Workshop Series on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict

New York City, Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street,
in cooperation with the World Dignity University initiative
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

If you wish to particpate in our future workshops, please email us!
Please know that you are invited to spend the entire two days of each of our workshops together, so that real dignity-family-building can emerge! All our events are part of an ongoing effort to build a global dignity community.
In our events, there is no registration fee, we share minimal cost according to ability at the end.
All participants are invited to fill out our Appreciative Introduction form, please print it out, and bring it with you.

• Our Workshops on Humiliation and Violent Conflict are convened by The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), with Morton Deutsch, its late Director Emeritus, as our Honorary Convener since 2003, on behalf of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative (since 2011). MD-ICCCR is part of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), and, in 2009, also co-founder of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4).
We are very grateful to our hosts!

To request disability-related accommodations and equipment, please contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone

Morton Deutsch, Honorary Convenor (he passed away in March 2017, and we honor his memory)
First HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


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Linda Hartling & Morton Deutsch & Evelin Lindner
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner are the conveners of the annual workshops at Columbia University since 2003, together with honorary convener Morton Deutsch (until his passing in 2017, please click on the picture to see it larger).
In 2009, Morton Deutsch accepted, "with delight," our invitation to be our Honorary Lifetime Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors. Morton Deutsch was the first recipient of the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at the 2009 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict. Morton Deutsch founded this workshop series in 2003 and has been our honorary convener until he passed away in March 2017. We wish to honor his memory by conducting this workshop also in the future. His spirit will always be with us. The MD-ICCCR is part of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), and since 2009 co-founder of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). Morton Deutsch was also a founding member of the World Dignity University initiative.
Please see his pledge Imagine a Global Human Community and the progress of this study.

Tonya Hammer
Tonya Hammer, leading the organizing team of this workshop 2011 – 2015

This workshop series has two parts:

•  Public Event - everybody is warmly invited to come and bring friends, no registration necessary, free

•  Workshop - upon invitation, free

•  Where to stay
(Please help us to continuously update this section!)
• For all our workshops, everybody is kindly asked to please arrange for your housing yourself. Please see here the subway map of NY.
• Please see Lodgings close to Columbia University, see particularly: TC Guest Housing (Tel. +1 212 678-3235), International House, NYC (Tel. +1 212 316-8400), and Union Theological Seminary (Tel. +1 212 280-1313).
• See also AirBnB. We thank Erin Helfert for sending us this link. Thank you, dear Rosario Galvan, for informing us on April 14, 2016: Here's another searcher for homestay, appartment rental: Roomorama. And see booking.com for hotel rooms also reflecting special deals for hostels and shared accommodations, perhaps better suited for younger students (in the search function just click on under $50 per night). They rent beds in shared rooms with shared bathrooms but also other options with private room and shared bathroom.
• A very quiet place to stay would be the Community of the Holy Spirit on West 113th Street.
Tonya Hammer recommends Morningside Inn (very reasonable, but also very basic).
• Tomoko Ishii recommends On The Ave (more costly, but also less basic).
• The Milford Plaza Hotel is located in Broadway's Theater District (very reasonable).
• See furthermore the website for the NY City Hotel Trades Council, which will locate socially responsible hotels in the NY City area. We thank Floyd Rudmin for making us aware of this service.
• Please see also US SERVAS, hosting people for one to two nights. (This can be extended, but this is up to the host to extend, and the traveler to accept. Most NYC hosts do not host more than a week, except if the visitor is someone they really feel comfortable with and grow to like.)
• Please see also couchsurfing.com.
• Please see also craigslist.org.
• Please see furthermore Sara's New York Homestay, through which international students, visitors, interns or executives who come to New York City (this service exists also in Los Angeles, Paris, and London) for a short period of time (1 to 12 months) can find a place to stay (four weeks Manhattan cost ca. 1,500 USD, one week 900 USD, the cost is less outside Manhattan; when you write to them, convey greetings from Evelin: Evelin visited their office on November 19, 2007, and presented the HumanDHS initiative to Bernard Zagdanski, Sara’s husband).
• Some of our participants have used Aparthotels, such as Chelsmore Apartments, 205 West 15th Street, New York City, Tel. +1 212-924-7991. We thank David Bargal for this link.

•  Green conference and reinventing organization
We strive to organize our conferences as "Green Conferences". Lynn King kindly advised us. We also thank Vegard Jordanger for making us aware of Frederic Laloux's work on Reinventing Organizations (2014).

•  Please kindly note that...
• There is no registration fee for our conferences. To cover our expenses, we usually summarize the costs during the conference and invite participants to contribute according to their ability. This collaborative approach to financing allows us to keep the conference affordable for all.
• We like to get to know participants prior to our conferences and workshops, and prior to issuing an invitation.
• All our gatherings are by invitation only, please approach us so that we can include you and register you. Only our Public Events are open to everybody without registration.
• The Non-Public Parts of our gatherings have limited enrollment.
• Participants are encouraged to find their own sources of funding or economic support to participate in our conferences (please help us to continuously update this section!) We offer our nurturing work as our gift of love and care to you, ad we would like to lovingly invite everybody to contribute to this gift economy. If you need funding for your travels and housing, please inquire in your country and your university about possibilities. See, among others, for the US, www.supportcenteronline.org and www.foundationscenter.org. The Weinstein International Fellowship program, inaugurated in 2008, provides opportunities for individuals from outside the United States to visit the U.S. to learn more about dispute resolution processes and practices and to pursue a project of their own design that serves to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.
• Participants are kindly asked to handle all of their travel arrangements and required documentation, including requests for visas, on their side. HumanDHS is a volunteer initiative and does not have the staff or resources to assist with visa requests.

•  What happened in our previous conferences?
Please have a look at all our previous conferences, including the outside-of-NY conferences, and at the newsletters written after these conferences

 


 

 

Overview

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

Program
•  Public Event
•  Program
(Day One & Day Two)
•  Dignilogue Round Table 1: How are humiliation and human dignity relevant to destructive conflict? (Day One)

•  Co-Created Dignilogue Session #1 (Day One, since 2014)
•  Dignilogue Round Table 2: How can the notion of humiliation be useful for public policy planning and for cultivating positive social change? / How can we cultivate new systems that educate for dignity? / Dignilogue 2: How can we cultivate dignity? (Day Two)
•  Co-Created Dignilogue Session #2 (Day Two, since 2014)
•  Dignilogue Round Table 3: What works? What types of social change efforts show promise in reducing violent conflict and humiliation while upholding the dignity of all people? / What works and what could work even better? (Day Two, until 2013)

Participants and Convening Organizations
•  Participants
•  Details of the Convening Organizations
•  The Open Space Approach of Dignity Dialogues or Dignilogues

Papers
•  List of all Publications
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2005 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2006 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2011 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2015 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2016 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2017 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2018 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
•  Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2019 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict

Pictures
•  Pictures of our 2004 NY workshop
•  Pictures 2004 with Morton Deutsch
•  Pictures of our 2005 NY workshop (from Evelin's camera)
•  Pictures of our 2006 NY workshop (from Evelin's and Brian Lynch's cameras)
•  Pictures of our 2007 NY workshop (from Evelin's and Brian Lynch's cameras)
•  Pictures of our 2008 NY workshop (from Evelin's and Camilla Hsiung's cameras)
•  Pictures of our 2009 NY workshop (from Evelin's and Camilla Hsiung's cameras)
•  Pictures of our 2010 NY workshop (from Evelin's and Van Billings Harris's cameras)
•  Pictures of our 2011 NY workshop (from Evelin's and Dee Sloan's cameras)
•  Pictures of our 2012 NY workshop (we thank Anna Strout)
•  Pictures of our 2013 NY workshop (we thank Anna Strout)
•  Pictures of our 2014 NY workshop (we thank Anna Strout and Hua-Chu Yen)
•  Pictures of our 2015 NY workshop (we thank Anna Strout and Hua-Chu Yen)
•  Pictures of our 2016 NY workshop (we thank Brandon Scott and Hua-Chu Yen)
•  Pictures of our 2017 NY workshop (we thank Glyn Rimmington, Renée Monrose, Hua-Chu Yen, Kyle Scott, Rambabu Talluri, Candice Mama, and many others)
•  Pictures of our 2018 NY workshop (we thank Anna Strout)
•  Pictures of our 2018 NY workshop (we thank Anna Strout)

Newsletters
•  Newsletter 3, written as report subsequent to our 2004 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 4, written in summer 2005
•  Newsletter 6, written as report subsequent to our 2005 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 8, written as report subsequent to our 2006 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 10, written as report subsequent to our 2007 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 12, written as report subsequent to our 2008 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 14, written as report subsequent to our 2009 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 16, written as report subsequent to our 2010 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 18, written as report subsequent to our 2011 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 20, written as report subsequent to our 2012 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 22, written as report subsequent to our 2013 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 24, written as report subsequent to our 2014 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 26, written as report subsequent to our 2015 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 28, written as report subsequent to our 2016 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 30, written as report subsequent to our 2017 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 32, written as report subsequent to our 2018 NY workshop
•  Newsletter 34, written as report subsequent to our 2019 NY workshop


Workshop Notes & Documentation
•  Since 2007 we have video-taped large parts of our workshops and we would be so happy for help with editing and making these videos available to our network!
•  the Conference Notes of the 2005 Workshop, Day One (thanks to Tonya et al.!)
•  the Conference Notes of the 2005 Workshop, Day Two (thanks to Tonya et al.!)
•  the Workshop Notes of the 2006 Workshop (thanks to Jessica et al.!):

•  Round Table 1 - December 14, 2006
•  Round Table 2 - December 15, 2006
•  Round Table 3 - December 15, 2006
•  Public Event - December 14, 2006
•  What Now - December 14, 2006
•  What Now - December 15 2006

 


 

Rationale, Methodology, and Frame

 

Rationale

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

Given the current context of the field of international conflict, the impact of emotions on conflict has become one of the most important questions worldwide. However, there are only scattered publications in the research and applied literature that would address issues on conflict and emotion directly, as well as their relations and their impact on public policy.

The first one-day meeting was held at Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2002, convened by Morton Deutsch personally, the first two-day workshop in 2004, hosted by the Columbia University's Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN, since 2009, AC4 stepped into the place of CU-CRN), with special help from SIPA – Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) and The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

Since 2004, CICR on behalf of CU-CRN and later AC4, together with the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and, since 2011, also the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative, invites selected groups of scholars, counselors, conflict resolution practitioners, mediators, and teachers among other professions for a two-day workshop every year to explore issues of conflict and emotions and its application to actual negotiations and diplomacy. The aim is to particularly probe the role of the notion of humiliation from the two different angles of conflict and emotion.

The workshops are envisaged as a learning community gathering, interactive and highly participatory. The purpose is to create an open space to identify and sharpen our understanding of the discourse and debate on emotion and conflict and the role that might, or might not be played by humiliation within this field. We hope to be able to continue this effort in follow-up workshops in the future.

We see humiliation as entry point into broader analysis and not as "single interest scholarship." We are aware that most participants focus on other aspects than humiliation in their work and have not thought about humiliation much, or even at all. We do not expect anybody to do so beforehand. We encourage that everybody comes with his/her background, his/her theoretical concepts and tools, and that we, during the conference, reflect together. We invite everybody to use their focus and give a thought to whether the notion of humiliation could be enriching, or not, and if yes, in what way. We warmly invite diverging and dissenting views.

How We Go About

In our conferences, we choose a dialogical methodology that stresses interaction and participation, because we wish to create an atmosphere of openness and respectful inquiry through Round Tables and, when appropriate, the use of Open Space Technology. We believe that notions such as dignity and respect for equal dignity are important not only for conflict resolution, but also for conferences such as our workshops. The name Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies attempts to express this. We wish to strive for consistency between what we think are important values for conflict resolution, and the way we conduct our work and our conferences.

We believe in "waging good conflict" (Jean Baker Miller). We believe that diverging opinions and perspectives need to be expressed and not avoided, because diversity enriches. However, diversity only enriches if embedded into mutual connection and appreciation. If not harnessed lovingly and caringly, diversity has the potential to divide, create hostility, and foster hatred and even violence. In the spirit of our vision, we, the HumanDHS network, wish therefore to avoid the latter and foster an atmosphere of common ground and mutually caring connections as a space for the safe expression of even the deepest differences and disagreements, and the toughest questions of humiliation, trauma, and injustice.

Every Round Table is being opened by brief remarks by each participant to present their entry points into the inquiry. In order to facilitate feedback, we wish to make available a brief synopsis of 1 to 4 pages, preferably with references, from each participant, prior to the workshop through this site so that all participants can meet virtually before meeting in person. Longer papers are welcome as well both prior and subsequent to our workshops, not least for the envisaged publications of the results of our conferences. Please notify us, if you wish to submit any of your papers also as a book chapter or as a journal article in our Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.

All participants are always warmly invited to send in their papers as soon as they can. We would be grateful if you could help us by formatting your contribution as follows:
1. Title: bold and in a large font.
2. The author's name under the title, proceded by a copyright sign (Creative Commona).
3. In case the text is longer than one page: A footer for the name of the author, and a header for the title and the page number (in Word, you can use View > Header and Footer > Page Setup > Different first page, etc.).
4. Spacing: Single-spacing.
5. For non-natural English speakers who need support to make a text readable, please let us know and we try to find help.
5. The final Word document needs to be transformed into a Pdf file (use, for example, convert.neevia.com), and given a name. Please use your family name, and then identify the conference, in case of the 2008 NY workshop, this would read as follows: "FamilynameNY08meeting."
6. Please send us both you Word and Pdf files. Thank you!

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

Frame

by Linda M. Hartling, Ph.D., Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (until 2008 Associate Director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley College in Boston, USA)

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

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

Please see also:
• A Summary of our Round Table Discussion Format for you to download
An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation, written by Linda in 2005
Appreciative Facilitation: Hints for Round Table Moderators, written by Judith Thompson in February 2006 to support the moderators of our workshops
Buddhist Teachings on Right Speech, which relate to our quest for appreciative enquiry, caring and being
•  Please see also these videos on our Appreciative Frame, created by Linda Hartling:
- Appreciative Enquiry 1, a video that was recorded on October 30, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, by Evelin Lindner, for the World Dignity University initiative.
- Appreciative Enquiry 2, 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.
- Our Appreciative Frame 3, 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.
- Appreciative Enquiry 4, 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.

 



List of Conveners

Honorary Convener 2003 – 2017: Morton Deutsch (February 4, 1920 – March 13, 2017), E. L. Thorndike Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education, and Director Emeritus of The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), Teachers College, Columbia University

Morton Deutsch has been one of the world's most respected scholars and the founder of The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR). MD-ICCCR is part of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), and since 2009 co-founded the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). Professor Deutsch has been widely honored for his scientific contributions involving research on cooperation and competition, social justice, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. He has published extensively and is well known for his pioneering studies in intergroup relations, social conformity, and the social psychology of justice. His books include: Interracial Housing (1951); Theories in Social Psychology (1965); The Resolution of Conflict (1973); Distributive Justice (1985); and The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (2000, 2nd edition 2006). Please note, in particular, Morton Deutsch's pledge titled Imagine a Global Human Community and its progress.
Morton Deutsch founded this workshop series in 2003 and has been its Honorary Convener until his passing in 2017. We will honor his memory by conducting this workshop also in the future. He has been a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board since the inception of our dignity work in 2001, and, in 2014, he accepted, "with delight," our invitation to be our HumanDHS Board of Directors Honorary Lifetime Member. Morton Deutsch has also been the first recipient of the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at the 2009 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict. Furthermore, Morton Deutsch has been a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative.

Evelin Gerda Lindner, Medical Doctor, Clinical and Social Psychologist, Ph.D. (Dr. med.), Ph.D. (Dr. psychol.), Organizer of the HumanDHS Conferences, Supporting the Local Conveners

Evelin Gerda Lindner is the Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and initiator of the World Dignity University initiative. She is a transdisciplinary social scientist and humanist who holds two Ph.D.s, one in medicine and one in psychology. In 1996, she designed a research project on the concept of humiliation and its role in genocide and war. German history served as starting point. She is the recipient of the 2006 SBAP Award, the 2009 "Prisoner’s Testament" Peace Award, and the 2014 HumanDHS Lifetime Award. She is affiliated with the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), which was superseded, in 2009, by the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), at Columbia University, New York City. She is also affiliated with the University of Oslo, Norway, with its Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, and with its Department of Psychology (folk.uio.no/evelinl/), and, furthermore, with the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris. Lindner is teaching globally, including in South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Africa, and other places globally. [read more]
Please see:
Interview with Evelin Lindner - Challenges of our Time; Learning to Connect, December 8, 2016
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

Linda M. Hartling, Ph.D., Social Psychologist, Organizer of the HumanDHS Conferences, Supporting the Local Conveners

Dr. Linda M. Hartling is the Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS). She is also a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board, HumanDHS Global Core Team, HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team, HumanDHS Research Team, and HumanDHS Education Team. She is the Editor of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (JHDHS).
Linda is affiliated with the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMTI) at the Stone Center, which is part of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Until November 2008, she was its Associate Director. Linda is a member of the JBMTI theory-building group advancing the practice of the Relational-Cultural Theory, which is a new model of psychological development. In addition, Linda coordinates and contributes to training programs, publications, and special projects for the JBMTI. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical/community psychology and has published papers on resilience, substance abuse prevention, shame and humiliation, relational practice in the workplace, and Relational-Cultural Theory. [read more]
Please see:
• Humiliation: Real Pain, A Pathway to Violence, the draft of Linda's paper for Round Table 2 of our 2005 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City.
Humiliation: Assessing the Impact of Derision, Degradation, and Debasement, first published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, 19(4): 259-278, co-authored with T. Luchetta, 1999.
• Shame and Humiliation: From Isolation to Relational Transformation, the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMIT), Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College No. 88, Wellesley, MA 02481, co-authored with Wendy Rosen, Maureen Walker, Judith V. Jordan, 2000.
• Humiliation and Assistance: Telling the Truth About Power, Telling a New Story, paper prepared for the 5th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies 'Beyond Humiliation: Encouraging Human Dignity in the Lives and Work of All People', in Berlin, 15th -17th September, 2005.
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

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

Andrea Bartoli inspired this workshop series and helped design it in 2003. He was then the Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and Chairman of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN). Andrea Bartoli is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board since its inception. Also his successor, Aldo Civico, kindly supported this workshop, as did his successor, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, who became the President of the International Crisis Group in 2014. We wish to give special thanks to all three for their kind support. Since 2015, CIRC is dormant and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) at the School of International and Public Affairs offers courses in specialization in conflict resolution (ICR Concentration).
In 2009, the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) was co-founded by MC-ICCCR.
We also wish to give special thanks to Beth Fisher-Yoshida, PhD, Executive Co-Chair of the Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at Columbia University, and Director of the Youth, Peace & Security Program, for her support since 2001.

Tonya R. Hammer, Ph.D.

Tonya R. Hammer is also a Member of the Global Coordinating Team, and the HumanDHS Research Team.
Since 2013, Tonya is Assistant Professor of Counseling at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. Prior to that, since August 2008, Tonya held the position of Assistant Professor with the University of Houston-Clear Lake, in Texas, U.S.A. She wrote her doctoral dissertation at the Counselor Education and Supervision department at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. Her Masters degree in Psychology and Counseling is from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas and her bachelor's degree is in English from the University of Texas, Arlington. [read more]

 


 

Program

Day One


9.15 am Registration Starts

10.00 am Welcome to All Participants

Every year, the participants of our workshop are being welcomed by a representative of The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, NY. The Associate Director of the ICCCR greets everybody in the name of Peter T. Coleman, Director of the MD-ICCCR.

Linda M. Hartling
usually sets the frame of our workshops and conferences within "Appreciative Enquiry" that takes the best from the concept of debate, and dignifies it by placing relationships first. We create a list of agreed upon norms having to do with the nature and tone of our dialogue. Please read An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation, that Linda has written for us in 2005. Donald Klein used to support Linda in her efforts. To our immense sadness, our beloved Don passed away in June 2007. We are still heartbroken. We commemorate his memory with great love. Linda continues to keep our workshop together with her untiring caring interventions, while we remember Don's caring wisdom that always used to save our conferences in crucial moments!

Please read An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation, that Linda has written for us in 2005.
Linda always keeps our workshop together with her continuous caring interventions, while Don's caring wisdom always saved our conferences in crucial moments!

We would also like to thank Rebecca Klein for untiringly taking the notes of our 2004 and 2005 conferences, and Tonya Hammer for editing the notes of our 2005 NY workshop! Jessica Cichalski and her helpers did a awesome job with the 2006 NY workshop notes! Thanks most warmly! In 2007 and 2008, we video-taped the workshop! Thanks to you, dear Hua-Chu Yen! Since 2008, we were extremely fortunate that many participants in our workshop stepped up to take still photos and video-tape! I would like to emphasize Adriano Sverko and Anna Strout, who gave us the gift of wonderfully supporting us in several workshops!

It is important to note that our appreciative frame is a HumanDHS-defined version of AI. We emphasize "waging good conflict" (Jean Baker Miller). We believe that diverging opinions and perspectives need to be expressed and not avoided, because diversity enriches. However, diversity only enriches if embedded into mutual connection and appreciation. If not harnessed lovingly and caringly, diversity has the potential to humiliate, divide, create hostility, foster hatred, and even violence. In the spirit of our vision, we, the HumanDHS network, wish therefore to avoid the latter, and instead open a space of common ground and mutually caring connections, a space for the safe expression of even the deepest differences and disagreements, and the toughest issues of humiliation, trauma, and injustice to be aired safely.

10.15 am Participants Introduce Themselves

 

11.00 am - 12.30 pm Introductory Contributions

Since 2014, Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner often engage in a Dignilogue (dignity + dialogue). Until 2013, Evelin offered a talk that usually had two parts, related to Evelin's two roles. Her first role is to be the principal convener, together with Linda M. Hartling, of this workshop and our overall HumanDHS network. Her second role is to be one HumanDHS researcher among many. Respectively, the first part of her talk addresses the overall aim of our HumanDHS work (see here a transcription from her explanations in 2007), while the second part gives a very brief introduction to her theory of humiliation. She uses a particularly broad lens, both with respect to the length of history she includes (entire human history), as well as with respect to its transcultural and transdisciplinary approach. Her theory highlights how globalization is interlinked with new and unprecedented psychological dynamics (among others, the emerging significance of the phenomenon of humiliation) that call for novel solutions at all levels - macro, meso, and micro levels, and in all fields of of inquiry and implementation into public policy.
See also:
• Living Globally: Global Citizenship of Care as Personal Practice, see the long version of Lindner's contribution to the anthology Norwegian Citizen - Global Citizen, 2013
• Evelin's Video 2011 Invitation to Join the World Dignity University Initiative
• See, furthermore, papers written for the book Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace, edited by Morton Deutsch and Peter Coleman (the titles of the chapters, and most section headings in each chapter were suggested by Morton Deutsch; the text of each section thus represents a response to its heading):
-  Fostering Global Citizenship, Paper 4, March 10, 2011
-  Fostering Global Citizenship, Paper 3, October 15, 2010
-  Why Global Citizenship Is Needed for Global Peace, Paper 2, May 30, 2010
-  Harmonious and Sustainable Peaceful Relations, Paper 1, February 25, 2010
• Please see also a paper presented at the 2009 workshop: The Need for a New World
Humiliation in a Globalizing World: Does Humiliation Become the Most Disruptive Force? here or at http://ssrn.com/abstract=668742 (this paper's SSRN ID is 668742); see for a more recent version the first issue of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, March 2007

Lunch

 

Pre-Planned Dignilogue Round Table 1: How Are Humiliation and Human Dignity Relevant to Destructive Conflict?


Two Moderators
There are four ways to participate in a Round Table: As (1) Contributor to Dialogue, (2) Moderator, (3) Supporter, (4) Observer

How we use to go about: Every contributor has ca. 7-10 minutes to present her entry point into the dialogue, then we have an open dialogue. We have 2 empty chairs in the circle that can be taken by participants from the audience who wish to introduce a question or comment. We have two moderators for each Round Table. In that way, the Moderators are not prevented from also being contributors to the dialogue: while one Moderator makes a contribution to the dialogue, the other takes over as Moderator, and vice versa (with only one Moderator, this kind of flexibility would be lacking). We kindly invite the Moderators to summarize the contributions immediately following the dignilogue, and identify three "Key Learning Points" from the dialogue."
Peace Linguist Francisco Gomes de Matos commented on this format as follows (May 2, 2012): "It enhances RELATIONAL DIGNITY. Everyone will make the most of such dignifyingly used time! A great humanizing, interactive format: a little bit of MONOlogue, followed by much DIALOGUE, will help create DIGNILOGUE."
Dignilogue Moderators introduce the contributors (including the moderators), manage time in a supportive and friendly manner, facilitate dialogue after presentations, and summarize highlights.
Dignilogue Contributors present their contributions within the alloted time frame and nurture a lively dialogue
Please see:
- A Summary of Our Dignilogue Format for you to download
- Appreciative Facilitation: Hints for Dignilogue Moderators, written in February 2006 by Judith Thompson to support the Moderators of our workshops
- Dignilogue Tips and Dynamic Dignilogue List, created by Linda Hartling on October 10, 2015, for the 2015 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, in New York City, December 3 – 4, 2015.

Dignilogue Round Table 1, 2019
Moderators: David Yamada and Adair Linn Nagata
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Claudia Cohen
•  Michael L. Perlin and Heather Cucolo
•  Tony Gaskew
•  Avi Shahaf
•  Monty Marshall

Dignilogue Round Table 1, 2018
Moderators: David Yamada and Adair Linn Nagata
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Michael L. Perlin, and (co-authoring with Alison Lynch)
•  Claudia Cohen
•  Janet Gerson
•  Stephen G. Post
•  Tony Gaskew

Dignilogue Round Table 1, 2017
Moderators: David Yamada and Adair Linn Nagata
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Michael L. Perlin, and his son Alexander J. Perlin (co-authoring with Alison Lynch)
•  Claudia Cohen
•  Tony Gaskew
•  Fonkem Achankeng I, and his daughter Ndemazea Fonkem
•  Janet Gerson
•  Sasha Moore (stepping in for James Shanahan)
Open chair contributors:
Michael Greene
Bonnie Selterman

Dignilogue Round Table 1, 2016
Moderators: David Yamada and Annette Anderson-Engler
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Michael L. Perlin (co-authoring with Alison Lynch)
•  Claudia Cohen
•  Daniel Rothbart
•  Janet Gerson

Dignilogue Round Table 1, 2015
Moderators: David Yamada and Connie Dawson
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Michael L. Perlin and Alison Lynch
- “Had to be Held down by Big Police”: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Perspective on Interactions between Police and Persons with Mental Disabilities (2015)
•  Gay Rosenblum-Kumar
•  Janet Gerson
•  James Shanahan and Mark Turner (who was unfortunately hindered to join us)
•  Steven Moffic
- Cultivating Dignity Development In Our Grandchildren (2015)
•  Reinaldo Rivera

Dignilogue Round Table 1, 2014
Moderators: Phil Brown & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Janet Gerson
- Video (2014)
- Reflective Inquiry as a Pedagogy for Dignity and Inclusion (2014)
- Democratizing Justice: The World Tribunal on Iraq, In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice, 7 (2, 2013), pp. 86 - 112.
•  David Balosa and Seif Sekalala
-  Video (2014)
- Global Intercultural Citizenship (GIC) in Rwandan Reconstructive Dialogue (2014)
- The Politics of Language in the U.S. - Humiliation for Language Minority Speakers (2014)
-Moving into Action: Tzofnat Peleg-Baker and David Balosa, December 5, 2013
- Global Intercultural Citizenship for Dignity: Philo-politico-Educational Perspectives (2013) See also his Powerpoint presentation, and see his sharing of the fable of The Rat and Toad (Morale: Humiliation creates crisis)
•  Tony Gaskew
- Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility (2014) Abstract | Pdf | Video
- The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for Structural, and Political Violence (2009)
•  Claudia E. Cohen
-  Video (2014)
- Creating a Culture of Constructive Conflict Resolution among Formerly Incarcerated Men and Women (2013)
- Claudia Cohen's Welcome Words (2011)
- Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution? (2009)
•  Ya'ir Ronen and David Bargal
Video (2014)
Ya'ir Ronen:
- How Can I, Through Transcending Humiliation and Vindictiveness, Transform the Other? (2013)
- Preventing and Overcoming Humiliation: A Compassionate Loving Understanding of Human Dignity (2012)
- Children Exposed to Humiliation: From Self-Destructiveness to Healing and Hope (2011)
- Non Violent Opposition to a Violence Ridden Status Quo and Responsiveness to the Child (2009)
David Bargal:
- Ideological/Religious Beliefs and Humiliation (2011)
Please see also:
-  "An Introduction to the Project: Rationale and Development," together with Charles Garvin, in Small Group Research, 39 (1), pp. 3-16, 2008.
- "Group Processes to Reduce Intergroup Conflict: An Additional Example of a Workshop for Arab and Jewish Youth," in Small Group Research, 39 (1), pp. 42-59, 2008.
•  Gay Rosenblum-Kumar
-  Video (2014)
- Horizontal Inequality and Humiliation: Public Policy for Disaffection or Cohesion? (2005)
- Humiliation, Conflict and Public Policy (2004)
•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida
- Dignity, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution (2013)

Dignilogue Round Table 1, 2013
Moderators: Maggie O'Neill & Phil Brown
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Lucien Lombardo
- Childhood, Humiliation and Conflict: Reproduction of the Cycle (2013)
See also his Powerpoint presentation Childhood as the Last Colony.
•  Claudia E. Cohen
- Creating a Culture of Constructive Conflict Resolution among Formerly Incarcerated Men and Women (2013)
- Claudia Cohen's Welcome Words (2011)
- Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution? (2009)
•  Tonya Hammer and Hugh Crethar, supported by Dee Sloan
- Language and Destructive Conflict (2013)
- Redrawing the Circle: From Exclusion and Shame to Inclusion and Empowerment
(2012)
•  David C. Yamada
- Conflict in the Workplace (2013)
- Intellectual Activism: Using Blogs and Social Media to Advance a Human Dignity Agenda (2011)
- The Dignifying Effects of Workplace Bullying Legislation(2009)
•  Janet Gerson
- Democratizing Justice: The World Tribunal on Iraq, In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice, 7 (2, 2013), pp. 86 - 112.
•  George Wolfe
- Peace is a Verb as Well as a Noun, the Path as Well as the Goal (2013)
•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida
- Dignity, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution (2013)

Round Table 1, 2012
Moderators: Tonya Hammer & Evelin Lindner
The participants and their contributions were:

•  O'Neill
- Humiliation, Social Justice and Recognitive Communities: Thinking about the Asylum-Migration-Community Nexus in the Context of HDHS (2012)
- Humiliation and Human Dignity: Conducting Participatory Action Research with Women Who Sell Sex (2007, see www.safetysoapbox.co.uk)
•  Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (Seema Shekhawat can unfortunately not join us this year)
- Restoring Dignity of Borderlanders in Conflict Zones by Promoting Cooperation (2012)
- Peacebuilding in Kashmir: A Perspective from the Grassroots (2012)
- Viewing Kashmir Conflict through the Prism of Dignity and Humiliation, co-authored with Seema Shekhawat (2008)
•  Tonya Hammer and Hugh Crethar
- Redrawing the Circle:  From Exclusion and Shame to Inclusion and Empowerment (2012)
•  David Leverenz
- Introduction (without notes), in Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012
- The Civil Rights Movement: How National Shaming Trumped Local Shamings
(2009)
- The Gates Arrest: How Obama Moved the Participants -- Including Himself -- Beyond Anger and Humiliation (2009)
•  Ya'ir Ronen
- Preventing and Overcoming Humiliation: A Compassionate Loving Understanding of Human Dignity (2012)
- Children Exposed to Humiliation: From Self-Destructiveness to Healing and Hope (2011)
- Non Violent Opposition to a Violence Ridden Status Quo and Responsiveness to the Child (2009) •  Grace Feuerverger
- Auto-Ethnographic Reflections on the Immigrant and Refugee Experience in an Inner-city High School in Toronto (2012)
- Acts of “Great Generosity of Spirit”: The Classroom as a Pathway Toward Abundance and Dignity (2011)
- Teaching and Writing Vulnerably: An Auto-Ethnography about Schools as Places of Hope (2009)
•  Martha Eddy & Talia Shafir
- Embodied Experiences of Shame and Confidence: Relational aspects of learning - how our emotional state impacts memory and retrieval (2012)

Round Table 1, 2011
Moderators: Michael Britton & Evelin Lindner
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Claudia E. Cohen
- Claudia Cohen's Welcome Words (2011)
- Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution? (2009)
•  Robert L. Carneiro
- Circumscription Theory and Humiliation (2010)
(See, for example, Carneiro, Robert Leonard (2000). The Transition From Quantity to Quality: A Neglected Causal Mechanism in Accounting for Social Evolution. In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 97 (23), pp. 12926-12931)
•  David Bargal
- Ideological/Religious Beliefs and Humiliation (2011)
Please see also:
- "An Introduction to the Project: Rationale and Development," together with Charles Garvin, in Small Group Research, 39 (1), pp. 3-16, 2008.
- "Group Processes to Reduce Intergroup Conflict: An Additional Example of a Workshop for Arab and Jewish Youth," in Small Group Research, 39 (1), pp. 42-59, 2008.
•  Grace Feuerverger
- Teaching and Writing Vulnerably: An Auto-Ethnography about Schools as Places of Hope (2009)
•  Miriam Marton
- Humiliation and Asylum Seekers (2011)
- The Dual Humiliation of Female Refugees by Sexually Violent, Gender-based Acts (2005)

Round Table 1, 2010
Moderators: Michael Britton & Ariel Lublin
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Adenrele Awotona
- Children and Young People in Haiti’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Plan (2010)
- Climate change, Destructive conflicts and Humiliation: matters arising (2009)
- Integrating Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies into graduate programs: A case study of UMass-Boston
(2008)
•  Tonya Hammer and Selma Yznaga
- Shunned by Difference: The Intersection of Humiliation and Discrimination (2010)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Myths, Stereotypes, and Controlling Images in Film (2008)
- The Global Impact of Humiliation on Relationships and World Peace, presentation proposal together with Dana Comstock to the Third International Women's Peace Conference, Dallas, Texas U.S.A., July 10-15, 2007.
•  George Woods
- From the Plantations/Asylums to the Prisons: The Relationship between Humiliation, Stigma, Economics and Correctional Care for the Mentally Ill (2010)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Developing a New Non-Western Psychology (2008)
•  Clark McCauley
- Author of Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us (Oxford University Press, 2011, together with Sophia Moskalenko)
- Humilation in Asymmetric Conflict (2008)
- Author of Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder (Princeton University Press, 2006, together with Daniel Chirot)
•  Hroar Klempe
Palestine Dignity by Empowering through Music (2010)
•  Samir Sanad Basta
Cycles of Humiliation in Immigrant Families (2010)
•  James E. Jones was represented by his assistant Adrian Kirk
- Overcoming the Valence of Victimhood; Reconstructing an Authentic African Diaspora Identity in the 21st Century (2010)
- The Post Victim Ethical Exemption Syndrome: An Outgrowth of Humiliation (2006)
- The Third Force: A Practical, Community-Building: Approach to Settling Destructive Conflicts (2004)
•  Pandora Hopkins
The Courage to Combat Humiliation (2010)
•  Dennis Rivers
- The Trouble With Torture... A brief introduction to psychological and political arguments against extreme interrogation and indefinite preventive detention 2009.
- Torture, Technological Humiliation and the Relevance of The Geneva Conventions in Today's World (2008)
•  Alisa Klein
- De-valorizing Victimhood: Transforming the Dominant Narratives of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (2010)
- Reconfiguring Our Response: How Restoring Dignity and Eliminating Shame Can Heal and Prevent the Wounds of Sexual Violence
(2008)

Round Table 1, 2009
Moderators: Michael Britton & Grace Feuerverger
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Claudia E. Cohen
Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution? (2009)
•  Reinaldo Rivera
Humility and Humiliation As Distinctly Divergent and Compelling Concepts (2009)
•  Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation in Indigenous Cultures and Its Usefulness to Global Dialogue (2009)
•  James E. Jones
The Post Victim Ethical Exemption Syndrome: An Outgrowth of Humiliation (2006)
The Third Force: A Practical, Community-Building: Approach to Settling Destructive Conflicts (2004)
•  Michael L. Perlin
- A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Inquiry Into the Roles of Dignity and Humiliation in the Law
(2009)
- International Human Rights Law, Persons with Mental Disabilities, and the Humiliation Factor
(2008)
•  Ya'ir Ronen
- Non Violent Opposition to a Violence Ridden Status Quo and Responsiveness to the Child
(2009)
- On Dignity, Humiliation, Non-violent Struggle and Israeli Jewish Identity
(2008)
•  James W. Jones
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for the Psychology of Religion (2008)
Please see furthermore:
- Why Does Religion Turn Violent? A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Religious Terrorism, in The Psychoanalytic Review, 93 (2, April) 2006.
- Blog on Humiliation as a Precursor to Religious Violence, Ocober 1, 2008, Dr. Jones's other blogs on terrorism and counter-terrorism are at http://www.bloodthatcriesout.com/blog.html.
•  Adenrele Awotona
- Climate change, Destructive conflicts and Humiliation: matters arising (2009)
- Integrating Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies into graduate programs: A case study of UMass-Boston
(2008)

Round Table 1, 2008
Moderators: Michael Britton & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Adenrele Awotona
Integrating Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies into graduate programs: A case study of UMass-Boston (2008)
•  Clark McCauley
- Humilation in Asymmetric Conflict (2008)
- Author of Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder (Princeton University Press, 2006, together with Daniel Chirot)
•  James E. Jones
The Post Victim Ethical Exemption Syndrome: An Outgrowth of Humiliation (2006)
The Third Force: A Practical, Community-Building: Approach to Settling Destructive Conflicts (2004)
•  Kenneth Parsons
Testimonies of Violence (2008)
•  Alisa Klein
Reconfiguring Our Response: How Restoring Dignity and Eliminating Shame Can Heal and Prevent the Wounds of Sexual Violence (2008)

Round Table 1, 2007
Round Table 1 in 2007 was entitled How Is Humiliation Relevant in Destructive Conflict?
Moderators: Michael Britton & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Morton Deutsch (unfortunately hindered to join us in person, Morton was with us in spirit): Destructive Conflict and Oppression (2004)
•  Aaron Lazare: Humiliation and Apology (2007)
•  Andrea Bartoli (Andrea kindly joined us in the beginning and at the end of Day One): Deconstructing International Deadly Conflicts (2004)
•  Shibley Telhami (unfortunately snowstorm hindered Shibley Telhami to join us):
History and Humiliation (2003)
•  Adenrele Awotona: The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (2007)
•  Arie Nadler: Intergroup Reconciliation: Effects of Adversary’s Expressions of Empathy, Responsibility, and Recipients’ Trust, in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2006, 32 (4, April), pp. 459-470, together with Ido Liviatan; Instrumental and Socio-Emotional Paths to Intergroup Reconciliation and the Need-Based Model of Socio-Emotional Reconciliation, to appear in: A. Nadler, T. Malloy & J.D. Fisher (eds.) Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation. New York City, NY: Oxford University Press, together with Nurit Shnabel, 2006; Inter-Group Helping as Status Organizing Processes: Implications for Inter-Group Misunderstandings, in press in: Demoulin, S., Leyens, J.P. & Dovidio, J.F. (Eds.): Intergroup Misunderstandings: Impact of Divergent Social Realities. Washington, DC: Psychology Press, April 2007, revised version, together with Samer Halabi, and Gal Harpaz-Gorodeisky.
•  James E. Jones (unfortunately hindered to join us): The Post Victim Ethical Exemption Syndrome: An Outgrowth of Humiliation (2006); The Third Force: A Practical, Community-Building: Approach to Settling Destructive Conflicts (2004)
•  Michael L. Perlin: Humiliation and the Criminal Justice System: How Our Desire to Humiliate Contributes to Recidivism and, Ultimately, Injures Victims (2007)
•  Carlos E. Sluzki: Analysis of an Extraordinary Political Discourse (2007); Humiliation and the Moral Authority to Exert Violence upon Others (2007); Elements of Humiliation-Shame Dynamics for Computational Modeling and Analysis of Real-Life Scenarios (2004); The Story of the Crying Composer told at the 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City (2004); Humiliation Therapeutics (powerpoint presentation, 2004)
•  Clark McCauley: Author of Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder (Princeton University Press, 2006, together with Daniel Chirot)
Understanding Humiliation As Suppressed Anger (2006)
•  Florina Benoit & Ashok Gladston Xavier: The Life of Sri Lankan Refugees A Paradigm Shift (2007)
•  Stein Villumstad: Religions for Peace-International (2007)
•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida: Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)
•  Michael Britton: Connecting the Deep Personal Experiences of Being in Historical Contexts with Reaching Outward Around the Globe (2006)

Round Table 1, 2006
Round Table 1 in 2006 was entitled How Is Humiliation Relevant in Destructive Conflict?
Moderators: Donald Klein & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Morton Deutsch: Destructive Conflict and Oppression (2004)
•  Shibley Telhami (unfortunately, Shibley Telhami could not join us): History and Humiliation (2003)
•  Clark McCauley: Author of Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder (Princeton University Press, 2006, together with Daniel Chirot); Understanding Humiliation As Suppressed Anger (2006)
•  Arye Rattner: Surveying Humiliation (2006)
•  Michael Kimmel (unfortunately, Michael could not join us): Men, Masculinity, and the Role of Humiliation. Supporter: Nick Martin
Exploring Possibilities for UPEACE in China: Peace Education, Project Development Report (2006)
•  Bertram Wyatt-Brown: The Psychology of Humiliation: Mann’s “Mario and the Magician” and Hawthorne’s “Major Molineux, My Kinsman” (2006)
•  Anne Wyatt-Brown: Humiliation in My Brother’s Image (2006)

Round Table 1, 2005
The title of Round Table 1 in 2005 was What's Relevant in Destructive Conflict?
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Miriam Marton
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Morton Deutsch: Destructive Conflict and Oppression (2004)
•  David Hamburg: Education and Humiliation (2005)
•  Shibley Telhami: History and Humiliation (2003) Please see also How The Fighting Stops: Achieving a Sustainable Ceasefire in Lebanon (2006)
•  Andrea Bartoli: Deconstructing International Deadly Conflicts (2004)
•  Maria Volpe: The Simplicities of Reversing Destructive Conflict (2005)
•  Kjell Skyllstad: From Humiliation to Empowerment: Creative Conflict Management in the Multi-ethnic School (2005)
•  Sara Cobb: "Humiliation" as Positions in Narratives: Implications for Policy Development (2004)
Carlos Sluzki:
- Elements of Humiliation-Shame Dynamics for Computational Modeling and Analysis of Real-Life Scenarios (2004)
- The Story of the Crying Composer told at the 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict , Columbia University, New York City, 2004.
- Humiliation Therapeutics (powerpoint presentation, 2004)
Anie Kalayjian: Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)
•  Annette Anderson-Engler: Displaced Identity and Humiliation in Children of Vietnam Veterans (2005)
•  James Edward Jones: The Third Force: A Practical, Community-Building: Approach to Settling Destructive Conflicts (2004)
•  Moira Rogers: Humiliation and Human Strength: Stories of African-Spanish Migrations (2005)
•  Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera: Humiliation and Honor (2005)
• Ana Ljubinkovic: From Violent to Subtle Humiliation: Case of Somali Victims of UNOSOM Living in the Refugee Camps in Kenya (2005); Is Hope the Last to Die? (2005); Report on Field Research Conducted in Dadaab Refugee Camps (16.05.05 - 01.06.05) (2005)

Round Table 1, 2004
The title of Round Table 1 in 2004 was What's Relevant in Destructive Conflict?
Moderator: Beth Fisher-Yoshida
The participants were:

Morton Deutsch, Andrea Bartoli, Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Heidi and Guy Burgess, Philip Brown, Lourdes Quisumbing, Hroar Klempe, James E. Jones, Roberta L. Kosberg, Joshua Weiss,  Susan L. Podziba

 

 

Turning Ideas into Action - Co-Created Dignilogues

Since 2011, this session focuses on the World Dignity University initiative.

Until 2014, this activity was limited to the afternoon of Day One of our workshop. Since 2014, also the afternoon of Day Two of the workshop is dedicated to the continuation of the Co-Created Dignilogues from the previous day. The Pre-Planned Dignilogue Round Table 3 on Day Two has thus been replaced by these Co-Created Dignilogues.

5.00 pm End of the Workshop Part of Day One

 

 

 

5.00 pm - 7.00 pm Public Event with Eminent Scholars and Leading Thinkers. Everybody is invited! Bring your friends! No registration needed! This event is free!

•  Linda Hartling always welcomes everybody
Please see the Public Event Programs of

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and Flyer, 2010 and Flyer, 2011 and Flyer, 2012 and Flyer, 2013 and Flyer, 2014 and Flyer, 2015 and Flyer, 2016 and Flyer, 2017 and Flyer, 2018 and Flyer

 

•  7.00 pm End of Our Public Event

 



Day Two

 

10:00 am Welcome

 

10.30 am - 11.15 am Michael Britton always holds our Don Klein Memorial Lecture in place for the lecture that Don usually shared: The Humiliation Dynamic: Looking Back... Looking Forward

Donald Klein, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Donald Klein is a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board and Global Core Team.

To our immense sadness, our beloved Don Klein passed away in June 2007. We are heartbroken. We commemorate his memory with great love. He spoke to us about Awe and Wonderment. About our human ability to live in awe and wonderment, not just when we see a beautiful sun set or the majesty of the ocean, but always. That we can live in a state of awe and wonderment. And we do that, says Don, by leaving behind the psychology of projection. The psychology of projection is like a scrim, a transparent stage curtain, where you believe that what you see is reality only as long as the light shines on it in a certain way. However, it is not reality. It is a projection. And in order to live in awe and wonderment, we have to look through this scrim and let go of all the details that appear on it, in which we are so caught up. When we do that, we can see the beautiful sun set, the majestic ocean, always, in everything. We will continue our work while keeping Don’s words at the center of our work and in our hearts.

Pre-Planned Dignilogue Round Table 2: How Can We Cultivate Dignity? (Until 2012: How Can the Notion of Humiliation Be Useful for Public Policy Planning and for Cultivating Positive Social Change?)

 

Dignilogue Round Table 2, 2019
Moderators: Michael L. Perlin and Janet Gerson
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Janet Gerson
•  David C. Yamada
•  Danielle Coon with Jaspar Leahy
•  Lucien Lombardo
•  Bhante Revata Chipamong Chowdhury
•  Stephen G. Post
•  Aura Sofía Díaz

Dignilogue Round Table 2, 2018
Moderators: Michael L. Perlin and Janet Gerson
The participants and their contributions were:

•  David C. Yamada
•  Alberto Collazzoni
•  Aura Sofía Díaz
•  Phil Brown
•  Rambabu Talluri
•  Bhante Revata Chipamong Chowdhury
•  Lyndon Harris and Maria Lund
•  James Shanahan
•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida

Dignilogue Round Table 2, 2017
Moderators: Michael L. Perlin and Janet Gerson
The participants and their contributions were:

•  David C. Yamada
•  Danielle Coon
•  Phil Brown
•  Doaa Rashed
•  Zuzana Luckay Mihalčinová
•  Bhante Revata Chipamong Chowdhury
Open chair contributors:
•  Bonnie Selterman
•  Barbe Chambliss

Dignilogue Round Table 2, 2016
Moderators: Michael L. Perlin and Gabriela Saab
The participants and their contributions were:

•  David C. Yamada
•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida
•  Christine de Michele's Interlude (Video)
•  Danielle Coon
•  Carol Smaldino

Dignilogue Round Table 2, 2015
Moderators: Michael L. Perlin and Gabriela Saab
The participants and their contributions were:

•  David C. Yamada
•  Anne Wyatt-Brown
- Humiliation and Resilience in Higher Education (2015)
•  Ani Kalayjian, Lyla Parvez, and Lorraine Simmons
- Transforming Horizontal Violence in Haiti through 7-step Integrative Healing Model, and Forgiveness and Peace Gardens •  Mara Alagic
•  Stephanie "Safa" Tice (formerly Heuer)
- Now What? (2015)

Dignilogue Round Table 2, 2014
Moderators: David C. Yamada and Tonya Hammer
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Michael L. Perlin
Video (2014)
- Sexuality, Shame, Disability and Therapeutic Jurisprudence(2014)
- "Friend to the Martyr, A Friend to the Woman Of Shame": How the Adoption of Therapeutic Jurisprudence Best Ensures Dignity and Ends Humiliation (2013)
- Considering the "Alternative Jurisprudences" as a Tool of Social Change to Reduce Humiliation and Uphold Dignity (2012)
- Understanding the Intersection Between International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: The Role of Dignity
A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Inquiry Into the Roles of Dignity and Humiliation in the Law
(2009)
- International Human Rights Law, Persons with Mental Disabilities, and the Humiliation Factor
(2008)
•  Anne Wyatt-Brown
Video (2014)
- Problems Facing Humanities in the Academy (2013)
- How Can We Cultivate/Create Better Systems that Educate for Dignity (2013)
Anne wrote (July 8, 2013): "I would like to talk about the problems facing academics in the humanities today because fewer students are majoring in these areas and some politicians want to encourage students to take courses in fields where they will earn more money. I've been collecting information about things such as MOOCs, on-line courses, that might reduce the number of faculty positions in humanities nation-wide."
- From Auschwitz to the International Court of Justice in the Hague (2010)
- The Burden of Palestinian Education: Undoing Humiliation (2009)
- A Holocaust Narrative of Humiliation and Resilience (2008)
- A Challenge to Medical Hierarchies
(2007)
- Humiliation in My Brother’s Image (2006)
•  George Wolfe and Eric Edberg
Video (2014)
- Science and Contemplative Spirituality: Reconciling Believers and Nonbelievers around the Concept of Mystery (2014)
- Peace is a Verb as Well as a Noun, the Path as Well as the Goal (2013)
•  Lucien Lombardo and Ruth Thomas-Suh
Video (2014)
- Bringing Human Dignity to Work and Workplace through the Study of Work (Powerpoint | Pdf), outline for the "Work and Professional Studies" degree program developed at the Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA (2014)
- Childhood, Humiliation and Conflict: Reproduction of the Cycle (2013)
See also his Powerpoint presentation Childhood as the Last Colony.
•  Kingsley Okoro
Video (2014)
- Ubuntu Ideality: The Foundation of African Humane and Compassionate Living (2014)
• David Weksler, Elizabeth Negrete, supported by Yvonne Dennis, Courtney Furlong, and April Frazier, brought together by Mariana I. Vergara
-  Video (2014)
- The Journey of Mindfulness into Action (2014)
- Garry Davis and Mariana Vergara in Dialogue on the World Passport
This video of Garry Davis and Mariana Vergara engaging in dialogue on the World Passport was part of the "Moving into Action" session, where we created dialogues for the World Dignity University Initiative. Please see also an article about the film that is in the making about Garry's work.
- World Dignity University Initiative: Co-creating Sustainability in the Amazon Rainforest with the Kichwa Community: Why, Who, What, How, Where, When (Pdf, 2012)
- Global Community - Transformational Learning: Lessons from the Amazon Rainforest Co-creating a Global Community: Mindfulness into Action (Powerpoint, 2012)
- The BRIDGE® Model: The Case for Integrating Phenomenological Documentation aAnd Participatory Action Research through Collaborative Inquiry: Transformational Learning in Transforming High Aspirations into Human Agency (Pdf, 2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Videos 2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (Pdf from Powerpoint, 2011)
•  Hayal Köksal
- Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict through Effective Teacher Training Programs (2014) Pdf | video
- Appreciative Introduction (2014)
•  Stephanie Heuer
Video (2014)

- The Dust Never Settles (2014, see also the Powerpoint version)
- The Story of the Stone (2014)
- Be the Arrow (2013) See here a graphical overview over Stephanie Heuer's dignity rocks concept and her Dignity Rocks powerpoint presentation.
- BE the Arrow! DignityRocks - Human Services with a Focus on Counseling, Diversity, and Working with the Poor (2010)

Dignilogue Round Table 2, 2013
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Roberta Kosberg
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Ya'ir Ronen and Gila Ronen
- How Can I, Through Transcending Humiliation and Vindictiveness, Transform the Other? (2013)
- Preventing and Overcoming Humiliation: A Compassionate Loving Understanding of Human Dignity (2012)
- Children Exposed to Humiliation: From Self-Destructiveness to Healing and Hope (2011)
- Non Violent Opposition to a Violence Ridden Status Quo and Responsiveness to the Child (2009)
•  Anne Wyatt-Brown
- Problems Facing Humanities in the Academy (2013)
- How Can We Cultivate/Create Better Systems that Educate for Dignity (2013)
Anne wrote (July 8, 2013): "I would like to talk about the problems facing academics in the humanities today because fewer students are majoring in these areas and some politicians want to encourage students to take courses in fields where they will earn more money. I've been collecting information about things such as MOOCs, on-line courses, that might reduce the number of faculty positions in humanities nation-wide."
- From Auschwitz to the International Court of Justice in the Hague (2010)
- The Burden of Palestinian Education: Undoing Humiliation (2009)
- A Holocaust Narrative of Humiliation and Resilience (2008)
- A Challenge to Medical Hierarchies
(2007)
- Humiliation in My Brother’s Image (2006)
•  Jennifer Lynne
- The Engaged Identity Theory & Practice: An inquiry into the cultivation of listening, patience and respect for conflict transformation and peacebuilding (2013)
•  Michael Greene
- Bringing Dignity into the School (2013)
- Code of the Street, Retaliation, and Saving Face (2010)
- Youth as Active Agents of Social Change (2010)
- Walking the Talk (2008)
- The Role of Humiliation for the Generation of Violence
(2007)
•  Michael L. Perlin
- "Friend to the Martyr, A Friend to the Woman Of Shame": How the Adoption of Therapeutic Jurisprudence Best Ensures Dignity and Ends Humiliation (2013)
- Considering the "Alternative Jurisprudences" as a Tool of Social Change to Reduce Humiliation and Uphold Dignity (2012)
- Understanding the Intersection Between International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: The Role of Dignity
A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Inquiry Into the Roles of Dignity and Humiliation in the Law
(2009)
- International Human Rights Law, Persons with Mental Disabilities, and the Humiliation Factor
(2008)

Round Table 2, 2012
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Philip Brown
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida (Moderator and Discussant)
- Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)
• Phil Brown
- Prosocial Education: Developing Caring, Capable Citizens (2012)
- Prosocial Development: Defining the Basis for Prosocial Education (2011)
- Prosocial Education (2010)
- Reflections on Policy and Humiliation: Addressing the Needs of Poor Minority Children in New Jersey’s Public Schools (2005)
- Humiliation, Bullying and Caring in School Communities (2004)
•  Alisa Klein
- On Being a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse: A Personal Reflection on Dignity, Healing and Accountability (2012)
- De-valorizing Victimhood: Transforming the Dominant Narratives of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict(2010)
- Reconfiguring Our Response: How Restoring Dignity and Eliminating Shame Can Heal and Prevent the Wounds of Sexual Violence
(2008)
• Macleans Geo-JaJa and Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
- Human Rights in Development Aid for Self-determination: Any Cause for Education Concern? (Macleans Geo-Jaja 2012)
- Preservation of local languages-in-education: Why not in Africa? (Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite 2012)
- Language As a Right in Education: A Case Study of Zanzibar Curriculum Reform (2011)
•  Ani Kalayjian and Nira Shah
- Transforming trauma into healing: An integrative healing approach for Palestinians and Israelis (2012)
- ATOP Meaningfulworld Humanitarian Outreach Project to Romania: Ancestral Healing, Forgiveness, and Meaning-Making (2011)
Ani has recently edited two books:
-  Mass Trauma and Emotional Healing Around the World: Rituals and Practices for Resilience, 2 vols, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Dominique Eugene, Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger Security International, 2009.
-  Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Raymond F. Paloutzian, New York City, Springer, 2009.
- Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)
• Floyd Webster Rudmin
- The Apologies Project: Small Wins Ways to Reduce Militarizing Memories (2010)
- The Apologies Project: The Responsible Side of Patriotism (2010)

Round Table 2, 2011
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Rita Anita Linger
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida (Moderator and Discussant)
- Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)
•  Rita Anita Linger (Moderator and Discussant)
•  Ya'ir Ronen
- Children Exposed to Humiliation: From Self-Destructiveness to Healing and Hope (2011)
- Non Violent Opposition to a Violence Ridden Status Quo and Responsiveness to the Child (2009)
•  Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite and  MacLeans Geo-JaJa
- Language As a Right in Education: A Case Study of Zanzibar Curriculum Reform (2011)
•  Claudia Maffettone
- Exchange 2.0.
•  
Cheryl Duckworth
•  Tugba Sari
- Conflict Resolution with Positive Pscyhotherapy (2011)
•  Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski
- Transforming Humiliation: Spiritual and Dialogic Aspects (2011)
- Message from Jackie, November 18, 2011: "News from the Ainu community in Japan: they will be starting their own national political group this coming January 2012. Maybe the World Dignity University could send them supportive greetings since Evelin participated in the dialogues that also included some of the Ainu who organized both the 2008 International Indigenous Peoples Summit in Hokkaido just before the G8 Meeting in Hokkaido that year which resulted in the Japanese government finally recognizing the Ainu as Indigenous People in Japan and this new political group (I'm not sure they are calling it a "party," but it is to make sure that Ainu have a voice at all levels of Japanese politics)."
- Supporting Human Dignity Through the 4 Rs and the 3 Cs (2010)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation in Indigenous Cultures and Its Usefulness to Global Dialogue (2009)
•  Hagitte Gal-Ed (Mohammed Eid Mousa Abuayash could unfortunately not join her)
- Garden Of Peace in the Middle East - Stage I - ARTiculating Human Dignity with Palestinian Children. In collaboration with Mohammed Eid Mousa Abuayash (2011)
- ARTiculating(c) Human Dignity (2010)

Round Table 2, 2010
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Emanuela C. Del Re
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida (Moderator and Discussant)
Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)
•  Emanuela C. Del Re (Moderator and Discussant), supported by Padraig O'Malley
- The Subtle Connection Between Counter-terrorism Strategies and Humiliation (2009)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security (2007)
•  Claudia E. Cohen
Emotional Awareness: Can it Mitigate Against the Experience of Humiliation and Promote Constructive Conflict Resolution? (2009)
•  Judy Kuriansky
- Models of Developing Field Projects and Engaging Multi-Stakeholders in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support to Solve Global Health Problems and Achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals (2010)
- Transforming Conflict and Humiliation to Heal Hearts in the Holy Land: People-to-People Projects to Build Peace, Coexistence and Cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis (2006)
•  James T. Shanahan supported by Mark Turner
- Dignity in Ethics, Communication and Tactical Training (2010)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Current Advances in Police Training (2009)
- Tactical Communication to Promote Professional Public Interaction (2008)
•  Annette Anderson-Engler
- Humiliation Through Silent Grief in Women: When Words Are Not Enough (2010)
- Shared Narratives: The “Voice” of Personal and Social Identity – Are we Listening? (2009)
- Constructing and Reconstructing Narratives – A Passageway to Personal Meaning and Social Change (2007)
- Displaced Identity and Humiliation in Children of Vietnam Veterans (2005)
• Floyd Webster Rudmin
- The Apologies Project: Small Wins Ways to Reduce Militarizing Memories (2010)
- The Apologies Project: The Responsible Side of Patriotism (2010)
•  Antoinette Errante
Of Broken Hearts and Tangled Fury: Institutionalized Shame and Humiliation in the Education Sector (2008)
• Virginia Swain supported by Michele Walsh-MacDonald
How to Dignify the World with Reconciliation Leaders and a Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service: Applications in the Sudan and Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security
(2010)

Round Table 2, 2009
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Miriam Marton
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida (Moderator and Discussant)
Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)
•  Anne Wyatt-Brown
- The Burden of Palestinian Education: Undoing Humiliation (2009)
- A Holocaust Narrative of Humiliation and Resilience (2008)
- A Challenge to Medical Hierarchies
(2007)
- Humiliation in My Brother’s Image (2006)
•  Bertram Wyatt-Brown
- George Orwell, 1984, Humiliation in Life and Fiction (2009)
- Trials of Humiliation and Depression in George Orwell's Life and Novel 1984 (2008)
- T. E. Lawrence, Honor and Humiliation in the Middle East
(2007)
- The Psychology of Humiliation: Mann’s “Mario and the Magician” and Hawthorne’s “Major Molineux, My Kinsman” (2006)
•  David Leverenz
- The Civil Rights Movement: How National Shaming Trumped Local Shamings (2009)
- The Gates Arrest: How Obama Moved the Participants -- Including Himself -- Beyond Anger and Humiliation (2009)
•  Moira Rogers
Islamophobia in Spain: New Shapes of Old Fears? (2009)
See also: Humiliation and Human Strength: Stories of African-Spanish Migrations
•  Robert Neer
The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for the History of the Use of Napalm in War (2009)
•  Tony Gaskew
The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for Structural, and Political Violence (2009)
•  Gabriela Saab
The Recruitment of Child Soldiers: Humiliation Compromising Childhood (2009)
•  Chipamong Chowdhury (family name), or Bhante Revata (monk's name, as known in the monastic communities)
- Practicing Non-violent and Working on Peace (2009)
- Inner Peace and Outer Peace: A Buddhist Contemplative Perspective (2008)

Round Table 2, 2008
Moderators: Antoinette Errante & Philip Brown
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)
•  Michael L. Perlin
International Human Rights Law, Persons with Mental Disabilities, and the Humiliation Factor
(2008)
•  Ya'ir Ronen
On Dignity, Humiliation, Non-violent Struggle and Israeli Jewish Identity
(2008)
•  James W. Jones
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for the Psychology of Religion (2008)
Please see furthermore: Why Does Religion Turn Violent? A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Religious Terrorism, in The Psychoanalytic Review, 93 (2, April) 2006.
•  Blog on Humiliation as a Precursor to Religious Violence, Ocober 1, 2008, Dr. Jones's other blogs on terrorism and counter-terrorism are at http://www.bloodthatcriesout.com/blog.html.
•  Anie Kalayjian
Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)
•  Tonya Hammer
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Myths, Stereotypes, and Controlling Images in Film (2008)
- The Global Impact of Humiliation on Relationships and World Peace, presentation proposal together with Dana Comstock to the Third International Women's Peace Conference, Dallas, Texas U.S.A., July 10-15, 2007.
• Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
Viewing Kashmir Conflict through the Prism of Dignity and Humiliation, co-authored with Seema Shekhawat (2008)
•  Jill Strauss
Validating Humiliation through Art and Storytelling (2008)

Round Table 2, 2007
Moderators: Maggie O'Neill & Philip Brown
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida: Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)
•  Anie Kalayjian: Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)
•  Bertram Wyatt-Brown: T. E. Lawrence, honor and humiliation in the Middle East (2007); The Psychology of Humiliation: Mann’s “Mario and the Magician” and Hawthorne’s “Major Molineux, My Kinsman” (2006)
•  Anne Wyatt-Brown: A Challenge to Medical Hierarchies (2007); Humiliation in My Brother’s Image (2006)
•  Sharon Burde: The Role of Women in Addressing the Impact of Humiliation and Changing Course (2007)
•  Roger Bromley: Dignity and Hope Versus Humiliation and Despair (2007, please see here a longer draft for a full paper and a summary)
•  Jennifer Goldman: Humiliation and Aggression (2006); A Theoretical Understanding of How Emotions Fuel Intractable Conflict: The Case of Humiliation (2005, together with Peter T. Coleman)
•  Vinod (VK) Kool: Humiliating Perpetrator, Victim and Observer: Lessons from the Oldest Democracy Located in the Himalayas (2007)
•  Maria Volpe (unfortunately hindered to join us): The Association for Conflict Resolution Crisis Intervention online newsletter featured this presentation in its 2006 February issue.
•  Edward Emery (unfortunately hindered to join us): Malignant Shame and the Role of Psychic Deadness in Its Genesis in Relationship to the Thinning of Attachment Bonds (2007)
Philip Brown: The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Character Education (2007)
•  Maggie O'Neill: Humiliation and Human Dignity: Conducting Participatory Action Research with Women Who Sell Sex (2007, see www.safetysoapbox.co.uk)

Round Table 2, 2006
Moderators: Maggie O'Neill & Philip Brown
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida: Reframing Conflict: Intercultural Conflict as Potential Transformation (2005)
•  Maria Volpe: The Association for Conflict Resolution Crisis Intervention online newsletter featured this presentation in its 2006 February issue.
•  Arie Nadler: Intergroup Helping as Status Relations: Effects of Status Stability, Identification, and Type of Help on Receptivity to High-Status Group’s Help (2006)
•  Robert Kolodny: A Gestalt Perspective on Shame and Humiliation (2006)
•  Gay Rosenblum-Kumar: Humiliation, Conflict and Public Policy (2004)
Horizontal Inequality and Humiliation: Public Policy for Disaffection or Cohesion? (2005)
•  Jennifer Goldman (unfortunately, Jennifer could not join us): Humiliation and Aggression (2006); A Theoretical Understanding of How Emotions Fuel Intractable Conflict: The Case of Humiliation (2005, together with Peter T. Coleman)
•  Charles Knight: Security in the Great Transition (2006)
Role of Humiliation in Enforcing Conventional Masculinity Learning and Behavior (2006)
•  Judy Kuriansky: Transforming Conflict and Humiliation to Heal Hearts in the Holy Land: People-to-People Projects to Build Peace, Coexistence and Cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis (2006)
•  Andrea Bartoli: Deconstructing International Deadly Conflicts (2004)

Round Table 2, 2005
Round Table 2 in 2005 was entitled Is Humiliation Relevant in Destructive Conflict?
Moderators: Judith Thompson & Manas Ghanem
The participants were:

•  Jennifer Goldman: How Humiliation Fuels Intractable Conflict: The Effects of Emotional Roles on Recall and Reactions to Conflictual Encounters (2005, together with Peter T. Coleman)
•  Linda Hartling: Humiliation: Real Pain, A Pathway to Violence (2005)
•  Bertram Wyatt-Brown: Honor, Shame, and Iraq in American Foreign Policy (2004)
•  Maggie O’Neill: Humiliation, Social Justice and Ethno-mimesis
•  Zahid Shahab Ahmed: Refugees in South Asia and Humiliation (2005)
•  Victoria C. Fontan: The Dialectics of Humiliation: Polarization between Occupier and Occupied in Post-Saddam Iraq (2003)
•  Jean Berchmans Ndayizigiye: Humiliation and Violent Conflicts in Burundi (2005)
•  Anne Wyatt-Brown, A Woman in Berlin: The Complexity of Humiliation at the End of World War II (2005)
•  Floyd Webster Rudmin: Six Research Designs on Humiliation (2005)
•  Anthony Abiodun Olowoyeye: Africa, a Trigger in the Explosion of International Terrorism: A Critical Analysis of The "Apparatus" of Terrorism and its Causes (2005, unfortunately, Anthony could not come)
•  Imelda Deinla: The Effects of Humiliation on the Economic, Socio-cultural Rights and Access to Justice of Muslim Women in Mindanao (2005, unfortunately, Imelda could not come)
•  Miriam Marton: The Dual Humiliation of Female Refugees by Sexually Violent, Gender-based Acts (2005)
•  Sophie Schaarschmidt: Cognitive and Emotional Ingroup-identification of Youth in Israel and Palestine (2005)
•  Judy Kuriansky: Psychosocial Aspects of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
(2005)

Round Table 2, 2004
Round Table 2 in 2004 was entitled Is Humiliation Relevant in a Destructive Conflict?

Moderators: Carlos Sluzki & Donald C. Klein
The participants were:

Carlos Sluzki, Donald Klein, Linda Hartling, Paul A. Stokes, Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Peter T. Coleman, Jennifer Goldman, Gay Rosenblum-Kumar, Aurora Deuss, Evelin Lindner, Victoria Firmo-Fontan

Lunch

 

Dignilogue Round Table 3: What Works? What Types of Social Change Efforts Show Promise in Reducing Violent Conflict and Humiliation While Upholding the Dignity of All People? / What works and what could work even better?

 
There are four ways to participate in a Round Table: As a discussant, a moderator, a supporter, and an observer: See here a Summary of our Round Table Discussion Format for you to download

Since 2014, also the afternoon of Day Two of the workshop was dedicated to the continuation of the Co-Created Dignilogues of the previous day. The Pre-Planned Dignilogue Round Table 3 on Day Two was thus replaced by these Co-Created Dignilogues.

Dignologue Round Table 3, 2013
Moderators: David C. Yamada & Stephanie Heuer
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Claudia Maffettone
- Cultivating Dignity Through Dialogue (2013)
- Testimony of a Personal Path to Dignity (2012)
- Exchange 2.0. (2011)
•  Ani Kalayjian & Blanka Angyal
- Transforming Horizontal Violence in the Middle East in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon through Forgiveness and Peace Gardens (2013) See also Press Release 1 and Press Release 2.
- Transforming Trauma into Healing: An integrative healing approach for Palestinians and Israelis (2012)
- ATOP Meaningfulworld Humanitarian Outreach Project to Romania: Ancestral Healing, Forgiveness, and Meaning-Making (2011)
Ani has recently edited two books:
-  Mass Trauma and Emotional Healing Around the World: Rituals and Practices for Resilience, 2 vols, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Dominique Eugene, Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger Security International, 2009.
-  Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Raymond F. Paloutzian, New York City, Springer, 2009.
- Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)
•  David Balosa, supported by Doaa Rashed
- Global Intercultural Citizenship for Dignity: Philo-politico-Educational Perspectives (2013) See also his Powerpoint presentation
•  Kingsley Okoro
- An Inquest into Common Humanity through Myths and Mythologies: Joseph Campbell's Paradigm (2013)
•  Roger Dennis, Yvonne Dennis, Sandra Allen-Lesibu, Jon Mannion, Anna Louise Healy, and Courtney Eye Furlong from the "Mindfulness into Action" group with Mariana Vergara
•  Adair Linn Nagata
- Everyday Peacemaking: Personal Leadership for Sustainable Peacebuilding (2013)
•  Stephanie Heuer
- Be the Arrow (2013) See here a graphical overview over Stephanie Heuer's dignity rocks concept and her Dignity Rocks powerpoint presentation.
- BE the Arrow! DignityRocks - Human Services with a Focus on Counseling, Diversity, and Working with the Poor (2010)

Round Table 3, 2012
Moderators: Roberta Kosberg and David C. Yamada
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Roberta Kosberg (Discussant and Moderator)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Communication (2010)
•  David C. Yamada (Discussant and Moderator)
- American Elders: Human Dignity and the Aging Population (2012)
- Intellectual Activism: Using Blogs and Social Media to Advance a Human Dignity Agenda (2011)
- The Dignifying Effects of Workplace Bullying Legislation(2009)
•  Michael L. Perlin
- Considering the "Alternative Jurisprudences" as a Tool of Social Change to Reduce Humiliation and Uphold Dignity (2012)
- Understanding the Intersection Between International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: The Role of Dignity
A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Inquiry Into the Roles of Dignity and Humiliation in the Law
(2009)
- International Human Rights Law, Persons with Mental Disabilities, and the Humiliation Factor
(2008)
•  Moira Rogers
- Islamophobia in Spain: New Shapes of Old Fears? (2009)
See also: Humiliation and Human Strength: Stories of African-Spanish Migrations
•  Mariana Vergara
- 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)
•  Claudia Maffettone
- Testimony of a Personal Path to Dignity (2012)
- Exchange 2.0. (2011)
•  Rosita Albert
- Lessons Learned about such Conflicts, and Recommendations for Conflict Amelioration and Peace Building (a summary of the concluding chapter of the 2012 Handbook of Ethnic Conflict: International Perspectives)(2012)
- Violent Interethnic Conflict and Human Dignity: Major Issues in Intercultural Research and Knowledge Utilization (2006)

Round Table 3, 2011
Moderators: Grace Feuerverger and Roberta Kosberg
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Grace Feuerverger (Moderator, Discussant in Round Table 1)
- Teaching and Writing Vulnerably: An Auto-Ethnography about Schools as Places of Hope (2009)
•  Roberta Kosberg (Moderator)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Communication (2010)
•  Michael L. Perlin
- Understanding the Intersection Between International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: The Role of Dignity
A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Inquiry Into the Roles of Dignity and Humiliation in the Law
(2009)
- International Human Rights Law, Persons with Mental Disabilities, and the Humiliation Factor
(2008)
•  David C. Yamada
- Intellectual Activism: Using Blogs and Social Media to Advance a Human Dignity Agenda (2011)
- The Dignifying Effects of Workplace Bullying Legislation (2009)
•  Carol Smaldino
- What's So Funny? (2011)
- If We Meet the Shadow: One Family’s Interruption of Bullying and Blame (2010)
•  Mara Alagic
- Science and Art of ThirdPlaceLearning (2011)
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Third Place Learning (2009)
• Yaqub Emmanuel Faraz
- Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict (2011)
•  Ani Kalayjian and Georgiana Sofletea
- ATOP Meaningfulworld Humanitarian Outreach Project to Romania: Ancestral Healing, Forgiveness, and Meaning-Making (2011)
Ani has recently edited two books:
-  Mass Trauma and Emotional Healing Around the World: Rituals and Practices for Resilience, 2 vols, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Dominique Eugene, Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger Security International, 2009.
-  Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Raymond F. Paloutzian, New York City, Springer, 2009.
- Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)
•  Neil Ryan Walsh

Round Table 3, 2010
Moderators: Philip Brown and Stephanie Heuer
The participants and their contributions were:

Philip Brown (Moderator and Discussant)
- Prosocial Education (2010)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Character Education
(2007)
Stephanie Heuer (Moderator and Discussant)
"BE the Arrow!" DignityRocks - Human Services with a Focus on Counseling, Diversity, and Working with the Poor (2010)
•  Anne Wyatt-Brown supported by Susan Hall
- From Auschwitz to the International Court of Justice in the Hague (2010)
- The Burden of Palestinian Education: Undoing Humiliation (2009)
- A Holocaust Narrative of Humiliation and Resilience (2008)
- A Challenge to Medical Hierarchies
(2007)
- Humiliation in My Brother’s Image (2006)
•  Bertram Wyatt-Brown supported by Susan Hall
- American Death Row Inmates: A Study of Imposed Humiliation and Deprivation (2010)
- George Orwell, 1984, Humiliation in Life and Fiction (2009)
- Trials of Humiliation and Depression in George Orwell's Life and Novel 1984 (2008)
- T. E. Lawrence, Honor and Humiliation in the Middle East
(2007)
- The Psychology of Humiliation: Mann’s “Mario and the Magician” and Hawthorne’s “Major Molineux, My Kinsman” (2006)
•  Mark Porter Webb supported by Tim Shenk and Angel Pichardo
Strategies for Social Change: Overcoming Violence and Humiliation, Transforming Cultural Rules (2010)
•  Ani Kalayjian, supported by Jennifer De Mucci
Ani has recently edited two books:
-  Mass Trauma and Emotional Healing Around the World: Rituals and Practices for Resilience, 2 vols, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Dominique Eugene, Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger Security International, 2009.
-  Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Psychological Pathways to Conflict Transformation and Peace Building, edited by Ani Kalayjian and Raymond F. Paloutzian, New York City, Springer, 2009.
- Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)
•  Hagitte Gal-Ed, supported by Drew Cavanaugh, Yael Petretti and Dan Booth Cohen (who is unfortunately not able to join us)
ARTiculating(c) Human Dignity (2010)
•  Tony Gaskew
- Released: Searching for Dignity and Respect Through Prison Re-entry Initiatives (2010)
- The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for Structural, and Political Violence (2009)
•  Carol Smaldino, supported by Lino Smaldino
If We Meet the Shadow: One Family’s Interruption of Bullying and Blame

Round Table 3, 2009
Moderators: Emanuela C. Del Re & Sondra Perl
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Sondra Perl (Moderator and Discussant)
Where Is Dignity after the Humiliation of the Holocaust? (2009)
See also www.holocausteducators.org.
•  Emanuela C. Del Re (Moderator and Discussant)
- The Subtle Connection Between Counter-terrorism Strategies and Humiliation (2009)
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security (2007)
•  Jean H. Quataert
Human Rights, Social Change, and History (2009)
•  Antony Adolf
Overcoming Humiliation, Enhancing Dignity: How Peace History Can Continually Improve Peace Prospects (2009)
•  James T. Shanahan
- The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Current Advances in Police Training (2009)
- Tactical Communication to Promote Professional Public Interaction (2008)
•  David C. Yamada
The Dignifying Effects of Workplace Bullying Legislation (2009)
•  Brian Trautman
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Peace Education (2008/2009)

Round Table 3, 2008
Moderators: Emanuela C. Del Re & Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Judy Kuriansky
Transforming Conflict and Humiliation to Heal Hearts in the Holy Land: People-to-People Projects to Build Peace, Coexistence and Cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis (2006)
•  Kenneth Suslak
Psychological and Research Perspectives on Reconciliation Models: Dealing with the Impact of War and Political Oppression on Children (2008)
•  Garry Davis
- Garry can be watched under the story tab at www.onefilms.com
- Garry Davis’s Speech at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict (2007)
• Michael Greene
- Walking the Talk (2008)
- The Role of Humiliation for the Generation of Violence
(2007)
•  James T. Shanahan
Tactical Communication to Promote Professional Public Interaction (2008)
• Michiko Kuroda (for Virgina Swain and Joseph Baratta)
A Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service (2008)
•  Sarwar Alam
The Genesis of Islamic Extremism in Bangladesh (2008)
•  Emanuela C. Del Re
The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security (2007)
•  Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera
Humiliation and Honor, note presented at Round Table 1 of the 2005 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 15-16, 2005.

Round Table 3, 2007
Moderators: Emanuela C. Del Re & Carlos E. Sluzki
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Maggie O'Neill: Humiliation and Human Dignity: Conducting Participatory Action Research with Women Who Sell Sex (2007, see www.safetysoapbox.co.uk)
•  Gay Rosenblum-Kumar: Humiliation, Conflict and Public Policy (2004); Horizontal Inequality and Humiliation: Public Policy for Disaffection or Cohesion? (2005)
•  Grace Feuerverger: The "School For Peace": A Conflict Resolution Program in a Jewish-Palestinian Village (2005); Grace also presents her second book Teaching, Learning and Other Miracles (2007)
•  Lone Alice Johansen: African Solutions to African Intergroup Conflicts: Ubuntu and Humiliation - A Study of Ubuntu and Its Effect on Perceived Humiliation in a Interactive Track Two Dialogue Seminar (2007)
•  Lynn King: Founder of SageVISION, dedicated to "growing green leaders who support innovation for the greater good." 
•  Garry Davis: Garry Davis’s Speech at the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict (2007); Press Release, 12/5/07
•  Yoav Peck: Human Dignity in Israeli Elementary Schools: A Rationale for a Project in Nine Schools (2007)
•  Judy Kuriansky (unfortunately hindered to join us): Transforming Conflict and Humiliation to Heal Hearts in the Holy Land: People-to-People Projects to Build Peace, Coexistence and Cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis (2006)
•  Victoria C. Fontan (unfortunately hindered to join us): Shame, Humiliation, and Violent Conflict (2007)
• Rosita Albert (unfortunately hindered to join us): Violent Interethnic Conflict and Human Dignity: Major Issues in Intercultural Research and Knowledge Utilization (2006)
•  Aura Sofía Díaz (unfortunately hindered to join us): The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for the Mind and Peace (2007)
•  Annette Anderson-Engler (unfortunately hindered to join us): Constructing and Reconstructing Narratives – A Passageway to Personal Meaning and Social Change
(2007); Displaced Identity and Humiliation in Children of Vietnam Veterans (2005)
•  George Woods (unfortunately hindered to join us): The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Developing New Non-Western Psychology (2007)
•  Kathleen Freis (unfortunately hindered to join us): Sharing the Challenges of Hierarchical School Structures As they Relate to Human Dignity (2007)
•  Jiuquan Han (unfortunately, not able to attend, due to lack of funds): "Five Penalties": A Psychological-Cultural-Social-Historical Construct (2007)
•  Carlos E. Sluzki: Analysis of an Extraordinary Political Discourse (2007); Humiliation and the Moral Authority to Exert Violence upon Others (2007); Elements of Humiliation-Shame Dynamics for Computational Modeling and Analysis of Real-Life Scenarios (2004); The Story of the Crying Composer told at the 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City (2004); Humiliation Therapeutics (powerpoint presentation, 2004)
•  Emanuela C. Del Re: The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for Security (2007)

Round Table 3, 2006
Moderators: Nora Femenia & Kathleen Freis
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Carlos E. Sluzki: Elements of Humiliation-Shame Dynamics for Computational Modeling and Analysis of Real-Life Scenarios (2004); The Story of the Crying Composer told at the 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, 2004; Humiliation Therapeutics (powerpoint presentation, 2004)
•  Sara Cobb: "Humiliation" as Positions in Narratives: Implications for Policy Development (2004)
•  Floyd Webster Rudmin: Preventing Inadvertent Humiliation (2006); Six Research Designs on Humiliation (2005)
•  James E. Jones: The Post Victim Ethical Exemption Syndrome: An Outgrowth of Humiliation (2006); The Third Force: A Practical, Community-Building: Approach to Settling Destructive Conflicts (2004)
•  Florina Benoit & Gladston Xavier (Ashok) (unfortunately, Florina and her husband could not join us): Sri Lankan Refugees: Types of Social Change Efforts That Show Promise  in Reducing Violent Conflict and Humiliation (2006)
•  Barry Hart: Peacebuilding for Traumatized Societies - With an Emphasis on the Role of Large-Scale Humiliation and How to Deal With It through Trauma Recovery and Peacebuilding Processes (2006)
Maggie O'Neill: Re-Imagining Diaspora through Ethno-Mimesis: Humiliation, Human Dignity and Belonging (2006);Forced Migration, Humiliation and Human Dignity: Re-Imagining the Asylum-Migration Nexus through Participatory Action Research (PAR) (2006); What About Me - The Needs of Refugee/Asylum Mothers and their Children (2006); Theorising Narratives of Exile and Belonging: The Importance of Biography and Ethno-mimesis in "Understanding" Asylum (2006)
Sarah Sayeed (representing also Virginia Swain) (unfortunately, Virginia and Sarah could not join us): A Leadership and Practice to Reconcile Challenges in a Post-September 11th World, Virginia Swain and Sarah Sayeed 2006; Reconciliation as Policy: A Capacity-Building Proposal for Renewing Leadership and Development, Virginia Swain and Sarah Sayeed 2005
•  Anie Kalayjian: Turkish Denial of the Genocide of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians: Transforming Humiliation into Understanding and Forgiveness (2005)

Round Table 3, 2005
The title of Round Table 3 in 2005 was Can the Notion of Humiliation Be Useful for Public Policy Planning? What Can We Envisage As Best Practice Models?
Moderators: Annette Anderson-Engler, Ana Ljubinkovic & Miriam Marton
The participants and their contributions were:

•  Alan B. Slifka: Feeling at Home, Or Not, Depending on Humiliation (2005)
•  Howard Zehr: Humiliation, Crime and Justice (2005)
•  Kjell Skyllstad: From Humiliation to Empowerment: The Arts in Retributive and Restorative Justice (2005)
•  Grace Feuerverger: The "School For Peace": A Conflict Resolution Program in a Jewish-Palestinian Village (2005)
•  Gay Rosenblum-Kumar: Humiliation, Conflict and Public Policy (2004), and Horizontal Inequality and Humiliation: Public Policy for Disaffection or Cohesion? (2005)
•  Mercedes St. Elin: Dignity-Humiliation in the Case of Internally Displaced Persons in Latin America: The Examples of Colombia, Guatemala, Peru and Mexico (2005)
•  Judith Thompson: Compassion, Dignity and Peace Education: A Case Study from Children of War, Inc. (2005)
•  Philip Brown: Humiliation, Bullying and Caring in School Communities (2004)
•  Merle Lefkoff: When the Butterfly Flaps Her Wings in Gaza (2005)
•  Rina Kashyap: The Subversion of the Colonial System of Humiliation: A case study of the Gandhian Strategy (2005)
•  Virginia Swain, in cooperation with Sarah Sayeed (only Thursday): Reconciliation as Policy: Moving Beyond the Victim-Perpetrator Lens in the United Nations Secretariat and Member States (2005)
• 
Myra Mendible: Mediated Humiliations: Spectacles of Power in Postmodern Cultur (2005)
•  Ariel Lublin: Addressing Humiliation through Listening with Respect (2005)
•  Neil Altman: Humiliation, Retaliation, and Violence, in Tikkun Magazine, January/February 2004 (only Friday)

Round Table 3, 2004
The title of Round Table 3 in 2004 was Can the Notion of Humiliation Be Useful for Public Policy Planning? What Can We Envisage As Best Practice Models?
Moderators: Donald C. Klein & Linda M. Hartling
The participants were:

Donald Klein, Linda Hartling, Daniel L. Shapiro, Arie Nadler, Richard Slaven, Neil Altman, Brigid Donelan, Patricia O'Hagan, Kathleen Modrowski, Shulamit Koenig, Elisabeth Scheper, Duke Duchscherer

What Now?

We would like to use the time at the end of each day of our annual workshop to do two things:
1. It would be great if every Round Table could make a summary of their proceedings, which we then could post on our website.
2. It would be great if we could engage in collective planning about how to cooperate during the year, until we meet again in 2008. We could develop timelines with goals for accomplishing specific projects, projects we came up with in our Round Tables, for example. Among others, this would enable us to assess our progress along the way. Please see, for example, the HumanDHS' Work: Objectives and Evidence of Success, developed in cooperation betwen HumanDHS and ABSF.

4.00 pm - 5.30 pm Wrapping up Day Two of Our Workshops

Everybody usually shares ONE thing that he or she took home from our workshop.

5.30 pm End of Day Two of Our Workshops

 


 

List of Participants

 


 

Papers

All participants are warmly invited to send in papers.

Please notify us, if you wish to submit any of your papers also as a book chapter or as a journal article in our Journal of HumanDignity and Humiliation Studies.

We would be grateful if you could help us by formatting your contribution as follows:
1. Title: bold and in a large font.
2. The author's name under the title, proceded by a copyright sign (Creative Commona).
3. In case the text is longer than one page: A footer for the name of the author, and a header for the title and the page number (in Word, you can use View > Header and Footer > Page Setup > Different first page, etc.).
4. Spacing: Single-spacing.
5. For non-natural English speakers who need support to make a text readable, please let us know and we try to find help.
5. The final Word document needs to be transformed into a Pdf file (use, for example, http://convert.neevia.com/), and given a name. Please use your family name, and then identify the conference, in case of the 2008 NY workshop, this would read as follows: "FamilynameNY08meeting."
6. Please send us both you Word and Pdf files. Thank you!

Please see earlier submitted papers here:
• List of all Publications
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2004 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2005 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2006 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2007 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2008 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2009 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2010 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2011 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2013 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2015 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2016 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2017 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2018 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
• Papers, Abstracts, and Notes for the 2019 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict

 


 

Details of the Convening Organizations

The Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN) was founded in 1997 by a voluntary group of faculty members from throughout the University interested in conflict resolution. The result of their efforts was a broad-based multidisciplinary conflict resolution resource for the entire Columbia community to use to strengthen the research, teaching and training initiatives of its independent schools and departments.

In 2009, the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) was co-founded by the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR). Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) is affiliated with the MD-ICCCR and aims at contributing to the resolution of international deadly conflict through research, teaching and fieldwork.

The Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) has been part of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN). CICR's location within the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) at Columbia University's School of Public and International Affairs allowed for research collaborations inside and outside of the university with academics and practitioners from governmental, non-governmental and international organizations. The CICR faculty advisory included Professors Richard Betts, Page Fortna, Robert Jervis, and Jack Snyder. Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell joined the Center as a Senior Fellow in July 2002. Since 2015, CIRC is dormant and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) offers courses in specialization in conflict resolution (ICR Concentration).

The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) was founded in 1986 by Morton Deutsch and renamed in 2013 as The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR). It is headed by Peter Coleman, with Danielle Cohen succeeding Claudia Cohen and Beth Fisher-Yoshida as Associate Director. MD-ICCCR is an innovative Center dedicated to advancing the study and practice of conflict resolution. MD-ICCCR's mission is an educational one: to help individuals, schools, communities, businesses and governments better understand the nature of conflict and develop the skills and settings that enable them to resolve conflict constructively.

Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) was founded by Evelin Lindner, after the idea was brought to her in 2001 to create a partner institute, among others, of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), and in 2009 by the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). HumanDHS's mission is to contribute to reducing - and ultimately eliminating - destructive disrespect and humiliation around the world. HumanDHS's efforts focus on generating research, disseminating information, applying creative educational methods, as well as devising pilot projects and policy strategies. In 2011, HumanDHS launched the World Dignity University initiative.


 

Dignilogue - Open Space and What It Entails

Introduction into the Open Space Format by Linda M. Hartling (created on 13th August 2012)
(see also Open Space Tools by Peggy Holman)

Donald Klein explained the Open Space design as follows (2006): It involves creating a kind of 'marketplace' of possibilities based on topics nominated by participants. The only requirement is that whoever nominates the topic, acts as the convener of the discussion of the topic and takes responsibility for having notes taken. A report is subsequently made about the essence of what was discussed, including any conclusions or recommendations, at a plenary session following the topic groups.
The Open Space design has the advantage of focussing on whatever is of greatest interest to participants at the moment. It allows for parallel discussion of multiple topics, followed by a period of sharing and general discussion.

Alan Klein kindly wrote (31/10/2005): One of the key elements in making an OS event successful is the focusing of the question that the participants respond to. Another is being clear about what will be done with the information presented and/or decisions made in the OS event itself.

I would like you all (and any others who should be involved in this as well) to begin thinking and dialoguing about what would be the most question that you would most like to see grappled with by the participants. This may or may not include a sense of the decision(s), or type of decision(s) that you want the participants to come to or you may decide that the OS event is just for gathering and focusing energy and not to some to any decisions.
Thanks,
~Alan

On 14th December, 2005, we had a Board Meeting in NY:
We discussed our Open Space Section. Don explained that we could have different levels, a more open and general level and a more focused level. At the more open level we would discuss what is on our minds, at the more focused level, we would form 'buzzgroups' on particular topics, such as business, research, education, fundraising, non-profit.

Don Klein kindly wrote (30/12/2005):
[...] The main point I recall dwelling on at some length had to do with deciding first on the content of a session and its purpose; then deciding what meeting technology to use. Open Space is often used when the purpose is to make it possible for individuals to focus on aspects of a general topic that are of special interest to them. The participants themselves choose what they want to discuss.  No one knows in advance how many groups there will be and what they'll be  discussing.
Buzz groups are used as a way to break a large meeting down into smaller sections (usually from six to twelve or so people). All the buzz groups can be assigned the same topic; or different buzz groups can be assigned different aspects of the same topic; or buzz groups may be divided among two or more different - usually related - topics.
The main point is to decide what is to be the topical focus and what outcomes are desired from a session.  Then pick the technique that promises to help us achieve the purpose.
Love, Don

Sophie Schaarschmidt kindly wrote (02/01/2006):
What I would suggest for a following workshop (and this is my very personal view) is to create discussion forums as open choices. The open space technology as I know it, and as it is used mainly in the field of training involves participants in a unique way. The first step is like an open brainstorm session involving all participants. In this session, participants can come up with a topic that they want to (present and) discuss. All topics are written down and similar topics might be combined into one topic. This process can happen either beforehand via email or a web-forum or at the workshop on a blackboard. Once the discussion topics are defined the person that proposed a certain topic would announce a time and a space when and where the topic will be discussed. In a full day of open-space, up to 50 topics could be discussed. People are free to join and leave a discussion. As a metaphor, people are like bees flying from one topic to another, participating in a discussion as long as it feeds their interest and taking the honey from it as well as contributing to it, and leaving the discussion when it takes a turn into a direction that they are less interested in or when they wish to participate in other discussions on other topics as well. Normally people take part in 3 to 10 discussions a day. Therefore, people are free to select the topics they are interested in and move to other discussions, as listener or both, listener and contributor. Each discussion group is also free in putting their time frame, and scheduling breaks. Of course, there should be a time frame for the open-space session, let's say it would take place from 1pm to 5pm in the afternoon. Yet, discussion groups can schedule their space (location), time frame (a discussion could last half an hour or three hours: as much as it takes to explore the issue) and breaks themselves. The only condition is that the discussion topic, its location and starting time will be announced (or written down on a public board) so that all participants know when which subject will be discussed where.
I participated twice in such an open-space session and I was very much impressed by its power and evolving possibilities. Not only were people more active, excited and engaged, taking little breaks, but also people felt they could gain and contribute most in this process. They felt they were free to choose which discussions to engage in, and it was an easy way to make contacts with those people interested and engaged in topics similar to one's own. By being able to set an own time frame discussions were deeper than usual, and by participants moving from one topic to another, joining (and making new contributions) or leaving a discussion the discussions stayed vivid and interesting, and many perspectives could be shared. At the end of a discussion each group filled in an A4 page which contained the title of the discussion group, a list of the names of the people who contributed in the discussion, and a summary of what was discussed (the main stances). All the discussion summaries can be combined to a book at the end of the conference providing people with a tremendous treasure of topics and insights.
Another advantage of the open-space technology (as I experienced it) is that people stay 'fresh' in the workshop. The discussion excites and revives people and forms a good basis for getting to know each other and going on with the discussions at a later time in the workshop (e.g. during lunch).
It might be worthy to try the open-space technology in a HumanDHS workshop meeting substituting the round table sessions, or in addition to them. The only difficulty I'm aware of might be that we would need many spaces (rooms) where the discussion groups could spread for their discussions.
[...]
Good luck for your work in 2006!
Yours warmly,
Sophie Schaarschmidt

Linda M. Hartling kindly wrote in response to a message from Carlos Sluzki (21/01/2006):
How do we maximize the quality of work together when we are a group of individuals with dramatically varying levels of experience? This is such an important topic I think we should discuss it at our next meeting in Costa Rica. Perhaps, we could use some of our Board meeting time to discuss this? In addition, perhaps we could use some of our 'open space' time to explore people's view of this dilemma? I suspect that all of us involved with the operations of this network share a desire to optimize our efforts, to move the work forward efficiently and effectively. When we use an all-inclusive format at our meetings, we risk back tracking and dealing with questions that have obvious answers (e.g., convincing some newer attendees of the significance humiliating behavior). (...) In the words of Peter Drucker, I would like to see our group create conditions that 'strengthen our effectiveness and make our weaknesses irrelevant'. But, how do we do this in a way that promotes the dignity of all the people who attend our meetings?  I'm trying to think of some examples of organizations that do this... perhaps, Linda Stout's Piedmont Peace Project? Not too long ago I read a book entitled, 'The Wisdom of Crowds', which I think is relevant to our questions about inclusion/exclusion. It
describes the conditions for 'wise crowds'. (Surowiecki, J. (2004). The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations. New York: Doubleday.)

Don Klein kindly responded (28/01/2006):
I very much support the focus on where we want to go. Suggest working in interest groups part of the time: i.e., education, research, civic action, global community building. And include a way for groups to emerge around other areas of interest.  for that matter, if only one person had an
interest and wanted to develop it further and then share his/her thoughts with us, that might also be possible.
Love, Don

Don Klein kindly wrote (28/01/2006):
I'd like to offer some experiences with the network originally known as National Training Laboratories.  This network, begun around 1950, is sstill in existence today; it has changed, however, in ways that seem relevant to the issues raised.
The network originally was a group of 'originators' of theory and practice in the area of group dynamics.  Most of them had participated in the discovery of 'sensitivity groups' or the t=group method.  After almost a decade, the more experienced people in the network became Fellows, as distinct from ordinary Members of the network.  To admit someone to their membership, all the Fellows had to agree that the applicant's credentials merited inclusion in the Fellows.  During t his initial period, which lasted about ten years, selected members of the network participated as staff members of two and three-week training programs for the general public, using the t-group method.  An enormous amount of theory building took place as faculty spent three or four days preparing each of the training labs.  It should be noted that most of the network were academics engaged in one or another of the social sciences, in areas related to democratic participation in social change.  They were all motivated by their common passion and some of them felt that the two or three weeks they spent with their  colleagues from around the country were the most meaningful and exciting of the entire year.
In the 1960s, questions arose about the suitability of having a 'class' system in the network.  The Fellows were seen as an anti-democratic perversion of the ideals and purposes of NTL.  And so the Fellows class was discontinued.
At about the same time, financial difficulties led to a reorganization of NTL, which included dissolution of the existing netework and inviting a more diverse group (sex, race, and ethnically) to form a new network.  The theory and practice of Organization Development, meanwhile, had emerged and more and more of NTLs network members became engaged in OD practice, while fewer and fewer network members were engaged in academic pursuits.
In my view the social impact and creativity of the current network have been reduced by NTL's growing emphasis on operating profitably as a 'business'.
There is currently an upsurge (how strong we don't know) of those wishing to advocate working on participative ways to democratize our institutions and our society.  Some of the network members are placing an increased emphasis on creating an international network and of promoting global community.
A major point in all of this history for me is that there is no 'ideal' and certainly no 'absolute' way of resolving questions having to do with competency, interest, and inclusion.  Based on the above history, my inclination is to favor the 'class' system; i.s., creating a group of qualified researchers, practitioners, and policy shapers to work together to shape, participate in, and contribute knowledge and skills to the work of HDHS network, including those activities that enable it to raise money by grants, contracts, income from training programs, and contributions.
These comments are lengthy. I hope they're helpful.
Love,
Don

Linda M. Hartling kindly wrote (27/04/2006):
In terms of Open Space...I think we should have some of the same groups we had in Berlin, with room for a couple of new groups. For example, we could have an education group, a research group, a business group, etc. It would be helpful to have these key groups continue their discussions, rather than creating all new groups. Didn't we talk about having 'buzz groups', meaning groups addressing topics that people want to continue to move forward? The education, research, and business groups could be buzz groups.

The following Dignilogue topics were proposed in different conferences, yet, the facilitators are unable to come. The topics are listed here, because they might inspire you.

•  Giving Voices to the Environmentally Humiliated and Misrecognized: Nature and Women by Keitaro Morita (adapted from a similar presentation at the 9th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in Hangzhou, China, 13th-16th April 2007)

•  Peace: A World History, by Antony Adolf (2009)

•  Native Hawaiian and Polynesian Communities, by Dharm P. S. Bhawuk and Neil Ryan Walsh (Neil was unfortunately hindered to join us) (2009)

•  Familiarization and Its Ways: Is Ragging/Bullying an Archaic Method of Interaction, by Harsh Agarwal (2009)

•  Humiliation and Dreams, a talk/session by Dakshinamoorthi Raja Ganesan (2009)

•  Asian Religious Worldviews and Alienation, and/or Alienation and Dreams, a talk/session by Dakshinamoorthi Raja Ganesan (2009)

•  Video Series of the Causes and Patterns of Humiliating Experiences Through Role Play by Dakshinamoorthi Raja Ganesan (2009)
D. Raja Ganesan kindly wrote on January 15, 2009: 'I take this opportunity to suggest that a video series of the causes and patterns of humiliating experiences through role play of well established principles of social psychology--both culture free and culture fair--through role play and simulation be taken under the auspices of our group'.

•  Intercultural Research, faciliated by International Academy of Intercultural Research (IAIR) researchers (2009)

•  The Role of Dignity and Humiliation for How We Relate to Other Animals by Michael W. Fox (2010)

 The Role of Human Dignity in Nepal by Chandra Prasad Siwakoti (2012)
Synergy in understanding between the occurrence of violence in Norway and Nepal will be explored.

 Between Conspiracy Theories and Madness, by Katrine Fangen (2012)
Katrine Fangen, Ph.D., is a Professor in Sociology at the Department of Sociology of the University of Oslo. She has published several books and journal articles within the research-field of racism, national, political and ethnic identity, stigmatisation and youth subcultures. [read more]

 The Concept of Human Dignity in Indigenous Philosophies Project, by Lars Kirkhusmo Pharo and Tashi Nyima (2012)

The Hubris Syndrome and Arabic Spring, by Wael Mohamed (2012)

The Peacefulness of Chinese Teenagers, by Liu Bangchun (2012)

Humiliation, Stanislavsky and Consciousness, by John Aspill (2012)

Ubuntu & the Gift Paradigm in Africa, by Bernedette Muthien (2013)
See an interview with Bernedette Muthien, 'Gender Based Violence in South Africa', 27th September 2012, conducted by Annika Schall.

I Apologise for Apartheid, by Ronèe Robinson (2013)
Ronèe Robinson wrote on 14th April 2013:
'Dear Evelin... I had an awesome day today in Worcester, where I attended a church service where some of the participants in the peace train spoke about their experiences. Afterwards two of the ladies who went on the train and met with Stefaans Coetzee were kind enough to have lunch with me. One of them worked as an intensive care nurse and another worked right across the shopping centre where the bomb went off. I listened spell bound as the nurse described the disbelief as the children were brought in, one little girl with her heart outside her body, and how she had to comfort young Dr Coetzee who wept hysterically because he could not save her. The other lady described the effect of the bomb blast and how she missed being injured because she decided against crossing the street, for some reason. 16 Years later, and through the Peace and Reconciliation process started by Dr Deon Snyman in Worcester, survivors of the bombing were on a train, sponsored by government, to meet with one of the bombers, Stefaans Coetzee. Having come to repentance in the prison (through the intervention of Eugene de Kock of all people) he was entirely honest with the people from Worcester. His honesty and the fact that he sought to make no excuses for himself led the people to accept his bona fides and they came to great healing. One man, who went there with the hope of doing Coetzee harm, left saying that, as far as he was concerned, Coetzee could now be set free. Today was all about hearing about people who walked a very real path of forgiveness, which they recognise as having set them free of a terrible burden of pain.
Healing was brought about by a number of factors, including the fact that, at last, these people experienced the government caring about them - the prison service did much to assist the process, even going so far as to escort the bus back from Pretoria to Johannesburg. They felt that they mattered, that they were somebody. But most importantly, I think it was that they came face to face with their monster, and then found with shock that he was just a human being who had, at one stage, gone very wrong. One lady now said that it was now time for the community to look after Stefaans! What a rich country we live in and what special people we have'.
Ronèe Robinson also sent us a message on the Die VroueMonumen, where her alma mater is gathered. She wrote: It 'is the most moving monument in the world, as far as I am concerned, to the effect of women in war. It is also a warning of what happens when the feminine strength gets repressed and denied. We would gather there once a year to celebrate the birthday of the school, which was founded by President Steyn after the war to create a woman that would stand as strong as a rock. Koningin Wilhelmina van de Nederlande gave the funds for the school, hence its name. The school went on to produce, among others, the first female advocate and first female judge of appeal in this country'.

Merle Lefkoff and Joy Stocke (2013)

Gay Rosenblum-Kumar made us aware of a speech by Brendan McAllister on The Quality of Our Attention (2013)

Michael Britton's suggestion for our 2014 Chiang Mai conference: The Art of Not Being Governed in Upland Southeast Asia
Michael Britton wrote (25 feb 2014): Dearest Evelin, I wish to send to you and Kjell and everyone involved in making this conference my very best wishes, and my deepest desire to be there with you all on what will be such a deeply moving, life-informing experience.
If there are any parts of it that can be videotaped, I am starting a public-access video program here in my home town to share things from other parts of the world that explain the world with deeper understanding and respect, so it would be wonderful to share whatever might be appropriate.
This conference comes at a time when I am reading The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott. In it he paints a picture of lowland civilizations/states developing in interaction with peoples living in the mountains and fleeing the states into the mountains, organizing their lives in such a way as to be beyond the power of the lowland states to incorporate them. He views this as a worldwide phenomenon, a dialectic of civilizations/states and places in which those who want no part of that enterprise preserve their own lives by living in the mountains, in the marshes, in a variety of "difficult" geographies that in the past made them beyond the reach of the states. Yet now, today, the "modern" states and corporations press everywhere to finish off the job of making everyone and every place part of their controlled domain.
I imagine that you are all right in the middle of just such a contesting of power and the right to live one's own ways unfettered by state or corporate power, though I do not know this for a fact. If so, this means you are all in the midst of a location of powerful spirituality. May this be a blessing to everyone in any way involved. I hear that you are guided by Kjell and that he is a man of great wisdom. Peace go with you all. May goodness flower all along your pathways! Michael

Kjell Skyllstad's suggestions for our 2014 Chiang Mai conference
• Women's Day: Gender equality - ending domestic violence
•  The ever growing problem of water and land grabbing disregarding traditional land and water rights, including the damming of rivers to the detriment of water flow and fisheries, driving people from their traditional settlements
•  The ever diminishing life space for minorities and refugees
•  The increasing threats to indigenous learning, traditions and culture
•  The gender inequality and ingrained traditions of family violence, male dominance, etc.
•  Our inability to effectively deal with humiliating living conditions in our growing urban sprawls
•  Social Photography for human dignity - Jeffrey Wilson
•  Promoting Land and Water Rights - Association for International Water Studies (FIVAS)
•  Artists Promoting Womens rights Deeyah - Filmshowing
•  Documentary Arts for Human Dignity - Deeyah
• Vanishing memories - Tribal Cultures in Danger - Exposition and talks with tribal elders - Victoria Vorreiter
Earthrights Foundation

How Restorative Justice can Dignify Society, by John Braithwaite (2015)

Human Dignity in Sri Lanka, by Amarnath Amarasingam (2015)

Proposing a ‘3Cs’ Roadmap for a Humane Society, by Dr. Atul Mehrotra, co-authored with Anoop Swarup (2015)