2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
representing the
24th Annual HumanDHS Conference
and the Eleventh Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict

"Work that Dignifies the Lives of All People"

December 4–5, 2014
hosted by
The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
(MD-ICCCR)
Teachers College at Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, New York
City, NY 10027
(subway 1, exit 116th Street)
, room 150 Horace Mann
in cooperation with the World Dignity University initiative

 

This workshop series has two parts, a workshop part and a public part:

•  Thursday, December 4, 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm: Public Event
Open to everyone, free entrance, see
the flyer

•  Thursday and Friday, December 4–5, 10 am - 5.00 pm: Two-Day Workshop
Only upon invitation,
no registration fee, we always use a dignity economy approach, registration started at 9.00 am

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

See here:
•  Newsletter Nr. 24, compiled subsequent to this workshop
•  Our Take A Look invitation sent out in October 2014, your personal invitation letter, your reminder (see also on MD-ICCCR), and final reminder
•  Public Event flyer
•  Short Program of the Workshop
•  Announcements of our News, including the Dignity Press flyer of 2014
•  This workshop was the eleventh in a series that began in 2003: see the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 workshops, and a compilation of all NY workshops
•  On Saturday, December 6, at 11.30 am we visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum


 

Honorary Convenor
Morton Deutsch
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 (click on the picture to see it larger, thank you, dear Tonya and Anna for taking this nice photo!).
Morton Deutsch has accepted, "with delight," our invitation to be our Honorary Lifetime Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors. Morton Deutsch is also the first recipient of the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award (which he received at the 2009 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict). Deutsch founded this workshop series in 2003 and is our Honorary Convener since. The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (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). Morton Deutsch is, furthermore, a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative.
Please see his pledge titled Imagine a Global Human Community and its progress.


Tonya Hammer
Tonya Hammer has kindly agreed to lead the team that organizes this workshop

All
Still photos of this workshop:
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos of Day One
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos of Day One
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos of the Public Event
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos of all of Day Two
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning of Day Two
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning of Day Two
•  Thursday and Friday: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop


Public Event on Day One


Workshop venue Horace Mann Hall (please click on the picture above or here to see more photos of the venue)

(Important note to our conference participants: During our conference, we asked for your permission to include your pictures here. In case you have changed your mind since our workshop took place, please let us know! We want to make sure we have your permission. Thank you! Since we wish to walk the talk of dignity, it is very important for us to do our utmost in respecting everybody's privacy. We could gather written permissions from you during our conferences, yet, since we value the building of mutual trust in relationships, we would like to refrain from contributing to an ever more bureaucratic and legalistic society. We encourage everybody who does not wish to have their pictures or videos on our website to take pro-active responsibility and inform the photographer to refrain from taking pictures of her, and stay out of any video-tape. This will make the post-workshop editing work feasible, as also this is a voluntary work of love that is already overstretched.)

The pictures come in several web galleries:
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos of Day One - thank you, dear Anna, for taking such amazing pictures!
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos of Day One
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos of the Public Event
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos of all of Day Two
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning of Day Two, see one of the photos on the Teachers College site - thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such amazing pictures!
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning of Day Two
• Thursday and Friday: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop -
thank you, dear Hayal Köksal, for taking so many nice pictures!

• Our Workshops on Humiliation and Violent Conflict are convened by The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), with Morton Deutsch, its Director Emeritus, as our Honorary Convener, on behalf of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and, since 2011, also the World Dignity University (WDU) initiative. MD-ICCCR is part of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), and co-founder, in 2009, of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). We are very grateful to our hosts!
• We thank Liz Hernandez for so kindly arranging the venue for our workshop!
• To request disability-related accommodations and equipment, please contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (212) 678-3854 video phone.

 


 

 

This annual workshop series has two parts:

•  Public Event - everybody was warmly invited to come and bring friends, no registration necessary, free, see the flyer
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York City, NY 10027 (subway 1, exit 116th Street)
Everybody is invited also next year! Bring your friends!

•  Workshop - upon invitation, free (cost shared according to ability), see the program
Thursday and Friday, December 4 - 5, 2014, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York City, NY 10027 (subway 1, exit 116th Street), room 150 Horace Mann
This part of our workshop is not public. You are always warmly invited to get in touch with us if you wish to participate in the future.

•  Where to stay
• For all our workshops, everybody is kindly asked to please arrange for your housing yourself. Please see here the subway map of NY.
• Please see accommodations in and around the Columbia University neighborhood (we thank Tony Jenkins for allowing us to use his compilation!) See particularly: TC Guest Housing (Tel. +1 212 678-3235), International House, NYC (Tel. +1 212 316-8400), and Union Theological Seminary (Tel. +1 212 280-1313).
• See also Air BnB - Rent of accommodations from local hosts. We thank Erin Helfert for making us aware.
• 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 advises 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 always summarize the costs during the conference and invite participants to contribute according to their ability. This collaborative approach to financing allows us to keep the conference affordable for all.
• We like to get to know participants prior to our conferences and workshops, and prior to issuing an invitation.
• All our gatherings are by invitation only, please approach us so that we can include you and register you. Only our Public Events are open to everybody without registration.
• The Non-Public Parts of our gatherings have limited enrollment.
• Participants are encouraged to find their own sources of funding or economic support to participate in our conferences. We offer our nurturing work as our gift of love and care to you, ad we would like to lovingly invite everybody to contribute to this gift economy. If you need funding for your travels and housing, please inquire in your country and your university about possibilities. See, among others, for the US, www.supportcenter.org and www.foundationscenter.org. The Weinstein International Fellowship program, inaugurated in 2008, provides opportunities for individuals from outside the United States to visit the U.S. to learn more about dispute resolution processes and practices and to pursue a project of their own design that serves to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.
• Participants are kindly asked to handle all of their travel arrangements and required documentation, including requests for visas, on their side. HumanDHS is a volunteer initiative and does not have thestaff or resources to assist with visa requests.

•  Permissions
During our conferences, we always ask all participants for their permission to have their pictures or videos posted on our website, however, if you change your mind later, either in total or for specific pictures/videos, please let us know! Thank you! Since we wish to walk the talk of dignity, it is very important for us to do our utmost in respecting everybody's privacy. We refrain from gathering written permissions from you during our conferences, since we value the building of mutual trust in relationships, and we also would like to refrain from contributing to an ever more bureaucratic and legalistic society.

•  What happened in our previous conferences?
Please have a look at all our previous conferences and the newsletters written after these conferences.

 


 

 

Overview

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

Program
•  Public Event
(see flyer)
•  Program of the Workshop (Day One & Day Two see the program)

Preplanned Dignity Dialogues - Dignilogues:
•  Dignilogue 1: How are human dignity and humiliation relevant to destructive conflict? (Day One)
•  Dignilogue 2: How can we cultivate dignity? (Day Two)


Co-Created Dignity Dialogues - Dignilogues:
•  Co-Created Dignilogue Session #1 (Day One)
•  Co-Created Dignilogue Session #2 (Day Two)

Participants and Convening Organizations
•  Participants (in all New York City workshops so far)
•  Details of the Convening Organizations

• Papers

• Pictures

The pictures come in several web galleries:
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos of Day One
Thank you, dear Anna, for taking such amazing pictures!
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos of Day One
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos of the Public Event
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos of all of Day Two
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning of Day Two, see one of the photos on the Teachers College site
Thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such amazing pictures!
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning of Day Two
•  Thursday and Friday: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop
Thank you, dear Hayal Köksal, for taking so many nice pictures!

• Videos

Thank you so much, dear Christine de Michele, for stepping up and doing such wonderful video-taping!
•  01 Linda Hartling and Claudia Cohen Welcome Everybody
•  02 Linda Hartling Introduces Our Appreciative Frame
•  03 A Global Dignilogue with Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling
•  04 Beth Fisher-Yoshida Opens Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  05 Janet Gerson in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  06 David Balosa and Seif Sekalala in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  07 Tony Gaskew in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  08 Claudia Cohen in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  09 David Bargal Yair Ronen in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  10 Gay Rosenblum Kumar in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  11 Tzofnat Peleg-Baker Comments in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  12 Lucien Lombardo Comments in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  13 Susan Smith Comments in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  14 Co-Created Dignilogue 1 "Improvisation"
•  15 Co-Created Dignilogue 2 "What America Are We Talking About?"
•  16 Co-Created Dignilogue 3 "The Size, or Scale of Belonging"
•  17 Co-Created Dignilogue 4 "The Problems of Females in Developing Countries"
•  18 Co-Created Dignilogue 5 "Healing Forgiveness"
•  19 Public Event: Fred Ellis and His Students
•  20 Public Event: James (Jimmy) Jones
•  21 Public Event: David Yamada
•  22 Public Event: George Wolfe and Eric Edberg
•  23 Linda Hartling Opens Day Two
•  24 Michael Britton's Don Klein Memorial Lecture
•  25 Geneviève Vaughan's Contribution
•  26 Michael Perlin in Preplanned Dignilogue 2
•  27 Anne-Wyatt Brown in Preplanned Dignilogue 2
•  28 George Wolfe and Eric Edberg in Preplanned Dignilogue 2
•  29 Lucien Lombardo and Ruth Thomas-Suh in Preplanned Dignilogue 2
•  30 Kingsley Okoro in Preplanned Dignilogue 2
•  31 Elizabeth Negrete and David Weksler in Preplanned Dignilogue 2
•  32 Hayal Köksal in Preplanned Dignilogue 2
•  33 Stephanie Heuer in Preplanned Dignilogue 2
•  34 Appreciations: Michael Perlin, Morton Deutsch, and Careholders & Sharegivers
•  35 Richard Slaven Receives the HumanDHS Half Lifetime Award
•  36 Evelin Lindner Receives the HumanDHS Half Lifetime Award
•  37 Co-Created Dignilogues: Chinwe Obianika's Contribution
•  38 Co-Created Dignilogue 1: "Shame and Humiliation"
•  39 Co-Created Dignilogue 2: "Power Concedes Nothing"
•  40 Co-Created Dignilogue 3: "Taking Violence out of Education"
•  41 Co-Created Dignilogue 4: "The Integrated Healing Model"
•  42 Hayal Köksal and Evelin Lindner Post-Workshop

• Newsletters

• Compilation of all New York City workshops

•  Workshop Notes & Documentation

 


 

Rationale, Methodology, and Frame

 

Rationale

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

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

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

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

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

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

How We Go About

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

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

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

All participants are warmly invited to send in their papers as soon as they can.

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

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

Frame

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

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

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

Please see also:
• A Summary of Our Dignilogue Format for you to download
An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation, written by Linda in 2005
Appreciative Facilitation: Hints for Dignilogue Moderators, written by Judith Thompson in February 2006 to support the moderators of our workshops
Buddhist Teachings on Right Speech, which relate to our quest for appreciative enquiry, caring and being
Appreciative Enquiry, a video recorded on October 30, 2011, in Portland, Oregon, USA, for the World Dignity University initiative
Linda Hartling: Presenting the Frame of Appreciative Enquiry, a video uploaded onto YouTube on August 4, 2012, in preparation of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, August 27 – 30, 2012, in Oslo, Norway
•  Our Appreciative Frame (Pdf), created in December 2014 for our 2014 New York Workshop

 



List of Conveners

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

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

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

Evelin Gerda Lindner is the Founding President of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) network and initiator of the World Dignity University initiative. She is a transdisciplinary social scientist and humanist who holds two Ph.D.s, one in medicine and one in psychology. In 1996, she designed a research project on the concept of humiliation and its role in genocide and war. German history served as starting point. She is the recipient of the 2006 SBAP Award, 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]

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.
•  Our Appreciative Frame, created on 12th August 2012 for our 2012 Norway Conference
•  Our Open Space Dignilogue Format, created on 12th August 2012 for our 2012 Norway Conference
•  Our Appreciative Frame (Pdf), created in December 2014 for our 2014 New York Workshop

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

Jean-Marie Guéhenno became the President of the International Crisis Group in 2014. He was the successor of Aldo Civico and Andrea Bartoli as Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), and as Chairman of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN). In 2009, the CU-CRN was superseded by the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). Andrea Bartoli is a Member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board. He was a significant force behind this workshop series from its start.

Tonya R. Hammer, Ph.D.

Tonya R. Hammer is also a Member of the Global Coordinating Team, and the HumanDHS Research Team.
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, Thursday, December 4, 2014, Columbia University, Teachers College, room 150 Horace Mann



Still photos of this workshop:
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos of Day One - thank you, dear Anna, for taking such amazing pictures!
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos of Day One
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos of the Public Event
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos of all of Day Two
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning of Day Two, see one of the photos on the Teachers College site - thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such amazing pictures!
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning of Day Two
•  Thursday and Friday: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop -
thank you, dear Hayal Köksal, for taking so many nice pictures!

9.00 am Registration & Meeting and Greeting
We so much thank Tonya Hammer, Dee Sloan, Rick Slaven, Kathy Goodman, Anna Strout, Christine de Michele, and Hua-Chu Yen for so generously gifting their time and energy! We thank Liz Hernandez for so kindly arranging the venue for our workshop, see her together with Yasmin Ortiz from media!



Still photos:
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos of Day One - thank you, dear Anna, for taking such amazing pictures!
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos of Day One
•  Thursday, December 4, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos of the Public Event
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos of all of Day Two
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning of Day Two, see one of the photos on the Teachers College site - thank you, dear Hua-Chu Yen, for taking such amazing pictures!
•  Friday, December 5, 2014: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning of Day Two
•  Thursday and Friday: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop -
thank you, dear Hayal Köksal, for taking so many nice pictures!

Videos:
Thank you so much, dear Christine de Michele, for stepping up and doing such wonderful video-taping!

Morning: Listening, Learning, and Digniloging

 

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



•  Video - thank you so much, dear Christine de Michele, for doing such wonderful video-taping!

•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

Please see the 2011 and 2014 Welcome Words by Claudia Cohen, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

Every year, the participants of 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. Claudia E. Cohen, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the MD-ICCCR. She greets everybody also in the name of Peter T. Coleman, Director of MD-ICCCR, and Jean-Marie Guéhenno (who became the President of the International Crisis Group in 2014), Aldo Civico, and Andrea Bartoli, current and former Directors of the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR), which is part of the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (CU-CRN), which was in 2009 superseded by the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4).

• Building a World of Dignifying Dialogue: Introducing the Appreciative Frame of our Dignity Approach (Pdf)



•  Video - thank you so much, dear Christine de Michele, for stepping up and doing such wonderful video-taping!

•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

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

Linda usually sets the frame of our workshops and conferences within "Appreciative Enquiry" that takes the best from the concept of debate, and dignifies it by placing relationships first. We create a list of agreed upon norms having to do with the nature and tone of our dialogue.
Please watch a video where Linda explains our appreciative frame. She created this video in preparation of the 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in August 2012 in Norway. Please read also An Appreciative Frame: Beginning a Dialogue on Human Dignity and Humiliation that Linda wrote for us in 2005.

Donald Klein used to support Linda in her efforts. To our immense sadness, our beloved Don passed away in June 2007. We are still heartbroken. We commemorate his memory with great love. Linda continues to keep our workshop together with her untiring caring interventions, while we remember Don's caring wisdom that always used to save our conferences in crucial moments!

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

10.30 am Introducing Everyone with Phil Brown


•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

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

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

11.00 am – 11.30 am A Global Dignilogue with Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling (Pdf | video)

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



•  Video - thank you so much, dear Christine de Michele, for stepping up and doing such wonderful video-taping!

•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning
•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

11.30 am - 12.45 pm Dignilogue 1: How are human dignity and humiliation relevant to destructive conflict? (Please note that this title is meant to serve only as inspiration; the topic of humiliation is so new that we do not wish to force it into too rigid and narrow structures)

Phil Brown explained how you can participate in a Dignity Dialogue (Dignilogue)

How we use to go about: Every discussant has ca. 7-10 minutes to present her entry point into the discussion, then we have an open discussion. We have 2 empty chairs in the circle that can be taken by participants from the audience who wish to introduce a question or comment. We have two moderators for each Round Table. In that way, the Moderators are not prevented from also being Discussants: while one Moderator makes a contribution as a Discussant, the other takes over as Moderator, and vice versa (with only one Moderator, this kind of flexibility would be lacking). We kindly invite the Moderators to summarize the discussion immediately following the dignilogue, and identify three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion."
Peace Linguist Francisco Gomes de Matos commented on this format as follows (May 2, 2012): "It enhances RELATIONAL DIGNITY. Everyone will make the most of such dignifyingly used time! A great humanizing, interactive format: a little bit of MONOlogue, followed by much DIALOGUE, will help create DIGNILOGUE."
Dignilogue Moderators introduce the contributors (including the moderators), manage time in a supportive and friendly manner, facilitate discussion after presentations, and summarize highlights.
Dignilogue 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

Honorary Convenor: Morton Deutsch
Moderators: Beth Fisher-Yoshida and Phil Brown
Seating Manager: Rick Slaven



•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida Opens Preplanned Dignilogue 1

•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

Participants in Dignilogue 1:

 

•  Janet Gerson



•  Video

•  Still photos:
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos
•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

•  Thank you dear Maija Jespersen, for taking the lovely photo on the bottom right side!

- 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 | Abstract | Pdf from Powerpoint

•  Still photos:
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

- Global Intercultural Citizenship (GIC) in Rwandan Reconstructive Dialogue (2014) (Abstract | Pdf from Powerpoint | video)
- 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



•  Video | Abstract | Pdf from Powerpoint

•  Still photos:
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

- Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility (2014) (Abstract | Pdf from Powerpoint | video)
- The Role of Humiliation and Dignity for Structural, and Political Violence (2009)

•  Claudia E. Cohen



•  Video

•  Still photos:
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

- 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)

•  David Bargal and Ya'ir Ronen




•  Video | Pdf

•  Still photos:
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

David Bargal and Ya'ir Ronen
- Hope amidst Destructiveness: A Dialogue (2014) (video | Pdf)

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

•  Still photos:
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

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

•  Beth Fisher-Yoshida



•  Videos of comments and reflections shared at the end of the dignilogue:
•  11 Tzofnat Peleg-Baker Comments in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  12 Lucien Lombardo Comments in Preplanned Dignilogue 1
•  13 Susan Smith Comments in Preplanned Dignilogue 1

•  Still photos:
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

- Dignity, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution (2013)

The history of Dignilogue 1:

Round Table 1, 2013
The moderators were Maggie O'Neill & Phil Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2012
The moderators were Tonya Hammer & Evelin Lindner
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2011
The moderators were Michael Britton & Evelin Lindner
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2010
The moderators were Michael Britton & Ariel Lublin
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2009
The moderators were Michael Britton & Grace Feuerverger
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2008
The moderators were Michael Britton & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2007
The moderators were Michael Britton & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2006
The moderators were Donald Klein & Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 1, 2005
Round Table 1 in 2005 was entitled What's Relevant in Destructive Conflict?
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Miriam Marton
Please see the participants and their contributions here.

Round Table 1, 2004
Round Table 1 in 2004 was entitled What's Relevant in Destructive Conflict?

The moderator was Beth Fisher-Yoshida
Please see the participants here.

- An opportunity for the Moderators to summarize the dignilogue and identify three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion
- An opportunity to turn to your neighbor and share what reflections are going through your mind just now

 

12.45 pm - 1.30 pm Lunch & Digniloging, Digniposters, Digniart, Dignibeing, Dignimovement & Announcements of our News, including the Dignity Press flyer of 2014


Christine de Michele made everybody hum and sing and move throughout the entire workshop, together with Janet Gerson, a big thank you!
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

• Lunch in the Cafeteria in the basement of Teachers College, or in the Everett Café at the entrance of the Gottesman Library, or you could bring your own food and eat it in our workshop room.
• Martha Eddy and her colleagues kindly offer experiential activities: They provide movement breaks during any time period when they are present. Martha Eddy is a renowned expertise in social emotional learning and non-verbal communication, somatic education, participatory arts/dance, and embodied approaches to conflict resolution and violence prevention will devise impromptu activities for the entire community as is needed throughout the conference. Movement can be used to help move out of moments of overwhelm, to integrate new knowledge, or to celebrate achievements. Tools include simple and sensible stretching, movement games in partners and small groups, relaxation for eyes and body, listening and responding to music, and gestures of appreciation.

Afternoon: Turning Ideas into Action

 

1.30 pm - 4.45 pm NEW! Co-Created Dignilogues # 1 - Facilitated by Phil Brown


•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

For the past decade, we have continuously worked to dignify the old institution "conference." To give one example, we use new words, such as Dignilogue, and leave behind the terminology of "speaker" or "presenting." See the video on our Dignilogue adaptation of the Open Space format, created by Linda Hartling on August 12, 2012, for our 2012 Norway Conference.

In our out-of-NY conferences we use our adaptation of the Open Space approach, and this is what we have dubbed Dignilogue. This format is very open, it means that a conference is self-organizing. In our NY workshop, we tried this in the beginning (like ten years ago), but it turned out that for our NY participants we needed more structure. This year, it was the first year that we dared again to leave the workshop to self-organize at least partly. We invited participants to be with us without the ambition to "present" something, so that we all could get a feel for the dignity-family-building work that we wish to nurture first and foremost. So, this time, the workshop was more open and required our participants to bring themselves as they were, be prepared for everything, and use the flow to contribute in the most nurturing way they could.

This year, our afternoons were therefore more action oriented than in earlier workshops. Instead of three Preplanned Dignilogues, we had only two, and chose to dedicate the afternoons of both days to Co-Created Dignilogues. These Dignilogues focused on topics of interest proposed by the participants. Rather than planning a “presentation,” we encouraged everybody to come as they were and enjoy the mutual learning experience of engaging in — or even facilitating — authentic, creative conversations that could lead to new ideas and new opportunities for action. Everybody was invited to send an abstract or a paper they wished to share — or to develop a new paper as it might have emerged from the inspiration that the workshop experience brought. Everybody is warmly invited to send it to us also after the workshop so we can publish it on this website.

The grand finale of each afternoon was to invite representatives from each Dignilogue to document the highlights of their conversation and insights in a Dignivideo. These videos will be treasured contributions to our World Dignity University Library of Ideas that will be shared with the world and will inspire future generations of our community.

Next year, we plan to create a new role in our workshop, namely the role of Dignigardener (dignity and gardener) for each Co-Created Dignilogue. This person will have the responsibility to remind everybody of the "rules" for Dignicommunication (dignity + communication).

Furthermore, we always encourage all participants of our workshops to nurture mutually dignifying connections with the other participants and forge plans of your own to gather together during the coming year to experiment with new forms of "conferencing" wherever you live in the world. New solutions are necessary and they need to be nurtured in dignified ways, ways which protect them and avoid destroying them through framing them in old paradigms (such as those of protest that simply ends in new dominators taking over, see our reflections on appreciative nurturing, that we last updated in 2013, or Charles Eisenstein's Reflections on the New Story Summit written in 2014, or Evelin's text Is it Possible to "Change the World"? Some Guidelines to How We Can Build a More Decent and Dignified World Effectively: The Case of Dignifying Abusers, 2006).

The following Dignilogue topics emerged:


•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

This was the first list of suggestions for Dignilogues that emerged:
1. Compassion Fatigue
2. The Lucifer Effect (Zimbardo)
3. The Problems of Females in Developing Countries
4. Dignity of Women in the Public Sphere
6. Internet - HSMT / Humiliation
7. Belonging / Individual Scale / Culture
8. Humankind's Plasticity
9. Improvisation
10. What America Are We Talking About?
11. Dignity in Death

This was the final list of Dignilogues:
1. Role of Healing Forgiveness
2. The Problems of Females in Developing Countries
3. The Size, or Scale of Belonging
4. What America Are We Talking About?
5. Improvisation

These were our suggestions given as to how to go about in each group:
- You might wish to explore the topic and define it from the perspective of professional, academic, and personal experience.
- What could help advance the work? Perhaps you could collect ideas...
- How can the Human Dignity network help?


•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

 

Videos of Co-Created Dignilogue Sessions #1

•  World Dignity University videos
Our overall aim is to invite all educators of this world who share our values to contribute with topics related to dignity, for lectures, courses, seminars, workshops. Students are invited to contribute with their ideas and wishes for topics. Learning is reciprocal. A student can also teach and an educator can also learn, and we invite everybody to be both.
We envisage building two data bases of video clips, one collection of topics on offer, and another for topics sought. Our overall aim is to nurture our World Dignity University initiative as a growth process, as an invitation into a movement that emerges, thus manifesting our core principle of unity in diversity also through the way we go about and the structure of our work. Sometimes, we also use the metaphor of a tree.
In other words, we would be extremely happy if all of you who read these sentences now, and who share our values, would feel inspired to contribute to the World Dignity University initiative! We would love you to create similar video dialogues as you see here. It would be wonderful to have your reflections on why you think dignity is important and what you could contribute to a World Dignity University!
We envisage to proceed as follows:
1. Let us assume you wish to contribute with a topic to the WDU initiative, and you present it in a video clip.
2. Let us assume that ten students from all over the world click on your video, indicating that they find your theme interesting.
3. This motivates you to give a lecture of one or two hours, having it video-taped, so that we can place it on the World Dignity University website.
4. The next step would be that you develop a seminar/course/workshop on your theme. You could help your students to gather for an initial face-to-face meeting, followed by one or two semesters of online teaching, and a final face-to-face meeting (you might want to help your students find the funding for their travels, or, if this is not possible, those who cannot afford the travel cost could participate via video). In that way, unity in diversity will be expressed through manifold themes and manifold ways of teaching and learning.
5. For those students who wish to work for a degree, please see Ragnhild Nilsen's experience.

Co-Created Dignilogue 1: "Improvisation"



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

Co-Created Dignilogue 2: "What America Are We Talking About?"




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

Co-Created Dignilogue 3: "The Size, or Scale of Belonging"




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

Co-Created Dignilogue 4: "Problems of Females in Developing Countries"




Hayal Köksal and her colleagues engaged in Co-Created Dignilogue 4 (Dignity + Dialogue) titled "The Problems of Females in Developing Countries," on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4-5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

Co-Created Dignilogue 5: "Role of Healing Forgiveness"



Ani Kalayjian and her colleagues engaged in Co-Created Dignilogue 3 (Dignity + Dialogue) titled "The Problems of Females in Developing Countries," on the afternoon of December 4, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4-5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

Please see Ani Kalayjian's contributions to this workshop series:
- 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.

Participants in Co-Created Dignilogues # 1 and # 2:

 

•  Geneviève Vaughan


•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning
•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

•  Hassan Keynan, and his daughter Ugbaad


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•  Kathy Goodman and Karen LaRose



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•  Christine de Michele


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•  Talia Shafir, and Martha Eddy


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Martha Eddy:
- Embodied Experiences of Shame and Confidence: Relational aspects of learning - how our emotional state impacts memory and retrieval (2012)

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

Martha Eddy and her colleagues kindly offer experiential activities, i.e. they provide movement breaks during our workshop at any time time when they are present.

•  Connie Dawson


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•  Bonnie Selterman


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•  Mara Alagic


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•  J. Harold Ellens and Maija Jespersen



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•  H. Steven Moffic


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- Please note this recent publication by H. Steven Moffic and James Sabin (2014). Ethical Leadership for Psychiatry, in The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics, Volume 1 (forthcoming), edited by John Z. Sadler, Bill Fulford, and Cornelius Werendly van Staden, November 2014 DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198732365.013.50.

•  Rose-Anne Moore


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•  Roger Dennis


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•  Roberta Kosberg


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•  Jillian Post


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- Appreciative Introduction (2014)

•  Chinwe Obianika


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- Maintaining the African Culture of Honouring the Elders and Monitoring the Youths: A Case for Igbo Traditional Society (2014)

•  Tzofnat Peleg-Baker


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- Leading Sustainable Relationships: A Framework of Three Fundamental Conditions for Growth through Transforming Conflicts to Opportunities (2014)

We thank Tzofnat Peleg-Baker for making us aware of the following quote, which wonderfully describes the goal of our workshop: "As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."― Marianne Williamson.

•  Jill Strauss


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•  Kathy Orchen and Susan Smith


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•  Kristin Slaney


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•  Michael Greene


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•  Muhammad Derfish Ilyas


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•  Neal Gupta on Friday


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Please see the video interview Neal conducted with Evelin Lindner on December 5, 2014: CEdR/academic: Culture Education Discussion Research. Cloud and Designed Learning: Dr. Lindner MD, themed World Dignity University, global education, gift economy, forming a no cost education network, zero budget movement, understanding social equality, published on December 7, 2014. See his YouTube Channel CEdr&/academic.

•  Daniela Romero


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•  Clement Osunwokeh


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•  George Chidieber Iheanacho
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•  S.Y. Bowland
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•  Naoko Matsumoto joined us for the Public Event


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List of those who planned to join us and were unfortunately hindered to be with us:

•  Stephen Freedman and Ellen Fahey-Smith, on Friday

 

•  Maria Volpe

 

•  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)

•  Yaqub Emmanuel Faraz

- Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict (2014)
- Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict (2011)

•  Moira Rogers

- Islamophobia in Spain: New Shapes of Old Fears? (2009)
See also: Humiliation and Human Strength: Stories of African-Spanish Migrations

•  Nora Femenia

- Humiliation Dynamics and A Therapy of Social Action: A Path to Restore Dignity after Domestic Violence (2008), paper discussed at the International Workshop: "Humiliation Dynamics and Restorative Dialogue," Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Gipuzkoa, Spain, 10-11 April 2008.

•  Judith E. Glaser

- Author of Creating We, CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc.

•  Jorun Pareli Berg

- Per Glad and Jorun Pareli presented each other to the other participants (2014)

•  David Yau-fai Ho

- Launch of David's book that just came out: Enlightened or Mad? A Psychologist Glimpses into Mystical Magnanimity.

Trine Eklund

- The Art of Peacemaking: Innovative Approaches to Conflict Transformation and Violence, Particularly Violence Against Women (2014)

•  Floyd Rudmin and his wife

 

•  Raymond G. Helmick, S.J.

 

•  Michael Fonkem

 

•  James M. Jasper

 

•  Zaynab El Bernoussi

 

•  Rita Anita Linger

 

•  Doaa Rashed

 

•  Erin Helfert

 

•  Azza Karam

 

•  Harvey Newman and Ted Schulman

 

•  Nick Bromell

 

•  Anezka C. Sebek

 

•  Rana Tanver and Amera Raza

 

•  Camilla Hsiung

 

•  Andrew Benson Greene and Maxwell Adew

 

•  Venmangal Bhikkhu

 

4.45 pm - 5.00 pm Wrapping up Day One

 

5.00 pm End of Day One of our workshop

 


 

5.00 pm - 7.00 pm Public Event
"Work that Dignifies the Lives of All People"

Everybody is invited to our public events, entrance is free, since our work is a labor of love and we offer it as a gift!
Venue: Columbia University, Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York City (subway 1, exit 116th Street), 150 Horace Mann

 

•  Musical contribution:
In the spirit of our motto of Unity in Diversity, the evening began with Fred Ellis and his children, singing songs from many cultural backgrounds




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On Wednesday June 24, 2015, Fred Ellis and his school Principal Laura Scott presented The Human Dignity Award In Music to Fred's students for their performance at The Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Conference at Columbia University on Thursday December 4, 2014. This was an experience that they will never forget! From left to right: Micah Fisher, Ysabel Peterka, Isis Cordero, Gabrielle Mollin, Aiden Nelson, Ella Flood and Ysabel Peterka.

This public event was an opportunity for two of the dignifiers from our community to share their heart and work with us:

 

•  The Valency of Victimhood: Why It Matters in the Workplace - James "Jimmy" Edward Jones



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Jimmy Jones is Associate Professor of World Religions and African Studies at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. Over the last three decades, much of his personal and professional work has been focused on conflict resolution within families, communities and across national and cultural boundaries. He and his wife, Matiniah Yahya are active residents of an intentional Muslim community which is an integral part of a multi-cultural inner-city neighborhood near Masjid Al-Islam in New Haven, CT.

Jones shared Schat and Kelloway (2003) words: "Aggression and violence are becoming increasingly common in the workplace. In the largest U.S. survey of its kind, the U.S. Postal Service Commission on a Safe and Secure Workplace (2000) found that in 1999, 1 in 20 American workers was physically assaulted, 1 in 6 was sexually harassed, and 1 in 3 was verbally abused. The most serious form of workplace violence—homicide—has been found to be the second leading cause of workplace death" (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1).
He reminded everybody of Gordon Allport's Scale of Prejudice: 1. Antilocution, 2. Avoidance, 3. Discrimination, 4. Physical Attack, 5. Extermination (Allport,Gordon (1954). The Nature of Prejudice. Addison-Wesley)
He also shared the following important references:
Izzeldin Abuelaish (2010). I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey. Toronto: Random House Canada.

See his earlier contributions to this workshop:
The Post Victim Ethical Exemption Syndrome: An Outgrowth of Humiliation (2006)
The Third Force: A Practical, Community-Building: Approach to Settling Destructive Conflicts(2004)

•  Advancing Dignity at Work: Folks, It's Up to Us - David Yamada



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This talk examined how humiliation, abuse, and mistreatment have become all-too-frequent experiences in our modern work environments, and pose the question "“What will I do to nurture dignity, opportunity, and well-being in the workplace?”  It will draw in part on David's work in addressing workplace bullying and other workers' rights issues. Here's the link to that blog post: http://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/labor-day-2014-its-up-to-us/

David Yamada is a Professor of Law and Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is an internationally recognized authority on workplace bullying and psychological abuse, and serves as a member of the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board. His blog, Minding the Workplace (http://newworkplace.wordpress.com) is a popular source of information and commentary about work, workers, and workplaces.

- 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)

•  Musical contribution:
Improvisation as a metaphor for relationship and reconciliation: A musical offering
with George Wolfe, alto saxophone, and Eric Edberg, cello



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•  7.00 pm Ending of our Public Event

 


 

Day Two, Friday, December 5, 2014, Columbia University, Teachers College, room 150 Horace Mann

 

Morning: Listening, Learning, and Digniloging

 

10.00 am Welcoming All Participants

 

10.15 am - 11.00 am Visions that Endanger, Visions that Nurture
Michael Britton always holds our Don Klein Memorial Lecture in place for the lecture that Don usually presented: The Humiliation Dynamic: Looking Back... Looking Forward



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of Day Two
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Michael Britton is a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, the HumanDHS Global Core Team, and a Member of the HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team, as well as Co-Director and Co-Coordinator of the HumanDHS Stop Hazing and Bullying Project. He is also the HumanDHS Director of "Global Appreciative Culturing."
Michael is concerned with integrative thinking across neuroscience, in-depth psychotherapies and historical/cultural living, Michael's work looks at how participation in the historical life of our times and interior life are deeply intertwined.

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

In 2008, Michael Britton kindly prepared the thank-you cards for our participants and helpers and he chose this picture of a scrim to honor Don's memory:


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11.00 am - 12.15 pm Dignilogue 2: How can we cultivate dignity?

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

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



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Participants in Dignilogue 2:

 

•  Michael L. Perlin



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- 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

•  Still photos:
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

- Caregiving and Human Dignity (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

•  Still photos:
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop
•  Thank you dear Maija Jespersen, for taking the lovely photo at the bottom!

- 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

•  Still photos:
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

- Bringing Human Dignity to Work and Workplace through the Study of Work, 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

•  Still photos:
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

- 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

•  Still photos:
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning
•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop
•  Thank you dear Maija Jespersen, for taking the lovely photo on the left side!

- 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 (2012)
- Global Community - Transformational Learning: Lessons from the Amazon Rainforest Co-creating a Global Community: Mindfulness into Action (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 (2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (2012)
- WDU Amazon Rainforest Initiative (2011)

•  Hayal Köksal



•  Video | Pdf

•  Still photos:
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

- Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict through Effective Teacher Training Programs (2014) (video | Pdf)
- Appreciative Introduction (2014)

•  Stephanie Heuer



•  Video

•  Still photos:
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

- 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)

The history of Dignilogue 2:

Round Table 2, 2013
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Roberta Kosberg
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2012
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Philip Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2011
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Rita Anita Linger
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2010
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Emanuela C. Del Re
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2009
The moderators were Beth Fisher-Yoshida & Miriam Marton
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2008
The moderators were Antoinette Errante & Philip Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2007
The moderators were Maggie O'Neill & Philip Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2006
The moderators were Maggie O'Neill & Philip Brown
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2005
The title of Round Table 2 in 2005 was Is Humiliation Relevant in Destructive Conflict?
The moderators were Judith Thompson & Manas Ghanem
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 2, 2004
The title of Round Table 2 in 2004 was Is Humiliation Relevant in Destructive Conflict?

The moderators were: Carlos Sluzki & Donald C. Klein
Please see the participants and their contributions here

- An opportunity for the Moderators to summarize the dignilogue and identify three "Key Learning Points" from the discussion
- An opportunity to turn to your neighbor and share what reflections are going through your mind just now

 

12.15 pm - 1.00 pm Lunch & Digniloging, Digniposters, Digniart, Dignibeing, Dignimovement & Announcements of our News, including the Dignity Press flyer of 2014


•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning
•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

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

Afternoon: Co-Creating: Turning Ideas into Action

 

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm Recognitions, Remembrances, and Awards

Appreciations: former award recipients Michael Perlin and Morton Deutsch reflect on their experience with the dignity movement, and the Careholders & Sharegivers of this workshop are being recognized

Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration with Linda Hartling
We had the privilege of having Morton Deutsch with us

Richard Slaven Received the Human Dignity (Half!) Lifetime Award
Linda Hartling announced the recipient of the 2014 HumanDHS "Half"-Lifetime Achievement Award Rick Slaven on the occasion of his 70th birthday!



•  Video

•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

Evelin Lindner Received the Human Dignity (Half!) Lifetime Award
Linda Hartling announced the recipient of the 2014 HumanDHS "Half"-Lifetime Achievement Award, Evelin Lindner on the occasion of her 60th birthday!




We had the privilege of having Morton Deutsch with us




•  Video

•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning
•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

Last year, Morton Deutsch developed the pledge Imagine a Global Human Community, and has continued to work on this theme since. This is the pledge:

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

We also had the privilege of the presence of Judit Révèsz, Lawyer, Member of the HumanDHS Global Core Team, and Global HumanDHS Staff, who, since 2001, supports our work untiringly, every day, actively, as our NY resident - she gives an invaluable gift to our HumanDHS network, as she has kindly taken upon herself the important role of the HumanDHS website contact person! Also her dear husband, Ikhlaq Hussein gave us the privilege of his presence!


•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 181 photos
•  Day One: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 23 photos

•  Public Event: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 38 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Hua Chu's 32 photos of the morning
•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's 38 photos of the morning

•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

1.30 pm - 4.45 pm NEW! Co-Creating Dignilogues # 2

Our conferences and workshops are designed to widen space for collaboration, conversation, and mutually energizing connection. Because we have such a richly diverse community of contributors, we have learned that there will never be enough time to say all that needs to be said nor enough time to do all that needs to be done. Consequently, we strive to move beyond the conventional lecture/presentation format, to meet in a spirit of sharing in humility and equal dignity.

This year, our afternoons was more action oriented than in earlier workshops. Instead of three Preplanned Dignilogues, we had only two, and chose to dedicate the afternoons of both Day One and Day Two to Co-Created Dignilogues. These Dignilogues focused on topics of interest proposed by the participants. Rather than planning a “presentation,” we encouraged everybody to come as they were and enjoy the mutual learning experience of engaging in — or even facilitating — authentic, creative conversations that could lead to new ideas and new opportunities for action. Everybody was invited to send an abstract or a paper they wished to share — or to develop a new paper as it might have emerged from the inspiration that our workshop experience brought. Everybody is warmly invited to send it to us also after the workshop so we can publish it on this website.

The grand finale of each afternoon was to invite representatives from each Dignilogue to document the highlights of their conversation and insights in a Dignivideo. These videos will be treasured contributions to our World Dignity University Library of Ideas that will be shared with the world and will inspire future generations of our community.

The following session topics emerged:



2. Integrative Healing Model
3. Shame and Humiliation
4. Taking Violence out of Education
5. Force Field Analysis should be part of all groups
6. Power Concedes Nothing

Co-Created Dignilogues: Chinwe Obianika's Contribution

- Maintaining the African Culture of Honouring Elders and the Mentoring of Youths: the Case of Igbo Society (2014)

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

Co-Created Dignilogue 1: "Shame and Humiliation"


•  Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's that include the posters

Connie Dawson and her colleagues report on "Shame and Humiliation" in this Co-Created Dignilogue 1 (Dignity + Dialogue) on the afternoon of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4-5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

Co-Created Dignilogue 2: "Power Concedes Nothing"


•  Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's that include the posters

Michael Greene and Roberta Kosberg report on "Power Concedes Nothing," Co-Created Dignilogue 2 (Dignity + Dialogue) on the afternoon of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4-5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

Co-Created Dignilogue 3: "Taking Violence out of Education"


•  Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's that include the posters

S. Y. Bowland and her colleagues report on "Taking Violence out of Education," Co-Created Dignilogue 3 (Dignity + Dialogue) on the afternoon of December 5, 2014, at the 11th Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, which took place at Columbia University in New York City, December 4-5, 2014. We thank Christine de Michele so very much for the video-taping!

Co-Created Dignilogue 4: "Integrative Healing Model"


•  Please click here to see all of Evelin Lindner's that include the posters

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

Please see Ani Kalayjian's contributions to this workshop series:

- 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.

The history of Dignilogue 3 (until 2013):

Round Table 3, 2013
The moderators were David C. Yamada & Stephanie Heuer
Please see the participants and their contributions here

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

Round Table 3, 2011
The moderators were Grace Feuerverger and Roberta Kosberg
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2010
The moderators were Philip Brown and Stephanie Heuer
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2009
The moderators were Emanuela C. Del Re & Sondra Perl
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2008
The moderators were Emanuela C. Del Re & Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2007
The moderators were Emanuela C. Del Re & Carlos E. Sluzki
Please see the participants and their contributions here

Round Table 3, 2006
The moderators were Nora Femenia & Kathleen Freis
Please see the participants and their contributions here

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

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

4.15 pm - 5.00 pm Closing Reflections - Moving into the World


•  Day Two: Please click here to see all of Anna Strout's 227 photos
•  Day One and Two: Please click here to see all of Hayal Köksal's 203 photos of the entire workshop

We shared ONE thing that we took home from our workshop.

Linda brings this poem to us:
Outwitted, by Oregonian poet Edwin Markham (1852-1940):
He drew a circle that shut me out -
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!

We also collected appreciative feedback and ideas for collective planning about how to cooperate during the coming year, until we meet again next year. Tonya Hammer kindly offered to transcribe the participants's comments and reflections.

5.00 pm End of Day Two of our workshop

 


 

Meetings Prior and Subsequent to our Workshop


Peter Coleman Peter Coleman
December 3, 2014, Board meeting with our dear Morton Deutsch. Morton Deutsch has accepted, "with delight," our invitation to be our Honorary Lifetime Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors. Morton Deutsch is also the first recipient of the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award (which he received at the 2009 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, a series of workshops, of which he is the founder and convener since 2003). Morton Deutsch is, furthermore, a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative. Please see also his pledge Imagine a Global Human Community and the progress of this study.
Please see:
Good News December 2014
• Ulrich Spalthoff: The Dignity Press flyer of 2014
• Please click on the picture above or here to see more photos

On December 6, 2014, a guided tour at the 9/11 Memorial Museum was a wonderful birthday gift from Linda Hartling and Rick Slaven to Evelin Lindner. The guide, a young woman, was extremely authentic in the deep sincerity with which she explained the heroism and resilience that this museum honores, the heroism and resilience not only of victims and helpers, but as a symbol of American culture in general. The display of items connected with the killing of Osama bin Laden, she described as final "bookmark," a bookmark in a book starting with a nation facing an enemy and refusing to allow the enemy to weaken their resolve, to finally overcoming the enemy.
See the text Evelin Lindner wrote just after September 9, 2001, Build the "Global Village" on Ground Zero, Literally!, a draft written for publication in the New York Times, 2002, starting with the following words: "Ground Zero is a place of profound sadness and heart breaking sorrow. Its earth is filled with the blood of thousands who lost their lives. For what did these people die? Their deaths seem so meaningless. Could we, the living, give their deaths meaning, even if only postmortem?..."
• Please click on the picture or here to see more photos

December 7, 2014, it was a great privilege to be with our dear workshop participant who came all the way from Istanbul, nameley, Hayal Köksal. Hayal was the amazing host of our 2010 Dignity Conference in Istanbul! Dear Camilla, thank you so much for giving us the wonderful gift of two tickets!
• Please click on the picture on the left or here to see a few photos from Evelin's camera
• Please click on the picture on the right or here to see very many photos from Hayal's camera!
December 8, 2014, with brilliant Peter Coleman, Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), at its End-of-Year Celebration, together with Eric Marcus. Formal Launch and Re-Naming of We are infinitely thankful to Peter and his team for supporting also this year's Workshop on Transforming Humiliatoin and Violent Conflict, this year for the eleventh (!) time!
• Please click on the pictures to see them larger

 


 

Participants in all NY workshops so far

 


 

Papers

All participants are warmly invited to send in full papers after the woirkshop.
Please notify us, if you wish to submit any of your papers also as a book chapter or as a journal article in our Journal of HumanDignity and Humiliation Studies.

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

 

Abstracts/Notes/Papers of 2014

Please see further down the papers/notes that participants send in prior to the workshop so that everybody can get acquainted with all others beforehand.

See here the work by:
Andrea Bartoli
Linda M. Hartling
Donald C. Klein

Victoria C. Fontan

Evelin G. Lindner

David Bargal and Ya'ir Ronen (2014)
Hope Amidst Destructiveness: A Dialogue (Pdf | video)
Dialogue shared at the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling (2014)
A Global Dignilogue with Evelin Lindner and Linda Hartling (Pdf | video)
A dignilogue (dignity + dialogue) shared at the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Claudia E. Cohen (2014)
Welcome to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
Welcome to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Chinwe Obianika (2014)
Maintaining the African Culture of Honouring Elders and the Mentoring of Youths: the Case of Igbo Society
Abstract shared at the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Yaqub Emmanuel Faraz (2014)
Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict
Paper shared at the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Lucien Lombardo (2014)
Bringing Human Dignity to Work and Workplace through the Study of Work
Outline for the "Work and Professional Studies" degree program developed at the Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA, shared at the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Tzofnat Peleg-Baker (2014)
Leading Sustainable Relationships: A Framework of Three Fundamental Conditions for Growth through Transforming Conflicts to Opportunities
Paper presented at the Conflict Studies and Global Governance Conference at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, October 2014, and at a couple of other conferences during the year 2014
, contributed to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Tony Gaskew (2014)
Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation into Humility (Abstract | Pdf | video)
Reflections shared at the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Stephanie Heuer (2014)
The Dust Never Settles
Paper shared at the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

James "Jimmy" Edward Jones (2014)
The Valency of Victimhood: Why It Matters in the Workplace
Paper contributed to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Janet Gerson (2014)
Reflective Inquiry as a Pedagogy for Dignity and Inclusion
Paper contributed to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Hayal Köksal (2014)
Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict through Effective Teacher Training Programs (Pdf | video)
Paper contributed to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

David Balosa and Seif Sekalala (2014)
Global Intercultural Citizenship (GIC) in Rwandan Reconstructive Dialogue (Abstract | Powerpoint | video)
Paper contributed to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

David Balosa (2014)
The Politics of Language in the U.S. - Humiliation for Language Minority Speakers
Paper contributed to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Michael L. Perlin (2014)
Sexuality, Shame, Disability and Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Paper shared at the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Mariana I. Vergara, Yvonne Dennis, Courtney Furlong, Elizabeth Negrete, April Frazier (2014)
The Journey of Mindfulness into Action
Paper contributed to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

 


 

Ideas for More Dignilogue Topics

Your input is very welcome!

Ani Kalayjian kindly wrote (July 9, 2009):
Can we have a special section at the December Conference for highlighting both of these volumes, as well as the forgiveness book which will be in print on Aug 4th right at the APA Convention in Toronto. We could get some of the authors of the forgiveness book on a panel addressing: Slavery, denial, US prisoners, Sudan Genocide (these authors are living in this geographic area). We can also do the same another panel on the II volumes that you contributed in focusing on rituals to transform humiliation into empowerment.

Karen Murphy kindly wrote (November 25, 2009):
I was thinking that CBS’ 60 Minutes Investigation of Congo’s Conflict Minerals on November 29, 2009 (see Enough's new Conflict Minerals web portal), would be a very interesting opportunity/resource for a roundtable, evening event, that is, using the 60 Minutes episode to raise awareness and to provide a context for discussion about the ways that we can make a difference in our daily lives to improve (even, in this case, save) the lives of others. Wishing you well and very grateful for you and your work--Karen
60 Minutes Episode on Conflict Minerals
If you have a cell phone in your pocket or a gold ring on your finger, you are directly linked to the deadliest war in the world. How is that possible? For over a century, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been plagued by regional conflict and a deadly scramble for its vast natural resources. The conflict in eastern Congo today - the deadliest since World War II - is fueled in significant part by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals. Armed groups generate an estimated $180 million each year by trading four main minerals: the ores that produce the metals tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. This money enables the armed groups to purchase large numbers of weapons and continue their campaign of rape and brutal violence against civilians, with some of the worst abuses occurring in mining areas. After passing through traders, smelters, and component manufacturers, these materials are placed in jewelry and electronic devices, such as cell phones, portable music players, and computers, and sold in the United States. See also www.enoughproject.org/conflict-minerals.

Karen Murphy kindly wrote (January 28, 2009):
I am writing with an idea for the conference.
Have you had the chance to read Samantha Power's book Chasing the Flame? It's about Sergio Vieira de Mello and his work in various countries emerging from mass violence. Based on his life's work, Power proposes several key principles. One of them is dignity.
The book is the first product in a campaign that focuses on foreign policy. There is also a documentary (premiering this month at Sundance film festival) and a feature film by Terry George. In addition, there is a website that explores the key issues, www.chasingtheflame.org, and www.chasingtheflame.org/2008/08/the-principle-o.html (for an example of one of my blogs).
I was thinking that it would be so interesting to loop your work into this campaign. Perhaps members of the conference could read the book and then discuss it at a roundtable. You could then post blogs on the site or write in other forums.
It would be so interesting to bring your research into this conversation on foreign policy, nation building, national reconstruction and reconciliation, etc. As you might know, Samantha Power has played and continues to play a key role in Obama's foreign policy - looping your work into the website would be a way to bring it to a wider audience and a way to help shape this emerging conversation.
January 29, 2009:
I'm sure we can get copies of the book at a discounted price for conference attendees - and I'd love to think about how you might take the foreign policy lens and apply your scholarship - and perhaps then post as blogs for www.chasingtheflame.org, thus broadening their audience and yours. Best, Karen

Floyd Webster Rudmin:
"Asymmetries in self-perceptions of being the humiliatee versus the humiliator"
"Archetypal humiliation in literature: A survey of English literature teachers"

Annette Anderson-Engler:
"Constructing Narratives after Violent Conflict"
Annette kindly wrote on March 31, 2006: "I would like to discuss how individuals construct their narratives after traumatic experiences or event."

Dharm P. S. Bhawuk:
"Theory, Method, and Practice of Humiliation Research"
This could also be a topic for our Open Space

Ana Ljubinkovic:
"Assistance and Humiliation"

Varda Mühlbauer:
"Humiliation/Dignity in the Workplace"
"Humiliation/Dignity in the Family"

Zahid Shahab Ahmed:
"Humiliation and Child Sexual Abuse"

Victoria C. Fontan:
"Terrorism and Humiliation" and
"Armed Conflict, Escalation and Humiliation"

Miriam Marton:
"Consequences of Humiliation"

Jörg Calliess:
"How to Prepare 'Non-Psychologists' (Human Rights Defenders, Peace Keepers, etc.) for Dealing with the Trauma of Humiliation in Victims"

Emmanuel Ndahimana:
"Ignorance and Humiliation"

Arie Nadler:
"Justice and Humiliation"

Alicia Cabezudo:
"Interlinking Peace Education and Humiliation Studies: A Bridge for Crossing Borders"

 


 

Material

"Conflict in the Workplace," ACResolution Magazine, Summer 2014.

Dutton, Jane E., Kristina M. Workman, and Ashley E. Hardin (2014). "Compassion at work." Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 1 (1), pp. 277-304, doi:10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-031413-91221.

"Mass Nervous Breakdown: Millions of Americans on the Brink As Stress Pandemic Ravages Society," by Gabriela Segura, M.D., Sott.net: Signs of the Times, April 22, 2013: "Fully one-third of U.S. employees suffer chronic debilitating stress, and more than half of all "millennials" (18 to 33 year olds) experience a level of stress that keeps them awake at night, including large numbers diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorder."