and her colleagues report on"The Integrative Healing Model," Co-Created Dignilogue 4 (Dignity + Dialogue) on the afternoon of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. Dr. Anie Kalayjian is an educator, American Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, logotherapeutic psychotherapist, researcher, and consultant. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

42 Hayal Köksal and Evelin Lindner Post-Workshop, December 7, 2014
Hayal Köksal and Evelin Lindner, Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network, speak to each other on December 7, 2014, after the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4 - 5, 2014. We use Hayal's cell phone to video-tape this brief conversation in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.



Berit Ås, 26th May - 2nd June 2014, in her home in Asker, Norway
(See some still pictures)

• 01 Tidsånd - Zeitgeist: Personlighetens politiske konstruksjon i 'kohorter' (Norsk/Norwegian)
Berit Ås er professor i samfunnsforskning, første kvinnelige partileder i Norge (Demokratiske sosialister, AIK), fredsaktivist og feminist. Hun har vært stortingsrepresentant og grunnlegger av den Norske kvinneuniversitetet. Emneområdene hennes er ulykkes- og forbrukerforskning samt inngående kvinnestudier. Hun er ridder av St. Olavsorden første klasse. Hun er mest kjent for sin teori om menns fem hersketeknikker. Om disse har hun forelest i mer enn førti land på fire kontinenter.
I denne presentasjonen tar hun opp spørsmålet om den skiftende tidsånd (Zeitgeist) og hvordan de ulike tidsperioder former vår politiske bevissthet. Hun illustrerer hvordan individets politiske bevissthet endrer seg i overenstemmelse med politiske kjennetegn i den tidsperioden da individet er mest påvirkelig, stortsett i tiden mellom 16 og 24 år. Hun mener at den som ikke kjenner sin sosiale gruppes historie, står hjelpeløs overfor trussler mot sin identitet i fremtiden. Hvis en ikke forstår hvordan en som medlem i en sosial gruppe blir påvirket av den større politiske situasjon, er det små muligheter for at en kan endre sine politiske grunnholdninger.
Denne videoen ble tatt opp den 27. mai 2014 i Berits hjem i Asker i Norge. Opptaket ble gjort av Evelin Lindner. Vær oppmerksom på at denne videoen er uredigert. Dette er den norske versjonen, den engelske versjonen finner du her: del 1 og del 2.
Erratum:
- Trygve Lie og Dag Hammarskjöld var generalsekretærer i FN.
- Sovjetunion mistet anslagsvis 20 millioner borgere under annen verdenskrig og dermed fryktet fascisme.
- 116 definisjoner av kultur.

Referanser/References Berit Ås:
- Berit Ås (1974). On female culture: An attempt to formulate a theory of women's solidarity and action. Oslo, Norway: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. This article follows the main lines of a lecture given at the Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen in May 1974. A summary is available in Feministische Cultuur - Een Wetenschapskritiek (No. 51).
- Berit Ås (1979). De 5 herskerteknikker. København, Denmark: Juristforbundets Forlag. See the English translation: Master Suppression Techniques.
- Berit Ås (1979). 'Den manliga teknologin', Maria Bergom-Larsson (red.), Rusta for fred, rädda livet: Kvinnor och fredskamp, Stockholm: Gidlunds, sider 41-65.
- Berit Ås (1981). 'A five-dimensional model for change: Contradictions and feminist consciousness', Women's Studies International Quarterly 4 (1), sider 101-14.
- Berit Ås (1981). Kvinner i alle land ...: Håndbok i frigjøring. Oslo: Aschehoug.
- Berit Ås (1982). 'A materialistic view of men's and women's attitudes towards war'. Women's Studies International Forum 5 (3-4, Special Issue Women and Men's Wars), sider 355-64.
- Berit Ås (1985). 'The feminist university'. Women's Studies International Forum 8 (4), pages 391-94, summary of a paper presented at a Canadian Conference: The Need for an International Feminist University, June 1984, at Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, Canada), a women's university going co-educational, later 'regiven' in Groningen, by 'popular request'.

Referanser/References Others (chronological order):
- Allport-Vernon-Lindzey Study of Values, 1931/1951
- Ingjald Nissen (1945). Psykopatenes diktatur. Oslo: Aschehoug.
- Ruth Benedict (1946). Patterns of culture: An analysis of our social structure as related to primitive civilizations. New York: Penguin Books.
- Winston Churchill holdt en stor tale den 5. mars 1946 ved Fulton, Missouri universitet, hvor han introduserte 'den kalde krigen' og begrepet jernteppet.
- Marvin Harris (1964). The nature of cultural things. New York: Random House.
- Eleanor E. Maccobyand Roy G. D'Andrade (1966). The Development of sex differences. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
- Melvin L. Kohn (1969). Class and conformity: A study in values. Homewood, IL: The Dorsey Press, 1969.
- Melvin L. Kohn and Carmi Schooler (1983). Work and personality: An inquiry into the impact of social stratification. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
- Ester Boserup (1970, later reprinted numerous times). Woman's role in economic development. London: Allen and Unwin.
- Hannelore Mabry (1971). Unkraut ins Parlament. München, Germany: Ernst Vögel.
- Nancy G. Barron (1971). 'Sex-typed language: The production of grammatical cases'. Acta Sociologica 14 (1-2, Issue on Sex Roles), pages 24-42.
- Phyllis Chesler (1972). Women and madness. New York: Doubleday.
- Ralph Ellison (1972). Invisible man. New York: Vintage Books.
- Eisler, Riane Tennenhaus (1988). The chalice and the blade: Our history, our future. San Francisco: HarperCollins.
- Murphy, Yolanda, and Robert F. Murphy (1974/1985). Women of the forest. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Jo Freeman (1975). The politics of women's liberation: A case study of an emerging social movement and its relation to the policy process. New York: Longman. See also Jo Freeman (2004). At Berkeley in the sixties: The education of an activist, 1961-1965. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
- Rita Liljeström (1979). Kultur och arbete. Stockholm, Sweden: LiberFörlag, Sekretariat för framtidsstudier: Kvinnotid / manstid, side 145.
- Bjørg Åse Sørensen (1982). "Ansvarsrasjonalitet: Om mål, middel og tenkning blant kvinner." In Kvinner i fellesskap, edited by Harriet Holter. 443. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.
- Den første kvoteringen i Norge gjaldt bøndenes representasjon i Stortinget, se Ola-boka, eller En Odelsmand Tanker om Norges nærværende Forfatning tillige med en Samtale indeholdende Veiledning for Bønder til en riktigere Fremgangsmaade ved Udkaarelsen av Valgmænd og Repræsentanter, et politisk agitasjonsskrift utgitt i Christiania i 1830, forfatter var John Gundersen Neergaard (1795–1885), stortingsmann og Lensmann i Øre herred, Nordmøre.
- Vandana Shiva (1988). Staying alive: Women, ecology and development. London: Kali for Women, 1988. 'Third World countries have become net capital exporters: soaring from $7 billion in 1981 to $74 billion in 1985. This excludes the TNCs' profit repatriation and capital flights. If all these were added up, the flow of capital from South to North is about $240 billion - a sum four times greater than that of the Marshall Plan, which was repaid with interest to the U.S' (Chapter 7, page 212).
- Georg Høyer sa at det må skaves av 15 centimenter jord i en radius av 5 mil rundt Tsjernobyl for å slippe å få radioaktivitet i grønnsakene (Tsjernobyl-ulykken skjedde i 1986).
- Charles Perrow (2007). The next catastrophe: Reducing our vulnerabilities to natural, industrial, and terrorist disasters. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
- Brita M. Gulli (2002). "Biologiske forklaringer i samfunnsvitenskapene." I Er det så naturlig?: Perspektiver på kjønn og biologi. Vol. 5, edited by Christina Wegener and Aase Wynn. Sider 65-81. Tromsø: Kvinnforsk, Senter for kvinne- og kjønnsforskning, Universitetet i Tromsø.
- Anu Pylkkänen (2009). Trapped in Equality: Women as Legal Persons in the Modernisation of Finnish Law. Helsinki, Finland: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura / Finnish Literature Society.
- Paola Melchiori (2005). 'Towards neo-patriarchy." In Cristina Biaggi (ed.), The rule of Mars: Readings on the origins, history and impact of patriarchy, Manchester, CT: Knowledge, Ideas and Trends (KIT). See also Paola Melchiori (2012). 'Reshaping the Women's University. Counteracting neo-patriarchy'. In Dancing on roses II: A Feminist view of patriarchal militarism, immigrants, fundamentalism and health hazards: Report of an International Seminar at the Women's University at Løten, Norway. Nesna, Norway: Nordic Women's University/Kvinneuniversitetet i Norden, Nesna University College.
- Frank Rossavik og Trine S. Jansen (2011). SV: fra Kings Bay til Kongens bord. Oslo: Spartacus, side 233.
- Linn Stalsberg (2013). Er jeg fri nå?: Tidsklemme i verdens beste land. Oslo: Aschehoug.

• 02 Zeitgeist: Political Personality Construction in 'Cohorts' (English version Part 1 and Part 2)
Berit Ås is Professor of Social Science, the first female party leader in Norway (Democratic Socialists, AIK), a peace activist and feminist. She has been a Member of Parliament and founder of the Norwegian Women's University. Her areas of research are accident and consumer research and in-depth women's studies. She is a Knight of the Order of St. Olav first class. She is best known for her theory of five male master suppression techniques. Of these, she has lectured in more than forty countries on four continents.
In this presentation, she takes up the issue of the changing spirit of a time period (Zeitgeist), and how the various periods shape our political consciousness. She illustrates how individual political consciousness is changing in accordance with the political characteristics of the time period in which the individual is most susceptible, mostly in the period between 16 and 24 years. She believes that those who do not know their social group's history, stand helpless in the face of threats to their identity in the future. If one does not understand how a member of a social group is affected by the larger political situation, there is little prospect of being able to change their basic political attitudes.
The video was recorded on 28th May 2014 at Berit Ås's home in Asker, Norway. The recording was made ​​by Evelin Lindner. Please note that this presentation is unedited. This is the English version, the Norwegian version can be found here.

• 03 Humor som en kraft for endring
Berit Ås er professor i samfunnsforskning, første kvinnelige partileder i Norge (Demokratiske sosialister, AIK), fredsaktivist og feminist. Hun har vært stortingsrepresentant og grunnlegger av den Norske kvinneuniversitetet. Emneområdene hennes er ulykkes- og forbrukerforskning samt inngående kvinnestudier. Hun er ridder av St. Olavsorden første klasse. Hun er mest kjent for sin teori om menns fem hersketeknikker. Om disse har hun forelest i mer enn førti land på fire kontinenter.
I denne presentasjonen snakker hun om humor og dens endringskraft. Hun forteller flere morsomme historier, blant annet historien om 'gullgutten', om hvordan hun dro til New York med en cello i bagasjen, hvordan hun ble forvekslet med Oslos ordfører i Mexico City i 1974, hvordan hun fikk 17 millioner lyttere i New York, og, ikke minst, sangen hun skrev og fremførte ved valgkampen i Asker i 1971 "Sov dukke Lise'. Se også hennes 'Six Lectures' med til dels morsomme titler.
SOV DUKKE LISE
Sov Dukke Lise, sov og bli stor,
og mens du sover, styrer din bror,
planlegger veier, bygger bedrift.
Sov Dukke Lise, sov og bli gift.

Sov Dukke Lise, sov og bli stor,
før du vet av det, er du blitt mor.
Kanskje du fikk ditt barn på klinikk.
Vær da takknemlig for alt du fikk.

Sov Dukke Lise, der står et tre,
som du i blant kan glede deg ved.
De andre gikk dukken i kullos og bly.
Sov Dukke Lise, slumre på ny.

Sov Dukke Lise, sov og bli stor,
og mens du sover, ødes din jord.
Fisken i havet, fuglen på gren,
sakte forgiftes en etter en.

Derfor min Lise må du stå opp,
rope et varsko, kreve en stopp,
ruste deg til i handling og ord
både for din og alle barns jord.

Denne videoen ble tatt opp den 29. mai 2014 i Berits hjem i Asker i Norge. Opptaket ble gjort av Evelin Lindner. Vær oppmerksom på at denne videoen er uredigert.

• 04 Patriarkatets maktmidler i politikken
Berit Ås er professor i samfunnsforskning, første kvinnelige partileder i Norge (Demokratiske sosialister, AIK), fredsaktivist og feminist. Hun har vært stortingsrepresentant og grunnlegger av den Norske kvinneuniversitetet. Emneområdene hennes er ulykkes- og forbrukerforskning samt inngående kvinnestudier. Hun er ridder av St. Olavsorden første klasse. Hun er mest kjent for sin teori om menns fem hersketeknikker. Om disse har hun forelest i mer enn førti land på fire kontinenter.
I denne presentasjonen tar Berit Ås eksempler fra ulike nivåer i det politiske system hvor det alle steder synes å være legitimt å overse, glemme og nedvurdere krav om kvinners rettferdige behandling. Eksemplene er to fra et formannskapsmøte i en kommune og to fra det norske Storting fra 1977 og 1980. Eksemplene strekker seg fra streik, til barnehageutbygging, til kvinners kjennskap til statistikk, det vil si kvinners intellektuell troverdighet, og på slutten til grunnlovsforslag fra kvinner.
Denne videoen ble tatt opp den 29. mai 2014 i Berits hjem i Asker i Norge. Opptaket ble gjort av Evelin Lindner. Vær oppmerksom på at denne videoen er uredigert.

• 05 Technology and Rationality in the Male World
Berit Ås is Professor of Social Science, the first female party leader in Norway (Democratic Socialists, AIK), a peace activist and feminist. She has been a Member of Parliament and founder of the Norwegian Women's University. Her areas of research are accident and consumer research and in-depth women's studies. She is a Knight of the Order of St. Olav first class. She is best known for her theory of five male master suppression techniques. Of these, she has lectured in more than forty countries on four continents.
In this presentation, she takes up the issue of rationality and technology. She refers to a chapter she contributed to a book in 1979: 'Den manliga teknologin', in Maria Bergom-Larsson (red.), Rusta for fred, rädda livet: Kvinnor och fredskamp, Stockholm: Gidlunds (sider 41-65). Technology is embedded in a more linear way of thinking, a mindset that emerges from contexts in which men often find themselves. A more complex kind of thinking, in contrast, emerges from experiences many women share in their daily lives. Berit refers to Ruth Benedict's work (see Ruth Benedict, 1946, Patterns of culture: An analysis of our social structure as related to primitive civilizations, New York: Penguin Books) and offers examples from her own experience, for instance, the difference between indigenous Sami culture in the north of Scandinavia and the culture in Kerala in the south-west of India, and how those differences made the members of these cultures understand the world differently. Her concluding point is that one cannot speed up the process of growth of, for example, a baby in the womb of a mother, the same way one can speed up the production of artifacts on an assembly line.
The video was recorded on 31st May 2014 at Berit Ås's home in Asker, Norway. The recording was made ​​by Evelin Lindner. Please note that this presentation is unedited.

• 06 Searching for the Female Culture: A Five-Dimensional Model
Berit Ås is Professor of Social Science, the first female party leader in Norway (Democratic Socialists, AIK), a peace activist and feminist. She has been a Member of Parliament and founder of the Norwegian Women's University. Her areas of research are accident and consumer research and in-depth women's studies. She is a Knight of the Order of St. Olav first class. She is best known for her theory of five male master suppression techniques. Of these, she has lectured in more than forty countries on four continents.
This presentation follows a text Berit Ås wrote in 1974: On female culture: An attempt to formulate a theory of women's solidarity and action. Oslo, Norway: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.
The video was recorded on 31st May 2014 at Berit Ås's home in Asker, Norway. The recording was made ​​by Evelin Lindner. Please note that this presentation is unedited.

• 07 Male Master Suppression Techniques
Berit Ås is Professor of Social Science, the first female party leader in Norway (Democratic Socialists, AIK), a peace activist and feminist. She has been a Member of Parliament and founder of the Norwegian Women's University. Her areas of research are accident and consumer research and in-depth women's studies. She is a Knight of the Order of St. Olav first class. She is best known for her theory of five male master suppression techniques. Of these, she has lectured in more than forty countries on four continents. Among others, she refers to Robert Merton ("damned if you do and damned if you don't"), Ingjald Nissen, and her mentor Harriet Holter.
The video was recorded on 31st May 2014 at Berit Ås's home in Asker, Norway. The recording was made ​​by Evelin Lindner. Please note that this presentation is unedited.

• 08 Hensiktens sakte vridning ('The Covert Shift of Good Intention into its Opposite' på engelsk)
Berit Ås er professor i samfunnsforskning, første kvinnelige partileder i Norge (Demokratiske sosialister, AIK), fredsaktivist og feminist. Hun har vært stortingsrepresentant og grunnlegger av den Norske kvinneuniversitetet. Emneområdene hennes er ulykkes- og forbrukerforskning samt inngående kvinnestudier. Hun er ridder av St. Olavsorden første klasse. Hun er mest kjent for sin teori om menns fem hersketeknikker. Om disse har hun forelest i mer enn førti land på fire kontinenter.
I denne presentasjonen baserer Berit Ås seg på hennes bok fra 1981, Kvinner i alle land ...: Håndbok i frigjøring (Oslo: Aschehoug), og henviser blant annet til doktoravhandlingen til Anu Pylkkänen i 2009, Trapped in Equality: Women as Legal Persons in the Modernisation of Finnish Law (Helsinki, Finland: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura / Finnish Literature Society). Berit refererer også til Evelin Lindners tanker om rollen av vantro, skepsis eller incredulity. I den uken hvor Evelin bodde hos Berit, husket Eveln det Marshall McLuhan skal ha sagt: 'Only the small secrets need to be protected. The big ones are kept secret by public incredulity'. Her har du funnet den 8. hersketeknikken, sier Berit til Evelin.
Denne videoen ble tatt opp den 1. juni 2014 i Berits hjem i Asker i Norge. Opptaket ble gjort av Evelin Lindner. Vær oppmerksom på at denne videoen er uredigert.



23rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 'Returning Dignity', in Chiang Mai, Thailand
8th - 12th March 2014

(see still pictures)

Day One, 8th March 2014, the videos were recorded by a professional team invited by Chiang Mai University

• 01 Introduction by Kjell Skyllstad and Evelin Lindner, and Presentation of Participants

• 02 Overview of Ethnic and Indigenous Human Rights in Asia, by Bernice Aquino See, Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

• 03 Film: Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam, by Tom Fawthrop, see Trailer

• 04 Special Talk: A Voice from Indigenous People, by Joni Odochaw, a Karen Sage and Former Village Headman from the Karen Village Ban Nong Thao

Day Two, 9th March 2014: 'Burma's Transition: Reforms, Ethnic Groups, and Ceasefires', the videos were recorded by a professional team invited by Chiang Mai University

• 05 Update from Burma: An Overview of Changes, 2010-2014, by Garrett Kostin (Burma Study Center)

• 06 Guns, Briefcases, and Inequality: The Neglected War in Kachin State + Prospects for Peace and National Reconciliation in Burma/Myanmar, by Alex James (Burma Partnership)

• 07 Dignity Amidst The Rubbish: A Burmese Migrant Community in Thailand, by Jeffrey Warner, photojournalist

• 08 Nothing About Us Without Us: Refugees, Repatriation, and Representation, by Saw Nay Kaw (Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, KESAN)

• 09 Rohingya in Transit: Human Trafficking and Statelessness, by Ekraj Sabu (International Institute of Peace Studies, Asian Muslim Network)

• 10 Emerging Women of Burma, by Ursula Cats, the founder of the We Women Foundation, together with her students and volunteers

Day Three and Four, at the Lahu village Suan Lahu, 10th - 11th March 2014
On Day Three and Four of the 23rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 'Returning Dignity', in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 10th and 11th March 2014, the participants had the great privilege of being welcomed to Suan Lahu, a Lahu village in Northern Thailand, by Carina zur Strassen

• 11 Arrival and Welcome by Carina zur Strassen, 10th March 2014
This video was kindly recorded by Jeffrey Warner.

• 12 At the Learning Center with Evelin Lindner, 10th March 2014
The video was kindly recorded by Mark Petz on 10th March 2014. It shows Evelin Lindner briefly explaining the work of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network.

• 13 At the Learning Center with Carina zur Strassen, 10th March 2014
This video was kindly recorded by Donna Fujimoto. Carina zur Strassen gives an introduction to the life in Suan Lahu.

• 14 At the Learning Center, Interview with Carina zur Strassen and Evelin Lindner, 10th March 2014
This conversation between Carina zur Strassen and Evelin Lindner was kindly recorded by Donna Fujimotoon 10th March 2014.

• 15 Interview with Laew, Mark Petz, and Carina zur Strassen, 11th March 2014
This video was kindly recorded by Donna Fujimoto.

• 16 Coffee Processing, 11th March 2014
This video was kindly recorded by Jeffrey Warner.

• 17 Village Impressions, 11th March 2014

This video was kindly recorded by Jeffrey Warner.

Day Four, 11th March 2014, the videos were kindly recorded by Donna Fujimoto

• 18 Turning the Tide in Rural Thailand, by Kjell Skyllstad
The Life University: Learning Institute For Everyone (LIFE)
The Inpang Community Network began in 1987 with a group of village leaders in Ban Bua Village, Tambon Kut Bak, Kut Bak District, Sakon Nakhon Province in Northeast Thailand. In order to break the cycle of debt from cash‐cropping, the farmers began to transform their farm landscapes from more costly, high‐input, chemical dependent monocultures to diverse agroforestry systems that included rice for consumption as well as a wide variety of woody perennials. From a small group of twelve members, the Inpang network has grown to over 4000 members in five provinces in northeast Thailand, with linkages to many other farmer groups throughout Thailand. Inpang members grow hundreds of native woody perennial species as seedlings aimed at promoting the use of forest products from on‐farm sources, rather than harvesting and collecting from the natural, protected forests in areas such as nearby Phuphan National Park.
The Life University: Learning Institute For Everyone (LIFE)
"มหาวิทยาลยั ชีวิต"ที่มาของสถาบนั การเรียนรู้เพื่อปวงชน (สรพ.)
These days it seems people all over the country are facing problems concerning debt, family, and their very own livelihood. It is as though their community is about to fall apart; people are unable to solve the myriad of problems they are besieged with.
Despite the above situation, we have discovered that there exists a good number of people who have been able to solve their debt and other problems by themselves. We have also come across many communities that have not collapsed; on the contrary, they are strong and able to support themselves. More than just a few are outstanding to the point that many people from all over the country and from abroad have made an effort to pay them a study visit.
At a time when we are about to lose hope in our education system since it has failed to help mend the problems of poverty, debt, separation and violence, we have found that strong communities throughout the country are strong not because they are granted big budgets and many projects, but it is because they are 'learning' communities. These communities have efficiently managed their own learning processes in ways that can help solve their own problems and develop themselves.
LIFE has 'sought knowledge' from village philosophers, leaders, and from the strong communities we have visited. For the past 30 years, we have collaborated in 'joint development' of local communities all over the country. We have worked with community leaders, academics, then analyzed and synthesized the knowledge obtained from these communities and developed it into both short- term and long-term programs and those at a higher education level ; these programs are then brought back to members of the communities all over the country so they can choose to study. It is hoped that upon graduation, they can take back their knowledge and manage to successfully deal with their own problems in the same way as those individuals and 'prototype' communities.
Life University : The Meaning
The 'Life University' is a phrase specifically coined to describe a learning process that comes from life experiences. Learning here is, therefore, based on real life, real problems in our life, community and society whereas one's potential and that of his local community serve as a solid foundation and an investment capital. Learning at LIFE means learning to solve own problems and to develop oneself rather than learning 'from books' in order to pass 'exams' and take the degree they receive after graduation to look for jobs elsewhere.
The Life University is one 'form' of learning which uses life as the 'content' for learning. Emphasis is put on processoriented learning and not on rote learning or knowledge transmitting. It is a process that helps learners learn how to think, and think systematically as well as be able to create new or 'tacit' knowledge. This kind of knowledge that they have created by themselves is considered the knowledge with maximum efficiency and force that can result in desired effects.
Please read more here.

• 19 Culture, Religion, and HIV/Aids in Thailand, by Patchanee Malikhao

Day Five, 12th March 2014, the videos were kindly recorded by Donna Fujimoto

• 20 Communication/Media for Sustainable Change/Development, by Jan Servaes

21 Sustainable Development in Bangladesh: Problem and Prospects, by Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, see also a Pdf file

• 22 Deeyah Khan: Banaz: A Love Story

• 23 Mindfulness into Action: Protecting Minorities - A Case Study from the Rainforest in Ecuador, by Mariana Vergara, see the presentation also on the Global Mindfulness into Action platform and search that platform

• 24 The Art of Peacemaking: Innovative Approaches to Conflict Transformation and Violence, Particularly Violence Against Women, by Trine Eklund

• 25 Carina zur Strassen, with her background from Peru, shared a Spanish song

• 26 Giving Voice to the Least Heard Songs, by Todd Saurman

• 27 Global Dignity, by Evelin Lindner


28 Greetings from the Brazilian Amazon, by Dan Baron
- Dance and Returning Dignity: Raízes e Antenas (o processo) - Roots and Antennas (the process) (published on 12th February 2014)
- Festival Beleza Amazônica: Youth Leadership Through the Arts (published on 27th January 2014)
- Festival Beleza Amazônica (published on 4th November 2013)

Day Six and Seven, at the Pgak' Nyau (Karen) Village 'Ban Nong Thao', Post-conference Excursion, 13th - 14th March 2014
After the 23rd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 'Returning Dignity', in Chiang Mai, Thailand, some of the participants were able to accept the kind invitation extended to us by the Ngak' Nyau (Karen) village Ban Nong Thao in Northern Thailand (at 1200 meters height), the village of Joni Odochaw, the Karen sage and former village headman, who had given his special talk on Day One of our conference in at Chiang Mai University:

• 04 Special Talk: A Voice from Indigenous People, by Joni Odochaw, a Karen Sage and Former Village Headman from the Karen Village Ban Nong Thao

• 29 Zwae Siwakom Odochao and Otzie (or Oshi, Chindanai Jowaloo, or also Chai) Present Their Pgak' Nyau Village Ban Nong Thao in Northern Thailand (at 1200 Meters Height) on 13th March 2014, see the long version of one hour or part 1 | part 2 | part 3
The 23rd Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network, titled 'Returning Dignity', took place at Chiang Mai University in Northern Thailand from 8th-12th March 2014. After the conference, on the 13th and 14th March, some of the participants visited the Ngak' Nyau (Karen) village Ban Nong Thao in Northern Thailand (at 1200 meters height), the village of Joni Odochaw, the Karen sage and former village headman, who had given his special talk on Day One of our conference in at Chiang Mai University.
In this presentation, given on the 13th March 2014, Joni Odochaw's son Zwae Siwakom Odochao and his cousin Otzie (or Oshi, Chindanai Jowaloo, or also Chai) introduce their village. The presentation has three parts. The video-recording was kindly done by Mark Petz.
In our view, the knowledge that we learned here, is among the most valuable resource that Thailand has to offer to the world. As the world faces a multitude of crises, the knowledge of the indigenous people is crucial for the survival of humankind. After our visit, we drafted the 'Proclamation on Rural Resilience' and sent it off to the United Nations with the aim to help secure the rights of indigenous peoples in the post-2015 development goals. We understood from our visit that these rights are of central significance for all of humankind's survival, much more than simply of marginal importance for a few minorities.
In this presentation, given on the 13th March 2014, Joni Odochaw's son Zwae Siwakom Odochao and his cousin Otzie (or Oshi, Chindanai Jowaloo, or also Chai) introduce their village. The presentation has three parts. The video-recording was kindly done by Mark Petz.
Part One: Forest Village Life: Zwae Siwakom Odochao explains how people and nature are connected in Karen culture. For instance, the umbilical cord of each new-born baby is tied around a tree, which then becomes the tree of that person. When timber logging began, this connection was disregarded. (This summary was created by Evelin Lindner.)
Part Two: Forest Wisdom: Zwae Siwakom Odochao and his cousin Otzie explain how their community is embedded into nature. Then they discuss the challenges their community faces. They begin by demonstrating the intimate knowledge they have of the nature around them. They explain how they learn about the functions of the plants from their elders and protect them by way of community agreement. Then they address the modern challenges that come from many sides, among others, from school and media. People now want ever more, for instance, instead of one piece of clothes, they own ten pieces of clothes, and they want a car, and a 'nice' house. In traditional culture, says Otzie, 'my security is in you, and your security is in me'. In traditional culture, people do not need to buy so much stuff to satisfy their wants. To give an example, people can make a fire together and sit down around it to talk, while in modern life, people do not ask anybody else, they just fetch their warm coat. The challenge of today is how to 'walk on two legs', the two legs of traditional and modern ways of living. School can be a good place when children learn how to take care of mother Earth and to walk on those two legs. Therefore, Zwae, Otzie, and their community, they wish to create their own school, within their own community, teaching the wisdom of their own area. (This summary was created by Evelin Lindner.)
Part Three: Lazy Man - Lazy Way: Zwae Siwakom Odochao and his cousin Otzie explain how the name 'Lazy Man' came about. Thirty years ago, when monoculture became fashionable, their father refrained from jumping on this bandwagon. His wife therefore called him 'lazy'. Thirty years later, she is thrilled, because she enjoys the diversity of fruits and products that come from the traditional cultivation approaches that her family maintained. Also, there is a hero in Karen folk tales, a man who always succeeded through apparent 'lazyness'. The dream of this Karen community is now to develop a 'Lazy School', where the wisdom of the world can be exchanged both locally and globally. It is not enough to go into a square room to learn, says Zwae, learning is a much more comprehensive process. Zwae Siwakom Odochao spent time in Japan, for instance, and his cousin Otzie was in India, and people from all corners of the world visit their village. In that way, mutual learning happens. (This summary was created by Evelin Lindner.)

• 30 An Elder Speaks: Joni Odochaw, Karen Sage and Former Village Headman from Ban Nong Thao, in Conversation with Mariana Vergara, Sharing the Voice of the Indigenous Peoples from South America (High Density), 13th March 2014
We apologise that the conversation ends abruptly, due to technical problems. The video was recorded by Evelin Lindner. See the high density version edited by Mark Petz, and the original Mp4 version.

• 31 Clothing Traditions: Joni Odochaw, His Wife, His Son Zwae, Together with His Cousin Otzie and His Mother (High Density), 14th March 2014
The video was recorded by Evelin Lindner. See the high density version edited by Mark Petz, and the original Mp4 version.

• 32 Vision for the Future: Joni Odochaw, His Son Zwae, and His Cousin Otzie Speak about the Karen Vision of Life (High Density), 14th March 2014
The video was recorded by Evelin Lindner. See the high density version edited by Mark Petz, and the original Mp4 version.

• 33 The Lazy School's First Student Peter Dering (High Density), 14th March 2014

The video was recorded by Evelin Lindner. See the high density version edited by Mark Petz, and the original Mp4 version.

Please see the Proclamation on Rural Resilience that we sent off to the United Nations after listening to Joni Odochao, Zwae, and Otzie, with the aim to help secure the rights of indigenous peoples in the post-2015 development goals. We understood from Joni Odochao, Zwae, and Otzie that these rights are of central significance for all of humankind's survival, much more than simply of marginal importance for a few minorities. They helped us better understand the dilemma that education, TV, and the digital world can be either beneficial or destructive to sustainable ways of living. As Peter Dering, the first student of the 'Lazy School' formulated it so well on 13th March 2014: our vision must be to expand community learning to include modern knowledge through technology, rather than lose community learning! The proclamation was initiated by Mark Petz and we sent it directly to the delegates meeting at the same time at the UN in NY to shape the 2015-2030 policy goals. In that way we attempted to connect the grass-roots in the village directly with the highest international policy making bodies. If we are listened to, we don't know, but we feel that we have to do our best.

Links:
Please listen also to Karen singer Chi Suwichin, who reminds us that we have to avoid being like those outsiders who come to indigenous peoples and take everything until nothing is left....

See also terms such as 'natural learning', 'unschooling', or 'deschooling': 'Natural learning' describes a type of learning where children pursue knowledge based on their interests and parents are facilitators of this learning. It is partly overlapping with 'unschooling', a term coined by John Holt, and 'deschooling', a term connected with Ivan Illich.

See also Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? (New York: Teachers College Press, 2011): Ever wondered how Finland managed to build its highly regarded school system? Look behind the headlines and find out. Finnish Lessons is a firsthand, comprehensive account of how Finland built a world-class education system over the past three decades. The author traces the evolution of education policies in Finland and highlights how they differ from those in the United States and other industrialized countries. Rather than relying on competition, school choice, and external testing of students, education reforms in Finland focus on professionalizing teachers' work, developing instructional leadership in schools, and enhancing trust in teachers and schools. This book details the complexity of educational change and encourages educators and policy makers to develop effective solutions for their own districts and schools. Pasi Sahlberg recounts the history of Finnish educational reform as only a well-traveled insider can, offering the insight and facts necessary for others to constructively participate in improving their schools - even in a tightening economy.
See also "Finland Education Success." Thank you to Adair Linn Nagata for sending us this link!

See also experiments in Austria to let pupils paddle on specially adapted ergometers during lessons. The idea of the ergometer class comes from the Viennese sports scientist and high school teacher Martin Jorde, who initiated the first class in 2007 at a Viennese grammar school. He noted positive changes in fitness, but also in grades and social behavior.

See also The Wayfinders (2009 Massey Lecture by Wade Davis, uploaded on November 20, 2011, where Wade Davis author of The Wayfinders at the 2009 Massey Lecture in the Convocation Hall, Toronto, October 31, 2009.

Nature the Best Teacher: Re-Connecting the World’s Children with Nature
Written by Kamran Mofid, 10 April 2015
More than parent and student communities, the teaching fraternity needs to understand that the essential purpose of education is not to enable students to earn a living, but to learn how to live life. As the primal teacher, Mother Nature teaches both the secret of life, which is to respect all life, and also how to live one’s own life in harmony and balance with all creation, exemplified by the manner in which various species of the natural world live in peaceful co-existence.'
'Picture a school where the natural environment becomes the classroom and Nature becomes one of the teachers. Even students who don't exhibit "nature smarts" will become more attuned and connected to the world around them. And as many wise people have said, we can't save something we don't love, and we can't love something we don't know. Don't we owe it to our students to help them develop their naturalist intelligence?'
See also: Louv, Richard (2009). Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder. London: Atlantic Books.
Kamran recommends:
First video: Project Wild Thing: Producer David Bond, 'A gripping story of the desperate struggle to lead our computer-crazed children back to nature.'
Second video: It's Time to Rewild the Child, ' In this video George Monbiot argues that the more time children spend in the classroom, the worse they do at school because our narrow education system only rewards a particular skill set. He says that when you take failing pupils to the countryside, they often thrive – yet funding for outdoor education is being cut.'

"Making Sense of Place: School-Farm Cooperation in Norway," by Erling Krogh and Linda Jolly (2011)
In: Children, Youth and Environments 21(1): 310-321
Abstract: This paper describes the Norwegian "Living School" national project and its related university extension course, "The Farm as a Pedagogical Resource." Since the national initiative began in the late 1990s, more than 250 separate local projects have been developed through the course. Here we focus on one such project in the community of Aurland. It illustrates the basic principal of "rooting" students in life processes and in the places in which they live through participation in practical, meaningful work outdoors.

Wendell Berry Agriculture for a Small Planet Symposium July 1, 1974
Email from the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, schumacher@centerforneweconomics.org, on July 4, 2014:
In his presentation at the 1974 Agriculture for a Small Planet Symposium in Spokane, Washington, Wendell Berry remarked:
 "Few people, whose testimony would have mattered, have seen the connection between the modernization of agricultural techniques and disintegration of the culture and the communities of farming."
 "This community killing agriculture, with its monomania of bigness, is not primarily the work of farmers, though it has burgeoned upon their weaknesses. It is the work of institutions of agriculture, the experts and agribusinessmen who have promoted so-called efficiency at the expense of community and quantity at the expense of quality."
 "In the long run, quantity is inseparable from quality.  To pursue quantity alone is to destroy those disciplines in the producers that are the only assurance of quantity. The preserver of abundance is excellence."
 "Food is a cultural, not a technological, product."
Our thanks to our friends at the Berry Center in Henry County, Kentucky for posting this historic video of Berry's talk.
The Symposium launched the Tilth movement and helped Berry clarify the arguments that led to the 1977 publication of The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture -- one of the most influential books of the past fifty years.
At the 1976 Lindisfarne Fellows meeting Berry read from the extraordinary "The Body and The Earth" chapter of The Unsettling of America. In it he describes the estrangement of the sexes as parallel to our estrangement from the land, and seeks for ways to address that estrangement. Our thanks to William Irwin Thompson, Lindisfarne founder, for permitting us to digitalize and post this and all the other Lindisfarne talks at the Schumacher Center's audio files at archive.org. 
Then in 1981, Wendell Berry spoke at the First Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, setting a standard for the series now in its 34th year.  The theme of the Lectures was "People, Land, and Community."  Berry commented that these three were linked in local culture -- a culture that could not be imported.
 "It would begin in work and love. People at work in communities three generations old would know that their bodies renewed, time and again, the movement of other bodies -- living and dead, known and loved, remembered and loved -- in the same shops, houses, and fields. That, of course, is the description of a kind of a community dance. And such a dance is perhaps the best way to describe harmony."
Mark Petz wrote on July 8, 2014: This fits in very much with what organic agriculture does with the IFOAM Principles, where they have Community Supported Agriculture "adapted to the natural rhythm of the seasons and is respectful of the environment, natural and cultural heritage and health." They value cultures through the participatory guarantee schemes, "We consider it essential to recognise local cultures and to preserve traditional know-how, which has always respected nature and favoured a sustainable management of resources."

Culture, Politics & Pedagogy: A Conversation w/ Henry Giroux
Uploaded on 5 Dec 2006
An active citizen, says the prolific and influential Henry Giroux, is "somebody who has the capacity not only to understand and engage the world but to transfom it when necessary, and to believe that he or she can do that." In this provocative new interview, Giroux speaks with passion about the inextricable links between education, civic engagement, and social justice. Strongly influenced by Paulo Freire, the Brazilian scholar of progressive education, Giroux advocates for a pedagogy that challenges inequality, oppression, and fundamentalism. Essential viewing for students of education, cultural studies, and communication.

Alexander Laszlo wrote the following about the institutionalization of life/work/learning in siloed social structures artificially that separate various aspects of productive life: "We go to school to learn (but we are not meant to be productive in a way that earns us money, and we are generally not there for our pleasure or enjoyment), we go to work to productive and earn money (but we are not supposed to spend time learning new things for our professional development, and we are generally not there for our pleasure or enjoyment), and we go on vacations to relax and have fun (but we are not meant to be productive in a way that earns us money, nor are we are not supposed to spend time learning new things for our professional development). Why can we not create institutions where we are productive and earn a living at the same time as we learn new and interesting things that advance us in life and we have fun doing it?" Alexander Laszlo in his contribution to the Great Transition Network Initiative discussion titled “The Struggle for Meaningful Work,” January 28, 2017, in response to Klitgaard, 2017.



12th Urban Culture Forum, 'Arts and Social Outreach - Designs for Urban Dignity' by The Urban Research Plaza, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, convened by Kjell Skyllstad, 3rd - 4th March 2014

A Dual Call for Papers had been issued for The Urban Research Plaza's 12th Urban Culture Forum, and for the Journal of Urban Culture Research. Presentations were invited spanning the wide and diverse field of urban culture. The questions below is offered as evocative guidelines rather than requirements:
'How can we open the world of art for all (children, youth, elderly, disabled, disadvantaged)? How can we promote artistic expressions of minority groups? What are the means of enlarging participation in artistic activities among urban populations? How can art stimulate and promote citizens interaction in urban planning and design? How can art activism confront urban patterns of gender inequality and humiliating practices? How can the artist community contribute to solving urban conflicts and restoring human dignity? What allows traditional cultures and values to survive? How can artists contribute to the preservation of national art treasures? What measures can be taken to promote cultural continuity in urban environments? What is the place of arts education in promoting social and environmental awareness? In short: How can we promote art for social dignity?'

• 01 Guest of Honor & Keynote: A Conversation with Deeyah, human rights activist, film director, music producer/composer, with host Kjell Skyllstad, Professor, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, on Arts and Social Outreach: Designs for Urban Dignity.

• 02 Banaz: A Love Story, by Deeyah Khan
Five videos were recorded after the showing of the film 'Banaz: A Love Story'. In these five videos, Deeyah, the producer of 'Banaz: A Love Story', responds to questions to her work. The videos were recorded by Evelin Lindner. Please note that these videos are unedited.
See:
Dialogue 1
Dialogue 2
Dialogue 3
Dialogue 4
Dialogue 5
Read also:"This Woman Was Murdered For a Kiss in a Train Station," by Deeyah Khan, Huffington Post, February 21, 2014.

• 03 What is Urban Dignity? How Do We Achieve It?, Evelin Gerda Lindner
(Due to technical issues, this presentation could not be given in its full length.) Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.
Abstract: Unity in diversity is at the center of urban dignity. It means that people of all classes and colors intermingle in a spirit of mutual care and respect. Traditionally, throughout the past millennia, uniformity in division has been practised almost everywhere on the planet: to strengthen their competitive advantage over enemy out-groups, in-groups maintained a strictly unequal domination of higher beings over lesser beings. Unity in diversity is a more complex experience because it requires the readiness and ability to consider everybody else as equal in dignity, and it calls for the skills to actually enter into dialogue with equals. As long as such a culture is not yet established, unity in diversity has the potential to trigger uneasiness, including feelings of humiliation, and can lead to attempts to cleanse and exclude diversity so as to return to the more familiar and less complex experience of uniformity in division. Urban contexts are prime experimental laboratories for this transition. For urban dignity to flourish and social and ecological sustainability to emerge, interdisciplinary debate and sharing needs to overcome the traditional practise of domination over people and over nature. Urban dignity flourishes when the city is regarded in terms of a family that collaborates in mutual communal sharing and stewardship of their environment, while urban dignity collapses when priority is given to clambering for power and status, be it through overt oppression or cloaked as economic necessities. Artists have a central role in creating conditions for social interactions of dignity rather than humiliation. One example was given by Oslo citizens when they reacted to the 22 July 2011 terror attacks in Norway by gathering in front of the courthouse singing 'The Rainbow People'. Music unites.

• 04 From Humiliation to Dignity: Designs for a Just Peace, Anne Cathrine Eklund
Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.

• 05 Wall of Sex, Doctor of Fine and Applied Arts (DFA) Students' Group
Chulalongkorn University (this important presentation deals with & displays mature subject matter that may be offensive to some; viewer discretion is advised)
Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.

• 05 A Community Outreach Model of Nan City: An Investigation of Musical Diversity in Eastern Lanna, Thailand, Pornprapit Phoasavadi, Assistant Professor, Chulalongkorn University
Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.

• 07 Music and Social Change – The Mozart Effect Revisited, Kjell Skyllstad, Professor, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.

• 08 Spirit of Nature, Doctor of Fine and Applied Arts (DFA) Students' Group, Chulalongkorn University
Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.

• 09 White Shadows: Kyoto's Hanamachi Bijin Manufacture & The Portrayal of Female Characters, Daniel de Fazio, Goldsmiths University of London
Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.

• 10 A Message from the Amazon: Dan Baron from Cabelo Seco, at the Frontier of the Industrialisation of the Amazon
Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.

• 11 Asian Futures: Designs for Urban Dignity, Shin Nakagawa, Osaka City University, Japan with Kjell Skyllstad
Deeyah Khan kindly did the recording. Please note that this video is unedited.



Communication and Dignity,
Thematic Network Meeting, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in Oslo, Norway, together with 'Impuls' - Student Journal of Psychology at the University of Oslo and Education for Peace, 22nd - 24th January 2014

Verdighet eller ydmykelse?
Årlig foredrag ved Psykologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo, 22. januar 2014, 10.00-12.00, Aud 3, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3 A, 0373 Oslo, Norway. See bilder. Foredraget er del av PSYC3203 - Anvendt sosialpsykologi. Se foredragene fra 2009 til 2013 ved www.sv.uio.no/tjenester/kunnskap/podkast/index.html (søk etter "Lindner"). Oversikt ov er emnene (pensum, tider, eksamen etc.): liste over alle emnene, semester oversikt, oversikt over profesjonsstudiet i psykologi.

• 23rd and 24th January:
All videos you see further down are on YouTube marked as "unlisted," which means that only people who know the URL of the particular video can accesss it and it cannot be found by googling. Please let me know whether you wish to have certain videos to be "public" so that they can be found by the wider public, or if you wish to have certain videos to be "private" so that only I can give you private access.
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• 23rd January (thank you, dear Randi Gunhildstad, for documenting everything so wonderfully with the video camera!):
- 01 Babs Sivertsen explained how the participants of the "Communication and Dignity" meeting are to introduce themselves to the other participants: Everybody identified another participant they had not met before, interviewed him/her, and then presented him/her to the plenum
- 02 Elisabet Kristiansen and Evelin Lindner presented each other to the other participants
- 03 Per Glad and Jorun Pareli presented each other to the other participants
- 04 Trine Eklund and Lisbeth Glad presented each other to the other participants
- 04.2 Trine Eklund was presented by Lisbeth Glad to the other participants
- 05 Ingar Evje and Berit Waal presented each other to the other participants
- 06 Sigurd Støren and Elsa-Britt Enger presented each other to the other participants
- 07 Ludmilla and Thomas Daffern presented each other to the other participants
- 08 Ingrid Brudevoll and Caroline Øverland presented each other to the other participants
- 09 Randi Gunhildstad and Rachel Aspögård presented each other to the other participants
- 10 Babs Sivertsen invited into her work with empathic communication
- 11 Elsa-Britt Enger invited into her work with empathic communication
- 12 Evelin Lindner explained the Dignilogue approach (dignity + dialogue) that the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network has developed over the years, taking its inspiration from the Open Space Technology by Harrison Owen, who is also a member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board
- 13.1+2 Thomas Daffern presented his Global Peace Philosophy Part 1 | Part 2 (we apologise that part 1 ends abruptly, due to technical reasons; we thank Randi Gunhildstad for documenting part 2 with her mobile phone)
- 13.3 Evelin Lindner explained her "sunflower identity" conceptualisation (we thank Randi Gunhildstad for documenting this sequence with her mobile phone; see also "Living Globally: Global Citizenship of Care as Personal Practice," the long version of Lindner's contribution to the anthology Norwegian Citizen - Global Citizen, 2013)

• 24th January (Evelin did the video-recording):
- Bjørn Ekelund (unfortunately, to our great regret, due to technical problems, this presentation could not be video-recorded at the time. Please see: Diversity Icebreaker Applied in Conflict Management, presentation recorded for the proceedings of the 'Communication and Dignity' meeting of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network, 22nd - 24th January, Oslo, Norway, published on 3rd March 2014.
- Veslemøy Wiese (unfortunately, to our great regret, due to technical problems, this presentation could not be video-recorded)
- 14 Rachel Aspögård
- 15 Berit Waal
- 16 Elisabeth Kristiansen
- 17 Lisbeth Vilkan Glad and Per Glad
- Ingeborg Breines (without video)
- 18 Thomas Daffern
- 19 Babs Sivertsen



10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict / 22nd Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013

• 01 Tzofnat Peleg-Baker and David Balosa: Moving into Action, December 5, 2013
Tzofnat Peleg-Baker and David Balosa summarized their insights from their Moving into Action session on December 5, 2013, as part of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict at Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

• 02 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
Mark Johnson, Jillian Post, Lucien Lombardo, and Martha Eddy summarized their insights from their Moving into Action session on December 5, 2013, as part of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict at Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

• 03 Talia Shafir and Bathabile K. S. Mthombeni: Moving into Action, December 5, 2013
Talia Shafir and Bathabile K. S. Mthombeni summarized their insights from their Moving into Action session on December 5, 2013, as part of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict at Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

• 04 Brandon Scott and Janet Gerson: Moving into Action, December 5, 2013
Brandon Scott and Janet Gerson summarized their insights from their Moving into Action session on December 5, 2013, as part of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict at Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

• 05 Linda Hartling Opens the Public Event of the Workshop on Transforming Humiliation on December 5, 2013
On December 5, 2013, Linda Hartling opened the Public Event of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, at Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013. Linda is the director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network.

• 06 The Paradox of Freedom and the Quest for a Moral Disturbance by Inga Bostad on December 5, 2013 (Manuscript)
Inga Bostad gave the lecture titled "The Paradox of Freedom and the Quest for a Moral Disturbance" on December 5, 2013, at the Public Event of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, at Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013. Inga Bostad is a member in the Global Advisory Board of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network and the host of the launch of the World Dignity University initiative in 2011 at the University of Oslo, Norway.

• 07 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)
Maggie O'Neill gave the lecture titled "Refugee Women, Human Rights and Belonging: Educating for Dignity" on December 5, 2013, at the Public Event of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, at Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013. Maggie O'Neill is a member in the Board of Directors of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network.

• 08 Imagine a Global Human Community - A Pledge Offered by Morton Deutsch for Dialogue on December 5, 2013 (video, December 11, 2013 | transcript)
At the Public Event of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013, Morton Deutsch offered the following pledge for dialogue:
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.

• 09 Improvisation as a Metaphor for Relationship and Reconciliation: A Musical Offering by George Wolfe, alto saxopone, and Chris Layer, flute, December 5, 2013
George Wolfe and Chris Layer played saxophone and flute at the Public Event of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, at Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

• 10 Irish Uilleann pipe by Chris Layer, December 5, 2013
Chris Layer played the Irish Uilleann pipe at the Public Event of the 10th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, at Columbia University, New York City, December 5-6, 2013.

• 11 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 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.

• 12 Caroline Amollo: Introduction to Research on Dignity
This is 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.



Carol Amollo

• 01 Caroline Amollo: 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 on 5-6th December 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 2nd December 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya, by Nicole Dorie.



Kevin J. Lyonette

• 01 Practical Examples of Sustainable Development
Kevin J. Lyonette has more than 35 years experience of varied aspects of development work. He supervised the UK development cooperation programme in Brazil; with UNHCR, he had extensive operational experience of humanitarian assistance; in WWF-International, he gained knowledge of the NSA/NGO world and directed policy and field programmes in sustainable development and environment. Since 1996 he has worked as an independent consultant with emphasis on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Community Development, Decentralization, Country Programme and Strategy Reviews and Capacity-building. He has worked in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America and works easily in English (mother tongue), Spanish and French. He is the author of a considerable number of professional publications (see him on LinkedIn). In M&E, he has carried out more than 40 missions for the EC/EU. In most cases, he was Team Leader. Regarding Decentralization and institutional reform, he has led major assessments in the Dominican Republic, WHO, Colombia, Namibia, Ghana and South Africa.
This video was recorded in St. Sulpice, Switzerland, on 15th September 2013. The recording was encouraged and done by Evelin Lindner.

• 02 The Place of Economics in Real Development
Kevin J. Lyonette has more than 35 years experience of varied aspects of development work. He supervised the UK development cooperation programme in Brazil; with UNHCR, he had extensive operational experience of humanitarian assistance; in WWF-International, he gained knowledge of the NSA/NGO world and directed policy and field programmes in sustainable development and environment. Since 1996 he has worked as an independent consultant with emphasis on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Community Development, Decentralization, Country Programme and Strategy Reviews and Capacity-building. He has worked in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America and works easily in English (mother tongue), Spanish and French. He is the author of a considerable number of professional publications (see him onLinkedIn). In M&E, he has carried out more than 40 missions for the EC/EU. In most cases, he was Team Leader. Regarding Decentralization and institutional reform, he has led major assessments in the Dominican Republic, WHO, Colombia, Namibia, Ghana and South Africa.
Among others, Kevin recommends the work of the New Economics Foundation in London.
This video was recorded in St. Sulpice, Switzerland, on 15th September 2013. The recording was encouraged and done by Evelin Lindner.

• 03 Togetherness in Development
Kevin J. Lyonette has more than 35 years experience of varied aspects of development work. He supervised the UK development cooperation programme in Brazil; with UNHCR, he had extensive operational experience of humanitarian assistance; in WWF-International, he gained knowledge of the NSA/NGO world and directed policy and field programmes in sustainable development and environment. Since 1996 he has worked as an independent consultant with emphasis on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Community Development, Decentralization, Country Programme and Strategy Reviews and Capacity-building. He has worked in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America and works easily in English (mother tongue), Spanish and French. He is the author of a considerable number of professional publications (see him onLinkedIn). In M&E, he has carried out more than 40 missions for the EC/EU. In most cases, he was Team Leader. Regarding Decentralization and institutional reform, he has led major assessments in the Dominican Republic, WHO, Colombia, Namibia, Ghana and South Africa.
This video was recorded in St. Sulpice, Switzerland, on 17th September 2013. The recording was encouraged and done by Evelin Lindner.



Gavin Andersson

• 01 'Unbounded Organization' - King George Mohlala and Frans Padi about the Erasmus Community Work Programme (CWP), 15th May 2013
The Community Work Programme (CWP) is a government programme by the Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs Department of the Republic of South Africa. It aims at tackling poverty and unemployment under the motto "Restoring dignity through work opportunities." The Erasmus Community Work Programme near Pretoria, in the municipality of Tshwane, is one example. Please see also Seriti Institute's Notes about Erasmus, titled, "Re a leboga Seriti. Thank you for CWP: driven by that which inspires us!," from Wednesday, March 27, 2013. This video with King George Mohlala from CWP and Frans Padi from Erasmus was recorded by Justine Richards in Erasmus on 15 May 2013, assisted by Evelin Lindner and Howard Richards.

• 02 'Unbounded Organization' - Gavin Andersson on the Origins of the Concept, 30th May 2013
Gavin Andersson gives a brief introduction on the origins of the concept of Unbounded Organization, starting with his childhood on Tristan da Cunha island, continuing with his cooperatives in Botswana, and the Organisation Workshop (OW) of Clodomir de Morais and Iván Labra. Gavin Andersson is the director of the Seriti Institute in the Johannesburg Area, South Africa. This presentation took place in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa on 30th May 2013, and was supported by Howard Richards. Evelin Lindner did the video recording. The concept of Unbounded Organisation relates to other concepts as well, see, for example, Transformation by Enlargement, or Unity and Diversity. See still pictures.

• 03 'Unbounded Organization' - Gavin Andersson on Kurt Lewin and Lev Vygotsky, 30th May 2013
Gavin Andersson presents Kurt Lewin's work and shows how it is a bounded approach, at least in some respects, while the activity theory pioneered by Lev Vygotsky shows an unbounded approach. See also Transformation by Enlargement, and Unity and Dignity. Gavin Andersson is the director of the Seriti Institute in the Johannesburg Area, South Africa. This presentation took place in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 30th May 2013, and was supported by Howard Richards. Evelin Lindner did the video recording. See still pictures.

• 04 'Unbounded Organization' - Seriti Institute Staff Seminar, 31st May 2013
On 31st May 2013, Gavin Andersson, director of the Seriti Institute in the Johannesburg Area, South Africa, gathered one of his Seriti Seminars, supported by Evelin Lindner and Howard Richards. Justine Richards did the video recording.
Seriti staff seminars are held every week and are open to all staff. Topics follow staff interest and past seminars have included an examination of community enterprise options (cooperatives, development associations, small business etc), facilitation of community process, the Moraisean theory of organization, and sustainable livelihoods.
The concept of Unbounded Organisation relates to other concepts as well, see, for example, Transformation by Enlargement, or Unity and Diversity. See still pictures. (Cristin, 1.6.2013)



Catherine Odora Hoppers
, holder of the DST/NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) in Development Education at the University of South Africa – Pretoria

SARChI Peer Review Meeting on 11th May 2013 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 (see also the Programme)
On 11th May 2013, Catherine Odora Hoppers convened a SARChI Peer Review Meeting in her office, supported by Rutendo Ngara. Catherine Odora Hoppers is presently holder of the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Development Education at the University of South Africa – Pretoria. At first, Nguimatsa Zelezeck and Lebs Mphahlele presented their work, followed by Kinfe Gebre-Egziabher, Morongwa Masemula, Joy Ndwandwe, Nguimatsa Zelezeck, Simon Netswera, and Ziphrogora Moichela.
All videos were recorded by Justine Richards.
See here the list of the personal accounts:
Lebs Mphahlele & SARChI: A Personal Account
Kinfe Gebre-Egziabher & SARChI: A Personal Account
Morongwa Masemula & SARChI: A Personal Account
Joy Ndwandwe & SARChI: A Personal Account
Zelezeck Nguimatsa & SARChI: A Personal Account
Ziphora Moichela & SARChI: A Personal Account

Catherine Odora Hoppers's Family Heritage, 19th May 2013
On 19th May 2013, in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, Catherine Odora Hoppers shared some of her family heritage. Justine Richards did the video recording. Evelin Lindner first read a letter that her brother had written in the previous year, then a letter of recommendation from 1981, and thereafter some of the quotes with which Catherine had decorated her new home in Pretoria when she first moved in, see as follows:
A man's got to what he's got to do. A woman must do what he can't.
One is not born a woman, one becomes one.
A woman is the full circle — within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform.
What is better than wisdom? Woman! And what is better than a good woman? Nothing!
• A bird doesn't sing because the it has an answer; its things because it has a song.
• The greater your capacity to love, the greater is your capacity to feel the pain.

• Catherine Odora Hoppers: Poems of Exile, 20th May 2013
On 20th May 2013, Catherine Odora Hoppers shared some of her poems that she wrote when she left Uganda for Sweden, for her second exile in 1987. Evelin Lindner supported her. Justine Richards did the video recording in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa. See also some still pictures.
Please see the list of the videos here:
• 01 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: The Resolution (read the poem The Resolution)
• 02 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: The Spear (read the poem The Spear)
• 03 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: Home (read the poem Home)
• 04 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: Winifred (read the poem Winifred)
• 05 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: Omen (see also the fourth drawing from the left above, and read the poem Omen)
• 06 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: Absolution (read the poem Absolution)
• 07 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: Banished (see also the first drawing on the left above, and read the poem Banished)
• 08 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: Train Number 10 (read the poem Train Number 10)
• 09 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: Bridges (read the poem Bridges)

• Catherine Odora Hoppers: Poems of Exile, 21st May 2013
On 21st May 2013, Catherine Odora Hoppers shared some of her poems that she wrote when she left Uganda for Sweden, for her second exile in 1987. Justine Richards did the video recording in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa. See also some still pictures.
Please see the list of videos here:
• 10 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: The Smoking Ruins (read the poem The Smoking Ruins)
• 11 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: Through a Mountain Pass (read the poem Through a Mountain Pass)
•12 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Poems of Exile: A Hot December Day (read the poem A Hot December Day)

•13 Catherine Odora Hoppers' Choice of Methodologies
Catherine Odora Hoppers shares her choice of methodologies for her SARChI chair, supported by Evelin Lindner and Howard Richards. This conversation took place in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 3rd June 2013. Justine Richards did the video recording. See also some still pictures.

•14 Cebisa Nkhumeleni on her SARChI Experience with "Immersion"
Catherine Odora Hoppers invited her former student Cebisa Nkhumeleni to share her experience with what Catherine calls "immersion." This conversation was supported by Evelin Lindner and Howard Richards and took place in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 4th June 2013. Justine Richards did the video recording. See also some still pictures.

•15 George Ocaya Onen and Catherine Alum Odora Hoppers, Morning 1, 7th June 2013
•16 George Ocaya Onen and Catherine Alum Odora Hoppers, Morning 2, 7th June 2013
Catherine Odora Hoppers invited her brother George Ocaya Onen to come from Uganda to South Africa and share his reflections on their common past. This conversation took place in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 7th June 2013, and was supported by Howard Richards and Evelin Lindner. Justine Richards did the video recording. See also some still pictures.

•17 George Ocaya Onen on Acholi Culture, 7th June 2013
Catherine Odora Hoppers invited her brother George Ocaya Onen to come from Uganda to South Africa and share his reflections on their common past. In this video, George explains Acholi origins and their relation to land. This conversation took place in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 7th June 2013, and was supported by Howard Richards and Evelin Lindner. Justine Richards did the video recording. See also some still pictures.

•18 George Ocaya Onen and Catherine Alum Odora Hoppers, Afternoon 7th June 2013
Catherine Odora Hoppers invited her brother George Ocaya Onen to come from Uganda to South Africa and share his reflections on their common past. This conversation took place in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 7th June 2013, and was supported by Howard Richards and Evelin Lindner. Justine Richards did the video recording. See also some still pictures.

•19 Rutendo Ngara on her SARChI Experience
Research coordinator Rutendo Ngara shares her experience with the SARChI chair, which is held by Catherine Odora Hoppers. She is supported by Evelin Lindner. The conversation took place in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 8th June 2013. Justine Richards did the video recording. See also some still pictures.



"Against Foucault" - A series of presentations by Howard Richards, in dialogue with Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner

• 01.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Early Foucault Part One, 3rd May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Early Foucault, Part One supported by Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 3rd May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 01.2 Dialogue on Early Foucault Part One, 3rd May 2013
Inspired by Howard Richards' text titled Early Foucault, Part One, Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner engage in dialogue with Howard Richards. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 3rd May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 02.1 "Against Foucault" - Howard Richards on Early Foucault Part Two, 4th May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Early Foucault, Part Two supported by Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 4th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 02.2 Dialogue on Early Foucault Part Two, 4th May 2013
Inspired by Howard Richards' text titled Early Foucault, Part Two, Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner engage in dialogue with Howard Richards. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 4th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 03.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Early Foucault Part Three, 6th May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Early Foucault, Part Three supported by Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 6th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 03.2 Dialogue on Early Foucault Part Three, 6th May 2013
Inspired by Howard Richards' text titled Early Foucault, Part Three, Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner engage in dialogue with Howard Richards. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 6th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 04.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Early Foucault Part Four, 8th May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Early Foucault, Part Four supported by Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 8th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 04.2 Dialogue on Early Foucault Part Four, 8th May 2013
Inspired by Howard Richards' text titled Early Foucault, Part Four, Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner engage in dialogue with Howard Richards. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 8th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 05.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Early Middle Foucault Part Five, 8th May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Early Middle Foucault, Part Five supported by Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 8th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 06.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Early Middle Foucault Part Six, 9th May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Early Middle Foucault, Part Six supported by Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 9th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 06.2 Dialogue on Early Middle Foucault Part Six, 19th May 2013
Inspired by Howard Richards' text titled Early Middle Foucault, Part Six, Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner engage in dialogue with Howard Richards. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 19th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures. (Cristin, 24 mai 2013)

• 07.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Early Middle Foucault Part Seven, 18th May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Early Middle Foucault, Part Seven supported by Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 18th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 08.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Early Middle Foucault Part Eight, 20th May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Early Middle Foucault, Part Eight supported by Catherine Odora Hoppers and Evelin Lindner. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 20th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 09.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Foucault's Nietzschean Turn Part Nine, 21st May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Foucault's Nietzschean Turn Part Nine. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 21st May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 10.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Foucault's Nietzschean Turn Part Ten, 22nd May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Foucault's Nietzschean Turn Part Ten. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 22nd May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 11.1 'Against Foucault' - Howard Richards on Foucault and Power Part Eleven, 23rd May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Foucault on Power Part Eleven. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 23rd May 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.

• 12.1 "Against Foucault" - Howard Richards on Middle Foucault Part Twelve, 26th May 2013
Howard Richards presents his text titled Middle Foucault Part Twelve, The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 26th May 2013 by Justine Richards. See here the two papers on Nietzsche referred to in the lecture:
- Against Nietzsche (Part One) On the Genealogy of Morals
- Against Nietzsche (Part Two) Herd Morality, Liberal Utopias, Populism, and Post-Populism
See also some still pictures.

• 13 Howard Richards' Most Important Messages, 5th June 2013
Howard Richards shares what he thinks are his most important insights after a long life of study and reflection, insights that he wishes to offer as his most important messages to the world. The video was recorded in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, on 5th June 2013 by Justine Richards. See still pictures.



21st Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 24th - 27th April 2013

• 01 Introductory Presentation: Who We Are by Evelin Lindner on 24th April 2013 (unfortunately, reduced video quality)
This video gives an impression of the introductory talk titled Who We Are by Evelin Lindner at the 21st Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Stellenbosch, South Africa, titled 'Search for Dignity', 24th-27th April 2013. The video was recorded on 24th April 2013 by Akinlolu Makinwa. Unfortunately, the video quality is not optimal, due to the lack of a microphone and dimmed lights.

• 02 A Dignity Renaissance: Can There Be Too Little Shame? The Link Between Dignity, Shame, Humiliation and Humility by Hélène Lewis on 25th April 2013 (unfortunately, reduced video quality)
This video gives an impression of the talk titled A Dignity Renaissance: Can There Be Too Little Shame? The Link Between Dignity, Shame, Humiliation and Humility by Hélène Lewis, MSc (Clin Psych), host, convener, and organiser of the 21st Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Stellenbosch, South Africa, titled 'Search for Dignity', 24th-27th April 2013. The video was recorded on 25th April 2013 by Evelin Lindner. Unfortunately, the video quality is not optimal, due to the lack of a microphone and due to dimmed lights.

• 03 'Development Methods' Open Space Dignilogue Session, 25th April 2013 (unfortunately, reduced video quality)
This video gives glimpses of the Open Space Dignilogue session on Development Methods in the 21st Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Stellenbosch, South Africa, titled 'Search for Dignity', 24th-27th April 2013. The video was recorded on 25th April 2013 by Evelin Lindner. Unfortunately, the video quality is not optimal.

• 04 'Development Methods' Open Space Dignilogue Session Summary by Gavin Andersson on 26th April 2013
In this video, Gavin Andersson summarises the Open Space Dignilogue session on Development Methods in the 21st Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Stellenbosch, South Africa, titled 'Search for Dignity', 24th-27th April 2013. The video was recorded on 26th April 2013 by Justine Richards.

• 05 Search for Dignity by Implementing African Languages in African Schools by Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite on 26th April 2013
In this video, Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite advocates the implementation of African languages in African schools. Her presentation is part of an Open Space Dignilogue session on Development Methods in the 21st Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Stellenbosch, South Africa, titled 'Search for Dignity', 24th-27th April 2013. The video was recorded on 26th April 2013 by Evelin Lindner.

• 06 'Ubuntu' Open Space Dignilogue Session, 25th April 2013 (unfortunately, reduced video quality)
This video gives glimpses of the Open Space Dignilogue session on Ubuntu in the 21st Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Stellenbosch, South Africa, titled 'Search for Dignity', 24th-27th April 2013. The video was recorded on 25th April 2013 by Evelin Lindner. Unfortunately, the video quality is not optimal.

• 07 'Ubuntu' Open Space Dignilogue Session Summary by Joy Ndwandwe on 26th April 2013
In this video, Joy Ndwandwe summarises the Open Space Dignilogue session on Ubuntu in the 21st Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Stellenbosch, South Africa, titled 'Search for Dignity', 24th-27th April 2013. The video was recorded on 26th April 2013 by Evelin Lindner.

• 08 'Global Citizenship' Open Space Dignilogue Session Summary by Akinlolu Makinwa on 27th April 2013
In this video, Akinlolu O. Makinwa summarises the Open Space Dignilogue session titled 'Gobal Citizenship' that was part of an Open Space Dignilogue in the 21st Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Stellenbosch, South Africa, titled 'Search for Dignity', 24th-27th April 2013. The video was recorded on 27th April 2013 by Justine Richards.



Virginia Swain
and Joseph Barratta

• 01 Imagine Worcester #67 Joseph Barratta
This video was recorded on December 5, 2011, in Worcester, United States, as part of a show about peace hosted by Virginia Swain. In this video, she interviews her husband Joseph Barratta. Virginia Swain is the founder of the Coalition for the Human Right to Peace (HR2P), an integral part of the Global Alliance of a Culture of Peace. The Center for Global Community and World Law, which Virginia directs and co-founded, has become the umbrella organization for the HR2P endeavor in the United States. The Center has been given consultative status at the United Nations in 2011.
See:
- Launching of the Coalition to Support the Human Right to Peace at The Center for Global Community and World Law, Worcester (Massachusetts, USA), 24 March 2011
- "Seeking Original UN Goals: Couple Launch Peace Coalition," by Melissa McKeon, Telegramtowns, June 30, 2011

• 02 Imagine Worcester #68 Virginia Swain
This video was recorded on December 8, 2011, in Worcester, United States, as part of a show about peace hosted by Virginia Swain. In this video, her husband Joseph Barratta interviews her. Virginia Swain is the founder of the Coalition for the Human Right to Peace (HR2P), an integral part of the Global Alliance of a Culture of Peace. The Center for Global Community and World Law, which Virginia directs and co-founded, has become the umbrella organization for the HR2P endeavor in the United States. The Center has been given consultative status at the United Nations in 2011.
See:
- Launching of the Coalition to Support the Human Right to Peace at The Center for Global Community and World Law, Worcester (Massachusetts, USA), 24 March 2011
- "Seeking Original UN Goals: Couple Launch Peace Coalition," by Melissa McKeon, Telegramtowns, June 30, 2011

• 03 Imagine Worcester #70 Linda Hartling and Lindner
This video was recorded on October 17, 2011, Portland, OR, & Worcester, MA, United States, as part of a show about peace hosted by Virginia Swain. In this video, her husband Joseph Barratta interviews her. Virginia Swain is the founder of the Coalition for the Human Right to Peace (HR2P), an integral part of the Global Alliance of a Culture of Peace. The Center for Global Community and World Law, which Virginia directs and co-founded, has become the umbrella organization for the HR2P endeavor in the United States. The Center has been given consultative status at the United Nations in 2011. .
See:
- Launching of the Coalition to Support the Human Right to Peace at The Center for Global Community and World Law, Worcester (Massachusetts, USA), 24 March 2011
- "Seeking Original UN Goals: Couple Launch Peace Coalition," by Melissa McKeon, Telegramtowns, June 30, 2011



Trine Eklund

• 01 Trine Eklund: What Are the Most Important Lessons that Future Peace Movements Can Learn from the Past?
This video was recorded on 2nd February 2013 in Oslo, Norway. Evelin Lindner asked Trine about her experiences and insights when looking back on 33 years of peace work.

• 02 Trine Eklund: The Norwegian Peace Movement - A Personal Account
This video was recorded on 31st January 2013 in Oslo, Norway, by Evelin Lindner. (Please note that several video clips have been cut together for this video, all recorded on the same day. You will see that Trine speaks about certain topics twice, each time from a slightly different angle.)

• 03 Trine Eklund: Nordic Women's Peace Marches - A Personal Account
This video was recorded on 31st January 2013 in Oslo, Norway, by Evelin Lindner.

• 04 Trine Eklund was presented by Lisbeth Glad to the other participants
Communication and Dignity, Thematic Network Meeting, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in Oslo, Norway, together with 'Impuls' - Student Journal of Psychology at the University of Oslo and Education for Peace, 22nd-24th January 2014.

• 05 From Humiliation to Dignity: Designs for a Just Peace
Talk at the 12th Urban Culture Forum, 'Arts and Social Outreach - Designs for Urban Dignity' by The Urban Research Plaza, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, room 105 of the Maha-Chulalongkorn Building, 3rd - 4th March 2014, convened by Kjell Skyllstad.



20th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network in New York City, USA, December 6-7, 2012

• 01 Garry Davis and Mariana Vergara in Dialogue on the World Passport
This video of Garry Davis and Mariana Vergara engaging in dialogue on the World Passport was created at the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict at Columbia University in New York City, on December 6, 2012. Morton Deutsch is the honorary convener of this annual workshop series since 2003. The video was part of the "Moving into Action" session, where we created dialogues for the World Dignity University Initiative. Please see also an article about the film that is in the making about Garry's work.



Deepak Tripathi

• 01 Imperialism & Humiliation
In this video presentation for HumiliationStudies.org, Deepak Tripathi explains the relationship between imperialism and humiliation. A PhD in social science, Tripathi belongs to the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network of scholars and practitioners. The video was published on 20th October 2012 near London.

• 02 A Journey Through Turbulence
This video was created on 29th March 2013, in connection with Deepak Tripathi's book A Journey Through Turbulence (published in Dignity Press on 22nd March, 2013, with a Foreword by Victoria Fontan), a collection of Deepak Tripathi's writings in the last decade, covering a vast landscape and many subjects, from the United States, Britain and the European Union to conflicts in South Asia and the Middle East, the Arab Awakening, the power shift from west to east, and the new great game in the east. These essays have an insightful analysis of the present in the context of the past.

• 03 Imperial Design: War, Humiliation and the Making of History
This video was published on 8th May 2013 and is about Imperial Designs, the final volume of Deepak Tripathi's trilogy including Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism and Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan published by Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.



19th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network in Oslo, Norway, 27th - 30th August 2012

• 01 Music, Movement, the Arts, and Mindfulness to Integrate Victims and Perpetrators of Violence
This video was created by Randi Gunhildstad from Norway, Tomoko Ishii and Sayaka Iwazaki from Japan, and Carmen Hetaraka from New Zealand. Anna Strout did the planning and video-taping.
This video was created on 28th August 2012 at the end of Day Two of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, titled "In the Aftermath of the 22nd July: How to Sustain a Global Culture of Equality in Dignity or likeverd."

• 02 Grandmothers for Peace in Oslo (see video in English and in Norwegian/English
"Grandmothers for Peace" is a video that was created on 5th December 2012 in front of the Parliament in Oslo, Norway. Roger Haugen did the filming. The first part of this video is in Norwegian, the second part in English (Sissel Melbye, among others). We see also Mai-Bente Bonnevie, Berit Waal, Trine Eklund, and many others. See more at www.bestemodreforfred.com.

This video was inspired by a first video that was created on 29th August 2012 at the end of Day Three of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, titled "In the Aftermath of the 22nd July: How to Sustain a Global Culture of Equality in Dignity or likeverd." Mai-Bente Bonnevie and Trine Eklund explain the activities of the Grandmothers of Peace in Oslo.

• 03Gabriela Saab and Wellington Lira Discuss Linguistic Discrimination
This video was created on 29th August 2012 at the end of Day Three of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, titled "In the Aftermath of the 22nd July: How to Sustain a Global Culture of Equality in Dignity or likeverd." Anna Strout did the planning and video-taping.

• 04 Anne-Katrine Hagelund Received the Beacon of Dignity Award on 30th August 2012
Anne Katrine Hagelund received the Beacon of Dignity Award from Inga Bostad, Vice-Rector of the University of Oslo, Noway, Jorunn Økland, Head of the Centre for Gender Research, and Evelin Lindner, Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network, on 30th August 2012. The ceremony was part of the Public Event of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, titled "In the Aftermath of the 22nd July: How to Sustain a Global Culture of Equality in Dignity or likeverd." Anna Strout did the video-taping.
For a webgallery of the still pictures please click on the picture above or here to see all the photos that Anna Strout kindly took on Day Four of Anne-Katrine's award ceremony.
You can also see the still pictures as pdf file.

• 05 Inga Bostad, Vice-Rector of the University of Oslo, welcomes all conference participants on 28th August, followed by Carmen Hetaraka from New Zealand who presents the Maori world view
This video was recorded on 28th August 2012 at the University of Oslo in the context the 19th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Oslo, Norway, 27th-30th August 2012. The conference was titled "In the Aftermath of the 22nd July: How to Sustain a Global Culture of Equality in Dignity or likeverd." We thank Lasse Moer for making it possible for us to use the Adobe Connect video platform throughout our conference, and for donating his free time to edit and publish this video.
This video has two parts:
1. Inga Bostad, Vice-Rector of the University of Oslo, welcomes the participants of the conference.
2. Carmen Hetaraka from New Zealand presents the Maori world view. See more on:

• 06 Compassion, a Voice from the Past to Voices of the Future," presentation by Michael Britton on 29th August 2012
This talk was recorded on 29th August 2012 at the University of Oslo in the context of the 19th Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network in Oslo, Norway, 27th-30th August 2012. The conference was titled "In the Aftermath of the 22nd July: How to Sustain a Global Culture of Equality in Dignity or likeverd." We thank Lasse Moer for making it possible for us to use the Adobe Connect video platform throughout our conference, and for donating his free time to edit and publish this video.



Fredsuniversitetet på Tronfjell / Mt. Tron University of Peace
, see also Shantibu


• 01 Art of Life and Dignity by Bjørn Pettersen
Bjørn Pettersen and the Mt. Tron University of Peace wish to collaborate with the World Dignity University initiative. This video, "Art of Life and Dignity," by Bjørn Pettersen, was made in Oslo, Norway, on 13th November 2011 in the home of Thamba at Karihaugen. Baheerathan (Thamba) Vykundanathan is a computer programmer of Sri Lankan origin working in Oslo. The interviewer is Thamba's wife, Preeti, from North India, also working with computers in Oslo. Benjamin Ree, who is a professional working with NRK and Reuters, instructed the scenes, recorded the video and edited the film.
Bjørn Pettersen leads the Mount Tron University of Peace in Alvdal, Norway. The University of Peace aspires to become a transnational centre for humanity. "Here the human being itself is the centre of attention, and not phenomena, religion or politics. It will focus on human integration, human dignity and human possibilities, and work to develop the whole human being - physically, mentally and spiritually - solely through the individual's own natural resources. It will also raise central and universal human issues on the collective level and function as a sanctuary and forum for humankind."
"Mt.Tron is internationally known as the ’Mountain of Truth’ or the ’Mountain of Wisdom’ in Norway since the Indian sage, poet and philosopher, Swami Sri Ananda Acharya, lived on this mountain for nearly 30 years. Both his tomb and his memorial are found on the mountain. As long ago as 1918 Ananda Acharya himself chose the ’Peace Plateau’ as the proper site for the proposed University of Peace."


• 02 Aud Lindseth Finsen forteller
(Norsk)
Denne videoen ble spilt inn i Shantibu i Alvdal, Hedmark, 31. juli 2012. Aud Lindseth Finsen blir interjuet av Gjermund Glittfjell og forteller om hennes liv og hvordan hun ble kjent med Einar Beer. (Se Fredsuniversitetet på Tronfjell / Mt. Tron University of Peace.)Evelin Lindner holdt kameraet. Se bilder tatt på Shantibu fra 4. august 2012.



Mariana Vergara


• 01 Mariana Vergara about the Ruku Kausay World Dignity University Amazon Initiative in Ecuador
This video was recorded in New York City in December 2011.
Please read more at
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Pdf): World Dignity University Initiative: Co-creating Sustainability in the Amazon Rainforest with the Kichwa Community: Why, Who, What, How, Where, When (2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Pdf): 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 (2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Videos 2012) (2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Pdf from Powerpoint) (2011)

• 02 Mariana Vergara and her Scholarly Path / Mariana Vergara y Su Camino Universitario(English)
This video has been created on 18th July 2012 in Quito, Ecuador. Mariana Ines Vergara explains her scholarly work. She initiated the Ruku Kausay branch of the World Dignity University initiative, located in the community of Rio Blanco in the Amazonian part of Ecuador. Mariana's son Mario Tamariz did the recording.
Please see the links to all four videos created on the 6th and 7th of July 2012 at the Ruku Kausay World Dignity University Amazonian Branch in the rainforest of Ecuador:
• 01 Tayler Mulcahy and Andrew McInnis Present their Participatory Action Research (PAR) at Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador
• 02 Mariana Vergara on Building Dignity in the Amazon Systemically: From Idea to Reality - Manifesting the World Dignity University Amazonian Branch in the Rainforest of Ecuador
• 03 Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador: Evelin Lindner Invites to an Afternoon Strall
• 04 Agustin Grefa's Ancient Knowledge and the World Dignity University Initiative

• 03 Mariana Vergara: A South American Biography / Mariana Vergara: Una biografía de América del Sur(English/Inglés)
This video has been created on 18th July 2012 in Quito, Ecuador. Mariana Ines Vergara explains her scholarly work. She initiated the Ruku Kausay branch of the World Dignity University initiative, located in the community of Rio Blanco in the Amazonian part of Ecuador. Mariana's son Mario Tamariz did the recording.
Please see the links to all four videos created on the 6th and 7th of July 2012 at the Ruku Kausay World Dignity University Amazonian Branch in the rainforest of Ecuador:
• 01 Tayler Mulcahy and Andrew McInnis Present their Participatory Action Research (PAR) at Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador
• 02 Mariana Vergara on Building Dignity in the Amazon Systemically: From Idea to Reality - Manifesting the World Dignity University Amazonian Branch in the Rainforest of Ecuador
• 03 Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador: Evelin Lindner Invites to an Afternoon Strall
• 04 Agustin Grefa's Ancient Knowledge and the World Dignity University Initiative

• 04 Mariana Vergara: Una biografía de América del Sur / Mariana Vergara: A South American Biography(Español/Spanish)
Este video ha sido creado el 18 de julio de 2012 en Quito, Ecuador. Mariana Inés Vergara explica su trabajo académico. Ella inició Ruku Kausay, rama de la iniciativa de la Universidad Mundial de la Dignidad (WDU) ubicada en la comunidad de Río Blanco en la parte amazónica del Ecuador. El hijo de Mariana Mario Tamariz hizo la grabación. Vea el video con los primeros estudiantes de la rama: Tayler Mulcahy y McInnis Andrew presentar su investigación-acción participativa (IAP).
English: This video has been created on 18th July 2012 in Quito, Ecuador. Mariana Ines Vergara explains her scholarly work. She initiated the Ruku Kausay branch of the World Dignity University initiative, located in the community of Rio Blanco in the Amazonian part of Ecuador. Mariana's son Mario Tamariz did the recording.
Please see the links to all four videos created on the 6th and 7th of July 2012 at the Ruku Kausay World Dignity University Amazonian Branch in the rainforest of Ecuador:
• 01 Tayler Mulcahy and Andrew McInnis Present their Participatory Action Research (PAR) at Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador
• 02 Mariana Vergara on Building Dignity in the Amazon Systemically: From Idea to Reality - Manifesting the World Dignity University Amazonian Branch in the Rainforest of Ecuador
• 03 Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador: Evelin Lindner Invites to an Afternoon Strall
• 04 Agustin Grefa's Ancient Knowledge and the World Dignity University Initiative



Ruku Kausay World Dignity University Amazonian Branch in the Rainforest of Ecuador

The videos you see further down were created on in the Ruku Kausay branch of the World Dignity University initiative located in the community of Rio Blanco in the Amazonian part of Ecuador. The Grefa family, an extended indigenous Kichwa family, has developed ecotourism as a way to preserve their sacred rainforest lands and culture for over 20 years. Ruku Kausay (pronounced "roo- koo - kow - sigh") means "wisdom of the ancestors" in the indigenous Kichwa language. Ruku Kausay invites into experiencing the wisdom of the rainforest and the authentic culture and traditions of its people. The Grefa family has practiced the shamanic healing traditions of its people for generations, see also their video Ruku Kausay Eco Lodge.
Please see here some still photos from Andrew's camera, from Mariana's camera, and from Evelin's camera.
See also:
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Pdf): World Dignity University Initiative: Co-creating Sustainability in the Amazon Rainforest with the Kichwa Community: Why, Who, What, How, Where, When (2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Pdf): 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 (2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Videos 2012) (2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Pdf from Powerpoint) (2011)

• 01 Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador: Tayler Mulcahy and Andrew McInnis Present their Participatory Action Research (PAR) at Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador
This video has been created on 6th July 2012 in the Ruku Kausay branch of the World Dignity University initiative located in the community of Rio Blanco in the Amazonian part of Ecuador. Tayler Mulcahy and Andrew McInnis present their Participatory Action Research (PAR). Both students, Tayler Mulcahy and Andrew McInnis attend Washington & Jefferson College (W&J), located in Pennsylvania, US. From W&J, Tayler received the Cargill grant and Andrew received the Walker's grant. Both students were given the opportunity to conduct PAR at Ruku Kausay which is located in the community of Rio Blanco in the Amazonian part of Ecuador. Tayler, an environmental studies and sociology major, shares her particular area of study on gaining the local perspectives of the plants and nature, as well as the impact that ecotourism is having on the community through participatory action research. Andrew, who is a biology and environmental studies major, shares how he conducted a local flora and fauna inventory as well as a tree and plant's density study in this particular area of the Amazon rainforest. They learned about this opportunity and they were inspired by Mariana Ines Vergara's presentation of this project at Washington & Jefferson College. Mariana Vergara recorded this video for the students so that they may share their experiences with others in hopes to increase awareness of this opportunity. For more information on these studies please contact Tayler at mulcahyth[@]washjeff.edu or Andrew at mcinnisaj[@]washjeff.edu. Please see some still photos from Andrew's camera.
See the article "How Research Can Humiliate: Critical Reflections on Method," by Evelin Lindner, published in theJournal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, Annual Edition 2001-2002, pp. 16-36, an article that supports the view that Taylor and Andrew express in this video, namely, that valid results emerge from doing research WITH people rather than ON people.

• 02 Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador: Mariana Vergara on Building Dignity in the Amazon Systemically: From Idea to Reality - Manifesting the World Dignity University Amazonian Branch in the Rainforest of Ecuador
This video has been created on 6th July 2012 in the Ruku Kausay branch of the World Dignity University initiative located in the community of Rio Blanco in the Amazonian part of Ecuador. It is a dialogue between Mariana Ines Vergara and Evelin Lindner about the manifestation of this branch.
This dialogue touches upon Mariana Vergara's background and how her work and the work of the World Dignity University connected. After the launch of the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative in June 2011, in Oslo, Norway, Evelin brought Mariana to the conference "Reimagining Democratic Societies: A New Era of Personal and Social Responsibilities" also in Oslo, 27-29th June 2011. There they met the President of the Washington & Jefferson College (W&J), located in Pennsylvania, US, Tori Haring-Smith. Tori connected Mariana with Robert East, who arranged for Mariana to present the WDU initiative at the Washington & Jefferson College. Inspired by Mariana's presentation, by June 2012, the first two students came to Ruku Kausay, Tayler Mulcahy and Andrew McInnis, both from W&J. Tayler had received the Cargill grant and Andrew the Walker's grant.
Both students were given the opportunity to conduct Participatory Action Research (PAR) at Ruku Kausay. Please see the video where Tayler, an environmental studies and sociology major, shares her particular area of study on gaining the local perspectives of the plants and nature, as well as the impact that ecotourism is having on the community through participatory action research. Andrew, who is a biology and environmental studies major, shares how he conducted a local flora and fauna inventory as well as tree and plant's density study in this particular area of the Amazon rainforest. Andrew recorded this video.

• 03 Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador: Evelin Lindner Invites to an Afternoon Strall
This video has been created on 6th July 2012 in the Ruku Kausay branch of the World Dignity University initiative located in the community of Rio Blanco in the Amazonian part of Ecuador.
The Grefa family, an extended indigenous Kichwa family, has developed ecotourism as a way to preserve their sacred rainforest lands and culture for over 20 years. Ruku Kausay (pronounced "roo- koo - kow - sigh") means "wisdom of the ancestors" in the indigenous Kichwa language. Ruku Kausay invites into experiencing the wisdom of the rainforest and the authentic culture and traditions of its people. The Grefa family has practiced the shamanic healing traditions of its people for generations. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 04 Ruku Kausay, Amazonian Ecuador: Agustin Grefa's Ancient Knowledge and the World Dignity University Initiative / Ruku Kausay, la Amazonía de Ecuador: Conocimiento Antiguo de Agustín Grefa y la Iniciativa de la Universidad Mundial de la Dignidad (English/Spanish, Inglés/Español)
English: This video has been created on 7th July 2012 in the Ruku Kausay branch of the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative located in the community of Rio Blanco in the Amazonian part of Ecuador. This video documents how Agustin Grefa most generously offers his knowledge to the World Dignity University initiative. The Grefa family, an extended indigenous Kichwa family, for over 20 years has developed ecotourism as a way to preserve their sacred rainforest lands and culture. Ruku Kausay (pronounced "roo- koo - kow - sigh") means "wisdom of the ancestors" in the indigenous Kichwa language. Ruku Kausay invites into experiencing the wisdom of the rainforest and the authentic culture and traditions of its people. The Grefa family has practiced the shamanic healing traditions of its people for generations.
Español: Este video ha sido creado el 7 de julio de 2012 en Ruku Kausay, rama de la iniciativa de la Universidad Mundial de la Dignidad (WDU) ubicada en la comunidad de Río Blanco en la parte amazónica del Ecuador. Este video documenta cómo Agustín Grefa más generosamente ofrece su conocimiento a la iniciativa de la Universidad Mundial de la Dignidad. La familia Grefa, una gran familia indígena kichwa, por más de 20 años ha desarrollado el ecoturismo como una forma de preservar sus tierras sagradas del bosque lluvioso y la cultura. Ruku Kausay significa "la sabiduría de los antepasados​​" en la lengua indígena kichwa. Ruku Kausay invita a experimentar la sabiduría de la selva y la auténtica cultura y las tradiciones de su pueblo. La familia Grefa ha practicado las tradiciones chamánicas de curación de su pueblo durante generaciones.



Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogues

Evelin Lindner had been invited to Rio + 20 in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, but chose to go to Marabá in Pará with her video camera instead. She chose Marabá over Rio + 20 because, as she had learned, the voices of the people in the Amazon are not heard. She wanted to hear them and bring their voices to larger audiences. Her hosts were Daniel Baron Cohen, known in Brazil as Dan Baron, or Dan, and Manoela Paula Latronica de Souza, known as Mano Souza, or Mano, and their Rivers of Meeting community project (Rios de Encontro) in Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), which is the founding community of Marabá at the confluence of two rivers, Rio Tocantins and Rio Itacaiúnas (the name "dry hair" comes from the observation that the hair of Africans is so tightly coiled that it does not get wet when bathing in the river).

See the article "Norueguesa Troca Rio+20 por temporada em Marabá" in Correo do Tocantins (translated by Google Translator and summarized in Evelin's South America 2012 "digniventure" reflections.

Please see also the bilingual masterpiece Harvest in Times of Drought - Colheita em Tempo de Seca, by the pedagogic collective Voices of the Country with Daniel Baron, published by Transformance Institute, Tocantins and Itacaiunas Rivers, in 2011. See also Dan's presentation Identity, Diversity and Collective Action (Rio+20, Maraba, Amazon) further down, a presentation that gives an introduction to Dan Baron's work. See, furthermore, his description of the monument "As Castanheiras of Eldorado dos Carajás."
01 Vozes do Campo / Voices of the Country, autoria coletiva
02 Eu canto / I sing, Raimundo Ferreira
03 A planta e o jardineiro / The plant and the gardener, Adriano Rosa
04 Criança alegre / Happy child, Margarete Ferro
05 Sonhar / To dream, Raimundo Ferreira
06 Falam com X / Speak with X, Raimundo Ferreira
07 Piratas / Pirates, José Hilton
08 Que bom seria / How good it would be, Geane Lopes
09 Vento norte / North wind, Raimundo Ferreira
10 Cheiro da terra / Smell of the land, Airton Pereira
11 Alerta Amazônia / Alert Amazon, Zequinha Souza

• The fragility of the Cabelo Seco community is illustrated by the case of the killing of a man in a wheel chair that Dan describes as follows:
Alexandre
Last night, as we were returning from the June fest on the riverfront of the Tocantins, enjoying a Tacacá stew, we learned that Alexandre had been executed in his rusty old wheelchair. We were devastated. He was one of fifteen special needs young people from our community who had received a gift of 100 Brazilian Dollars from the artists of our youth-band during the final cultural fest of 2011, after they and their mothers decided to recycle a performance fee of $1500 from the global Brazilian mining company Vale do Rio Doce into a currency of solidarity.
The next morning, the streets revealed more detail. Alexandre had been playing with his one-year old son on his lap. As a car drove at him to tip him into the street, Alexandre had thrown his child onto the sidewalk. He was shot in the head and died instantly. Alexandre had been paralyzed from the waist a year earlier in a drug-trafficking feud, but had continued to command the circulation of oxy (a lethally addictive, cheap derivative of crack-cocaine), and even executions, from his wheelchair. Alexandre simply met our 'Rivers of Meeting' project a little too late, our emerging artist-leaders said, at the crossroads between two worlds: a midnight project of death and a dawn project of life. Was he crossing their threshold? He knew he would end up on the front-page of the local newspapers, but was not yet aware his death would be used to promote the industrialization of the Amazon, to fuel 'electricity for all'.
His days were numbered, the street whispered, and it's good that he died. Now we will all sleep easier. If Alexandre had known how his death would be used to justify the accelerated development of the riverside and dispersal of its Afro-Indigenous community to make way for a luxurious international resort – financed and powered by Vale do Rio Doce, would he have made other choices? What was he singing to his son as they played at midnight? Will he grow up gasping for refuge from putrid river highways in evergreen shopping-centres, consuming his own ancestral memory as 'Amazon cool'?
Alexandre's rusty wheelchair offers insight into all that we face in the Amazonian State of Pará today. Dan Baron
25 June 2012
Transformance Institute
Tocantins and Itacaiunas Rivers

See also:
- Kite festival 2014
Jovens do 'Rios de Encontro' celebram o Rio Tocantins, escrevendo com pipas no céu de sua comunidade Afro-Indígena, Cabelo Seco, Pará, seu compromisso para proteger a Amazônia,
Youth from 'Rivers of Meeting' celebrate the River Tocantins, writing with kites on the sky of their Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco, Pará, their commitment to protect the Amazon.

- Performance: Let Our River Pass, 2015
Performance by the young Amazonian artists of Rivers of Meeting project in defence of their Cabelo Seco community and the River Tocantins, threatened by the planned construction of a hydroelectric dam in 2016.
Performance pelos jovens artistas amazônicos do projeto Rios de Encontro em defesa de sua comunidade Cabelo Seco e do Rio Tocantins, ameaços pela construção agendada de uma hidrelétrica em 2016.

- Dance piece: Lágrimas Secas/Dry Tears, 2015
Cia AfroMundi partilha sua nova dança amazônico-contemporânea 'Lágrimas Secas'. A hidreléctrica de Marabá vai matar o Rio Tocantins. A comunidade Cabelo Seco prefere energia solar. Vamos proteger nossa Amazônia!
AfroMundi shares its new Amazonian-Contemporary dance piece 'Dry Tears'. The Marabá hydro-electric dam will kill the River Tocantins. The Cabelo Seco community prefers solar energy. Let's protect our Amazon!

- Rios de Encontro: Dry Tears (Lágrimas Secas), 2015
Rios de Encontro Rios de Encontro, published on 12 September 2015
AfroMundi Dance Company from Cabelo Seco community in Marabá presents its poetic alert about the threatened murder of the River Tocantins' spring during the present industrialization of the Amazon. Cia AfroMundi da comunidade Cabelo Seco em Marabá apresenta na pracinha sua alerta poética sobre o assassinato ameaçado do nascente do Rio Tocantins, na atual industrialização da Amazônia.

• 01 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 1: Educação e Sustentabilidade - Ari Martins e Seus Colegas Trocam Saberes na Escola Jonathas Pontes Athias / Education and Sustainability - Ari Martins and her Colleagues Exchange Knowledges in the Jonathas Pontes Athias School (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado em Marabá, Pará, Brasil, em 20 de Junho de 2012. Dan Baron facilita e traduz uma conversa entre professores e pedagogos sobre os desafios que enfrentam no fomento de co-responsabilidade e pedagogias de transformação com professores, alunos e famílias. Ari, Cris, Hosana, Lucélia Cristina dos Santos
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese/English). It was created in Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 20th June 2012. Dan Baron facilitates and translates a conversation between head-teachers and pedagogues about the challenges they face in nurturing co-responsibility and pedagogies of transformation with teachers, pupils and families.

• 02 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 2: Cantando para uma Amazônia Sustentável: Zequinha de Cabelo Seco Canta na Orla do Rio Tocantins / Singing for a Sustainable Amazon - Zequinha of Cabelo Seco Sings on the Edge of the River Tocantins (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado na comunidade afro-índigena de Cabelo Seco, Marabá, Pará, Brasil, em 21 de Junho de 2012 na orla do Rio Tocantins. Em 26 de Junho na casa de cultura do projeto Rios de Encontro. Em 21 de junho, Dan Baron organizou uma viagem de barco até o local onde o Rio Itacaiúnas se encontra com o Rio Tocantins. Dan também traduz.
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese/English). It was created in the Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 21st June on the bank of the River Tocantins. On 26th June 2012 in the cultural home of the Rivers of Meeting project. On 21st June, Dan Baron organized a boat trip to the place where the Rio Itacaiúnas meets the Rio Tocantins. Dan also translates.

• 02.1 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 2.1: RBA Entrevista: O Rio Tocantins Fala atraves do Musico Zequinha e da Jovem Lideranca Carolayne de Cabelo Seco / The River Tocantins Speaks through the Musician Zequinha and the Young Leader Carolayne of Cabelo Seco (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Em 21 de junho 2012, Dan Baron organizou uma viagem de barco até o local onde o Rio Itacaiúnas se encontra com o Rio Tocantins na comunidade afro-índigena de Cabelo Seco, Marabá, Pará, Brasil, com o líder comunitário José Carlos (Zequinha), o jovem líder Carolayne Valente, e do pesquisador e autor Lindner Evelin. Dan também traduz. Jornalista Victor Haôr Correêa Dias (Chefe de reportagem na Sistema Costa Norte de Comunicação) veio junto com a câmera homem Jânio Andrade, da TV RBA, também conhecida como RBA (Rede Brasil Amazônia de Televisão), uma emissora de televisão brasileira afiliada à Rede Bandeirantes em Belém, no Estado do Pará.
English: On 21st June 2012, Dan Baron organized a boat trip to the place where the Rio Itacaiúnas meets the Rio Tocantins in the Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), Marabá, Pará, Brazil, with the community leader José Carlos (Zequinha), the youth leader Carolayne Valente, and the researcher and author Evelin Lindner. Dan also translates. Journalist Victor Haôr Correêa Dias (Chief reporter in the North Coast System of Communication) came together with camera man Janio Andrade, from the RBA TV, also known as RBA (Brazil Amazon Network Television), a Brazilian television station affiliated with the Bandeirantes Network in Belém, Pará, Brazil.

• 02.2 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 2.1: RBA Barra Pesada
Português: Esta entrevista com Dan Baron, Manoela Souza, Zequinha, Elizangela Neves, e Evelin foi conduzido na casa de cultura do projeto Rios de Encontro na comunidade afro-índigena de Cabelo Seco, Marabá, Pará, Brasil, na 19 de junho de 2012. Esta entrevista foi conduzida por jornalista Victor Haôr Correêa Dias (Chefe de reportagem na Sistema Costa Norte de Comunicação) com o câmera Jânio Andrade, da TV RBA, também conhecida como RBA (Rede Brasil Amazônia de Televisão), uma emissora de televisão brasileira afiliada à Rede Bandeirantes em Belém, no Estado do Pará.
English: This interview with Dan Baron, Manoela Souza, Zequinha, Elizangela Neves, and Evelin was conducted in the cultural home of the Rivers of Meeting project in the Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 19th June 2012. The interview was conducted by journalist Victor Haôr Correêa Dias (Chief reporter in the North Coast System of Communication) and cameraman Janio Andrade, from the RBA TV, also known as RBA (Brazil Amazon Network Television), a Brazilian television station affiliated with the Bandeirantes Network in Belém, Pará, Brazil.

See more background information:
Dan Baron wrote on Monday, 22nd August 2011 about "Music for a Sustainable and Vital Amazon":
Good morning from the Amazon! On this world day of action against the building of the hydro-electric plant, Belo Monte, on the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon (to be the third largest plant in the world), with unpredictable, irreversible sociocultural and environmental damage in the region which will impact on all of our lives, we present two songs...
- Alerta Amazonia (Zequinha de Cabelo Seco)
- Clamor popular (Zequinha de Cabelo Seco)
- See the booklet of songs from the Brazilian Amazon which includes the translation of Alerta Amazonia (from the Transformance Archive)
Both songs have emerged in Cabelo Seco, an afro-indigenous community, the founding community of Marabá, Pará, where we live and work. The riverside community is already suffering serious consequences of the large dams completed in the past two years. The songs have been developed by our friend, project collaborator and art-educator Zequinha de Cabelo Seco, inside our project Backyards of Cultural Solidarity. We hope they contribute to the broadening of the international quest for a living, sustainable Pan-Amazônia.
Even if you don't understand the poetic lyrics, we believe you'll understand their emotions. Please write to us if you would like a translation, and feel free to use the songs in your own projects and community. Here are some links if you'd like more information:
- www.avaaz.org/en/amazon_under_threat/
- www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_amazon_a/?fp
Please see here some still photos.

• 03 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 3: Em Busca de uma Estética Amazônica de Transformação com Artista Plástico Antonio (Botelinho) Botelho de Marabá / In Search of an Amazonian Aesthetics of Transformation with Sculptor Antonio (Botelinho) Botelho of Marabá (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado na comunidade afro-índigena de Cabelo Seco em Marabá, Pará, Brasil, em 21 de Junho de 2012, na casa de cultura do projeto Rios de Encontro, e oferece reflexões poéticas sobre o papel do artista, memória e intervenção cuidadosa. Dan Baron traduz.
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese/English). It was created in the Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco ("dry hair") in Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 21st June 2012, in the cultural home of the Rivers of Meeting project, and offers poetic reflections about the role of the artist, memory and careful intervention. Dan Baron translates.
Please see here some still photos.

• 04 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 4: Democratização da Amazônia com o MST / Democratization of the Amazon with the MST (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado na entrada da sede da Fazenda Cedro, próxima à Marabá, Pará, Brasil, em 21 de Junho de 2012. Voltamos no dia 24 de Junho e viu a bandeira "Contra a intolerância dos ricos e a intransigência dos pobres." Dan Baron explica e traduz.
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese/English). It was created at the entrance to the vast Cedro Farm, near to Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 21st June 2012. We returned on the 24th June and saw the banner "Contra a intolerância dos ricos e a intransigência dos pobres." Dan Baron explains and translates. MST stands for the Landless Workers' Movement (Portuguese: Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra), the largest rural social movement in Brazil.
Please see here some still photos.

See also the video of made on 22nd June 2012 by the MST movement:
Global Action: MST Occupation of the Area of ​​ALPA / VALE in Marabá - Pará / Ação Global: MST em Ocupação da Área da ALPA / VALE em Marabá - Pará
English: More than 400 workers and students from different social organizations, occupied this morning (22nd June 2012) the area Aços Laminados do Pará (Alpa / Vale), a protest of a peaceful character, with marches and the composition of human monuments [chestnut tree, symbol of money and mandala people] as part of the "Global Action," which is being held in various parts of the country, an action critical of the capitalist system and the policy of the green economy discussed at Rio +20 event.
Português:Mais de 400 trabalhadores e estudantes, de diferentes organizações sociais, ocuparam hoje (22 Junho 2012) pela manhã a área da Aços Laminados do Pará (Alpa / Vale), o protesto de caráter pacífico, com marchas e composição de monumentos humanos [castanheira, simbolo do dinheiro e a mandala dos povos] faz parte da chamada "Ação Global", que está sendo realizada em várias partes do País, numa ação de crítica ao sistema capitalista e a política da economia verde debatida no evento Rio+20.

• 05 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 5: Cultura, Saúde e Sustentabilidade, com Ana Louiza Silva e Razia Friedler / Health, Culture and Sustainability with Ana Louiza Silva and Razia Friedler (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado na comunidade afro-índigena de Cabelo Seco em Marabá, Pará, Brasil, em 21 de Junho de 2012, na casa de cultura do projeto Rios de Encontro. Razia Friedler participa via Skype de Uruguai. Dan Baron facilita e traduz.
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese/English). It was created in the Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 21st June 2012 in the cultural home of the Rivers of Meeting project. Razia Friedler participates via Skype from Uruguay. Dan Baron facilitates and translates.
Please see here some still photos.

• 06 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 6: O Monumento "As Castanheiras of Eldorado dos Carajás" e Sua Relevância Global / The Monument "As Castanheiras of Eldorado dos Carajás" and its Global Relevance
This video was created in the "Curve of the S" on the PA105 motorway between Marabá and Eldorado in Pará, Brazil, on 24th June 2012. Dan Baron, artistic coordinator of the global community monument "The Castanheiras of Eldorado dos Carajás" which marks the site of the massacre of landless rural workers on April 17, 1996, explains its symbolism.
Português: Este vídeo foi criado na "Curva do S" na rodovia PA105 entre Marabá e Eldorado, Pará, Brasil, em 24 de Junho de 2012. Dan Baron, coordenador artístico do monumento comunitário e mundial "Castanheiras of Eldorado dos Carajás" que marca o local do massacre de trabalhadores e trabalhadoras sem terra no dia 17 de Abril, 1996, o explica sua simbologia.

• 07 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 7: Hélio Hamarana Dias on the Past and the Future of the Amazon in its Global Context (English)
This video was created in Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on 29th June 2012, and in the settlement "17 do Abril" in Pará, Brazil, on 24th June 2012, when Dan Baron, Manoela de Souza, Hélio Hamarana Dias, and Evelin Lindner visited this settlement. Hélio Hamarana Dias reflects on the past and the future of the Amazon in its global context.
Português: Este vídeo foi criado em Marabá, Pará, Brasil, em 29 de junho de 2012, e no assentamento "17 do Abril" no Pará, Brasil, em 24 de junho de 2012, quando Dan Baron, Manoela de Souza, Hélio Dias, e Evelin Lindner visitados este acordo. Hélio Dias Hamarana reflete sobre o passado eo futuro da Amazônia no seu contexto global.
See A Plot Of Their Own, written on January 20, 2002:
"...Trees are not the only casualties of Brazil's failed reform. Just ask the people of 17 de Abril, a settlement named for a day of infamy. On April 17, 1996, 3,000 squatters marched for land rights in Para in eastern Amazonia. They ran into a police barricade. When the shooting was over, 19 peasants were dead, many shot at point-blank range, one in the back. The police involved are still awaiting trial. The bloody incident, and Brazil's failure to bring the culprits to justice, unleashed a fury of international protest. Brasília accelerated land reform, settling 74,600 homesteader families a year, five times the rate of previous governments. By rights, 17 de Abril ought to be the centerpiece of Cardoso's new rural democracy. Nothing could be further from the truth..."

07.1 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 7.1: Eric Vieira Carvalho Speaks with Hélio Dias about the Amazon (English)
This video was created in Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 29th June 2012. Hélio Hamarana Dias asks Eric Vieira Carvalho about his views on life as young man of twenty-two in Marabá.
Português: Este vídeo foi criado na Marabá, Pará, Brasil, em 29 de Junho de 2012. Hélio Hamarana Dias pede Eric Vieira Carvalho sobre suas visões sobre a vida como jovem de 22 em Marabá.

07.2 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 7.1: Eric Vieira Carvalho Sings
This video was created in Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 29th June 2012.
Português: Este vídeo foi criado na Marabá, Pará, Brasil, em 29 de Junho de 2012.

08 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 8: Justiça Social e Sustentabilidade - Irmãs do Ativista Ambiental Assassinado José Claudio Ribeiro Explica a Campanhã pela Justiça e Sua Relação com o Futuro das Florestas Amazônicas e nosso Planeta / Social Justice and Sustainability - Sisters of Assassinated Environmental Activist José Claudio Ribeiro Explain their Campaign for Justice and its Link to the Future of the Amazonian Forests and our Planet (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado na comunidade afro-índigena de Cabelo Seco, Marabá, Pará, B rasil, em 21 de Junho de 2012, na casa de cultura do projeto Rios de Encontro. Inclua Claudenir e Claudelice Ribeiro, irmas do ambientalista assassinado, José Claudio Ribeiro e conhadas de sua companheira assassinada, Maria do Espirito Santo da Silva, eco-pedagoga, educadora do campo e co-autora com Claudenir do livro Harvest in Times of Drought - Colheita em Tempo de Seca. Também, inclua Claramilta Sousa dos Santos, sobrinha do Jose Claudio. Dan Baron, co-autor e coordinador do projeto Harvest in Times of Drought, traduz.
English: This video is bilingual. It was created in the Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 21st June 2012 in the cultural home of the Rivers of Meeting project. It includes Claudenir and Claudelice Ribeiro, sisters of the assassinated environmentalist José Ribeiro and sisters-in-law of his assassinated partner, Maria do Espirito Santo da Silva, eco-pedagogue, rural educator and co-author with Claudenir of the book Harvest in Times of Drought - Colheita em Tempo de Seca. It also features Claramilta Sousa dos Santos, niece of José Claudio. Dan Baron, co-autor and coordinator of the project Harvest in Times of Drought, translates.
Read more in The Guardian:
"Amazon Rainforest Activist Shot Dead," by Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, 24 May 2011. José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva fought against illegal loggers and had received death threats but was refused police protection...
"Brazilian Police Arrest Suspects in Amazon Murders of Environmentalists," by Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, Monday 19 September 2011. Two held over killings of José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espírito Santo, who were dedicated to saving the rainforests...
"Environmental Activists 'Being Killed at Rate of One a Week'," by Jonathan Watts in Rio de Janeiro, 19 June 2012. Death toll of campaigners involved in protection of forests, rivers and land has almost doubled in three years...
See also:
"Over 700 People Killed Defending Forest and Land Rights in Past Ten Years," June 19, 2012.
Please see here some still photos.

09 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 9: Dan Baron on Identity, Diversity and Collective Action (Rio+20, Maraba, Amazon)
This video was created in the Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 27th June 2012 in the cultural home of the Rivers of Meeting project. Dan Baron shares the presentation he gave to open the Course on Trade Union Action and Solidarity-Based Sustainable Development for the National School of Family Agriculture on June 23 2012 as part of the Rio+20 week of action in Maraba. See here the Powerpoint presentation. This video was edited by Luária Augusto S.A..

Dan Baron Cohen
Dan Baron, please click on the picture to see it larger.
Monument
The Castanheiras of Eldorado dos Carajas 1999 (10m x 15m x 25m), please click on the picture to see it larger.

Military police is moved to sing in the school of the assassinated art educator Maria Silva, 24th August 2011, Nova Ipixuna, Para, Amazonia. Please click on the picture to see it larger. See also Colheita em Tempos de Seca or Harvest In Times of Draught, a CD that provides a celebration of the Amazon as a source of human values and rich popular culture, by those who live both everyday. But it also reminds of its vulnerability. It is an inspiring resource for all educators and communities who seek a sustainable future.

Dan Baron is a community-based arts-educator and cultural activist who lives and works in the Amazonian northern state of Pará, Brazil.

Dan wrote from Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), in Marabá, southeast of Pará, in the Amazonian north of Brazil on 22nd August 2011:
Good morning from the Amazon! On this world day of action against the building of the hydro-electric plant, Belo Monte, on the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon (to be the third largest plant in the world), with unpredictable, irreversible sociocultural and environmental damage in the region which will impact on all of our lives, we present two songs...
- Alerta Amazonia (Zequinha de Cabelo Seco)
- Clamor popular (Zequinha de Cabelo Seco)
- See the booklet of songs from the Brazilian Amazon which includes the translation of Alerta Amazonia (from the Transformance Archive)
Both songs have emerged in Cabelo Seco, an afro-indigenous community on the periphery of Marabá, Pará, where we live and work. The riverside community is already suffering serious consequences of the large dams completed in the past two years. The songs have been developed by our friend, project collaborator and art-educator Zequinha de Cabelo Seco, inside our project Backyards of Cultural Solidarity. We hope they contribute to the broadening of the international quest for a living, sustainable Pan-Amazônia.
Even if you don't understand the poetic lyrics, we believe you'll understand their emotions. Please write to us if you would like a translation, and feel free to use the songs in your own projects and community. Here are some links if you'd like more information:
www.avaaz.org/en/amazon_under_threat/
www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_amazon_a/?fp

Many thanks. An amazonian hug!
Dan Baron e Mano Souza
Cabelo Seco, Marabá
Institute Transformance/ABRA

Dan wrote on 23rd August 2011:
"The conference takes place during my final 5-day period of intensive writing (and type-setting of our new book 'Harvest in Times of Drought: a pedagogy of life for sustainable community', written with 50 rural, riverside and forest arts-educators), but I would like to make myself available for 90 minutes, if that works for you. Is there a definite open or closed space where I could share reflections on what we have learned from arts-based pedagogical work in response to the destruction of the Amazonian forests? I could speak very concretely on how a group of 50 teachers transformed a culture of collusion into an community-based ethics of co-responsibility, based on reflexive solidarity and cooperation. This could also connect to our response to the assassination of our student/grandmother/eco-pedagogue Maria Silva (on May 24). Alternatively, or within the same contribution, I could speak about our work with young people as cultural organizers and artists, transforming themselves, to transform their own afro-indigenous community, one of the poorest and allegedly most violent in Maraba, cradle of the 'industrialization of the Amazon'."

10 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 10: Mano Souza in Conversation about Community Transformation and the Sustainability of the Amazon
This video was created in the Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 28th June 2012 in the cultural home of the Rivers of Meeting project. Manoela Souza, together with her partner Dan Baron, are artistic-pedagogic coordinators of the project. Dan is the cameraman of this video tape. This video was edited by Luário Augusto S.A.
Português: Este vídeo foi criado na comunidade afro-índigena de Cabelo Seco, Marabá, Pará, B rasil, em 28 de Junho de 2012, na casa de cultura do projeto Rios de Encontro. Manoela Souza, com seu companheiro Dan Baron, são os coordinaadores-artisticos do projeto. Dan está filmando. Esta video foi editado por Luária Augusto S.A.

11 Rios + 20 Amazon Dialogue 11: Jovem Comunitária Leader Camylla Alvis sobre o Futuro da Amazônia / Young Community Leader Camylla Alvis on the Future of the Amazon (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado na comunidade afro-índigena de Cabelo Seco, Marabá, Pará, B rasil, em 27 de Junho de 2012, na casa de cultura do projeto Rios de Encontro.
English: This video is bilingual. It was created in the Afro-Indigenous community of Cabelo Seco ("dry hair"), Marabá, Pará, Brazil, on the 27th June 2012 in the cultural home of the Rivers of Meeting project.



Fatima Souza


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Fátima Souza de Representações Sociais de Professores de Inglês / Fatima Souza on Social Representations of English Teachers (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo foi criado em Teresina, Piauí, Brasil, em 17 de Junho de 2012, primeiro em Português, em seguida, em Inglês. Fátima Sousa explica como as representações sociais entre professores de inglês sem querer leva a desrespeitar quando eles ensinam nas escolas públicas.
English: This video was created in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil, on the 17th June 2012, first in Portuguese, then in English. Fatima Sousa explains how the social representations among English teachers unintentionally lead to disrespect when they teach in public schools.
Please see here some still photos from Evelin's camera, and here some still photos from Giselda's camera.



Giselda Costa


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Giselda Costa sobre o Potencial de Dignificação de Telefones Celulares em Ensino de Inglês nas Escolas Públicas / Giselda Costa on the Dignifying Potential of Cellular Phones in English Teaching in Public Schools (Português)
Português: Este vídeo foi criado em Teresina, Piauí, Brasil, em 17 de Junho de 2012. Giselda Santos Costa explica como o telefones celulares podem ajudar os alunos a melhorar o seu desempenho linguistico em escolas públicas.
English: This video was created in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil, on the 17th June 2012. Giselda Costa explains how cellular phones can be help English teachers to empower their students in public schools.
See also her video Mobile Learning IFPI Teresina Zona Sul.
Please see here some still photos from Evelin's camera, and here some still photos from Giselda's camera.



Francisco Cardoso Gomes de Matos

• 01 Francisco Gomes de Matos: Interview with Evelin Lindner (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
English: Professor Francisco Gomes de Matos, President of the Associação Brasil-América (ABA), converses with Evelin Lindner, medical doctor and psychologist, and Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studes network. This video was created on 14th June 2012 in Recife, Brazil.
Portuguese: O Professor Francisco Gomes de Matos, Presidente do Conselho da ABA, conversa com Evelin Lindner, médica e psicóloga fundadora e presidente da Rede de Estudos sobre Humilhação e Dignidade. Este vídeo foi criado em Recife, Brasil, em 14 de Junho de 2012.

• 02 Dignity: A Multidimensional View Book Launch
This is a video that was 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, 5-6th December 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.



Marcos José Noronha


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Marcos José Noronha: Bringing Dignity into Psychiatry
This video was created in Recife, Brazil, on the 14th June 2012, in Marcos José Noronha's clinic Centro de Atenção Psicossocial - CAPS CASA FORTE, together with Evelin Lindner. Marcos José Noronha explains how his work evolved. The video taping was done by Carol Cosentina. Please see here also some still photos.

• 02 Célia Cunha: "Hospital Dia" (Português, with English translation)
This video was created in Recife, Brazil, on the 14th June 2012, in Marcos José Noronha's clinic Centro de Atenção Psicossocial - CAPS CASA FORTE, together with Maria Odette S. Maciel. Célia explains her experiences with the psychiatric system to Evelin Lindner. The video taping was done by Carol Cosentina.
Português: Este vídeo foi criado em Recife, Brasil, sobre o 14 de junho de 2012, na clínica de Marcos José de Noronha, Centro de Atenção Psicossocial - CAPS CASA FORTE, junto com Maria Odette S. Maciel. Célia explica suas experiências com o sistema psiquiátrico para Evelin Lindner. A gravação de vídeo foi feito por Carol Cosentina.
Please see here also some still photos.



Marcelle Guil


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Bringing Dignism into the World / Trazendo Dignism para o Mundo (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado na São Paulo no dia 3 de junho de 2012. Marcelle Guil compartilha suas opiniões sobre a dignidade e suas contribuições para a iniciativa da Universidade Mundial para Dignidade com with Evelin Lindner.
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese/English). It was created in São Paulo on the 3rd June 2012. Marcelle Guil shares her views on dignity and her contributions to the World Dignity University initiative with Evelin Lindner.
See also some still pictures.



Natalia Brasil


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The Brasílian Path to Equality in Dignity / O Caminho Brasileiro para a Igualdade em Dignidade (Português/Inglês, Portuguese/English)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado na São Paulo no dia 3 de junho de 2012. Natalia Brasil compartilha suas opiniões sobre a dignidade e suas contribuições para a iniciativa da Universidade Mundial para Dignidade with Evelin Lindner.
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese/English). It was created in São Paulo on the 3rd June 2012. Natalia Brasil shares her views on dignity and her contributions to the World Dignity University initiative with Evelin Lindner.
See also some still pictures.



Rosy Rodrigues


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Dignidade Humana e o Desemprego (Português, com tradução Inglês, Portuguese, with English translation)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português, com tradução Inglês). Foi criado na São Paulo no dia 3 de junho de 2012. Rosy Rodrigues compartilha de seu trabalho com o Grupo de Apoio Psicoprofissional (GAP) que atende desempregados na cidade de Guarulhos, Brasil, com Evelin Lindner.
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese, with English translation). It was created in São Paulo on the 3rd June 2012. Rosy Rodrigues shares her work with the Grupo de Apoio Psicoprofissional (GAP) serving unemployed in the city of Guarulhos, Brazil, with Evelin Lindner.
See also some still pictures.



Murilo Jardelina da Costa


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Dignity, Attentive Listening and Dialogue (Português/Inglês/Alemão, Portuguese/English/German, Portugiesisch/Englisch/Deutsch)
Português: Este vídeo é trilíngüe (Português/Inglês/Alemão). Foi criado na São Paulo no dia 3 de junho de 2012. Murilo Jardelino da Costa compartilha suas opiniões sobre a dignidade e suas contribuições para a iniciativa da Universidade Mundial para Dignidade com Evelin Lindner.
English: This video is trilingual (Portuguese/English/German). It was created in São Paulo on 2nd June 2012. Murilo Jardelina da Costa shares his views on dignity and his contributions to the World Dignity University initiative with Evelin Lindner.
Deutsch: Dieses Video ist dreisprachig (Portugiesisch/Englisch/Deutsch). Murilo Jardelina da Costa teilt zuerst seine Ansichten über Würde. Dann erklärt er Evelin Lindner wie er zur Initiative der Weltuniversität für Menschenwürde beitragen möchte.
See also some still pictures.



Fernando Rangel


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Fernando Rangel (Português, com tradução Inglês, Portuguese, with English translation)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português, com tradução Inglês). Foi criado na casa de David Calerdoni, depois de uma visita na Centro de Direitos Humanos e Educação Popular de Campo Limpo (CHDEP) en Jardim Ângela, São Paulo, no dia 2 de junho de 2012. Fernando Rangel explica a vida no Capão Redondo. Inês Castilho traduz em Inglês, com Evelin Lindner ajudar (ela pede desculpas para segurar o microfone muito perto, fazendo com que sua voz ser demasiado alto quando ela fala). Capão Redondo, Parque Santo Antônio e Jardim Ângela são o lar de um total combinado de mais de meio milhão de pessoas. Jardim Ângela, Capão Redondo e Jardim São Luis, foram considerados pela Polícia Civil de São Paulo para ser o "triângulo da morte". Em 1996, havia 538 pessoas assassinadas nesta área, a maioria dos quais eram adolescentes.
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese, with English translation). It was created in the home of David Calderoni after a visit to the Centro de Direitos Humanos e Educação Popular de Campo Limpo (CHDEP) in Jardim Ângela, São Paulo, on 2nd June 2012. Fernando Rangel explains life in Capão Redondo. Ines Castilho translates into English, with Evelin Lindner assisting (she apologizes for holding the microphone too closely, thus causing her voice to be too loud when she speaks). Capão Redondo, Parque Santo Antônio, and Jardim Ângela are home to a combined total of more than half a million people. Jardim Ângela, Capão Redondo, and Jardim São Luis, were considered by the São Paulo Civil Police to be the "triangle of death." In 1996, there were 538 people murdered in this area, most of whom were teenagers.
See also some still pictures.



David Calderoni


• 01 About Hope and Democracy (English/Portuguese)
English: This video is bilingual (English/Portuguese). It was created in São Paulo on 2nd June 2012. Gaby Saab did the recording. David Calderoni is in dialogue with Evelin Lindner about his work at the Núcleo de Psicopatologia, Políticas Públicas de Saúde Mental e Ações Comunicativas em Saúde Pública (NUPSI).
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Inglês/Português). Foi criado na São Paulo no dia 2 de junho de 2012. David Calderoni está em diálogo com Evelin Lindner sobre seu trabalho na Núcleo de Psicopatologia, Políticas Públicas de Saúde Mental e Ações Comunicativas em Saúde Pública (NUPSI). Gaby Saab fez a gravação.
See also some still pictures.

See also:
I Seminário Intersetorial Nupsi – o encontro da Renda Básica com a Economia Solidária, 29/6/12, 19-22h, FSP/USP I Seminário Intersetorial Nupsi – o encontro da Renda Básica com a Economia Solidária. 29/6/12, 19-22h, FSP/USP
Nesse vídeo, Paul Singer, Guy Standing, Eduardo Suplicy e David Calderoni anunciam o I Seminário Intersetorial Nupsi – Invenções Democráticas frente aos desafios do precariado: o encontro da Renda Básica com a Economia Solidária, a ocorrer em 29 de junho de 2012 (sexta-feira), das 19h às 22h, na Faculdade de Saúde Pública da USP – Auditório João Yunes – Av. Doutor Arnaldo, 715 - São Paulo (Metrô Clínicas). Tendo por motivo articular maneiras criativas e solidárias de desenvolver autonomia e cooperação para o enfrentamento conjunto dos desafios do precariado (segmento social marcado pelo empobrecimento material e inseguridade laboral), este seminário intersetorial constitui ocasião de um encontro vital propiciado pelas reflexões e propostas de um homem de academia e de ação de renome mundial: o Prof. Dr. Guy Standing, docente de Seguridade Econômica na Universidade Britânica de Bath e Co-Presidente da Rede Mundial da Renda Básica. Suas colocações voltadas à elevação social do precariado serão precedidas por relatos do Prof. Ms. Oscar Zalla sobre o impacto positivo da atuação do pesquisador cooperado sobre precariados assistidos pela Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso e sucedidas por comentários de líderes nacionais e mundiais dos movimentos sociais também relacionados ao tema: o Senador Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy, autor da Lei da Renda Básica de Cidadania, o Prof. Dr. Paul Singer, Secretário Nacional de Economia Solidária do Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego e a Dra. Rosane Maia, Assessora da Direção Técnica Nacional do DIEESE – Departamento Intersindical de Estatística e Estudos Socioeconômicos. Por fim, o Prof. Dr. Guy Standing introduzirá os debates entre as organizações e os cidadãos presentes mediante um breve relato sobre o papel de um banco comunitário de mulheres em um projeto-piloto de Renda Básica na Índia.
Prof. Dr. David Calderoni, organizador do Seminário



Annie Dymetman


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From Mediation to Transmediation (Português/Inglês, English/Portuguese)
English: This video is bilingual (English/Portuguese). It was created in São Paulo on 2nd June 2012. Gaby Saab did the recording. Annie Dymetman is in dialogue with Evelin Lindner about her work on Transmediation at the University São Judas. Gaby Saab did the recording.
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Inglês/Português). Foi criado na São Paulo no dia 2 de junho de 2012. Annie Dymetman está em diálogo com Evelin Lindner sobre o trabalho dela em Transmediação na Universidade São Judas. Gaby Saab fez a gravação.



Gabriela Rodrigues Saab Riva


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Gabriela Saab Apresenta a Universidade Mundial para Dignidade / Gabriela Saab Presents the World Dignity University (Português/Portuguese)
Este vídeo foi criado na CHDEP, Jardim Ângela, São Paulo no dia 1 de junho de 2012. Ury fez a gravação.
English: This video was created in CHDEP initiative in Jardim Ângela, São Paulo on 1st June 2012. Ury did the recording.
See also some still pictures.

• 02 Gabriela Saab: Creating International Law for Dignity (Português/Inglês, English/Portuguese)
Português: Este vídeo é bilíngüe (Português/Inglês). Foi criado na São Paulo no dia 4 de junho de 2012. Gabriela Saab compartilha suas opiniões sobre a dignidade e suas contribuições para a iniciativa da Universidade Mundial para Dignidade com Evelin Lindner.
English: This video is bilingual (Portuguese/English). It was created in São Paulo on the 4th June 2012. Gabriela Saab shares her views on dignity and her contributions to the World Dignity University initiative with Evelin Lindner. See also some still pictures from 4th June 2012. See, furthermore, the work by Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, see, for example, his chapter "Humankind as a Subject of International Law" in his book International Law for Humankind: Towards a New Jus Gentium (2010).



Fabricio Rodrigo Costa


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Fabricio Rodrigo Costa and Dignity: An Invitation to Share Your Doubts About this World!
This video was created in the Law School of the University of São Paulo on 31st May 2012. Fabricio Rodrigo Costa is in dialogue with Evelin Lindner. Gabriela Saab did the recording.
Português: Este vídeo foi criado na Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo no dia 31 de Maio de 2012. Fabricio Rodrigo Costa está em diálogo com Evelin Lindner. Gabriela Saab fez a gravação.
See also some still pictures.



Iván Labra


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Iván Labra and the Organization Workshop / Ivan Labra y el Laboratorio Organizacional (Español/English)
This video is bilingual (Español/English). This video was created in Howard Richards' Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile, on 26th April 2012. Iván Labra gave the presentation, Evelin Lindner did the recording. The video is about creating work processes that assist communities to overcome poverty and find their dignity.
Español: El video trata de un metodo de trabajo comunitario que ayuda a las comunidades a organizarse para superar la pobreza y recuperar su dignidad.

• 02 Iván Labra: Consciousness Is in the Act / La Conciencia Esta en el Acto (Español/English)
This video is bilingual (Español/English) This video was created in Howard Richards' Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile, on 26th April 2012. Iván Labra gave the presentation, Bill Thompson did the recording. The video presents an activity-based approach to consciousness development.
Español: El video presenta un punto de vista basando en la actividad para explicar el desarrollo de la consciencia.



Alfredo Rojas Figueroa & Nora Lambrecht


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Alfredo Rojas Figueroa & Nora Lambrecht: Invitation to Co-Create a Culture of Peace (Español/English)
This video is bilingual (Español/English). This video was created with Alfredo Rojas and Nora Lambrecht, and Evelin Lindner, in Howard Richards' Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile, 21st April 2012. The recording was done by Nora Lambrecht and then by Evelin Lindner. Alfredo Rojas Figueroa and Nora Lambrecht invite all like-minded people to join them in co-creating a Culture of Peace.
Please see an example of their work: Invitación a Taller El Desafío de Educar sin Violencia 2012.



Luis Razeto Migliaro


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Luis Razeto: Solidarity Economics and a New Civilization (Español/English)
This video is bilingual (Español/English). It was created with Luis Razeto Migliaro, the "father" of Solidarity Economics, Howard Richards, and Evelin Lindner, by Gabriel Razeto Barry, in Liray near Santiago, Chile, 14th April 2012.
See www.luisrazeto.net, nuevacivilizacion.net, or nuevacivilizacion.tv.
Luis Razeto writes (15th April 2012): Te mando algunos textos míos que han sido traducidos al inglés y otros al alemán, que están en mi sitio web personal. Están a disposición para que los usen del modo que deseen. Estos son los links:
English:
- What Is Solidarity Economics?
- An Alternative Analysis of Current Global Economic Crisis and the Way to Overcome It
Deutsch:
- Solidarwirtschaft: Begriff, Realität und Projekt
- Wirtschaftsorganisationen Der Basis - Eine Strategie angesichts der Krise

• 02 Luis Razeto & Evelin Lindner: ?Podemos Ser Optimistas ante las Amenazas de la Crisis Global? / Can We Be Optimistic About the Threats of the Global Crisis? (Español/English)
This video is bilingual (Español/English) was created with Luis Razeto Migliaro, Evelin Lindner and Howard Richards in Chile, in Howard Richards' Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile, on 29th April 2012. The recording was done by Gabriel Razeto Barry.
Español: ?Podemos Ser Optimistas ante las Amenazas de la Crisis Global? Evelin Lindner responde esta pregunta - que le formula Luis Razeto Migliaro -, desde su experiencia personal y en base a su vision del ser humano y del mundo contemporaneo.
English: Can We Be Optimistic About the Threats of the Global Crisis? Evelin Lindner answers this question posed by Luis Razeto Migliaro by referring to her personal experience and to her vision of human nature and the contemporary world.

• 03 Luis Razeto & Evelin Lindner: Sabiduria Popular y Ciencias Avanzadas / Popular Wisdom and Advanced Sciences (Español/English)
This video is bilingual (Español/English) was created with Luis Razeto Migliaro, Evelin Lindner and Howard Richards in Chile, in Howard Richards' Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile, on 29th April 2012. The recording was done by Gabriel Razeto Barry.
Español: Es posible, y como conectar los saberes populares y de los pueblos indigenas, con los conocimientos cientificos y academicos avanzados? Evelin Lindner responde la pregunta, primero en base a su experiencia personal, y luego al nivel de su reflection teorica. Junto a Luis Razeto Migliaro y a Howard Richards, comentan las posibilidades que en este sentido se proponen las iniciativas de Universidades de nuevo tipo en que estan participando: la Universidad Mundial de la Dignidad, y el Proyecto Universidad Nueva Civilizacion.
English: Is it possible, and if yes, how can we connect popular knowledge and indigenous knowledge with advanced academic and scientific knowledge? Evelin Lindner answers this question, first based her personal experience, then at the level of theoretical reflection. Along with Howard Richards and Luis Razeto Migliaro, she discusses the possibilities to advance in this direction by initiatives such as universities of a new type: the World University Dignity, and the New Civilization University Project.
Howard Richards later shared that he and Evelin shared similar childhood contexts. He wrote the following book: Howard Richards, Letters from Quebec: 1992 The First Eleven Letters of Volume One: Philosophy for Peace and Justice. Toronto: Elliott Chapin.
He writes on page 70:
"My father, who never held a steady job, subscribed to and believed in a now defunct magazine called Country Gentleman. When I was still young he and my mother made a down payment on a half-acre in El Monte, now a suburb of Los Angeles, then country. There they built a house themselves and developed the land while my father tried to continue with truck-driving for a cash income; they wanted a lifestyle with the fun of farming but without the worries. For my little brother and me it was an education al environment: we learned from and about
page 71:
fruit trees; ducks; chicken; a goat; plantings of corn, tomatoes, green beans, onions, beets, squash, and Swiss chard.
My role in life was to help. If there was nothing to do in the house or in the workshop, I would give greens to the chickens, tether the goad in a new place, lead a flock of ducks into the iris beds so they could eat the snails, string black twine around the branches of the plum tree to keep the birds away from the fruit, or pull weeds among the bean blossoms. Thus my parents brought me up to believe that I was supposed to be a useful person. They quietly communicated the message that it was a good thing to be useful, and the more useful the better."



Howard Richards


• 01 Howard Richards: How to Create a More Viable World: The Theory of Growth Points
This video dialogue between Howard Richards, philosopher of social science, and Evelin Lindner was created on 23rd April 2012 in Howard's Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile. In this video, Howard Richards offers the Theory of Growth Points as a methodology for creating a viable world. The video was recorded by William Thompson.
See a summary of this video titled, The Theory of Growth Points, compiled by Evelin Lindner.
This summary points at the following other texts:
- the article "Culture Change" that Howard Richards wrote together with Joanna Swanger in 2008
- a powerpoint presentation by Richards of "What Exactly Does Bourdieu Mean by Habitus?"
- Howard Richards' essay "What Does it Mean to Be a Left Wing Economist Today"

- The Nurturing of Time Future, Lake Oswego, OR: Dignity Press

• 02 Howard Richards: Peacebuilding in Daily Life
This video dialogue between Howard Richards, philosopher of social science, and Evelin Lindner, was created on 30th April 2012 in Chile, in Howard's Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile. In this video, Howard Richards explains the connections between what is possible to do in daily life and what is necessary to do for justice and sustainability. The video was recorded by Shelley Damaris Richards Higgins.

• 03 Howard Richards' Personal Background
This video dialogue between Howard Richards, philosopher of social science, and Evelin Lindner was created on 30th April 2012 in Chile, in Howard's Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile. In this video, Howard Richards explains his family background and who inspired him. The video was recorded by Shelley Damaris Richards Higgins.

• 04 Howard Richards on Terrorism
Evelin Lindner is working on a book on humiliation and terrorism and persuaded Howard Richards, philosopher of social science, to comment on the topic of terrorism from his perspective. This video dialogue was created on 1st May 2012 in Chile, in Howard's Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile. The video was recorded by Shelley Damaris Richards Higgins.
- As for the "chemistry" of emotions, see Melvin Konner, The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit, 2002
- As for deriving moral authority for peace from Islamic theology, see Saoud al-Mawla
- As for the lack of feasibility of the use of violence to reach the aims it intends to achieve, check out the work of Stephen Zunes

• 05 Howard Richards on a Governable Plural Economy
Magnus Haavelsrud commented on the video on growth points that we created on 23rd April 2012 as follows (1st May 2012): "Thank you Howard and Evelin for this – make more! How about corporate responsibility as a topic and the new and reformed capitalism you are mentioning. Good business in other words and implications for Departements of Economy and research in economy and their great need for transdisciplinarity – also in economic thought. Greetings from oslo - magnus"
In response to Magnus' comment, this video dialogue between Howard Richards, philosopher of social science, and Evelin Lindner was created on 1st May 2012 in Chile, in Howard's Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile. The video was recorded by Shelley Damaris Richards Higgins.
- As for the relationship between economics and history and the error made by looking for invariate relationship between variables, see Robert Boyer, L'économiste face aux innovations qui font époque : les relations entre histoire et théorie, in Revue Économique, Vol. 52, No. 5, Sept. 2001, pp. 1065-1115
- For a plural economy see the work of Pierre Calame, see, for example:
- Ethics: Paradigm Shifts that Need to be Made for the Transition, by Pierre Calame, the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress, French Collective Rio+20, January 21 2012
- Turning the European Union into a Model of Multilevel Governance Founded on the Principle of Active Subsidiarity, a proposal by Pierre Calame, 2009
- As for an experimental society, see John Dewey, The Public and its Problems, 1927
- As for an open society, see Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies, 1945

• 06 Charla harla para Universidad de Valparaíso, Howard Richards' talk, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile, 10th April 2012, as Pdf file and as video. (Español)


• 07 Howard Richards: Cambio de Paradigma Hacia una Economía Plural (Español)
This video was created in Howard Richards' Dialogue Home and Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile, on 26th April 2012. Howard Richards gave the presentation, Bill Thompson did the recording.
Este video fue creado en el Home Diálogo y Centro para el Desarrollo Alternativo en Limache, Chile, de Howard Richards el 26 de abril de 2012. Howard Richards hizo la presentación, Bill Thompson hizo la grabación.



Claudia Arcos Duarte


• 01 Che Guevaras Bedeutung für die Südamerikanische Jugend (The Significance of Che Guevara for Today's Youth in South America) (Deutsch)
• 02 La importancia del Che Guevara de la Juventud de Hoy en América Latina (Español)


English: These two videos dialogues between Claudia Arcos Duarte and Evelin Lindner were created on 7th April 2012 in Limache, Chile. The first video is in German, the second represents the Spanish version. The videos were recorded by Claudia's son Luciano.
Deutsch: Diese beiden Video Dialoge zwischen Claudia Arcos Duarte und Evelin Lindner wurden am 7. April 2012 in Limache, Chile, erstellt. Das erste Video ist in deutscher Sprache, das zweite ist die spanische Version. Die Videos wurden von Claudias Sohn Luciano aufgezeichnet.
Español: Estos dos vídeos diálogos entre Claudia Arcos Duarte y Evelin Lindner se creó el 7 de abril de 2012 en Limache, Chile. El primer vídeo está en alemán, la segunda representa su versión en español. Los videos fueron grabados por el hijo de Claudia, Luciano.

• 03 Claudia Arcos Duarte: Eine Chilenische Biographie (Claudia Duarte Arcos: A Chilean Biography) (Deutsch, 7th April 2012)
• 04 Claudia Arcos Duarte: Una Biografía de Chile (Claudia Duarte Arcos: A Chilean Biography) (Español, 15th April 2012)

English: These two videos dialogues between Claudia Arcos Duarte and Evelin Lindner were created on 7th and 15th April 2012 in Limache and in Caleu, Chile. The first video is in German, the second represents the Spanish version. The first video was recorded by Claudia's son Luciano in Limache, the second by Alberto Neumann in Caleo.
Deutsch: Diese beiden Video Dialoge zwischen Claudia Arcos Duarte und Evelin Lindner wurden am 7. und 15. April 2012 in Limache und in Caleu, Chile, erstellt. Das erste Video ist in deutscher Sprache, das zweite ist die spanische Version. Das erste Videos wurde von Claudias Sohn Luciano in Limache aufgezeichnet, das zweite von Alberto Neumann in Caleu.
Español: Estos dos vídeos diálogos entre Claudia Arcos Duarte y Evelin Lindner se creó el 7 y 15 de abril de 2012 en Limache y en Caleu, Chile. El primer vídeo está en alemán, la segunda representa su versión en español. Los videos fueron grabados por el hijo de Claudia, Luciano, en Limache, y por Alberto Neumann en Caleu.


• 05 Claudia Arcos Duarte: Mann und Frau heute / El Hombre y la Mujer de Hoy (Claudia Duarte Arcos: A Chilean Biography) (Deutsch/Español, 15th April 2012)

English: This video is bi-lingual (Deutsch/Español). This video dialogue between Claudia Arcos Duarte and Evelin Lindner was created on 15th April 2012 in Caleu, Chile. It is both in German and Spanish and was recorded by Alberto Neumann.
Deutsch: Dieses Video ist zwei-sprachig (Deutsch/Español). Dieser Video Dialoge zwischen Claudia Arcos Duarte und Evelin Lindner wurde am 15. April 2012 in Caleu, Chile, erstellt. Das Video ist in deutscher und spanischer Sprache und wurde von Alberto Neumann aufgezeichnet.
Español: Este video es bilingüe (Deutsch/Español). Este diálogo vídeo entre Claudia Arcos Duarte y Evelin Lindner fue creado el 15 de abril 2012 en Caleu, Chile. Es a la vez en alemán y español y fue grabado por Alberto Neumann.

• 06 Claudia Arcos Duarte & Alberto Neumann: Exilerfahrungen / Experiencia del Exilio (Deutsch/Español, 15th April 2012)

English: This video is bi-lingual (Deutsch/Español). This video dialogue between Claudia Arcos Duarte and Alberto Neumann was created on 15th April 2012 in Caleu, Chile. It is both in German and Spanish and was recorded by Evelin Lindner.
Deutsch: Dieses Video ist zwei-sprachig (Deutsch/Español). Dieser Video Dialoge zwischen Claudia Arcos Duarte und Alberto Neumann wurde am 15. April 2012 in Caleu, Chile, erstellt. Das Video ist in deutscher und spanischer Sprache und wurde von Evelin Lindner aufgezeichnet.
Español: Este video es bilingüe (Deutsch/Español). Este diálogo vídeo entre Claudia Arcos Duarte y Alberto Neumann fue creado el 15 de abril 2012 en Caleu, Chile. Es a la vez en alemán y español y fue grabado por Evelin Lindner.


• 07 Claudia Arcos Duarte & Evelin Lindner: Die Identität einer Stadt / La Identidad de una Ciudad (Deutsch/Español, 12th April 2012)

English: This video is bi-lingual (Deutsch/Español). Claudia Arcos Duarte and Evelin Lindner use Limache, Chile, as an example to explain how large supermarket chains may fail to provide the "progress" that they promise. Claudia and Evelin are filming each other,12th April 2012.
Deutsch: Dieses Video ist zwei-sprachig (Deutsch/Español). Claudia Arcos Duarte und Evelin Lindner nehmen Limache in Chile als ein Beispiel dafür, wie grosse Supermarktketten möglicherweise nicht den Fortschritt bringen, den sie versprechen. Claudia und Evelin filmen sich gegenseitig, 12. April 2012.
Español: Este video es bilingüe (Deutsch/Español). Claudia Arcos Duarte y Evelin Lindner uso Limache, Chile, como en el ejemplo para explicar cómo grandes cadenas de supermercados puede que no proporcionan el "progreso" que prometen. Claudia Duarte y Evelin están filmando entre sí, 12 de abril 2012.

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John Braithwaite on Restorative Justice


• 01 The Key Theories and Applications of Restorative Justice

In this short lecture (18 min.), John Braithwaite examines some of the key theories and applications of Restorative Justice.




Ingela Lundin Kvalem's Contribution to the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative


• 01 The Negative Effects of Impossible Body Ideals on Dignity (see also on YouTube)

This video, titled "The Negative Effects of Impossible Body Ideals on Dignity," was recorded on 25th January 2012, at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway, by Carolin Aulie for the World Dignity University initiative. Evelin Lindner interviews Ingela Lundin Kvalem.

Please see, for example, Kvalem, Ingela Lundin & Von soest, Tilmann (2010). Body dissatisfaction and overweight - a longitudinal study.



Annette Engler's Contributions to the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative

These videos were recorded on October 28, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner for the World Dignity University initiative.

• 01 Annette Engler: Introduction

Annette Engler is being interviewed by Evelin Lindner. The recording is done by Linda Hartling. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 02 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Grief
Annette Engler is being interviewed by Evelin Lindner. The recording is done by Linda Hartling.

• 03 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for the Transmission of Transgenerational Trauma
Annette Engler is being interviewed by Evelin Lindner. The recording is done by Linda Hartling. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 04 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Cultural Diversity
Annette Engler is being interviewed by Linda Hartling. The recording is done by Evelin Lindner. (Please note that Annette Engler uses the term "servitude" in the sense of "service.")

• 05 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Conflict Resolution
Annette Engler is being interviewed by Linda Hartling. The recording is done by Evelin Lindner.

• 06 The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Poetry

Annette Engler's presentation is being recorded by Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner.



Carmen Hetaraka's and Michelle Brenner's Contributions to the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative


• 01 Conversation with Michelle Brenner and Carmen Hetaraka
This conversation was video-taped for the World Dignity University initiative in Dunedin, New Zealand, 31st August 2011. The interviewers are Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner. The recording was done by Brian Ward. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

The following videos were recorded at the 17th Annual Conference in Dunedin, New Zealand, by Brian Ward:
Video 05 from Brian Ward's camera: Michelle Brenner introducing Carmen Hetaraka (this is an "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it)
Video 06 from Brian Ward's camera: Carmen Hetaraka (this is an "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it)
Video 07 from Brian Ward's camera: Carmen Hetaraka & all participants introducing themselves (this ian "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it)
Video 08 from Brian Ward's camera: All participants introducing themselves (this is "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it)
Video from Adobe Connect: Dan Baron's Presentation and Carmen Hetaraka's Haka (this is an "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it; please note that the comments to Dan from the audience were sounded out, we did not know that Dan's microphone would have had to be switched off; please note also that Carmen Hetaraka's Haka is at the very end of this video)

Biographical background for Taura Carmen Hetaraka: For more than 25 years, Taura Carmen Hetaraka has applied his extensive knowledge of tikanga in developing programmes throughout the social and criminal justice sectors. In 2002 Carmen was one of two nationwide delegates representing New Zealand on an International Cultural Advisory Committee for Healing Our Spirits: World-Wide: Indigenous Drug and Addiction conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Carmen is a fluent speaker of Maori and has developed a number of indigenous based programmes that are applied within a number of New Zealand Prisons and schools. Furthermore, Carmen is the core cultural expert - working with several native Hawaiian organizations in developing, implementing, and evaluating a cultural education curriculum based on Hohourongo (Ho’oponopono).

Biographical background for Michelle Brenner: Holistic Law Approach to Indigenous Incarceration: Cultural Cognitive Restructuring and Restorative Justice Practices is an article that was written by Michelle Brenner with acknowledgment to Carmen Hetaraka for insights and correct use of Maori language. Acknowledgment and gratitude to Kauila Clark and all the active bearers of Hawaii for their service and practice in traditional Ho'oponopono. Published by Mediate.com, republished here with the permission from the author.
See also the questionnaire to the Right of Peoples to Peace that Michelle wishes to discuss.
See also "Children of Peace and War: From Child Soldiers to Peace Education" chaired by Dot Maver, and Ana's Playground.



Brian Ward's Contributions to the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative


Brian Ward welcomed the participants of the 17th Annual Conference in Dunedin, New Zealand, as follows: "Dear HumanDHS Friends: My name is Brian Ward and I have been an associate of HumanDHS since 2006. As a New Zealander, living in the South Island of New Zealand, I look forward to meeting everyone at the 2011 HumanDHS Conference in Dunedin! May I recommend the wider experience of the South Island both with its friendly people and beautiful scenery! For some information for intending visitors please google ‘South Island New Zealand’ or have a look at the links: http://www.dunedinnz.com/visit/home.aspx, or http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/isite.
See also, as interesting background material, the New Zealand Treasury Paper 11/02 Working Towards Higher Living Standards for New Zealanders.
You can learn more about Brian at the website www.fivepower.co.nz or watching his introductory video.
Please see also the video-taped conversation with Brian Ward for the World Dignity University initiative that took place on 5th September 2011, in Timaru, New Zealand. The interviewer is Evelin Lindner. The discussion touches on systems thinking, sustainable business principles, and equal dignity. Brian is the sole director of a startup business in the renewable energy field (in New Zealand).



Inga Bostad, Vice-Rector of the University of Oslo, Welcomed the Conference Participants
of the 17th Annual Conference in Dunedin, New Zealand, August 2011, and, in the light of the terrible 22/7 terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya, she encouraged and urged us to work on the World Dignity University Initiative


Inga Bostad, Vice-Rector of the University of Oslo, Welcomed the Conference Participants from Norway, and, in the light of the terrible 22/7 terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya, she encouraged and urged us to work on the World Dignity University Initiative. Lasse Moer, Chief Engineer for Audiovisual Technology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University in Oslo, made this video-recording with Inga Bostad on 26th August 2011.



• 01 Evelin Lindner's Invitation to Join the World Dignity University Initiative 2011

Evelin Lindner is being interviewed by Ragnhild Nilsen about her vision of the World Dignity University. This dialogue took place on 8th February 2011 at the University in Oslo in Norway.
Lasse Moer, Chief Engineer for Audiovisual Technology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University in Oslo, was the technical director of this video-take. See it also at http://lasse-videos.blip.tv/file/4782737/. Ragnhild Nilsen uses the artist name Arctic Queen.See a copy of this video on a site in China.

• 02 Arctic Queen's Interview for the World Dignity University Initiative 2011

This dialogue between Ragnhild Nilsen - her artist name is Arctic Queen - and Evelin Lindner took place on 8th February 2011 at the University in Oslo in Norway. Lasse Moer, Chief Engineer for Audiovisual Technology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University in Oslo, was the technical director of this video-take. See also http://blip.tv/file/4857660/ and on a site in China.

• 03 Ragnhild Nilsen Beacon of Dignity Award 2015

In July 2015 Ragnhild Nilsen was honored with the Beacon of Dignity Award for her longstanding work for dignity around the world. She received the award from the World Dignity University Initiative, which is part of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network, for her countless efforts – and this is only one example among very many – for her volunteer work with fair trade, bringing dignity to thousands of textile workers in the world, especially in Egypt. She organized a Fashion Revolution Day on April 24, 2015, commemorating the 1320 textile workers who died in Bangladesh when their factory collapsed. She has done great work with global leadership development especially for women in countries where women do not receive adequate support. Last but not least, it is her musical dignity work as artist Arctic Queen, which is being recognized with this award. Her touching music, art installations, and beautiful poetic writing awaken us from meek complacency and move us to transformative and healing action.
We thank Ragnhild Andersen for recording this video with Ragnhild and Evelin Lindner, Founding President of HumanDHS, on 30th July 2015. The date of the official award ceremony was 28th July. The ceremony was concluded by this video event. The event took place in Flekkerøya, in the south of Norway.
• Norwegian: I juli 2015 blir Ragnhild Nilsen æret med Beacon of Dignity Award for hennes mangeårig arbeid for verdighet verden rundt. Hun får prisen fra World Dignity University initiativet, som er del av Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies nettverket, for hennes mangfoldig innsats, for eksempel for hennes frivillige arbeid med fair trade og for å gi verdighet til mange tusen tekstilarbeidere i verden, spesielt i Egypt. Hun fikk på plass Fashion Revolution Day den 24. april 2015, til minne om 1320 tekstilarbeidere som døde i Bangladesh da fabrikken deres kollapset. Hun har gjort et stort arbeid med global lederutvikling spesielt for kvinner i land hvor kvinner ikke får tilstrekkelig støtte. Sist, men ikke minst er det hennes musiske verdighets arbeid som artisten Arctic Queen som blir anerkjent med denne prisen. Hennes berørende musikk, kunstneriske installasjoner og vakre, poetiske bøker vekker oss fra feig selvgodhet og beveger oss til transformasjon og helbredende handlinger.
• Please click here to see photos.
• Please click here to see the video recorded on 30th July 2015.



Erik Solheim's Greetings for the Launch of the World Dignity University Initiative on 24th June 2011


Erik Solheim was the Norwegian Minister of the Environment and Minister of Development Cooperation.
He would have liked to join the launch of the idea of the World Dignity University on 24th June 2011, however, since he will not be in Norway then, he formulated his greetings via video message on 14th February 2011. Christian Grotnes Halvorsen was the director of this video-take. See also http://www.blip.tv/file/4768994. See a copy of this video on a site in China.



Federico Mayor Zaragoza's Greetings for the Launch of the World Dignity University Initiative on 24th June 2011


During the twelve years he spent as head of UNESCO (1987-1999), Professor Mayor Zaragoza gave new momentum to the organization's mission, "to build the bastions of peace in the minds of men." It became an institution at the service of peace, tolerance, human rights and peaceful coexistence, by working within its areas of authority and remaining faithful to its original mission. Following Professor Mayor's guidelines, UNESCO created the Culture of Peace Program, whose work falls into four main categories: education for peace, human rights and democracy, the fight against exclusion and poverty, the defense of cultural pluralism and cross-cultural dialogue, and conflict prevention and the consolidation of peace.
This video has been produced on 18th June 2011, at the Fundación Cultura de PazActualizado.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.



Dignity or Humiliation: The World at a Crossroad

See also a faster flash-server.
Lecture at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo (Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3, Auditorium 1, as part of PSYC3203 - Anvendt sosialpsykologi), given on 12th January 2011 (10.00-12.00), and 14th January, 2009 (9.15-11.00). Lecturer: Evelin Lindner. See the video site of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Oslo.
Please see a background paper for this lecture in the first issue of the Journal of HumanDignity and Humiliation Studies, March 2007. For an earlier version for the introductory paper, see here or http://ssrn.com/abstract=668742 (this paper's SSRN ID is 668742).
For more recent papers see, among others, "The Need for a New World," and "What the World’s Cultures Can Contribute to Creating a Sustainable Future for Humankind." See pictures and video.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.



2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 11-12, 2009


•  Morton Deutsch interviewed by Judy Kurianski in 2008 for the Peace Division of APA.



13th Annual Meeting of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in Honolulu, Hawai'i, August 20-22, 2009

•  Day One, by Stephanie Heuer
•  Day Two, by Stephanie Heuer



11th Annual Meeting of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in Norway, 23th June - 1st July 2008

•  Please see videos by Svanibor Pettan:
1. Midsummer Eve Party, 23rd June
2. Midsummer Eve Party, 23rd June
3. Trio Mediaeval members Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Anna Maria Friman singing for us, 25th June.


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Please see videos by Brian Lynch



2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 13-14, 2007


* video-tapes made by TC still to be edited




This short Welcome Video was created by Lasse Moer on 18th October 2007, on the Blindern campus of the University of Oslo in sunny but very cold autumn weather. The blue jacket is part of the World Clothes for Equal Dignity project.
The text for this Welcome video has been written by Brian Ward.
Here is the full text:
"Hello! My name is Evelin Lindner and I have committed my life to engaging with people and communities around the world to end the cycles of violence resulting from people humiliating or putting other people down. To protect our planet for future generations we all need to hold hands in equal dignity and lead each other towards a peaceful, sustainable and a richly diverse global community. Your knowledge, experiences, creativity and inspiration is needed wherever it might be as without your help the journey to peace and sustainability will take so much longer. If you are able to join our network of friends on this wonderful journey please have a look at the opportunities in this website and let us know! Thank you very much!"

Please click here or on the picture at the top to see the "Welcome" film, and click on the pictrues further down to see them larger.
See a copy of this video on a site in China.


Genocide, Humiliation, and Conflict

Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Appalachian University, Boone, North Carolina, USA, November 10-14, 2007.
Guest lecturer Evelin Lindner, invited by Amy Hudnall, Adjunct Instructor, Coordinator of Peace Studies, supported by Jennifer Kirby.
Genocide, Humiliation, and Conflict
Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University, Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Room 114
* video-tapes still to be edited


9th Annual Meeting of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in Hangzhou, China, 13th-16th April 2007
Our meeting had two independent parts:

1. Participation in the Second International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, New Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 13-15th April 2007
Please see videos by Brian Lynch

2. Interactive Workshop on "Collaborative Learning Environment Characterised by Mutual Respect" at the Department of Applied Psychology, Xixi Campus of Zhejiang University, 148, Tianmushan Rd., West Building 5th, Hangzhou, room 204, Hangzhou, China, 16th April 2007
Please see videos by Brian Lynch
* video-tapes (5 DVDs by Hora Tjitra) still to be edited


Humiliation and the Roots of Violence: Human Conflict in a Globalizing World

Presentation at The New Jersey Center for Character Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey & The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, New Jersey Department of Education, Center for Applied Psychology, Rutgers, The State University, Piscataway, New Jersey, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., November 14, 2006. Lecturer: Evelin Lindner. Please see pictures.
* video-tapes still to be edited


Why should we develop a sense of global responsibility?

Please see here the videos of the Course PSYPRO 4030 on "Humiliation," Autumn 2006, in the Series Social Psychological Theory and Method, at the Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, 2nd-6th October 2006. Lecturer: Evelin Lindner.
Why should we develop a sense of global responsibility?
• Melisa Pivic
• Henrik Jacobsen
• Sverre Urnes Johnson
• Silje Cathrin Brattheim
• Lone Alice Johansen


6th Annual HumanDHS Meeting in NY

Please see here our videos of the 6th Annual HumanDHS Meeting in NY, which was our 2005 Annual Round Table Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, convened and organized by Evelin Lindner, Linda Hartling, and Andrea Bartoli.
The videos were taken by Judy Kuriansky.
•  This is part 1 of the entire video. What you see here, are the preparations for the evening. Neil is practicing his singing and Evelin is trying to make the video projector and microphones work.
•  This is part 2 of the entire video. Neil Ryan Walsh sings
•  This is part 3 of the entire video. Linda Hartling welcomes everybody. See a copy of this video on a site in China.
•  This is part 4 of the entire video. Morton Deutsch speaks (first 10 minutes)
•  This is part 5 of the entire video. Morton Deutsch speaks (second 10 minutes)
•  This is part 6 of the entire video. David Hamburg speaks (first 10 minutes)
•  This is part 7 of the entire video. David Hamburg speaks (second 10 minutes)
•  This is part 8 of the entire video. David Hamburg speaks (third 10 minutes)
•  Maria Volpe's talk is still being processed.



Evelin Lindner's Doctoral Research in Somaliland, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi, 1998/1999

Evelin Lindner was in Somaliland, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi in the context of her research for her doctoral dissertation in social psychology titled The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 2000). Evelin did the filming.
The interviews you see further down were created in 1998 and 1999, and uploaded onto YouTube in 2012. Most of the videos are marked as "publically not accessible," which means that only people who know the URLs can see them. One of the reasons for not making these videos publically available is that Evelin was not able to get in contact and obtain the permission of every interview partner 13 or 14 years after having recorded these interviews.
Please, if you are among the people featured further down, or you know one of them, get in touch with Evelin! She will follow your preferences and will make your video either publically available, if you wish so, or leave it as it is now, so that only people who know the URL can see them, or, she can also mark your video to be "private," and in that way only she herself would have access (in that case, you would have to download the video onto your computer before she does that, so that you have your own copy on your computer, since you would no longer have access to your video on YouTube as soon as it is listed as "private").

Evelin Lindner Receives Her Video Equipment from Lasse Moer in October 1998
Evelin Lindner received the video equipment for her 1998-1999 doctoral fieldwork in Africa from Lasse Moer at the University of Oslo, Norway, in October 1998. Evelin was given an introduction of ca. 1 hour to learn to use this equipment. She collected altogether 10 hours of video material and 100 hours of audio material in Somaliland in 1998, in Kenya, and Rwanda/Burundi in 1999, for her doctoral thesis The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted 31st October 2000, ISBN 82-569-1817-9). All videos you see further down have been produced with this equipment. A warm thanks goes to Lasse Moer, who later helped edit the film material and make an Overview over Doctoral Research. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

• Overview over Doctoral Research: Somalia - A Case Study: Humiliation and Coping in War (see also a MP4 version on YouTube)
Oslo: Norges Forskningsråd / Norwegian Research Council, Utenriksministeriet / The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Psykologisk institutt / Department of Psychology, Universitetet i Oslo, University of Oslo, film, 2000. Technical director Lasse Moer.
Altogether ca. 10 hours of video material and 100 hours of audio material were collected by Evelin Lindner in Somaliland in 1998, and in Kenya and Rwanda/Burundi in 1999, for her doctoral thesis The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted 31st October 2000, ISBN 82-569-1817-9). The film Somalia - A Case-Study: Humiliation and Coping in War was produced in 2000 from the material that has largely been collected in Hargeisa, capital of 'Somaliland', a self-proclaimed republic in the north of Somalia which is not recognised by the international community or by other Somali leaders. The opinions expressed in this film by informants are their own subjective perceptions, and do not necessarily reflect the author's views. I would like to thank Lasse Moer, member of the HumanDSH Global Advisory Board, for his work in helping create this film.
This film aims at giving an impression of Evelin Lindner's field work in Somaliland with a selection of local views and descriptions of occurrences of humiliation and resilience to humiliation. For resilience to humiliation, see particularly the stories of the SORRA group, whose members spent almost a decade in solitary confinement as punishment for wanting to help the hospital in Hargeisa (sharing the fate of many intellectuals around the world who are the first victims of dicators), and the experience of former first lady Edna Adan, who is now a Member of the Global Advisory Board of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network that grew out of Lindner's doctoral research. Also Hassan Keynan is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board. Hargeisa has been bombed and destroyed a decade ago by Siad Barre's army, meaning that a state has ordered its own army to eradicate parts of its population. The film shows Hargeisa and its environment as a background for interviews focusing on the dynamics of humiliation. This film touches upon many very sensitive political topics and has caused passionate anger in Somali viewers, because they disagreed with what the Somali informants say in the film. The aim of this film, however, is not to make political or ideological statements, but to shed light on subjective feelings. In the film we meet for example the SORRA group, ca. 12 intellectuals who tried to improve the health services in Hargeisa in the beginning of the nineteen eighties and were imprisoned and kept in solitary confinement for 8 years. They demonstrate how they survived psychologically by inventing the 'language through the wall'.

Somaliland: Fadumo Ahmed Sheikh, Chairperson of NOW, in Hargeisa on 11th November 1998
This video was created on 11th November 1998 at Hargeisa Club in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Fadumo Ahmed Sheikh, the Chairperson of National Organisation for Woman and Children Development NOW, explains the situation of Somaliland.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: The Streets of Hargeisa in November and December 1998
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland and Its "Interior" on 21st November 1998
This video was created on 21st November 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: Ali Jirdeh from the Red Crescent in Hargeisa on 23rd November 1998
This video was created on 23rd November 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The elder Ali Jirdeh from the Red Crescent in Hargeisa explains the situation of Somalia. Sadly, Ali Jirdeh passed away ten years later, on 9th October 2008.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: Gynecologist Dr. Ismail in Hargeisa on 25th November 1998
This video was created on 25th November 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Dr. Ismail explains the situation of Somaliland.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: Sheikh Ibrahim, the "King of Somaliland," in Hargeisa on 26th November 1998
This video was created on 26th November 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Sheikh Ibrahim, the "King of Somaliland," both the highest Mullah and Elder, the Head of the Guurti (Guurti council of Elders), explains the situation of Somaliland. Omar Awaleh translates.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: Dr. Gaboose on the Humiliation of Dictatorship and the Global Village in Hargeisa on 30th November 1998
This video was created on 30th November 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Dr. Mohamed Abdi "Gaboose" or "Gabose" was the former personal physician of late dictator Siad Barre. He explains how difficult this situation was. The dictator would not listen but rather would develop "a deaf ear" and, finally, Dr. Gaboose even had to flee the country. Dr. Gaboose explains what kind of personality Siad Barre was, how intelligent he was at first, but how he then became ever more destructive, "beginning a war here and there"... "identifying scapegoats".... and so forth. Dr. Gaboose concludes by speaking about the global village and its responsibilities.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: The SORRA Group and "The Alphabet Through the Wall," Hargeisa, 1st December 1998
This video was created on 1st December 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland, with members of The Somaliland Relief and Rehabilitation Association (SORRA). The SORRA group was founded in the beginning of the 1980s as a group of doctors, teachers and engeneers, who tried to improve the health services in Hargeisa. Dictator Siad Barre imprisoned them and kept in solitary confinement for almost a decade. Dr. Osman Abdi Maygag, Mohamed Barud Ali (or Barood), Dr. Abdillahi Ali Yussuf (Olad), and Ahmed Mohamed Mader (from left to right) explain how the group developed and used the "alphabet through the wall" to communicate with their fellow prisoners and thus decrease the suffering from their solitary confinement.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.
Please see the book The Mourning Tree: An Autobiography and an Prison Memoir, by Mohamed Barud Ali.
Read also an Interview with Barud in the HRLC Summer 2010 Newsletter of The Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham, UK:
Mohamed Barud Ali, attended the Chevening Fellowship course at the University of Nottingham on 'Implementing Human Rights Conventions' organized by the Human Rights Law Centre from January to April 2010. A Somali national, Barud studied in England where he obtained a degree in Geography and Chemistry in 1977. After his studies he returned to Somaliland in 1978 during the rule of President Siyad Barre where he became involved in what would become a long standing commitment to national activism. On his return, he joined a voluntary community initiative, the Hargeisa Self-help group, to stem the mismanagement of the Hargeisa Group Hospital and improve the state of streets. These activities resulted in the arrest of Barud on the grounds that his actions would emphasize the inadequacies of the Barre regime. After an unfair trial Barud was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1982 where he was tortured and subjected to inhumane conditions during his incarceration. Following continued national and international campaigns Barud was granted a presidential pardon and released from prison in March 1989. Fears that he would be arrested on the slightest pretence resulted in him fleeing the country and living as a refugee in the United States and then in Germany. Barud returned to Somaliland in 1993 where he became involved in politics, first becoming a parliamentarian and then Minister for Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Reconstruction. Since his release from prison, Barud has been a champion for the rehabilitation of Somaliland, first through SORRA, an NGO working with displaced Somalis and then as founder member and director of a new umbrella organisation, Samo Tallis, whose activities focus mainly on human rights education. He recently wrote a book about his experiences in prison entitled 'The Mourning Tree' which was launched on 20 February 2010 to commemorate the student protests that took place 28 years ago in Hargeisa demanding justice and the release of members of the Hargeisa Self-help group, known locally as the UFFO.

Somaliland: School Teacher Ahmed Mohamed Mader, The Somaliland Relief and Rehabilitation Association (SORRA), in Hargeisa on 1st December 1998
This video was created on 1st December 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland, with members of The Somaliland Relief and Rehabilitation Association (SORRA). The SORRA group was founded in the beginning of the 1980s as a group of doctors, teachers and engeneers, who tried to improve the health services in Hargeisa. Dictator Siad Barre imprisoned them and kept in solitary confinement for almost a decade. Ahmed Mohamed Mader is a school teacher who was among the prisoners.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: Dr. Maygag, The Somaliland Relief and Rehabilitation Association (SORRA), in Hargeisa on 1st December 1998
This video was created on 1st December 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The SORRA group was a group of doctors, teachers and engeneers, who tried to improve the health services in Hargeisa in the beginning of the nineteen eighties. This was the reason for why dictator Siad Barre imprisoned them and kept in solitary confinement for almost a decade. Dr. Osman Abdi Maygag is a medical doctor who was among the prisoners.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: Edna Adan Ismail in Hargeisa on 3rd December 1998
This video was created on 3rd December 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Evelin Lindner was in Hargeisa in the context of her research for her doctoral dissertation in social psychology titled The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.
Edna Adan Ismail, the former first lady of Somalia defines humiliation as follows in this video: " I think humiliation is a very difficult thing to describe. But I think humiliation is when someone tries to bring someone down to their level. They think that you are above them and they want to hurt you, humiliate you, bring you down to their level, so that you have no more self-respect, so that you lose the respect you have for yourself and others lose the respect they have for you."
She recounts: "Once they said I was planning to escape from the country, and I spent six days in jail for that. For the first, why didn't they wait until I tried to escape, why arrest me from my house! They put me in a cell of my own, but I didn't have a toilet. And right in front of the place where they put me, there was a toilet, and it had no doors. And there was the cell next to me, it was full of men, of criminals, of thieves, I don't know, just men, men all behind the bars. And, so I called out, and I said, - you know, - 'I, - I, - I need to go and use the bathroom!' And that is after I had been the first lady of the country! And they said: 'Well, you want to use the bathroom? There is the bathroom! You use everybody's bathroom! There! You are not better than the others! There is the bathroom they use!' And I thought - how can I use the bathroom with no doors facing a cell full of men! Full of criminals and people who, - you know, - and I just came out of my cell and I just looked at those men, and I said: 'Listen. I am going to use this bathroom. And, would you be watching your mother or your sister if she was using a toilet and she had no door, - is this the kind of men you are that you would watch a woman using a bathroom?' And they said, 'No.' And the first one said 'turn around,' and they made everyone turn the other way, until I finished using the bathroom. And that was one of the most emotional moments of my time. And the police was so shocked, because they couldn't get their objective, they couldn't get me to be humiliated and using a bathroom with all these men watching and shouting at me. So, this is another form of resistance, and resisting humiliation! Does humiliation lead to war? I would answer that question by saying, 'Yes, it does!' You can push human beings too far, just far enough until they turn back and say 'Hei, wait a minute, enough is enough.' And then they begin to resist with violence, with strength, with force, with whatever way they know. And, I think a good example of resisting humiliation through war is what has happened to our country, the people of Somaliland."
The former first lady of Somalia, Edna Adan, also says: "I hope you have strong cupboards to put your conscience into! Where are all the weapons produced which kill innocent people?"

Somaliland: Engineer Hussein Abdirahman in Hargeisa on 10th December 1998
In this video, engineer Hussein Abdirahman explains the plight of Somaliland (he is in charge of a shoe factory). The video was recorded on 10th December 1998 in the Horn of Africa College in Hargeisa, Somaliland, kindly arranged for by its director Dr. Ahmed Al-Azhari.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: The Researchers' House in Hargeisa on 10th December 1998
This video was created on 10th December 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. It was recorded as part of the research conducted by two researchers from the University of Oslo, Stig Jarle Hansen, and Evelin Lindner. It shows the house that was provided to the researchers for the period of their stay in Hargeisa, together with a translator Mohammed, driver Abdullahi, and two armed guards. The translator kindly explains the details of the house and its surroundings.
Please see Lindner's doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Stig Jarle Hansen was filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somaliland: Evelin Lindner in Hargeisa on 10th December 1998
Norsk: Denne videoen ble laget den 10. desember 1998 i Hargeisa, Somaliland. Den ble spilt inn som en del av doktorgradsfeltarbeidet utført av Evelin Lindner. I denne videoen viser hun den Somaliske kjolen og skauten hun kjøpte den dagen hun kom til Somaliland. Videoen er registrert nær inngangsdøren til huset som ble gitt til forskerne Evelin Lindner og Stig Jarle Hansen for perioden av deres opphold i Hargeisa, sammen med en oversetter, en sjåfør, og vaktere. Stig Jarle Hansen er den som filmer. Videoen er ubehandlet.
English: This video was created on 10th December 1998 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. It was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. In this video, she shows the Somalia dress and headscarf that she bought the day she arrived. The video is recorded near the front door of the house that was provided to the researchers Evelin Lindner og Stig Jarle Hansen for the period of their stay in Hargeisa, together with a translator, a driver, and guards.
Please see Lindner's doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Stig Jarle Hansen was filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somalia: Hebrew Sultan Ahmed Jama Hersi from the Hebrew Clan, with Translator Yassin Hersi Yama in Nairobi, Kenya, 31st December 1998
This video was created on 31st December 1999 in Nairoby, Kenya, in the home of Yassin Hersi Yama. Sultan Ahmed Jama Hersi from the Hebrew Clan explains the continuous humiliation that outcast clans suffer in Somali society. Yassin Hersi Yama translates and explains.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somalia: Abdi Willi Awale in Nairobi, Kenya, on 3rd January 1999
This video was created on 3rd January 1999 in Nairoby, Kenya. Abdi Willi Awale was part of the National Security Service (NSS) of the regime of Siad Barre. This video sheds light on the discussion of who is the perpetrator and who is the victim, and demonstrates how people tend to identify with the victim role.
The video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somalia: Marian Farah Awale in Nairobi, Kenya, on 3rd January 1999
This video was created on 3rd January 1999 in Nairoby, Kenya. It was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somalia: Ola Skuterud, Internasjonale Røde Kors og Røde Halvmåne, Nairobi, 4. januar 1999 / Ola Skuterud, International Red Cross and Red Crescent, Nairobi, 4th January 1999 (Norsk/Norwegian)
Denne videoen ble spilt inn i Nairobi, Kenya, 4. januar 1999. Evelin Lindner var i Nairobi i sammenheng med forskningen for hennes doktoravhandling i sosialpsykologi, The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Universitetet i Oslo, Psykologisk institutt, 2000). Evelin filmet. Videoen er ubehandlet. Intervjuet foregikk på norsk. I denne videoen, Ola Skuterud viser hans ekstraordinære innsikt i kompleksiteten av mennesker fra vesten som går inn i områder av lidelse for å bringe hjelp, og hvor kontraproduktiv noen av forholdene kan være som omgir denne hjelpen, selv om hjelperne er bare velmenende.
Evelin Lindners kommentar: "Ola Skuterud er blant de mest modige personene jeg noensinne har møtt, med en uovertruffen integritet. Han var min vert i Nairobi, hvor han var leder for Det Internasjonale Forbundet av Røde Kors og Røde Halvmåne Somalia Delegasjon og stedlig representant for Norsk Røde Kors. Senere ble han Federation representant for Det Internasjonale Forbundet av Røde Kors-og Røde Halvmåneforeninger i Palestina. Han valgte å vente i timevis i køen for palestinerne på sjekkpunktene snarere enn å ta den priviligerte raske ruten for ikke-palestinere, og dette er illustrerende for hele hans integritet! "
English: This video was recorded in Nairobi, Kenya, in January 1999. Evelin Lindner was in Nairobi in the context of her research for her doctoral dissertation in social psychology titled The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited. The interview was conducted in Norwegian. In this video, Ola Skuterud shares his extraordinary insight into the complexities of people from the West going into areas of suffering to bring help, and how counterproductive some of the conditions may be that surround this help, even if the helpers are thoroughly well-intentioned.
Evelin Lindner's comment: "Ola Skuterud is among the most courageous persons I ever met, with an unparalleled integrity. He was my host in Nairobi, where he was Head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Somalia Delegation and Resident Representative of the Norwegian Red Cross. Later he became the Federation Representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Palestine. He would choose to wait for hours in the queue for Palestinians at checkpoints rather than take the privileged quick route for non-Palestinians, and this is emblematic for all of his integrity!"

Somalia: Ambassador Hussein Ali Dualeh in Nairobi, Kenya, on 9th January 1999
This video was created on 9th January 1999 in the Serena Hotel in Nairoby, Kenya. Ambassador Hussein Ali Dualeh talks about the United Nations and the need to include the educated elite of Somalia into strategies for peace.
The video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somalia: Matt Bryden in Nairobi, Kenya, on 15th January 1999
This video was created on 15th January 1999 in Nairoby, Kenya. Matt Bryden, in his capacity of being the regional coordinator of War-torn Societies Project, Somalia Country Project, UNRISD / PSIS, explains the intricate and multi-layered situation of Somalia. The interview took place in the Kenya coordinating office of the War-torn Societies Project, Somalia Country Project, in Rhapta Road 99, Westlands, Nairobi (regional offices in Boosaaso, Gaalkacyo, and Garoowe).
The video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Burundi: Bujumbura Youth, 12th February 1999
This video was created on 12th February 1999, in Burundi, Africa, close to the capital Bujumbura. Stephen V. Gerardo in his capacity as the Representant Resident of the Reconciliation Programme Dutch Relief & Rehabilitation Agency (DRA), had organised a youth camp with 300 youths, all profoundly affected and traumatized by the violence in their social environments.
The video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Burundi: Stephen Gerardo, Dutch Relief & Rehabilitation Agency, in Bujumbura, Burundi, on 20th February 1999
This video was created on 20th February 1999, in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, with Stephen V. Gerardo, the Representant Resident of the Reconciliation Programme Dutch Relief & Rehabilitation Agency (DRA). The video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Rwanda: Mary Balikungeri in Kigali on 25th February 1999
This video was created on 25th February 1999, in Rwanda's capital Kigali, with Mary Balikungeri, the Programme Coordinator of the Rwandan Women Community Development Network, Rwandan Women Net for Economic Justice. The video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Rwanda: UNDP Field Trip on 4th February 1999
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. It was a privilege to be invited to the UNDP field trip to the north of Rwanda on 4th February 1999, together with the Programme Coordinator of the Rwandan Women Community Development Network, Mary Balikungeri, and with Henri Francois Morand of the Swiss Embassy.
Please see Lindner's doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Rwanda: Médecins sans Frontières in Kigali in February 1999
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. The Médecins sans Frontières Team in Kigali kindly alllowed me to share their home and learn from their experience. Please see Lindner's doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Burundi: Conference Internationale sur le Rôle de l'Éducation dans la Promotion d'une Culture de Convivialité et d'Édification des Communautés, Bujumbura, 23-26 Février 1999
This video was created in the capital of Burundi, Bujumbura, during the "Conference Internationale sur le Rôle de l'Éducation dans la Promotion d'une Culture de Convivialité et d'Édification des Communautés, 23-26 Février 1999," Ministère de l'Education Nationale.
This video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). See Evelin Lindner's contribution to the conference titled Humiliation Dynamics and Humiliation Entrepreneurship - The Dyad of Slave and Master. Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.

Somalia: Hassan Abdi Keynan in Oslo, Norway, on 25th November 1999
This video was created on 25th November 1999 in Oslo, Norway. Hassan Abdi Keynan was the Secretary General of the Somali National Commission for UNESCO from 1985 - 1988, before he left Somalia. He later became a member in the Global Advisory Board of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network.
The video was recorded as part of the doctoral field work conducted by Evelin Lindner. Please see her doctoral dissertation online on Evelin's publications page. The title is The Psychology of Humiliation: Somalia, Rwanda / Burundi, and Hitler's Germany (Oslo: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, submitted on 31st October 2000). Evelin did the filming. Please be aware that this video is unedited.


Videos still to be uploaded:

•  2007, 2008, 2009 NY workshops taped by Hua-Chu
Genocide, Humiliation, and Conflict
Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University, Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at 7 p.m. in Room 114.
Guest lecturer Evelin Lindner, invited by Amy Hudnall, Adjunct Instructor, Coordinator of Peace Studies, supported by Jennifer Kirby, at the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Appalachian University, Boone, North Carolina, USA, November 10-14, 2007.
Humiliation and the Roots of Violence: Human Conflict in a Globalizing World
Presentation at The New Jersey Center for Character Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey & The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, New Jersey Department of Education, Center for Applied Psychology, Rutgers, The State University, Piscataway, New Jersey, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., November 14, 2006. Lecturer: Evelin Lindner, invited by Philip Brown. Please see pictures.