Linda Hartling is the director of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network. Living in Portland, Oregon. She will also be the director of the World Dignity University.

A Special Issue: Publication on Therapeutic Jurisprudence Available for All!

We are delighted to have Michael Perlin share these links to a recent publication of a special symposium issue on therapeutic jurisprudence in the Queensland University of Technology Law Review. There are multiple pieces that might be of interest… Continue reading

Disability Rights Report: An Important Investigation

We are honoring Alison Lynch’s efforts in developing this important report:

Thanks to Michael Perlin for sending the following message:

One of the dreariest and most banal tropes in the whole conversation about the “criminalization of persons with… Continue reading

Upcoming Conference: Gandhian Perspectives on Contemporary Conflicts and Peace

The Mahatma Gandhi Center for Non-Violence, Human Rights and World Peace, Hindu University of America at Orlando, Florida, is organizing a conference on Gandhi on 3rd and 4th of November, 2016. The title of the conference is: Gandhian Perspectives on… Continue reading

“The Code Not Taken: The Path From Guild Ethics to Torture and Our Continuing Choices — Canadian Psychological Association John C. Service Member of the Year Award Address”

Dear HumanDHS Friends and Colleagues!

You may find this article very interesting! I’m a great admirer of Ken Pope’s efforts.

Linda Hartling

From Ken Pope:

My article — “The Code Not Taken:  The Path From Guild Ethics to Torture… Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Conflict Management in International Missions – A field guide by Olav Ofstad

Conflict Management in International Missions – A field guide by Olav Ofstad

If you hold a book written by Mr. Olav Ofstad in your hand, you would not be disappointed. This also applies to field guide: Conflict Management in International… Continue reading

New Research: Humiliation and Interpersonal Sensitivity in Depression

CONGRATULATIONS to Aberto Collazzoni and his colleagues for publishing their recent research on humiliation and depression!

The article is available for free through August 21, 2014 at:

Collazzoni, A., Capanna, C., Bustini, M., Stratta, P., Ragusa, M., Marino,… Continue reading

In Loving Memory: The Rev. Norman Eddy, a Minister in East Harlem, a Beacon of Dignity, Dies at 93

By Paul Vitello – Published in the New York Times: June 30, 2013

The Rev. Norman Eddy, a Yale-educated minister from Connecticut who settled in a blighted East Harlem neighborhood in 1951 and helped start a pioneering drug treatment program,… Continue reading

A Reflection on Boston: Protection through Connection and Collaboration

A Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe newspaper:

Undaunted by horror, heartbreak, and ominous uncertainty, the people of Boston stood strong. In their race against terror, Boston showed us how courage through connection and collaboration can be our… Continue reading

TEDx Teachers College: Columbia University, New York City, April 23, 2013

TEDx Teachers College: Columbia University, New York City, April 23, 2013
When: 9:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM, April 23, 2013
Where: Cowin Center Auditorium (Horace Mann 147), Teachers College, Columbia University
Schedule: CLICK HERE

As… Continue reading

EDUCATION ACROSS THE AMERICAS CONFERENCE: April 18-20th; Columbia University, New York City


As you know the ALAS team has been very hard at work to make this a success. Our only request is that you circulate the flier and program as much as you possibly… Continue reading