Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies warmly invites to you these upcoming events! 

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We warmly invite you to join us for three exciting upcoming events!

Launching the
World Dignity University Initiative

We have big plans, and we would love to have you join us!  WDU Globe


You are warmly invited to the launch of our World Dignity University initiative on the 24th of June! It will take place at the University of Oslo in Norway, 10.00-12.00, Klubben, 2nd floor, University Library Georg Sverdrups House, Blindern (You may also watch this event online; please see the column on the right for details).


The World Dignity University will be an independent, collaborative educational network connecting individuals and institutions who place dignity at the center of learning! Please see a preview at: (This site is not open to a wider public yet; it is under construction).


The fundamental goal of the World Dignity University is to promote the ideal of equality in dignity. To do that, the World Dignity University will build on the principle of unity in diversity and grow as a dynamic movement (rather than a static institution). It will bridge the gap between theory and practice while promoting academic freedom. It will help realize the human right to education that leads to greater dignity for all.  


The World Dignity University will not be another brick and mortar institution. Instead, it will be a fluid learning network maximizing the latest technology to connect people, programs, and organizational partners, both locally and globally. We have chosen Norway as the launching pad for this initiative because equality in dignity (likeverd) has deep roots in Norway's cultural heritage. 


Research suggests that equal dignity is crucial for the health and well-being of people and the planet. The World Dignity University initiative is one path toward building a global culture of cooperation that ultimately leads us to greater ecological and social sustainability.


If you can attend the launch of this initiative on the 24th of June, please kindly send your confirmation to: 


We hope you can join us!   


Join us in Dunedin, New Zealand!

Kevin P. Clements
Kevin P. Clements


Please be warmly invited to the


17th Annual Conference of
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies

Enlarging the Boundaries of Compassion

29th August - 1st September 2011

Hosted by

National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies 

at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


If you wish to participate or learn more... 


Save this Date! New York Workshop

HumanDHS Workshop
HumanDHS Workshop - New York 2010


Workshop on Transforming Humiliation 

and Violent Conflict   


December 2011

Columbia University

Teachers College, New York

For more information... 

With the highest regards and appreciation,


Evelin Lindner, MD, PhDs, Founding President

Linda Hartling, PhD, Director

Uli Spalthoff, PhD, Director of Project Development and Systems Administration   

Michael Britton, EdD, PhD, Board Member  

Richard Slaven, PhD, Business Director 


 Evelin Lindner with Ragnhild Nilsen
Evelin Lindner with
Ragnhild Nilsen
Watch the
Launch of the WDU
Initiative Online!

If you aren't able to attend in person, you are warmly invited to watch the launching of the World Dignity University initiative online via a live video conference.    


You can view the celebration on the 24th of June at 10.00-12.00 (Oslo time) "by clicking on this link as a "guest": World Dignity University Initiative Launching!  


We have online space for 280 guests.  


Please join us in expressing our deepest gratitude to the University of Oslo for making this global video conference possible!   




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 A world without humiliation dignifies us all!