Global Advisory Board

The following is a short presentation of the Global Advisory Board Members of HumanDHS, all global dignifyers, guardians and gardeners of our vision of dignity. The members are listed in alphabetical order.

The Global Advisory Board as you see it now, is very large. This is because the vision of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, apart from being international, is to be broad and transdisciplinary. We wish to include leading minds from all parts of the world and from all relevant academic walks, as well as practitioners with different backgrounds. Our goal is to link research with practice, and the global with the local. Membership is upon invitation. We invite people who not only "talk the talk" but also try to "walk the talk" in their lives, and in the ways they bring their message into the world.

Dear Global Board Member! We would like to express our profound gratitude to you! The kind support from each of you is a great honor to Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. We are well aware that it is a considerable sacrifice for each of you to offer your energy and time.
Again, our deep gratitude!
Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner

Advisory Board: A - F | G - M | N - S | T - Z

Berit Ås is a noted Norwegian politician, professor of social psychology, and feminist. [...]
In 2011, on the initiative of Berit Ås and others, the Nordic Women's University (NWU, Norwegian: Stiftelsen Kvinneuniversitetet i Norden) was established. It is a Nordic research organisation, hosted by Nesna University College and incorporated as a foundation in Norway, and involved in "research, teaching and information on and for women, grounded in feminist values and feminist pedagogics and with particular emphasis on Nordic and international perspectives." [read more]
Mohammed Abu-Nimer, of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program of the American University, Washington, DC , serves as Director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute. He has conducted interreligious conflict resolution training and interfaith dialogue workshops in conflict areas around the world, including Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, the Philippines (Mindanao), and Sri Lanka. [read more]
Edna Adan Ismail is the former Foreign Minister of the (unrecognized) Republic of Somaliland (North-Western Somalia) in the Horn of Africa. She held this office from 2003 until 2006. She had previously served as Somaliland's Minister of Family Welfare and Social Development. She is the director and founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. She is an activist and pioneer in the struggle for the abolition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and is President of the Organization for Victims of Torture, Somaliland. [read more]
Howard Adelman was a Professor of Philosophy at York University in Toronto from 1966 to 2003, where he was the founding Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies and Editor of Refuge until the end of 1993. Currently (2003-2004), he is a Visiting Fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. [...] Howard Adelman’s most recent co-edited books are: Immigration and Refugee Policy: Australia and Canada Compared (University of Melbourne Press and University of Toronto Press, 1994) and African Refugees (Westview Press, 1994). [read more]
[read more]
Heidi Aeschlimann is a federally recognised psychotherapist in Switzerland and an emergency psychologist, active in psychotherapy from 1985–2016. She served as President of the Swiss Association of Applied Psychology (SBAP) from 2000–2014. See, among others, the PSY & PSY-Kongress 2013 "Übergänge – eine Herausforderung / Les défits de la transition in 2013. Evelin Lindner received the 2006 Swiss Association of Applied Psychology (SBAP) Award for Applied Psychology. [read more]

Dr. Ada Aharoni, writer, poet, playwright and lecturer, was born in Cairo, Egypt, and now lives in Haifa, Israel. She writes in English and Hebrew, and her works have been translated into several languages. [...] Ada Aharoni received her Doctorate Degree in Literature (Ph.D), on the Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature - Saul Bellow, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1975). She lectured in the Department of English Literature at Haifa University, and taught Sociology (Conflict Resolution), in the Department of Humanities, at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), in Haifa. [...] She has published 25 books to date, that have won her international acclaim. [read more]

Ali Jimale Ahmed is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. His poetry and short stories have been translated into several languages, including Japanese and the languages spoken in the former Yugoslavia. A former chair of Comparative Literature at Queens College, Professor Ahmed is a widely published poet and literary critic who is recognized worldwide for his contributions to Somali literature. His publications include Daybreak Is Near: Literature, Clans, and the Nation-State in Somalia (1996) and Fear Is a Cow (2002). In his edited book The Invention of Somalia, he has tried to bring to the open the constant humiliation certain groups - the Jareer Bantu, for example - in Somalia faced and still face. [read more]
Dean Ajdukovic is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Postgraduate Psychology Program at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. He is also President of the Society for Psychological Assistance (SPA), a regional mental health non-governmental organization based in Zagreb, Croatia. He has extensive experience in working with refugees and victims of organized violence, as well as social reconstruction and mental health interventions in communities affected by violence and social transition. [read more]

Mara Alagic, Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Belgrade, is a Professor in the School of Education and serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design (LID) program at Wichita State University, USA, where she is also involved in the transdisciplinary Disaster Resilience Analytics Center. She is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Taylor & Francis, UK. Her interest in developing intercultural communication and global learning competence has arisen from having taught internationally and in culturally diverse environments which led to co-authoring the book Third Place Learning: Reflective Inquiry Into Intercultural & Global Cage Painting. [read more]

Rosita Albert is an Associate Professor in the pioneering program in Intercultural Communication at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, and has recently been a Visiting Scholar in the Social Psychology area of the Psychology Department at Harvard. Her research focuses on Intercultural Relations and Intercultural Conflicts. She is a Founding Fellow and a member of the Governing Board of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. She is originally from Brazil, and her mother and grandparents left Germany to escape from Hitler. It is because of this background that she works to create respectful relations among groups from different backgrounds. [read more]

Greg Anderson teaches at Ohio State University, U.S.A., where he specializes in the histories of non-modern peoples and contemporary critical thought. In talks and writings, like The Realness of Things Past (Oxford University Press, 2018), he questions the way we think about the nature of reality itself, showing how humans have always lived in a “pluriverse” of many different worlds, not in a universe of just one. [read more]

Hizkias Assefa is an active international peacebuilding practitioner involved in mediation and facilitation of reconciliation processes in a number of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is Professor of Conflict Studies at the Conflict Transformation Graduate Program at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and was formerly Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is the founder and co-ordinator of the Africa Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Resources in Nairobi, Kenya, which is the base for his peacebuilding practice. He is also currently a Senior Special Fellow at the United Nations Institute of Training and Research. [read more]
John Scales Avery (born in 1933 in Lebanon to American parents) is a theoretical chemist noted for his research publications in quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, evolution, and history of science. Since the early 1990s, Avery has been an active World peace activist. During these years, he was part of a group associated with the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. In 1995, this group received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in quantum chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. [read more]
Kevin Avruch is presently Professor of Conflict Resolution and Anthropology in the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and faculty and senior fellow in the Peace Operations Policy Program (School of Public Policy), at George Mason University. He received his A.B. from the University of Chicago and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego. He has taught at UCSD, the University of Illinois at Chicago and, since 1980, at GMU, where he served as Coordinator of the Anthropology Program in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology from 1990-1996. [...] Kevin Avruch is currently working on projects investigating sources of political violence in protracted conflicts, the role of human rights and truth and reconciliation commissions in postconflict peacebuilding, and cultural aspects of complex humanitarian and peacekeeping operations. [read more]
Adenrele Awotona is the Founder and Director of the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a former Dean of the College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Before then, he was at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he served as the Dean of the School of Architecture and at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom where he was director of graduate studies in architecture and urban design as well as director of the Center for Architectural Research and Development Overseas. [read more]
Maurice Aymard is a Historian. As Secretary-General of the International Council of Philosophy and Human Sciences (ICPHS) and Head of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris (until recently), he is actively involved in the development of international cooperation in the social and human sciences. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and has written many books on the economic history of the world in the modern era, some of which in collaboration with historian Fernand Braudel. [read more]
Reimon Bachika is a Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, at Bukkyo University in Kyoto, Japan, since thirty years. His areas of interest are Symbolism and Values, and Japanese culture. [read more]
Bertrand Badie holds graduate degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP, political science), the Institut des Langues Orientales and the University of Paris I (history of the 20th century). Ph.D. in political science from the IEP (1975); Full Professor (Professeur agrégé) of political science since 1982. [read more]
Hinnerk Bruhns, born in 1943, is director of research emeritus at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). He received his PhD in history from the University of Cologne in 1973. He joined the CNRS in 1985 and the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris in 1982. Previously he was attached to the Universities of Aix-en-Provence (1971-1975, teaching contemporaneous German history) and Bochum (1976-1979, teaching ancient history). [read more]

JEAN BAKER MILLER (September 29, 1927 – July 29, 2006, but always with us in our hearts!) Posthumous recipient of the 2011 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award.
Jean Baker Miller, M.D., was a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and the Director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Stone Center. She served as the Stone Center's first Director from 1998 to 1984. A practicing Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst for over 40 years, she is the author of Toward a New Psychology of Women (Boston, Beacon Press, 1976), a book which has become a classic in its field and about which a Boston Globe review said: "This small book may do more to suggest the range and scope of female possibilities than anything since Women's Suffrage." The book has been translated into twenty languages and was reissued in a second edition in 1987. [read more]

Mary Bakhoum is an Egyptologist. Her expertise includes Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Hieratic, Demotic, old Greek, and Coptic, together with the ancient history, religion, art, and culture. She has also studied English, French, and German. She lives in Cairo, Egypt... In 1957, she earned her Master in Egyptology. She then worked as a teacher, became the headmistress of a secondary school for one year, and then was appointed supervisor for a number of schools in the ministry of education. Mary shares a deep interest in dignity. [read more]
Barbro Appelqvist Bakken is the former Director General of the Department of Integration and Diversity of Norway’s Ministry of Labor and Inclusion. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director General, Deputy Director General, and Director General in the Department of Immigration, Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. From 1985 to 1992, she worked in the central administration in the Municipality of Oslo. [read more]
Børge Bakken is a Fellow at the Research School of Asian and Pacific Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra. Among his books is The Exemplary Society: Human Improvement, Social Control, and the Dangers of Modernity in China (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000). His edited book, Crime, Policing and Punishment in China will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2004. [read more]
Susan Bandes is widely known as a scholar in the areas of federal jurisdiction, criminal procedure and civil rights, and more recently, as a pioneer in the emerging study of the role of emotion in law. Her legal career began in 1976 at the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender. In 1980, she became staff counsel for the Illinois A.C.L.U., where she litigated a broad spectrum of civil rights cases, and helped draft and secure passage of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. She joined the DePaul faculty in 1984, and was named Distinguished Research Professor in 2003. [read more]
David P. Barash, born in 1946, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, and is notable for several books on human aggression, peace studies, and sexual behavior of animals and people. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Ph.D. in zoology from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970. He taught at the State University of New York at Oneonta, and then accepted a permanent position at the University of Washington. [read more]
DAVID BARGAL (June 19, 1937 – December 18, 2021, but always with us in our hearts!)
David Bargal was Gordon Brown professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is now retired. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical and Social Psychology from the Hebrew University. Dr. Bargal served as a visiting professor at several leading American Universities. He published extensively (over 80 articles in books and professional journals; two authored books and seven edited books and journals). [read more]
DAN BAR-ON (3rd October 1938 – 4th September 2008, but always with us in our hearts!)
Dan Bar-On was born in 1938 in Haifa to parents of German descent. He was a member of Kibbutz Revivim for 25 years where he served as a farmer, educator and Secretary of the Kibbutz. After completing his M.A. in psychology in 1975, he worked in the Kibbutz Clinic, specializing in therapy and research with families of Holocaust survivors. In 1981 he received his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. [read more]
Daniel Baron Cohen (known as Dan Baron in Brazil) is a community-based arts-educator and cultural activist, presently living and working in Marabá, in the Amazonian state of Pará, northern Brazil. He studied English Literature at Oxford University where he did doctoral research into theatre as popular education. After a decade of community theatre and mural collaborations dedicated to conflict transformation and social justice with excluded communities in Manchester (Northern England) and Derry (North of Ireland), in 1994 Dan accepted a permanent post in theatre and popular education at the University of Glamorgan, in Wales. [read more]

Steven James Bartlett was born in Mexico City and educated in Mexico, the United States, and France. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Santa Clara and at Ray­mond College, an Oxford-style honors college of the University of the Pacific. He received his master's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara; his doctorate from the Université de Paris, where his research was directed by Paul Ricoeur; and has done post-doctoral study in psychology and psychotherapy. [read more]

Andrea Bartoli is the President of the Sant’Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue, representing the Community of Sant’Egidio, a lay Catholic association that was originally founded in Rome and now with a worldwide membership dedicated to social service and peacebuilding. He has been a member of the Community of Sant’Egidio since 1970. He is also the Executive Adviser of the Soka Institute for Global Solutions (SIGS). [read more]

Ramazan Baş, President of the Spinal Cord Paralytics Society of Turkey (SCPST), an NGO whose work is related to the wellness and empowerment of the disabled. Ramazan Baş was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He received his education at the Economics Faculty of Public Administration of the University of Anadolu. He became paralyzed at the level of C6 of the spinal cord when he dived into the sea in 1983. He began giving seminars on “First Aid and Direct Interference at Accidents” in 1999, and has so far educated 150,000 people. [read more]

Samir Sanad Basta is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
He is the former Director of Unicef Europe, was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1943. After graduating from Victoria College, he obtained a B.Sc Hon. Degree from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom and in 1974 a Doctor of Science degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States of America. [...] Dr. Basta has worked in over thirty countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe and is fluent in Spanish, French, English and Arabic. He has been the author or co-author of around two dozen scientific and development orientated papers. [read more]
Harold W. Becker has dedicated his life to living and sharing the practical application of unconditional love. Since 1990, his consulting company, Internal Insights, has had its focus to "empower people through self awareness and unconditional love." In 2000 he founded The Love Foundation, Inc., a globally recognized non-religious and non-political non-profit organization with the mission to "inspire people to love unconditionally." He blends insight and intuition with humor, compassion and kindness for a strong motivational vision in all of his endeavors which include business, writing, speaking and personal guidance. [read more]
John Bilorusky is President of the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR). He was a co-founder of WISR in 1975, and has served full-time on WISR’s faculty ever since. He received a BA cum laude in General Studies and Physics at the University of Colorado in 1967, an MA in Sociology of Education at The University of California, Berkeley, in 1968, and his PhD in Higher Education at Berkeley in 1972. WISR is a multicultural academic institution committed to social change and justice, and offers personalized, interdisciplinary Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in higher education and social change, community leadership and justice, and counseling psychology. [read more]
berry JO BERRY
is the daughter of Anthony Berry who was killed by the IRA in the Brighton hotel bombing on 12 October 1984. The bomb was planted by Patrick Magee whom Berry publicly met in November 2000, in an effort at achieving reconciliation as envisioned in the wake of the Good Friday Agreement. After her father died, she committed her life to peaceful resolution and mediation of conflict. After the release of Patrick Magee in 1999 she went on to meet him several times. These meetings over ten months formed the basis of a BBC documentary first broadcast on 13 December 2001. [read more]
Jessica Benjamin practices psychoanalysis in New York City and is on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Psychology Program where she is a Clinical Professor. Earlier, she was on the faculty of the New School for Social Research's Program in Psychoanalytic Studies. She is the author of The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and the Problem of Domination (1988) and Like Subjects and Love Objects: Essays on Recognition, Identification and Difference (1995). [read more]


Dr. Dharm P. S. Bhawuk is also a Member in the HumanDHS Global Core Team, and Advisor of HumanDHS's World Films for Equal Dignity Project.
Dr. Dharm P. S. Bhawuk (Ph. D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is a Professor of Management and Culture and Community Psychology at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, Honolulu. He has research interests in indigenous psychology and management, cross-cultural training, intercultural sensitivity, diversity in the workplace, individualism and collectivism, culture and creativity, and spirituality. [read more]
Carlos Guillermo Bigliani, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is a former member of the Research Department at the Policlínico “G.A. Alfaro” Buenos Aires, Argentina, a researcher and Professor at the Department of Occupational Medicine (University of Buenos Aires Medical School), at the Seminar of Clinic of Neuroses (University of Buenos Aires School of Psychology), at the Course of Psychoanalysis at the Post-graduate Institute Sedes Sapientiae (Sāo Paulo, Brazil), and of the post-graduate programs in Psychoanalytic Psychopathology and Family Therapy at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica (Sāo Paulo, Brazil). [read more]

Brynjar Bjerkem is a cultural anthropologist (hovedfag, University of Oslo 1991) based in Oslo. Since 1992 he has been involved in different initiatives in the presentation and exchange of international art and culture. He is the Head of Programming at Du store verden! (DSV), a cultural exchange network. Brynjar Bjerkem is furthermore Member in the Programme Committee of the Oslo Films from the South festival featuring a special on Asian cinema. He is also Co-founder and Member of the Board of the Films from the South festival and Member of the Board of the Cosmopolite Concert Hall in Oslo. [read more]

Michael Harris Bond is also a Member in the HumanDHS Research Team.
Michael Harris Bond is Professor of Psychology and teaches at the Department of Psychology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests are social perception, the social psychology of language use, impression management, values, cross- cultural social psychology, and cross-cultural interaction.
Professor Bond has written numerous articles, book chapters and books on these topics, see, for example, Social Psychology Across Cultures: Analysis and Perspectives (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, together with Peter B. Smith), or The Handbook of Chinese Psychology that Bond edited in 1996, or “Individual perceptions of organizational cultures: A Methodological Treatise on Levels of Analysis” co-authored with Geert H. Hofstede in Organization Studies (1993). [read more]
Mai-Bente Bonnevie is an artist, feminist and peace worker living in Oslo. [...] Mai-Bente Bonnevie is active in ”Grannies for peace” in Oslo, a grassroot group that hands out leaflets on current war and peace issues every Wednesday in front of the Norwegian parliament. GFP also organize seminars and campaigns to promote peace culture. Mai-Bente Bonnevie is also a member of WILPF (Womens International League for Peace and Freedom) and the Norwegian Association for the Rights of Women. [read more]
Inga Bostad is also a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative.and hosted the launch of this initiative on 23rd June 2011.
Inga Bostad is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Education of the University of Oslo in Norway. She is head of the research group HumStud, Humanities Studies in Pedagogy and project leader of the comparative research group NordEd (The Nordic Education Model). She is also Professor 2 at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. She was appointed director for the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law at at the University of Oslo from 2014–2017. She was elected Pro-Rector for the University of Oslo from 2009–2013 and the first appointed Vice-Rector for the University of Oslo from 2006–2009. [read more]

Stein Bråten, Dr. psychol., is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, and Founder and Chair of The Theory Forum Network on the Foundations of Intersubjectivity, with some of the world’s leading infancy, primate and brain researchers who have contributed to his two edited volumes: Intersubjective Communication and Emotion in Early Ontogeny, Cambridge University Press 1998, and On Being Moved: From Mirror Neurons to Empathy, John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007. [read more]

Dan Braha received the Ph.D. degree from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He is an affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), and a senior engineering faculty member at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Innovation in Product Development (CIPD), and a Research Associate in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering, at Boston University, MA. One of his primary areas of research is understanding and improving the design, implementation, and dynamics of Complex Socio-Engineered Systems (CES) as well as exploring the interplay between natural and large-scale human-made systems. [read more]
John Braithwaite is Professor in the Law Program of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU), and a member of ANU's Centre for Restorative Justice. [...] His focus for twenty years has been on restorative and responsive regulatory ideas. As an author, coauthor or editor of numerous books and articles, he has contributed significant research to the application of restorative justice principles to business crime as well as to more traditional forms of juvenile and adult crime.  John's 1989 book, Crime, Shame and Reintegration, has been highly influential in demonstrating that current criminal justice practice creates shame that is stigmatizing. [read more]
Born in 1945, Ingeborg Breines holds an M.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of Nantes (France) and a degree in French Literature from the University of Sorbonne (France), as well as a M. A. degree in French Literature, History of Ideas and Arts, and a postgraduate certificate in Education from the University of Oslo (Norway). [...] She was appointed to the post of Director of the Women and the Culture of Peace programme in July 1996. Ingeborg Breines has been Director (D-1) of the UNESCO Office in Islamabad and also served as the UNESCO focal point for UN system activities relating to Afghanistan until the opening of UNESCO’s Office in Kabul. Until recently, Ingeborg was Co-President of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) in Geneva, Switzerland, and since 2009 also head of Nordland Akademi for Kunst og Vitenskap in Melbu, Vesterålen, North Norway. [read more]
Andrea Brenker-Pegesa is the president of an organisation which protects the environment and nature called BUND in the Hamelin region, working with many issues related to wood, plastic, biodiversity, water, renewable energy, and so forth. The Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) is a German non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to preserving nature and protecting the environment. The name means 'German Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation'. [read more]

Michael Francis Britton, Ed.D., is the recipient of the 2017 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award. He is a Member of the 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 the HumanDHS Director of "Global Appreciative Culturing."
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. [read more]
Birgit Brock-Utne is a Professor in International Education at the Institute for Educational Research, University of Oslo, Norway, where she is Director of the Master of Philosophy in Comparative and International Education programme. She received her doctorate in the field of peace studies. She has been a Researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO) and was for four years (1987 -1992) a Professor of Education at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She was a Visiting Professor, teaching peace studies and African studies at the University of Antioch, Ohio, in spring 1992. [read more]
Dr. Philip M. Brown is also a Member in our HumanDHS Education Team, and the recipient of the 2016 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award.
Dr. Philip M. Brown has established and directed the Center for Social and Character Development at Rutgers University, located within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, where he served as principal investigator on research grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Phil has served for more than 25 years in various policy and program management positions in the Pennsylvania State Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Education, where he created the first professional educational credential in the U.S. in the substance abuse prevention field. [read more]
Matt Bryden is an analyst and writer on Somali affairs and the Horn of Africa. He is a Senior Adviser with WSP-International, Senior Analyst with the International Crisis Group (ICG) and consultant to the United Nations Monitoring Group on the Somalia Arms Embargo. Matt is Co-Founder of the Academy for Peace and Development, an organization based in Hargeysa, Somaliland, dedicated to the promotion of peace, good governance and human rights. [read more]
Sharon Burde, a mediator for over two decades, believes that a multi-cultural society with equal access to power and equal assumption of responsibility is the only way to achieve true democracy.
Sharon Burde teaches graduate students at NYU and is a member of the Steering Committee of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium. In former Yugoslavia she has worked with women of all ethnic origins to create new multiethnic programs and models. [read more]

Dr. Guy Burgess is a Founder and Co-Director (with Heidi Burgess) of the University of Colorado Conflict Research Consortium. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and has been working in the conflict resolution field, as a scholar and a practitioner, since 1979. His primary interests involve the study and management of intractable conflicts, conflict framing, environmental conflict resolution, and the dissemination of conflict resolution knowledge over the Internet. He is one of the developers of the Online Training Program on Intractable Conflicts, and is the Co-Director of the CRInfo Project – the Conflict Resolution Information Source. Dr. Burgess has edited and authored a number of books and articles, the most recent being The Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution (with Heidi Burgess, ABC-Clio 1999). [read more]

Dr. Heidi Burgess is a Founder and Co-Director (with Guy Burgess) of the University of Colorado Conflict Research Consortium. Her primary interests involve the study and management of intractable conflicts, conflict framing, environmental conflict resolution, and the dissemination of conflict resolution knowledge over the Internet. She is one of the developers of the Online Training Program on Intractable Conflicts, and is the Co-Director of the CRInfo Project – the Conflict Resolution Information Source. Dr. Burgess has edited and authored a number of books and articles, the most recent being The Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution (with Guy Burgess, ABC-Clio 1999). [read more]
Nils A. Butenschøn was born in 1949 in Oslo, Norway. He holds degrees in Political Science, Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Oslo (1977) and in Political Science also from University of Oslo (1980). Since 1990, Nils A. Butenschøn is tenured Associate Professor in International Relations at the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo. Since 1998 (until 2004) Nils A. Butenschøn has been Director (at first Acting Director) of the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights (renamed the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights in 2003). [read more]
Alicia Cabezudo is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Alicia Cabezudo is a Professor and Peace / Human Rights Educator and Consultant. Until recently, she was the Director of Educating Cities Latin America (International Relations Bureau, Municipality of Rosario, Argentina). The issue of humiliation is of deep concern to her because of the sufferings in the Latin-American region through dictatorship and torture. [read more]
David Calderoni, psychologist and psychoanalyst, has conducted his postdoctoral studies in Psychology at the University of São Paulo – USP, Brazil. He is a member of the Psychoanalysis Department of the Sedes Sapientiae Institute and of the Spinozian Study Group of FFLCH-USP, as well as a researcher and co-founder of Nupsi - Center for Psychopathology, Public Policies on Mental Health and Communicative Actions in Public Health. He is, furthermore, a teacher and co-founder of the Course on Psychopathology and Public Health (FSP-USP), where he has designed and is currently lecturing the theme Spinoza versus Aristotle - Science of the Singular and Science of the Universal in the Psychopathology of Childhood Psychosis and Autism. David Calderoni is also a political and cultural activist, a documentarist, a poet, and a songwriter. [read more]

William A. Callahan is Director of the "Asian Studies in Europe and China" project, Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, and Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the Department of Politics at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom.
William Callahan has just finished a major study of East Asian IR, Contingent States: Greater China and Transnational Relations, which will be published in 2004. Contingent States uses the example of Greater China - a powerful community which does not exist as a formal legal body - to question IR theory's norms of sovereignty, democracy, and the nation-state. [read more]

Jörg Calließ is a Historian. Subsequent to his studies of History, Sociology and Political Science at the Free University of Berlin and at the University of Munich, he has lectured History at different German universities. Between 1977 and 1979, he has been responsible for the international work in the field of youth and adult education at Haus Sonnenberg (St. Andreasberg).
Since 1979, Jörg Calließ is Director of Studies at the Evangelische Akademie Loccum in the field of International Relations, Peace Studies and Peace Making program and, since 1999, also honorary professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. [read more]
carneiro ROBERT LEONARD CARNEIRO (June 4, 1927 - June 24, 2020, but always with us in our hearts!)
Born in New York City in 1927, Robert Leonard Carneiro earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology in 1949 from the University of Michigan and his Master’s degree in 1952. He earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1957 from the University of Michigan...
Carneiro's theory of the state of formation - "Carneiro's Circumscription Theory", earned him the recognition of being called one of the most important evolutionists. He suggested that states might emerge because of population growth in an area that is physically or socially limited. Carneiro illustrates his theory by describing how states may have emerged on the northern coast of Peru. He also researched the cultural ecology of Amazonia, especially the effects of subsistence. [read more]
Dr. Virginia Floresca Cawagas is a resident Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Peace Education of University for Peace, UPEACE, in Costa Rica. Previous to this appointment, she was Visiting Professor of UPEACE and a Senior Fellow since 2004.
Prior to that, she was Project Coordinator at the Multi-Faith Centre, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Education & Professional Studies, Griffith University, Queensland Australia, and at the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. From 2003-2005, she was a visiting professor and academic consultant of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), a centre established by the Agreement of UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Korea, to promote education for international understanding (EIU) towards a culture of peace in the Asia-Pacific region. [read more]
Stephen Chan is Professor of International Relations in the University of London, and foundation Dean of Law and Social Sciences at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He previously held senior positions at the Universities of Kent and Nottingham Trent, and was on the faculty of the University of Zambia. [read more]
Professor Chiba has been Professor of International Education at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo since 1991 and, even though now retired, he continues as a visiting professor to carry out research on education for conviviality in ICU's 21st Century Center of Excellence Program, Research and Education for Peace, Security and Conviviality. Before joining ICU, Akihiro Chiba has served UNESCO for 31 years. His most recent book is Why Literacy: The Reality of Developing Countries (second edition). [read more]

ZAHUR AHMED CHOUDHRI (July 19, 1946 – July 2015, but always with us in our hearts!)
Zahur Ahmed Choudhri is also a Member of the Global Core Team, and HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team.
Zahur Ahmed Choudhri, provided his services to the government of Pakistan for more than three decades. And he recently retired from his position as a Director (Research), National Centre for Rural Development & Municipal Administration, Government of Pakistan. While being working for the government of Pakistan, he acted as a team-leader for several research projects with international organizations, i.e. UNICEF, UNCRD, UNDP, LOGOTRI-UNESCAP, FAO, ILO, SAARC, IFAD, CIRDAP, APO, AARDO and IUCN. [read more]
Daniel J. Christie is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Ohio State University. He works with colleagues on course development, field experiences, and programs on peace psychology in higher education particularly in developing parts of the world. He conducts applied research in peace psychology for a number of civil society organizations, and serves as Series Editor of the Peace Psychology Book Series (Springer) and Editor-in-Chief for the Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (Wiley-Blackwell). He co-edited Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century (Prentice-Hall). His most recent publications on peace psychology appear in the Journal of Social Issues and American Psychologist. [read more]
Kevin Paul Clements holds the Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies, and is the Director of the new National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, since January 2009. Prior to that, since September 2003, he was the Director of the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS), after being Secretary General of International Alert, in London, England, Vernon and Minnie Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution and Director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia USA. Before that, he was Head of the Peace Research Centre at the Australian National University, Canberra Australia, and a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Coordinator of Peace Studies at Canterbury University, Christchurch New Zealand. [read more]
Sara Cobb, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is the Director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University. As ICAR provides graduate degrees in conflict resolution, Dr. Cobb works to support both the production of original research and the integration between theory and practice. As faculty, she teaches theory, research and practice-based courses on negotiation and the transformation of disputes. [read more]
Claudia Cohen, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2019 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award. Her career – as an educator, conflict resolution practitioner and organizational consultant – has spanned several domains: academia, Fortune 50 companies and the nonprofit world. Currently, she is engaged as a community educator, directing community-based anti-racism educational programming and interracial dialogues in New Jersey. [read more]
Dov Cohen graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has taught at the University of Illinois and at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. His general research interests have to do with cultural continuity and change and the impact of social norms. Specific areas of research have examined violence, honor, relationship issues, and perspectives on the self, individualism and collectivism, and cultural influences on memory.
Professor Cohen has published on topics such as honor and violence, see for example, Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South (Westview Press, 1996, co-authored with Richard E. Nisbett). [read more]
Peter T. Coleman is the recipient of the 2020 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award. He is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Peter T. Coleman is the Director of The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) and Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Social / Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Iowa. He has conducted research on social entitivity processes (ingroup/outgroup formation), gender discrimination in organizations, the mediation of inter-ethnic conflict, ripeness in intractable conflict, conflict resolution & difference, and on the conditions which foster the constructive use of social power. [read more]
Beverly Crawford is the Associate Director and Associate Research Political Scientist at the Center for German and European Studies, University of California, Berkeley. [read more]
Denis Cunningham has been involved in (languages) education in a wide variety of contexts over the last twenty-five years. This has included teaching in Victoria and France, consultancy, and management within the Victorian School of Languages, where he is currently Assistant Principal. Denis has been an active member of associations, including the MLTAV and the AFMLTA, of which he was Secretary from 1982 to 1997 and was awarded the AFMLTA Medal for Outstanding Service to Language Teaching in Australia in 1999. After being Secretary-General (1993-1997), he is now President of the world federation, FIPLV. [read more]
Maria Dahle is the Executive Director of the Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), a non-governmental organisation established in 1989 and located at the Human Rights House in Oslo, Norway, and in Geneva, Switzerland, is the Secretariat of the HRH Network. The Secretariat works to protect, strengthen and support human rights organisations and unite them in an international network of Human Rights Houses. [read more]
Erin Daly is Professor of Law at Delaware Law School and a co-founder of the Dignity Rights Project. She served as Interim Dean and Vice Dean of the Law School in 2013-2015. She is the Director of the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment and also serves as the US National Correspondent for the Centre international de droit comparé de l'environnement (CIDCE) at Limoges, and as the Vice President for Institutional Development at the Université de la Fondation Aristide in Haiti. [read more]
Dr. Jean Delisle, C.Tr., C. Term., is Director of the School of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Ottawa, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1974. He has been co-founder and President of Sopar-Limbour, a non-profit organization helping poor people in India. He has authored several books on translation teaching and the history of translation. [read more]

Emanuela Claudia Del Re is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Emanuela C. Del Re is an Italian scholar, expert in conflict studies, migrations, minorities, religious phenomena, security issues, visual sociology, and specialist in the Balkans, Caucasus and Middle East (in particular Iraq, Syria, Jordan). She was appointed as the European Union Special Representative for the Sahel on 21 June 2021 and her mandate was renewed until 31st August 2024. She has been . [read more]

MORTON DEUTSCH (February 4, 1920 - March 13, 2017. We hold you dear in our hearts, dear Mort, and express our deep loving appreciation! and gratitude! See: "Morton Deutsch, Expert on Conflict Resolution, Dies at 97," by Sam Roberts, New York Times, March 21, 2017
On December 3, 2014, Morton Deutsch has accepted, "with delight," our invitation to be our Honorary Lifetime Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors. He is also the first recipient of the HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment 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 the convener since 2003). Morton Deutsch is, furthermore, a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative.
He is one of the world's most respected scholars and the founder of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR), renamed in 2013 to The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. 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). [read more]

Brigid Donelan has served as Chief and Focal Point on Conflict Resolution and Peace-building in the UN's Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA (New York) until 2005. The Division is developing a people-centred approach to peace-building that revolves on the concept of social integration agreed at the 1995 World Summit for Social Development. The approach is participatory, knowledge-seeking and values-based. [read more]
Fanny Duckert is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and former Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo in Norway. Since 1997, Fanny Duckert is a Visiting Professor at the University of the North in the Limpopo Province in South Africa where she is running a Linkage Programme between Norway and South Africa. This programme aims at academic capacity building at historical disadvantaged universities in South Africa. [read more]
Akhil Ranjan Dutta is Associate Professor in Political Science at Gauhati University, Assam, India. He is well known as a political commentator, author and columnist. His areas of interest are political theory, political economy, human security and cultural politics. A bi-lingual author, Dutta has published a number of articles in different research journals and regularly contributes in local dailies - both English and Assamese. [read more]
Annie Dymetman is a Law School Professor at the Universidade São Judas Tadeu, São Paulo, Brazil, since 2003. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of São Paulo – USP, with a thesis on “The state of exception at Weimar’s constitution.” She received her Master in Sociology from the University of Haifa, Israel (where she lived from 1970 to 1982) with a dissertation on “Sociological Theory.”
Annie has created the alternative “Transmediation” way, an interdisciplinary practice with a particular methodology for the understanding and the management of conflicts. She is currently working on making this approach widely known. She has published the introductory piece “From the mediation to the Transmediation of conflicts – dissolving for solving” in 2011. [read more]
Asbjørn Eide is Chairman of the FAO Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture, and Member of the UN Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. He is Senior Fellow and former Director of the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oslo, Norway. Asbjørn Eide has published widely, see, among others, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Textbook (edited in 2001 in Nijhoff, together with Catarina Krause and Allan Rosas). [read more]

Riane Eisler is an eminent social scientist, attorney, and social activist best known as author of the international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, hailed by Princeton anthropologist Ashley Montagu as "the most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species and by novelist Isabel Allende as "one of those magnificent key books that can transform us." This was the first book reporting the results of Eisler's study of human cultures spanning 30,000 years, and is in 22 languages, including most European languages and Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, and Japanese. [read more]

eklund TRINE EKLUND (7th February 1935 – 9th July 2019, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Trine Eklund was born in Oslo, Norway... Since 1980, Trine has been active in the Norwegian peace movement, among others in the “Nordic Women’s Peace Marches” against nuclear weapons in Europe (1981), in the USSR (1982), and the USA (1983). From 1986 –1989, Trine headed the Norwegian Peace Council, an umbrella organization for about 20 peace organizations... Until the last moment she was active in different Norwegian peace organizations, such as Grandmothers for Peace (see video) and Seniors for Palestina. [read more]
ellens J. HAROLD ELLENS (July 16, 1932 – April 13, 2018, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Dr. Ellens has held 15 pastorates, military and civilian, and taught at Oakland University full time, and as adjunct at Calvin Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, Oakland Community College, Wayne County Community College, Wayne State University, and the Ecumenical Theological Seminary. For fifteen years he was the Executive Director of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies and Founding Editor and Editor in Chief of the esteemed Journal of Psychology and Christianity. [read more]
Geir Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oslo. From 2015 to 2016, he was president of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He has worked for years with the politics of identity, ethnicity, nationalism and globalisation from a comparative perspective, often with an ethnographic focus on Mauritius and Trinidad. He has also published popular scientific works and essays on cultural complexity in Norway, either with a focus on Norwegians or the multi-ethnic character of contemporary Norway. [read more]
Arturo Escobar Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is currently affiliated with the PhD Program in Design and Creation, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, and the PhD Program in Environmental Sciences, Universidad del Valle, Cali.  His main interests are: political ecology, ontological design, and the anthropology of development, social movements, and technoscience. [read more]
James H. Fallon, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (1975) in Neuroanatomy and Physiology and Masters in psychology and psychophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds a Honorary Doctorate from St Michael's College, a Sloan Fellowship, Senior Fulbright Fellowship (Africa) and NIH Research Career Award. He was Chair of the UCI Faculty and Academic Senate and Chair of the UCI College of Medicine Faculty. [read more]
Grace Feuerverger is also a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, and a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team, and of the HumanDHS Education Team.
Grace is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. A child of Holocaust survivors, Professor Grace Feuerverger grew up in a multicultural and multilingual home in Montreal and brings her personal and professional experiences to bear on her teaching and research work. Grace was educated at a variety of institutions — McGill University, the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Alberta, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the University of Toronto. [read more]
Charles R. Figley is a psychologist, family therapist, and Professor in the School of Social Work at the Florida State University since June 1989. He is founder and director of the FSU Traumatology Institute (formerly the Psychosocial Stress Research and Development Program). [...]
Professor Figley has written more than 186 scholarly works including 16 books. His work has focused on stress, in the area of family stress, as well as on individual stress reactions, especially traumatic stress, starting with his research on Vietnam combat veterans and their families and has helped established the field of Traumatology, the study and treatment of human reactions to highly stressful situations. [read more]
Beth Fisher-Yoshida is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Beth Fisher-Yoshida is the Academic Director of the Master of Science Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University, New York. She received her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems and M.A. in Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated with honors when she received her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also received both a B.A. and a B.S. from Buffalo State College. [read more]
Bjørn Aksel Flatås is is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Bjørn Aksel Flatås is the Director of Buskerud University College, Department of Teacher Education, in Norway. Prior to that, he was the Director of Research of the Falstad Center, near Levanger in Trøndelag, the middle of Norway. Falstad is a building complex that was erected in 1921 as a special school for delinquent boys. In 1941, the building was confiscated and transformed into a prison camp by the German SS Nazi-occupiers. About 5000 people from thirteen nations were imprisoned here in the period of 1941 to 1945. Most were Norwegian political prisoners. Approximately 220 prisoners were executed in the forest nearby in the period of 1942 to 1943. After the liberation of Norway, Falstad prison camp was transformed into a forced labor camp. [read more]
Carol Lee Flinders, Ph.D., is a graduate of Stanford University (1965) and earned her Ph.D. (1973) in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, with a concentration in medieval literature. Carol Lee Flinders has taught at U.C. Berkeley at the Dominion School of Philosophy and Graduate Theological Union as well as in the departments of Religious Studies, Women's Studies, and Comparative Literature. She presently gives lectures and workshops throughout the United States and Canada.
Flinders has written several books, among others The Values of Belonging: Rediscovering Balance, Mutuality, Wholeness and Intuition in a Competitive World (2002), At the Root of this Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst (1998), and Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics (1993). [read more]

Victoria Christine Fontan is a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, the HumanDHS Global Advisory Board, the HumanDHS Global Core Team, the HumanDHS Research Team, and the HumanDHS Research Team. She is furthermore the former Co-Editor of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (JHDHS).
Victoria is an analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the international affairs industry, specifically higher education. She has diverse experience in Nonprofit Organizations, Scientific Capacity Co-operation, Peace and Conflict Studies, Intercultural Communication, Politics, and Political Science. Currently working on the professionalization of the humanitarian sector. [read more]
Michael Wilson Fox was born and educated in the UK, earning his veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College, London, from where he graduated in 1962. His subsequent research into animal behavior and development in the U.S. at the Jackson Memorial Research Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, and the Thudichum Psychiatric Research Institute, Galesburg IL, resulted in a dissertation entitled Integrative Development of the Brain and Behavior in the Dog (published in 1971 by the University of Chicago Press), that earned a Ph.D. in Medicine from London University in 1967. [read more]
Dr. Stephen Freedman is provost of Fordham University and professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He leads the University’s ten colleges, graduate, and professional schools, which serve 15,000 students in New York and at Fordham’s London Centre at Heythrop College. ... A committed leader in higher education, Dr. Freedman was recently appointed a full member of the Administrative Board of the International Association of Universities (IAU). [read more]
Gregory Fried’s work in philosophy focuses on issues relating to the universality of ethical principals and the question of whether human history has a progressive, global trajectory. His publications address some of the most serious challenges to the development of human freedom and dignity in the modern era, such as: the relationship of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger to National Socialism; the meaning of racism in American history; and the eruption of torture during the so-called War on Terror. [read more]
Robert Fuller has had three distinct careers in as many decades. After attending Oberlin College and getting a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University, he taught physics at Columbia University in New York City. While authoring a book on mathematical physics at the Battelle Seattle Research Center, he started a course for dropouts in a local high school and began writing about education [...] Bob Fuller’s second career consisted of leading Oberlin through a series of educational reforms, many of which drew national attention. After this, Fuller traveled extensively, coming to rest in California, where a third career took shape in the movement which came to be known during the Cold War as "citizen diplomacy." [read more]
Odd-Bjørn Fure is the Director at the Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Oslo, Norway, since 1998. He received his Dr. Philos in history in 1984. His fields of research are the history of the labour movement, Norwegian foreign politics, international relations and international government, World War II, Holocaust and Nazism, the history of civilization and mentality, and the history of science. [read more]
Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, he was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, Arun sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering. [read more]
Dakshinamoorthi Raja Ganesan is also a Member of the HumanDHS Education Team.
He is the former Head of the Department of Education at the University of Madras, India. [...] Dr. Ganesan earned his doctorate on Psychoanalysis and Buddhism at the Dr. Radhakrishnan Institute for Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Madras. At present, he is a Nominee of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, on the Indian Council of Philosophical Research as well as a Member of its Research and Projects Committee. [read more]
Professor Hall Gardner is the author/editor/contributor of at least 13 books, most recently, IR Theory, Historical Analogy, and Major Power War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) ... As Professor and Chair of the International and Comparative Politics Department at the American University of Paris, his research blends a historical and theoretical approach with contemporary international affairs, concentrating on questions involving NATO and European Union enlargement, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the rise of China, as well as the global ramifications of the “war on terrorism.” [read more]
Janet Gerson is the recipient of the 2018 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award. She is a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors.
Janet Gerson is the Education Director of the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE), and former Co-Director of the Peace Education Center at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City (2001- 2010). She has collaborated with the Morton Deutsch International Center on Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) since 1996, including Morton Deutsch's last project on Global Community and Evelin Lindner’s first conference held there in 2003. [read more]
Howard Giles (PhD [1971], D.Sc. [1996], University of Bristol) became Chair of Social Psychology and thereafter Head of Psychology at that same institution. He emigrated to California 23+ years ago and is Professor (past-Chair) of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara (with affiliated positions in Linguistics and Psychology). He is Founding (and current) Editor of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology and Co-founding Editor of the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, elected Editor of Human Communication Research, and Editor of many Book Series. [read more]
JUDITH E. GLASER (June 23, 1946 – November 18, 2018, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Judith E. Glaser was one of the most innovative and pioneering change agents and executive coaches in the consulting industry. She considered herself an Organizational Anthropologist, working with clients at the intersection of culture, leadership and brand. In 1980 she founded Benchmark Communications, Inc., a firm that works with CEOs and their teams helping them focus on competitive challenges in a world of moving targets with a direct line of site to the customer. [read more]
Jack A. Goldstone recently joined the George Mason University School of Public Policy as the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor and Eminent Scholar and is a Mercatus Center Fellow. Professor Goldstone's interests include revolutions and social movements, demography and international security and social theory. [read more]
Professor Francisco Cardoso Gomes de Matos is Recipient of the 2023 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award. He is a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative and also a Member of our HumanDHS Global Core Team. He kindly coordinates two of our projects: he is the Director and Coordinator of HumanDHS's World Language for Equal Dignity Project and of HumanDHS's Creativity Through Equal Dignity Project.
Professor Francisco Gomes de Matos has taught linguistics and languages at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in Recife, northeastern Brazil, until his retirement in 2003. He holds degrees in languages and law from UFPE and in linguistics from the University of Michigan and the Catholic University of São Paulo. [read more]
Michael B. Greene received his academic training in developmental psychology at Columbia University. He has had a long career focusing on youth and school violence and has written numerous papers and book chapters on this topic. He previously established two centers for the study and prevention of violence: the Center for the Prevention of Violence at Youth Consultation Service and the Violence Institute of New Jersey at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). [read more]
roger griffin ROGER GRIFFIN
Roger Griffin, Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes University, is best known for The Nature of Fascism (1991), Modernism and Fascism (2007); Terrorist’s Creed: Fanatical Violence and the Human Need for Meaning (2012); Fascism: An Introduction to Comparative Fascist Studies (2018), and for co-founding the journal Fascism and COMFAS, the Association for the Comparative Fascism Studies. [read more]
Jan M. Haakonsen earned his Master of Arts in Anthropology in 1981 from McGill University, Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Since 2002, he holds the position of a Special Adviser for Development Research at The Research Council of Norway. Previously, he worked as Advisor with the International Department of the Red Cross of Norway. Prior to that, he worked as a socio-economist and anthropologist with FAO (Programme for Integrated Development of Artisanal Fisheries - IDAF) in Cotonou, Benin, and in Somalia with UNICEF and the Somali Academy of Sciences & Arts/ Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation (SAREC). [read more]
Magnus Haavelsrud is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
He is professor of Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. His work deals with the critique of the reproductive role of education and the possibilities for transcendence of this reproduction in light of the traditions of educational sociology and peace research. [read more]

Anne-Katrine Hagelund connects corporate activities with global responsibility and ethics. Basecamp Explorer and Born Global are two of her initiatives. Basecamp Explorer Kenya, for example, operates eco-lodges within secluded locations north of the Masai Mara Reserve. The Born Global team believes in a more conscious and responsible world through empowering women leaders. Born Global therefore strengthens established role models worldwide, with particular emphasis on women. The Born Global team believes that the exchange of knowledge between women in different cultures will strengthen and inspire them.
Anne-Katrine Hagelund received the Beacon of Dignity Award on 30th August 2012. [read more]

Bernt Hagtvet holds an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University, 1972, and an M.Phil. in Political Science from Yale University, 1974. He has been the Research Director of the Programme for Human Rights Studies at the Christian Michelsen Institute, Bergen between 1983 and 1994.
Professor Hagtvet is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. His fields of interest include European politics, the history of extremist movements, political sociology and political theory. Within political theory, he has, in particular, been focusing on democracy and human rights studies. [read more]
DAVID A. HAMBURG (October 1, 1925 – April 21, 2019, but always with us in our hearts!)
David Allen Hamburg was President Emeritus of Carnegie Corporation of New York, after having been President from 1983 to 1997. He received his A.B. (1944) and his M.D. (1947) degrees from Indiana University. He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from 1961 to 1972, and Reed-Hodgson Professor of Human Biology at Stanford University from 1972 to 1976. He was furthermore President of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, 1975 to 1980 and Director of the Division of Health Policy Research and Education and John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy at Harvard University, 1980 to 1983. He served as President then Chairman of the Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1984-1986).
Dr. Hamburg is the author of Today's Children: Creating a Future for a Generation in Crisis (1992). In addition to his new book, No More Killing Fields: Preventing Deadly Conflict (2002), Dr. Hamburg and his wife, Betty, have completed a book for Oxford University Press that has been published in 2004, Learning to Live Together: Preventing Hatred and Violence in Child and Adolescent Development. [read more]
Dr. Cees J. Hamelink studied philosophy and psychology in Amsterdam. He is Professor of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam, and Professor of Media, Religion and Culture at the Free University in Amsterdam. Professor Hamelink has also worked as a journalist as well as a consultant on media and communication policy for several international organizations and national governments. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Communication Studies: Gazette, past president of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, president of the Dutch Federation for Human Rights, founder of the People's Communication Charter, and board member of the International Communication Association and the international news agency Inter Press Service. [read more]
Kristian Berg Harpviken is the former Director of the International Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and has a PhD in sociology. His research interests include the dynamics of civil war (mobilization, conflict resolution, post-war reconstruction and peacebuilding), migration and transnational communities, and methodology in difficult contexts. [read more]

Linda M. Hartling, Ph.D., is the HumanDHS Director, and also a Member of the HumanDHS Global Core Team, HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team, HumanDHS Research Team, and HumanDHS Research Team. She is also the Editor of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (JHDHS).
Linda M. Hartling is the recipient of the Association for Creativity in Counseling Research Award (see the slides of her acceptance talk).
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 2008, she was its the Associate Director. Dr. Hartling is a member of the JBMTI theory-building group advancing the practice of the Relational-Cultural Theory, a model of psychological growth and development. [read more]


William D. Hartung is the President's Fellow at the World Policy Institute at the New School. He is an expert on the arms trade and military spending. Mr. Hartung directs the Institute's Arms Trade Resource Center, which provides the media, policymakers, and the public with timely research and information on the issue of global weapons proliferation. [...] His articles on the arms trade and the economics of military spending have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsday, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Harper's, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and the World Policy Journal. [read more]

hassner PIERRE HASSNER (21 janvier 1933 – 26 mai 2018, but always with us in our hearts!)
Pierre Hassner is Research Director, Emeritus, at CERI, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris. He was born in Rumania in 1933 and has taught in Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques), Bologna (Johns Hopkins University), and many other universities in Europe and the US. [...] Pierre Hassner has written extensively on political philosophy and international relations, particularly on war and peace and is currently working on the role of passions in international relations. [read more]
FREDRIK S. HEFFERMEHL (11th November 1938 – 21st December 2023, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Fredrik S. Heffermehl was born in 1938 in Norway. He is the President of the Norwegian Peace Alliance, the Vice President of the International Peace Bureau, as well as the Vice President of the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms. [...] Heffermehl edited the path breaking book Peace is Possible, where 31 prominent peacemakers explain in a concrete and non-academic way what they did and why it worked. This book has been translated from English into Bangla, Finnish, French, Hindi, Marathi, Norwegian, Russian, Serb, and Spanish, with Chinese and Urdu forthcoming. [read more]

RAYMOND G. HELMICK (September 7, 1931 – April 21, 2016, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Priest of the New England Jesuit Province, Raymond Helmick has worked with conflict since 1972. Associate Director, 1973-81, of the Centre for Human Rights and Responsibilities in London, co-founder of the Centre of Concern for Human Dignity (a joint project of the English and Irish Jesuit Provinces), 1979-81, co-founder and Senior Associate in the Conflict Analysis Center, Washington, D.C., from 1983, Professor of Conflict Resolution in the Department of Theology, Boston College, since 1984. [read more]

Thore Hem is a master of economics (cand.oecon) from the University of Oslo, where he has also studied law, sociology, political science and cultural history. He has spent his professional life in the field of development co-operation. Working mainly for the Norwegian governmental development administration (Norad), but also for UNDP and for a Norwegian NGO. He has spent 11 years in Africa – living in Kenya, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Angola. [read more]

Jan Henningsson was the Director of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, Egypt. The Swedish Institute Alexandria was established following an agreement between the governments of Sweden and Egypt in 1999. It was inaugurated, on the 3rd of October 2000 by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Egypt, Ms Anna Lindh, and Mr Amre Moussa. [read more]

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer (Singapore) is the ninth Executive Secretary of the Economicand Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General in August 2007. Dr. Heyzer is the first woman to occupy this position since its founding in 1947. She leads the organization at the level of Under-Secretary-General. Since taking office, Dr. Heyzer has positioned ESCAP, the regional arm of the United Nations, as a powerful comprehensive platform for promoting regional co-operation among member states to achieve inclusive and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. [read more]
Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University where she chairs the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict. Dr. Hicks was the Deputy Director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution (PICAR) at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University for nine years. She worked extensively on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a member of the third party in numerous unofficial diplomatic efforts. [read more]
Clifford Alden Hill holds an endowed chair at Columbia University, the Arthur I. Gates Professor of Language and Education at Teachers College. He also directs the Program in African Languages at the Institute of African Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs. He has been a Research Fellow at a number of institutions abroad such as the Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik in Nijmegen and the Institut Nationale de Recherches Pédagogiques in Paris. [read more]
Professor David Yau-fai Ho received his doctoral training in psychology and logic in the United States. He was responsible for introduction of clinical psychology into Hong Kong, and served as Director of the Clinical Psychology Programme at the University of Hong Kong from 1971 to 1996. [read more]
Arlie Russell Hochschild is an American professor emerita of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and writer. Hochschild has long focused on the human emotions which underlie moral beliefs, practices, and social life generally. She is the author of nine books including, most recently Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, a finalist for the National Book Award. In The Second Shift, The Managed Heart, The Time Bind and others of her books, she continues the tradition of C. Wright Mills drawing links between private troubles and public issues. [read more]

Professor Bernard Hoffert is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Professor Bernard Hoffert is the Head of Department of Fine Arts, and the Associate Dean of the External Affairs Faculty of Art and Design, at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. His paintings, installations and presentations have been in major international art events around the world. Bernard Hoffert is the author of four books, more than sixty catalogue essays and articles on art and art education, and more than 400 art reviews. He served as World President of the International Association of Art, UNESCO from 1992 to 1995 (the Association is the non-government organization of UNESCO which represents art and artists). He is also the Honorary President of the International Association of Art, UNESCO, and Honorary President of the Asia-Pacific Regional Council of the International Association of Art, UNESCO. [read more]


Malcolm Hollick and Christine Connelly are independent researchers and writers. They are concerned with understanding the major challenges facing humanity and our planet, and developing strategies to resolve them. They have published three books for general readers on the role of ecovillages in sustainable development, the integration of science and spirituality into a new worldview, and the impact of trauma on individuals and societies. [read more]

Øystein Gullvåg Holter received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1997. He is a Senior Researcher at the Work Research Institute in Oslo, Norway. Since 1998, he is evaluating "new work and new family forms" for the Telenor FOU "Future Technology Users" pilot project. [...] Since in 1999, Øystein Holter is Coordinator of the Nordic Region Men’s Studies at NIKK, The Nordic Institute of Women’s Studies and Gender Research, University of Oslo (a position created by the Nordic Council of Ministers). [read more]
Amy C. Hudnall is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team, and Editor of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (JHDHS). She is also HumanDHS's representative to the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS).
Amy is a Lecturer in the History and Women's Studies Departments at Appalachian State University and a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University. Her work focuses on cross-cultural trauma and genocide from an historical perspective, and she teaches courses on peace and conflict. She has presented and published on captivity trauma, human rights, secondary trauma, cultural relativism, and cross-cultural conflict. She received her M.A. in history at Appalachian State University and also studied at the Bayerische Julius-Maximilian-Universität in Germany. [read more]
Dr. Sandra Hurlong is President of the Intercultural Open University Foundation where she also serves as Professor of Cultural Anthropology. She is a renowned educator and scholar in learner centered adult education who is at the forefront of innovation in e-learning in higher education. Dr. Hurlong has devoted her academic career to implementing non-traditional approaches to learning; she is passionate about the Foundation’s unique self-directed mentored education experience geared to social change. Her expertise and reputation at the helm of the Foundation led to its membership in EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning) and OBHE (Observatory of Borderless Higher Education). [read more]
Dr. Ashfaq Ishaq founded the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) in 1997 and serves as its Executive Chairman. To date, more than 5 million children worldwide have participated in the Arts Olympiad and benefitted from the program. Dr. Ishaq hosted the first-ever national children’s art festival in U.S. history, and every four years since 1999 he hosts the World Children’s Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC – the world’s largest international children’s celebration. [read more]
jacobs RUTH HARRIET JACOBS (November 15, 1924 – September 5, 2013, but always with us in our hearts!)
Ruth Harriet Jacobs joined the Center for Research on Women at the Wellesley Centers for Women in 1979. She was a professor of sociology at Boston University, chair of the sociology department at Clark University, and a distinguished visiting professor at the College of William and Mary. Dr. Jacobs speaks in low-income elder housing throughout the state of Massachusetts under sponsorship of the Tenants Assistance Program of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency. The majority of her audiences are women, as women have longer lives and older women are among the poorest Americans. [read more]
Hanne-Sofie Johnsen Dahl PhD is a specialist in clinical psychology, a psychotherapist researcher, psychoanalyst, and group analyst working in Oslo, Norway. For the time being (2023) she is teaching clinical psychology at the psychological department at the University of Oslo. She is also the director and a teacher at the Institute of Group analysis, as well as running a private practice where she sees individual patients and groups, as well as supervises colleagues and other professionals in relational work and group processes. Her research concerns process and outcome in psychodynamic therapy for both adults and adolescents with a specific focus on the therapeutic relationship. [read more]
Gary Jones has worked in both the public and private sectors and in academia over a period of 40 years. Involved with development planning in long term stable environments as well as humanitarian emergencies including conflict and post conflict, Gary has experience in promoting a resilience agenda through participatory social development in rural and urban settings. Gary has been a volunteer, country director for an international nongovernmental organization, corporate responsibility manager for a multinational private company and programme manager for UNICEF and UNDP before joining UNAIDS as the senior humanitarian and security advisor. [read more]
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. [read more]
James William Jones, PSY.D, PH.D, TH.D, has earned doctorates in both Religious Studies and Clinical Psychology, as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. He is a distinguished professor of Religion and adjunct professor of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, a lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and a visiting professor at the University of Uppsala in Sweden. He is also a senior research fellow at the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College in New York. [read more]

Ernesto Kahan (Israeli-Argentine) was born in 1940, and educated in Argentina (University of Buenos Aires) and USA (University of Washington). He is a medical doctor, university professor, and poet. He is the Vice President of the World Academy of Arts and Culture, as well as professor at universities in Argentina, Israel, Peru, Dominican Rep., Mexico, USA and Spain. He is furthermore the founder of the Association of Physicians for Peace in Israel, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia, and Vice-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War- IPPNW (1985 Nobel Peace Laureate organization), and the President of Literary "BRASEGO." He is also the Vice President of the International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC). [read more]

Dr. Ani Kalayjian is an educator, American Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, logotherapeutic psychotherapist, researcher, and consultant. She is the recipient of the Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from her Alma Mate, Long Island University in NYC. She has over fifteen years of experience in disaster management and mass-trauma interventions & conflict resolution; twenty years of university teaching experience (both graduate and undergrad levels) and she has been in clinical independent practice in both NY & NJ for 20 yrs. [read more]
RAGNVALD KALLEBERG (27th January 1943 - 28th November 2016, but always with us in our hearts!)
Ragnvald Kalleberg was Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. He has published in sociology of science (history of science, academics as public intellectuals, research ethics, research policy), sociology of organizations (knowledge organizations, work environment improvements, workplace democracy), and general social theory (theories of modernity, philosophy of science, discourse ethics, Habermas). As a sociologist he insisted that ethics has both to do with the morals of individuals and institutions, and their interplay. In the analysis of the ethos of science, he was interested in the individual and institutional norm of scientific humility. He has chaired the Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social and Cultural Sciences for two periods. [read more]
Ambassador Kamal is also a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative.
Ambassador Kamal is a career diplomat who has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Conference and diplomatic Missions in Paris, New York, Washington and Stockholm.
Before coming to Berlin in 2007, Ambassador Kamal was Additional Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He served as Ambassador to Sweden from 2001 to 2005. During this period he was accredited as Ambassador to Finland, Estonia and Latvia.
From1998 to 2000 he served as Minister/Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C where he participated in negotiations on political and security issues. He was appointed Consul at the Consulate General of Pakistan, in New York from 1984-1986. [read more]

Professor Yahya R. Kamalipour is head of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts and Director of the Center for Global Studies at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, USA. He has 11 published books, including Global Communication (2nd Ed., 2007) and The Media Globe (2007) and is the founder and managing editor of Global Media Journal and co-editor of Journal Globalization for the Common Good. A recipient of numerous awards, Prof. Kamalipour has given presentations in Egypt, Canada, China, India, Iran, Kenya, Mexico, Slovenia, Turkey, United States, and has been interviewed by hundreds of print and broadcast media. [read more]

Dr. Vineeta Kamran is the School Prinicipal of the City Montessori School, Kanpur Road Branch, in Lucknow, India. The school is a private school that offers education up to the level of graduation. It is a co- educational, English medium institution affiliated to the ICSE Board of New Delhi. The streams offered are science, commerce and arts. The school has been ranked 6th in the "most respected secondary schools in India" list compiled by the IMRB in 2007. [read more]
Cyrien Kanamugire was born in 1955 in Butare in the south of Rwanda. He studied law at the University of Kigali, where he obtained his "Licence en Droit." A long time journalist, he in the beginning of the nineties worked with the Tribun du Peuple, then with the Catholic journal Kinyamateka, where, since 1999, he is one of the organizers of the Tribune Libre. During the years of war, he joined the Front Patriotique, where he was a journalist with the Radio des Rebelles. [...] Later, Cyrien Kanamugire worked with the Kinyamateka journal and the Inkiko-Gacaca journal, he was furthermore an observer-adviser for the Gacaca jurisdiction in the Province of Kibuye on the edges of the Lake Kivu. [read more]
Dr. Azza Karam was chosen to lead Religions for Peace in Lindau, Germany, in August 2019. She is the secretary general of Religions for Peace International and professor of religion and development at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. She served also at the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) in New York. Prior to that, she worked as the Senior Policy Research Advisor at the United Nations Development Program, in the Regional Bureau for Arab States, and before that she was the Special Advisor on Middle East and Islamic Affairs to the Secretary General of and the Director of Women's Programs at the World Conference of Religions for Peace International. Her experience spans the fields of multi-religious collaboration, international gender issues, democratization, human rights, conflict, and political Islam. [read more]
Kari H. Karamé is a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo and works also in Beirut. She works on topics such as gender, conflict, and peacebuilding, and watches the political and security situation in Lebanon and Syria. She works on the project "Reintegration of Lebanese Combatants – About Patterns for Possible Reintegration of Hezbollah Militias into the Lebanese Society." She earned her Magister Artium in ethnology from the University of Oslo and has worked as a lecturer at St. Joseph University in Beirut (1973-75), and is a part time lecturer at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese University in Beirut. [read more]
Sigmund Karterud is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Oslo and Medical Director of the Department for Personality Psychiatry, Ullevål University Hospital. He is a Training Group Analyst at the Institute of Group Analysis, Oslo, Founding President of the Norwegian Group Psychotherapy Association, Head of the Norwegian Network of Psychotherapeutic Day Hospitals, Head of the Norwegian Forum for Self Psychology, and a Board Member of the International Council for Self Psychology. [read more]
Dr. Kaufman works professionally as a writer, public speaker, consultant, and workshop leader on gender relations for governments, corporations, trade unions, universities, schools, and non-governmental organizations, in particular, the United Nations. He is a founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. His six books include ones on gender issues (Cracking the Armor: Power, Pain and the Lives of Men; Beyond Patriarchy: Essays By Men on Pleasure Power and Change; Theorizing Masculinities), books on democracy and development studies (Community Power and Grassroots Democracy; Jamaica Under Manley), and an award winning novel, (The Possibility of Dreaming on a Night Without Stars). [read more]
HERBERT C. KELMAN (March 18, 1927 – March 1, 2022, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Herbert C. Kelman is the Richard Clarke Cabot Research Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard University and was (from 1993 to 2003) Director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University in 1951. He is past President of the International Studies Association, the International Society of Political Psychology, the Interamerican Society of Psychology, and several other professional associations. He is recipient of many awards and the author of major publicatzions. [read more]
declan kennedy DECLAN KENNEDY
Prof. Dipl.Ing. Declan Kennedy is an Irish Architect, Urban Planner, Mediator, Spiritual Healer and Permaculture Designer. He has been teaching and practicing urban design and permaculture, landscape and agricultural planning, coupled with holistic strategies, in Germany since 1972, and recently in special intensive seminars - organized in many countries. From 1972 to 1990, he was Professor of Urban Design and Infrastructure at the Architectural Department of the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He was assistant editor of the Journal EKISTICS from 1968 to 1973. Since then he is on its advisory board and is a member of the World Society of Ekistics since 1972. He is founding member of the Permaculture Insitute of Europe, which he chaired until 1988. [read more]
kennedy MARGRIT KENNEDY (21st November 1939 – 28th December 2013, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy was an architect with a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs. She has published books, articles and reports on community school planning and building, women and architecture, urban ecology, permaculture, money, land and tax systems. She has also practised architecture and urban planning in Brazil, Nigeria, Scotland, the USA and Germany and has worked as a professor for Ecological Building Technologies at the Department of Architecture, University of Hanover. [read more]
George Kent is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i. His approach centers on finding remedies for social problems, especially finding ways to strengthen the weak in the face of the strong. He works on human rights, international relations, peace, development, and environmental issues, with a special focus on nutrition and children. His books include: The Political Economy of Hunger: The Silent Holocaust, Fish, Food, and Hunger: The Potential of Fisheries for Alleviating Malnutrition, The Politics of Children’s Survival, Children in the International Political Economy, Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food, Global Obligations for the Right to Food. [read more]
Hassan Abdi Keynan has been serving as Senior Program Specialist at the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa Nairobi, Kenya, after having worked with the UNESCO offices in Abuja, Nigeria, and Dhaka, Bangladesh, as Programme Specialist, and, before that, with UNESCO in Islamabad, Pakistan. He is the former Secretary General of the Somali National Commission for UNESCO (until 1988). From 1993 to1995, he was Special Adviser to the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO, and from 1995 to 1997, he served as a consultant at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo. He gained his Master of Arts in African Studies, and his Master of Education in Curriculum Development and the Study of Schooling from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). [read more]
Uichol Kim is a Distinguished Professor at the College of Business Administration, Inha University, Korea. He has published 15 books and over 150 articles. He has taught at University of Hawaii, University of Tokyo and Chung-Ang University, Korea. His publications include Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (with K. S. Yang & K. K Hwang, Springer, 2006), Democracy, Human Right and Islam in Modern Iran (with H. S. Aasen & Shirin Ebadi, 2003, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Fagbokforlaget, 2003), Democracy, Human Rights and Peace in Korea (with H. S. Aasen & G. Helgesen, 2001), Progress in Asian Social Psychology (with K. Leung, Y. Kashima & S. Yamaguchi, John Wiley & Sons, 1997), Individualism and C ollectivism (with H. C. Triandis, C. Kagitcibasi, S. C. Choi & G. Yoon, Sage, 1994), Indigenous P sychologies (with J. Berry, Sage, 1993). [read more]

Michael Kimmel is a Professor of Sociology at State University of New York, Stony Brook, and founder and director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities founded in 2013 at Stony Brook University. He has received international recognition for his work on men and masculinity. [...] Kimmel is a well-known educator concerning gender issues. His innovative course, Sociology of Masculinity, is one of the few courses that examines men’s lives from a pro-feminist perspective, and has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles (The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, People) and television shows, such as Donahue, Sonia Live, The Today Show, CNN, Smithsonian World, Bertice Berry, and Crossfire. [read more]

LYNN KING (she passed away on April 22, 2019, yet, she will always be with us in our hearts!)
Lynn King was the founder of SageVISION, dedicated to "growing green leaders who support innovation for the greater good." She is a Chinese American Global Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Consultant specializing in cross-cultural interventions and organizational effectiveness. Since 1989, her broad range of professional experience includes change management, cross-cultural/diversity training, team building, conflict management, leadership development and organization development research in the People’s Republic of China. She is conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has been living in Shanghai since 2003. [read more]
DONALD C. KLEIN (August 10, 1923 – June 8, 2007, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Donald C. Klein, Ph.D., was also a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, the HumanDHS Global Core Team, the HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team, and the HumanDHS Research Team.
Don is a Psychologist and Behavioral Scientist. After earning a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. in 1952 at the University of California, Berkeley, he was CEO of an experimental community mental health center, directed a multi-disciplinary graduate center at Boston University, served as NTL Program Director for Community Affairs, and helped to develop and became coordinator of the Applied Behavioral Science graduate program at The Johns Hopkins University. Subsequently, he was Professor Emeritus of the Graduate College of The Union Institute & University, which offers an innovative non-residential doctoral program for working adults.
Don Klein has been one of the first to explicitly examine and write on the humiliation phenomena. His first publication on humiliation goes back to 1991 (Journal of Primary Prevention on the Humiliation Dynamic, Vol 12, No. 2, Winter, 1991; Vol 12, No. 3, Spring 1992). [read more]
Hroar Klempe is a former Professor in Musicology and Associate Professor in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. He was the Dean of Department of Psychology for several periods.
His fields of interest within psychology are communication, media, music, education, and epistemology. His current research projects address music and mass media, as well as education and resistance to learning. Furthermore, Hroar is interested in the theme of civil obedience. He has worked on national and international campaigns on conscious objection to military services. [read more]
Hisako Kobayashi-Levin was an Associate Professor of Kyushu University in Japan until 2013, where she taught Conflict Management and Mediation in the Faculty of Law and the Graduate School of Law. Before she joined the Kyushu University she had lived in New York City where she received her mediator training and practiced mediation. As a leading expert of the American style mediation toward the Japanese society, she speaks at seminars/conferences and conducts mediator trainings in Japan. [read more]

Hayal Köksal, Ph.D., is also a Member of the HumanDHS Education Team.
Associate Professor Hayal Köksal is a teacher-trainer, researcher, author, and the expert of “quality, peace and project/program design”. She completed her MA in English Language Teaching (ELT), and her Ph.D. in Educational Sciences. [read more]

David Konstan is Professor of Classics at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at Brown University (Rhode Island, USA). He is the author of many books and articles, among them Friendship in the Classical World (Cambridge University Press, 1997); Pity Transformed (Duckworth, 2001); The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2006); "A Life Worthy of the Gods": The Materialist Pyschology of Epicurus (Parmenides Publishing, 2008); Terms for Eternity: Aiônios and aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts (with Ilaria Ramelli; Gorgias Press, 2007); and Before Forgiveness: The Origins of a Moral Idea (Cambridge University Press, 2010). [read more]
Mauro Guilherme Pinheiro Koury is an Brazilian Anthropologist, Director of the GREM – Research Group of Anthropology and Sociololy of Emotions (Grupo de Pesquisa em Antrpologia e Sociologia das Emoções) and Professor at Federal University of Paraíba (Universidade Federal da Paraíba), Brazil. He has written books and papers on the anthropology and sociology of emotions, on violence and fears in the urban contemporary, and on memory and narratives on fears and shame. Is the Editor of the Brazilan Journal of Sociology of Emotion (Revista Brasileira de Sociologia da Emoção). [read more]
Ronald S. Kraybill is Associate Professor of Conflict Studies at the Eastern Mennonite University Conflict Transformation Program. He formerly served as training director at the Center for Conflict Resolution in South Africa and as director of Mennonite Conciliation Service in the U.S. Dr. Kraybill has developed training programs at conflict resolution centers throughout Africa and North America and has led training seminars in Europe and Asia. He joined the EMU faculty in 1996. Kraybill is the author of Peace Skills: A Manual for Community Mediators (Wiley US, 2001). [read more]

Arie W. Kruglanski is a Distinguished University Professor at the Department of Psychology of the University of Maryland. Throughout his career as a social psychologist his interests have centered on how people form judgments, beliefs, impressions and attitudes and what consequences this has for their interpersonal relations, their interaction in groups and their feelings about various "out groups". In connection with these interests he has formulated a theory of lay epistemics (Kruglanski, 1989) that specified how thought and motivation interface in the formation of subjective knowledge. [read more]

Thomas Kühne is Professor of History and the Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Affiliated also with Women’s Studies Program and Race and Ethnic Relations Program at Clark, he teaches Modern European and German History, with a focus on the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. [read more]
Dr. Judy Kuriansky, is a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. from N.Y.U., and currently teaching in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Teachers College, and at Columbia Medical School, where she coordinates international training programs. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Judy is an NGO representative to the United Nations for two international organizations – the International Association of Applied Psychology and the World Council for Psychotherapy. [read more]

Is a producer/Director, a Czech born multi-media artist and filmmaker residing in New York City. She wrote and directed the Off Broadway dance and puppetry performance "My Inner Sole" in 2010. She wrote and directed a collection of nine short films "7 Ways 2 Skin A Cat" in 2013, and screened at Anthology Film Archives in NYC. Her first short documentary “Blade #1”, shot in Brooklyn NY & produced in collaboration with Geoffrey Hug, was awarded Best Short Documentary at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, the NYLA International Film Festival, the Spotlight Film Awards, & the Atlanta DocuFest, and screened internationally at a variety of film festivals and on PBS. [read more]

Kum'a Ndumbe III is a "cultural bridge-builder." His entire life has been devoted to the fostering of peaceful and more equal and respectful relations between Africa and Europe. It has thus also been a life devoted to the uplifting and rehabilitation of Africa and African culture and history [...] Kum'a Ndumbe III has covered a wide range of research topics over the years, including race ideology, colonial policies, German Africa policy, African resistance struggles, Euro-African relations, democratization, development cooperation, conflict prevention and resolution, and African Renaissance and has written extensively on each topic [...] Since 2002, Professor Kum'a Ndumbe is again living and working permanently in Cameroon and devotes most of his time and energy to furthering what can be called his life-project - a non-governmental and non-profit organization called AfricAvenir. [read more]
AARON LAZARE (1936 – July 14, 2015, but always with us in our hearts!)
Dr. Aaron Lazare, was Chancellor, Dean and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. While Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Lazare initiated an entirely new sphere of scholarly activity on the subject of shame and humiliation in medical encounters, an area in which Dr. Lazare is perhaps the national leader. His thesis focuses on the medical interview as a tinderbox for shame experiences for both patient and physician. Physicians can be taught to enhance the dignity of patients while minimizing the patient's humiliation. [read more]
Merle Lefkoff holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is President of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy, a non-governmental social-profit organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, applying the science of Complex Adaptive Systems to the transformation of diplomatic negotiations and peacebuilding. The Center will be convening and facilitating a gathering of global grass-roots activists and thought leaders in Santa Fe in April, 2017. Delegates will meet to scale up direct action campaigns to confront growing inequality and the global economic paradigm that is pushing climate change. [read more]
Professor David Leverenz joined the University of Florida faculty in 1985 and became professor emeritus in 2010. He is the author of The Language of Puritan Feeling (Rutgers UP, 1980), Manhood and the American Renaissance (Cornell UP, 1989), and Paternalism Incorporated: Fables of American Fatherhood, 1865–1940 (Cornell UP, 2003)... At the University of Florida he has also received four teaching awards. He is completing a book tentatively titled Rethinking Race:  Fear, Honor, and Shaming from Barbary to Obama. [read more]
ELLIOTT LEYTON (August 21, 1939 – February 14, 2022, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Elliott Leyton was the Past President of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association; the author/editor of eleven books and many essays in the scholarly journals; Research Fellow at The Queen's University of Belfast in Ireland, sometime lecturer on homicide at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police College in Ottawa, visitor at the FBI Academy; faculty appointments at The Queen's University of Belfast in N. Ireland, the University of Toronto, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Warsaw in Poland, and the Memorial University of Newfoundland where he was Professor Emeritus of anthropology. [read more]
Ruth Lister CBE is Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University. She is a former Director of the Child Poverty Action Group and served on the Commission on Social Justice, the Opsahl Commission into the Future of Northern Ireland and the Commission on Poverty, Participation and Power. She is a founding Academician of the Academy for Learned Societies for the Social Sciences and a Trustee of the Community Development Foundation. She was appointed to the House of Lords as a Life Peer on 31 January 2011 as Baroness Lister of Burtersett, of Nottingham in the County of Nottinghamshire (Burtersett being the village her mother originated from). [read more]
Amina Mango is an artist living in Jordan. She studied in Jordan, the UK and Italy and graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti Florence in Italy in Fine Arts and Painting. Through her art, she explores life, emotions, and nature, and has participated in many group and solo exhibitions. She has also been working in business and manufacturing for over 15 years. She is the owner of a natural skin care manufacturing line, the first organic certified skin care manufacturing and brand in Jordan and the MENA region. Through her art, work and life, Amina strives to foster nurturing connections, dialogue and mutual development. [read more]
José María Lopera was born in La Bobadilla (Alcaudete-Jaén), Spain, and is a poet, writer, archaeologist and historian, journalist and translator. He is the director and founder of the Magazine “Álora, la bien cercada,” an international polyglot publication of Poetry and Drawing, not venal, which is edited from 1991 to the present day and publishes unpublished poems written in any language of the world, translated into the Castilian in confronted pages. He was director (in the year 1994) of The First International Meeting of European Poets, celebrated in Álora (Malaga). He is General Director-Coordinator General of the 1st International Biennial of Poetry County council of Malaga (Spaín), celebrated from May 26 to May 29, 2004. [read more]
Jakob Lothe is Professor at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages at the University of Oslo. He leads the research group in Narrative Theory and Analysis at the Centre for Advanced Study, 2005/2006. He is particularly interested in narrative theory and analysis, and has written a number of books on Holocaust-related subjects. [read more]
Malvern Lumsden was educated at Edinburgh University and gained his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1969, and at New York University, where he received a M.A. in dance movement therapy in 1987. Malvern Lumsden is a former researcher at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), where he produced the books Incendiary Weapons and Anti-Personnel Weapons. From 1994 to 1997 he was co-editor of the Journal of Peace Research. He has carried out field research on conflict in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, as well as experimental studies of strategic thinking. [read more]
lyonette KEVIN J. LYONETTE (1st March 1939 – 13th February 2016, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Kevin has more than 35 years experience of varied aspects of development work. He supervised the UK development cooperation programme in Brazil; with UNHCR, he had extensive operational experience of humanitarian assistance; in WWF-International, he gained knowledge of the NSA/NGO world and directed policy and field programmes in sustainable development and environment. [read more]
Elenor Richter Lyonette is an independent Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) specialist and has completed many monitoring, mid-term and final evaluations. Prior to setting up her own firm, she worked for 7 years in programme management positions and in agency coordination in UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO, and UNOCA, and for 26 years with bilateral agencies and in the private sector. [read more]
Dr. Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona was lecturer at the University of Colombo and certified artist in Indian classical music at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), while currently she serves as a visiting professor in ethnomusicology at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She earned her B.A degree in Fine Arts from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, M.Mus (Master of Music), her degree in North Indian classical music (violin) from the Banaras Hindu University, India, and her Ph.D. in musicology (with focus on medical ethnomusicology and music therapy) from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. [read more]

Tatomir Ion Marius is a Romanian journalist, and a member of the Association of Romanian Journalists without Border (AJRP).
Tatomir has interest in international politics, conflict prevention and peacebuilding solutions, and has completed studies with Amnesty International (on Human Rights). He is a supporter of the International Day of Peace Celebration, and has been nominated as Love Ambassador by The Love Foundation in Tampa, Florida, and as Universal Peace Ambassador in the framework of the Universal Circle of Peace Ambassadors (Geneva, Switzerland). He is fluent in French, English, Italian and Spanish. [read more]

Stephan Marks is a Social Scientist, who has graduated from Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, with a Ph.D. dissertation on Carl Jung and images of the enemy. He is the Founder and Director of the research project Geschichte und Erinnerung (History and Memory) in Freiburg, Germany, and the Chair of Erinnern und Lernen e.V. (Remembering and Learning), an organisation that aims to further education on the subjects of national socialism, Holocaust and human rights. [read more]

Anthony J. Marsella received his B.A. degree with Honors in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, in 1962, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, in 1968.... In 1970, he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawai'i, a position he held until 2003 when he retired. Dr. Marsella is currently Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Past Director of the World Health Organization Psychiatric Research Center in Honolulu, Past Director of the Clinical Studies Program, and Past Director of the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Program at the University of Hawai'i. Dr. Marsella is a consultant to numerous national and international agencies and organizations. [read more]

Monty G. Marshall, Ph.D., was a Research Professor at the School of Public Policy George Mason University and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has established and until recently directed the Center for Systemic Peace (CSP), a not-for-profit social science research enterprise focusing on global systems analysis and, especially, the problem of political violence within the context of complex societal-system development processes. [read more]
Glen T. Martin is an author, lecturer, and professor emeritus of philosophy at Radford University in Virginia. He is Director of the Earth Constitution Institute (ECI) and President of the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA). His latest book is The Earth Constitution Solution: Design for a Living Planet. [read more]
Dorothy J. Maver, Ph.D., is Co-Director of the National Peace Academy. She is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. Her work in education, politics, and grassroots community organizing is focused on applied peacebuilding and the global call for ministries and departments of peace. Previously, Dot served as President/CEO of Peace Partnership International and, before that, as Executive Director of The Peace Alliance and Campaign for a US Department of Peace. She was the National Campaign Manager for Kucinich for President 2004. [read more]
Nicholas Maxwell has devoted much of his working life to arguing that we need to bring about a revolution in academia so that it comes to seek and promote wisdom and does not just acquire knowledge. He has published six books on this theme: What’s Wrong With Science? (Bran's Head Books, 1976), From Knowledge to Wisdom (Blackwell, 1984; 2nd edition, Pentire Press, 2007), The Comprehensibility of the Universe (Oxford University Press, 1998), The Human World in the Physical Universe (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001), Is Science Neurotic? (Imperial College Press, 2004), and Cutting God in Half – And Putting the Pieces Together Again: A New Approach to Philosophy (Pentire Press, 2010). [read more]

Federico Mayor Zaragoza is also a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative.
During the twelve years he spent as head of UNESCO (1987-1999), Professor Mayor Zaragoza gave new momentum to the organization's mission, "to build the bastions of peace in the minds of men." It became an institution at the service of peace, tolerance, human rights and peaceful coexistence, by working within its areas of authority and remaining faithful to its original mission. Following Professor Mayor's guidelines, UNESCO created the Culture of Peace Program, whose work falls into four main categories: education for peace, human rights and democracy, the fight against exclusion and poverty, the defense of cultural pluralism and cross-cultural dialogue, and conflict prevention and the consolidation of peace. [read more]

Déo Mbonyinkebe Sebahire is a professor and a highly respected researcher and consultant in the great Lakes region. He is a Visiting Lecturer at The Kigali Independent University / Université Libre de Kigali (ULK). He resides in Kigali - Rwanda. [read more]
Clark McCauley is Research Professor of Psychology at Bryn Mawr College. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. His research interests include stereotypes, group identification, group dynamics, and intergroup conflict, and in recent years he has focused on the psychological foundations of ethnic conflict, genocide, and terrorism. He is a principal investigator with the National Consortium for Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (NC-START). [read more]
David R. Matsumoto is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory at San Francisco State University. He earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has studied emotion, human interaction, and culture for over 15 years, and is a recognized expert in this field. [read more]
Olivier du Merle is the founder of the Human Resources Improvements Company (HRI), and has developed an inventory of personality that is based on up-to-date knowledge of cognitive sciences. With this inventory, and with related seminars, Olivier du Merle assists people in progressing in their professional environment. Olivier du Merle focuses on the sharing point between academic research and its application in the corporate sector and has included the notion of humiliation in his work. [read more]
HOWARD N. MEYER (October 15, 1914 – April 22, 2012, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Howard N. Meyer, an independent scholar, is a retired attorney and arbitrator, and former Special Assistant to U.S. Attorneys General Francis Biddle and Tom Clark (1942-48). He began writing on civil rights and peace history and related subjects about 1960, part time while still in law practice as an appellate specialist and labor lawyer, full time after retirement as an attorney in 1984. [read more]
S.M. MILLER (November 21, 1922 – October 27, 2021, but always with us in our hearts!)
Recipient of the 2011 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award together with his late wife Jean Baker Miller
Seymour M. (Mike) Miller, Ph.D., is an economic-political sociologist and activist. He is the co-author of Respect and Rights, author of The Fourth Way, and co-founder and board member of United for a Fair Economy. He is also the Director of the Project on Inequality and Poverty at the Commonwealth Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Miller has held appointments at many universities, including Chair, Sociology Department, Boston University; Professor of Sociology and Education, and Director of the Urban Center, New York University; Professor of Sociology and Research Associate, Youth Development Center, Syracuse University; Research Associate, Project on Advanced Training in Social Research, Columbia University; and Associate Professor of Sociology, Lecturer in Economics, and Chair of the Social Science Group, Brooklyn College. [read more]
Richard’s multidisciplinary career segued from architecture to environmental design education, to futures education, to studies in moral, environmental, economic and political philosophy. Over three decades he has engaged multiple groups in primary, secondary and tertiary schools and communities in deliberative experiments focused on designing the future. [read more]
Kathleen A. Modrowski is a social anthropologist. She is Professor and Dean at the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Capital Region of Delhi, India. She has been Professor and Director of the Friends World Program at Long Island University, Southampton Campus, New York. She is also an Advisor to the People's Movement for Human Rights Education. Kathleen Modrowski earned her B.A. from the University of Toledo, her Diploma of High Studies and M.A. from the University of Paris V, and her ABD from the Ecole de Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales. [read more]
Lasse Moer is a deep thinker and innovator. He is also the Chief Engineer for audiovisual technology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University in Oslo, Norway. [read more]

Dr Kamran Mofid is also a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative.
He is the Founder of the Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative (Oxford, 2002) and Co-founder/Editor of the Journal of Globalisation for the Common Good, and member of the International Coordinating Committee of the WPF Dialogue of Civilisation, holds dual British and Canadian nationality. He was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1952, and received his BA and MA in economics from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, in 1980 and 1982 respectively. In 1986 he was awarded his doctorate in economics from the University of Birmingham, UK. [read more]

Valentin Y. Mudimbe is a polymathic philosopher, professor, and author of non-fiction books and articles about African culture, poems, and novels. He was born in the Belgian Congo, which became Zaire and is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After teaching at Haverford College and Stanford University, he now teaches at Duke University.
Newman Ivey White Professor of Literature at Duke University, V.Y. Mudimbe received his Doctorat en Philosophie et Lettres from the University of Louvain in 1970. In 1997, he became Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Paris VII. Before coming to Duke, he taught at the Universities of Louvain, Paris-Nanterre, Zaire, Stanford University, and at Haverford College. He has published some seventy articles, three collections of poetry, four novels, and several books in applied linguistics, philosophy, and social science. [read more]

Varda Muhlbauer is a Graduate of the Clinical Psychology program at San Francisco State University. She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on Gender Related Concepts of Mental Health Among Israeli Clinicians. The research was carried out in collaboration between the International University in San Diego and Tel-Aviv University. [...]
Mühlbauer is an Academic Consultant and Lecturer of special training programs for the advancement of women into managerial positions. She is teaching and researching in the fields of psychology of women and gender studies and is a Member of the Faculty of the M.B.A Studies in the Academic College of Netanya, Israel. [read more]

Mohamed H. Mukhtar is Professor of African & Middle Eastern History at Savannah State University, Savannah Georgia, USA. Mohamed H. Mukhtar received his Ph.D. from Al-Azhar University, Cairo. From 1975-1983, Dr. Mukhtar was a Professor of History at the Jama’adda Ummadda Somaliyeed (Somali National University). From 1986-1990 he taught at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKM (National University of Malaysia). Dr. Mukhtar is a two-time Fulbright-Hays Scholar, first in 1983-1984 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and then in 1984-1985 at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. [read more]
Karen Murphy is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
She gained her Ph.D. in the Program in American Studies at the University of Minnesota in 1996. Since 1997, Karen has worked for Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational NGO. She is the Director of International Programs for Facing History. Major projects include the coordination of international fellows project and program related work for England, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Colombia, the Czech Republic and South Africa, in addition to outreach for future projects, project development, research and writing, all particularly focused on transitional justice issues (Rwanda, South Africa, Northern Ireland, US, Germany are the major case studies). [read more]
Arie Nadler is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Arie Nadler, Ph.D. (1976, Psychology, Purdue University, USA) is a Full Professor of Social Psychology (1988). He served as the Head of the Psychology Department (1984-1988) and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University (1993-1998). He co-founded the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research and served as the first head of its academic committee (1992-2002), and established and was the first head of the Institute for Diplomacy and Regional Cooperation at Tel Aviv University (1999-2003). [read more]

Michael Nagler, P.h.D, is professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC, Berkeley, where he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and taught the upper-division nonviolence course as well as meditation and other courses until June, 2007. Prof. Nagler has consulted for the U.S. Institute of Peace and many other organizations and is the founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education and Educators for Nonviolence (info[at] [read more]

ARNE NÆSS (January 27, 1912 – January 12, 2009, but always with us in our hearts!)
Arne Næss, the founder of Deep Ecology and one of Norway's best known Philosophers, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oslo. Born in 1912 in Oslo, and graduated at the University of Oslo in 1933, he then studied in Paris and Vienna. He gained his doctorate in 1936 with a thesis that was entitled, Erkenntnis und wissenschaftliches Verhalten. [...] He has lectured in Bali, Beijing, Berkeley, Bucharest, Canton, Chengdu, Devon, Dubrovnik, Hangzhou, Helsinki, Hongkong, Japan, Jerusalem, London, Melbourne, Reykjavik, Santa Cruz, Taiwan, Tartu (Estonia), Tromsø, Vancouver, and Warsaw. [read more]
Hilde Eileen Nafstad is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo in Norway. Her areas of interest are theoretical analyses and empirical studies of how variables and factors on societal level influence the individual's development and living situation. [...] Please see Nafstad on "Area Ethics," where she discusses the underlying ethical assumption that dominate the field of psychology and calls for the inclusion of a broader range of available concepts. [read more]

Koichi Nagashima is an architect, urban designer and planner [...] He is nationally and internationally known for the large number of architectural, landscaping and planning projects he has undertaken - for which he has received high order prizes and other distinctions; his numerous publications; and teaching activities at universities in Japan, Australia and the UK. He is a member of the World Society for Ekistics and Japan Correspondent of Ekistics. [read more]

Adair Linn Nagata, Ph.D. teaches, facilitates, and coaches with an emphasis on integrative transformative learning through Personal Leadership: Making a World of Differences (sm). She has focused her current work on Personal Leadership because in practicing it, we set the conceptual ideal that leads us forward by formulating and continually refining our vision of ourselves functioning at the peak of our capability, whatever it is currently. Personal Leadership promotes this evolution as we engage in it and cultivate ourselves as instruments of communication. [read more]
Emmanuel Ndahimana was born in 1943 in the southern town of Butare Rwanda. Emmanuel Ndahimana studied Economic and Social Sciences at the National University of Rwanda, Economic and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economic Sciences in 1969. In 1972 he received his Licence in Economics in Fribourg in Switzerland. Later he was trained in various fields including diplomacy, project management, development banking.
Emmanuel Ndahimana served as a civil servant in Rwanda, starting in the Ministry of Economic Planning, then the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was Appointed Member of the Rwandan team that took part in the Lomé Convention negotiations. [read more]
Mette Newth was born in Oslo in 1942 and received her education from the National College of Art and Design in Oslo and the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. She is an author, illustrator, translator. [...] Currently Mette Newth holds several honorary positions, such as Member of the Advisory Council to the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, and Board Member of The Human Rights House Foundation. She is the Project Leader and Chair of the International Steering Committee for the Beacon for Freedom of Expression, an international bibliographic data base on censorship and freedom of expression through the ages - a gift from Norway to the new library of Alexandria. [read more]
Timothée Ngakoutou is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
He was born in Sibut (Central-Africa Republic) and is a national of Chad. [...] Timothée Ngakoutou has been the Director General of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports in Chad, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chad. He has also been the Secretary General of the African Association of Psychology, as well as the Regional Adviser for Social and Human Sciences in Africa, and Head of the Regional Office of Unesco in Africa, in Dakar. He has also been Head of the Democracy and Governance Section at Unesco in Paris, and the Director of the Division of Social Sciences, Research and Policy at Unesco in Paris. [read more]
Ragnhild Nilsen - Arctic Queen - is also a Founding Member of the World Dignity University initiative.
She is a global change agent. She is Arctic Queen, an artist who uses her voice for global transformation. As a singer, she draws on the tradition of yoik, chanting, and improvisation. She is also reckoned as one of Scandinavia's most skilled public speakers and lecturers in the field of transformation and is a sought-after coach and communication artist. Furthermore, Ragnhild is the author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction. As a writer, she works within the genre of "faction" and intertwines academic knowledge with poetic and practical approaches, within psychology, presentation skills, negotiation, and topics related to quality of life... As a social entrepreneur, she is the founder of Global Fair Trade and Sekem Scandinavia. [read more]
Author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge is a pioneer of the local economy movement. Through writing and public lectures on three continents, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for four decades. She is a widely respected analyst of the impact of the global economy and international development on local communities, local economies, and personal identity, and is a leading proponent of ‘localization’, or decentralization, as a means of countering those impacts. For this work she was awarded the prestigious Goi Peace prize in 2012. [read more]

Professor Odora Hoppers holds a South African Research Chair in Development Education at the University of South Africa [...] She is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Orebro University (Sweden), and an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. [read more]

George Ocaya Onen is Catherine Alum Odora Hoppers' brother. He is the President of MultiTech International, a firm which specialises in Applied Engineering and Appropriate Technologies in Uganda... He lectures part time to students on the International Certificates and Diplomas of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport... His major interest is in re-introducing humanness in action based on the values of Trust, Respect, Love, Unity and Dignity. [read more]
Jan Øberg is born in 1951, Danish, has a Ph.D. in sociology, and is a peace and future researcher. He is the former director of the Lund University Peace Research Institute (LUPRI), the former Secretary General of the Danish Peace Foundation, and a former member of the Danish government's Committee on security and disarmament. He is a Visiting professor at ICU and Chuo Universities in Japan and Visiting Professor for three months at Nagoya University in 2004. [read more]

Jorunn Økland is the Director of the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Professor of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies in the Humanities at the Centre for Gender Research (Senter for tverrfaglig kjønnsforskning, STK). She has earned her Dr. theol. from the University of Oslo, Norway. Her current research focuses on gender-critical interaction with New Testament texts, and gender-critical reception history: The Bible and Women: An Encyclopaedia of Exegesis and Cultural History, and Die Bibel und die Frauen. She is also supervising a research group with a project in Feminist Text Studies, Philosophy and History of Ideas, called Canonicity, Gender and Critique. [read more]

Øyvind Østerud earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the London School of Economics in 1974. Since 1980, he is Professor in International Conflict Studies at the Department of Political Science of the University of Oslo. From 1993 to 1996, he was Head of Department.
Øyvind Østerud is member of the Norwegian Academy of Science, and furthermore official advisor to the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1983. He is member of the board of numerous research institutes and associations and of several scientific journals (Cooperation and Conflict; Journal of Peace Research; Nordiques, etc.). [read more]
Reidar Ommundsen is Professor Emeritus in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Oslo in Norway. In his work, he focuses on basic and applied social psychology, including fields such as social influence, social perception, stereotypes, attribution, attitudes, prejudice, attitude measurement, social identity, cross-cultural psychology, and social psychology in its relation to health. [read more]

Maggie O'Neill is also a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, the HumanDHS Global Core Team, the HumanDHS Education Team, and HumanDHS Research Team, as part of the core HumanDHS Research Management Team, among others, as advisor to our Refugees and Humiliation Project. She is furthermore a Member of the Academic Board of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (JHDHS).
Maggie O'Neill is a Professor in Criminology at the Department of Sociology at Wentworth College, University of York, United Kingdom, as well as Co-Chair of the Sex Work Research Hub, and Co-Chair of the UoY Migration Network. At York University, she is the Programme Director of the BA in Criminology and BA in Sociology with Criminology. [read more]

Colin Ong TS is the Managing Director of MR=MC Consulting and Founder of Mentors4Startups, which provides a global platform to introduce newly-launched companies with a professional mentoring environment. Colin is an active Social Entrepreneur and is the Singapore/Indonesia Chapter Representative of World Future Society and Chinese Representative of World Future Society. By training, he is an Economist, having graduated from the University of Western Australia. [read more]
Michael R. Ott holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Western Michigan University (1998) and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary (1975). ... In 2002, he accepted a position as a Professor of Sociology at Grand Valley State University, where he specialized in the study, teaching and advancement of the critical theory of society and religion of the “Frankfurt School.” He incorporated this critical theoretical paradigm, which seeks the socio-historical creation of a more reconciled, humane future society. [read more]
Harrison Owen is President of H. H.Owen and Co. His academic background and training centered on the nature and function of myth, ritual and culture. In the middle '60s, he left academe to work with a variety of organizations including small West African villages, urban (American and African) community organizations, Peace Corps, Regional Medical Programs, National Institutes of Health, and Veterans Administration. Along the way he discovered that his study of myth, ritual and culture had direct application to these social systems. In 1977 he created H. H. Owen and Company in order to explore the culture of organizations in transformation as a theorist and practicing consultant. [read more]
paige GLENN D. PAIGE (June 28, 1929 – January 22, 2017, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Glenn Durland Paige is an American political scientist. He is a Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Hawai‘i and Chair of the Governing Council of the Center for Global Nonkilling. Paige is known for developing the concept of nonkilling, his studies on political leadership, and the study of international politics from the decision-making perspective with a case study of President Harry S. Truman's decision to involve the United States in the Korean War. [read more]
Ashok Panikkar is a mediator, facilitator, and teacher with over 25 years of experience in the U.S.A., Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He has specific expertise in critical and creative thinking, conflict resolution, consensus-building and dialogue processes.
He is the director of Citizen Demos an initiative designed to strengthen the values and culture of open and free democratic societies. He also founded Meta-Culture, a thinking and human engagement studio, innovating ways of using conflict and difference to build constructive inter-personal and inter-group relations. [read more]
parnes SIDNEY J. PARNES (January 5, 1922 – August 19, 2013, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Dr. Sidney J. Parnes, is a Professor Emeritus from Buffalo State College and the Founding Director of the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC). As the first and oldest degree granting program in creativity in the world, the foundation of ICSC dates back to Alex Osborn's seminal work in creativity education [...] Osborn's dream was fully realized when Dr. Sidney Parnes and Dr. Ruth Noller established a permanent academic home for the Creative Studies Program at Buffalo State. [read more]
W. BARNETT PEARCE (July 25, 1943 – November 5, 2011, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Barnett Pearce was a teacher, facilitator, and theorist. He has consulted with communities and organizations, facilitated public and private meetings, and trained professionals in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. He was a Professor in the School of Human and Organization Development, Fielding Graduate Institute, a Member of the Public Dialogue Consortium, and Co-Principal of Pearce Associates, Inc. [read more]

Laurie Anne Pearlman received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1987. She co-founded the Traumatic Stress Institute in 1986 and the Trauma Research, Education, and Training Institute (TREATI) in 1996. She is currently an independent trauma consultant based in Massachusetts. Dr. Pearlman co-chairs the complex trauma task force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, directs the clinical associates program for the Headington Institute, and serves as president of TREATI. [read more]


Sondra Perl is a Professor at the PhD Program in English at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her fields are composition theory and rhetoric, especially theories of composing and questions of voice; feminist theory, especially of writing and pedagogy; ethnography, especially urban ethnography and classrooms as sites of culture and literacy; urban education; cross-cultural dialogue; teaching as a site of inquiry; embodied knowing; creative nonfiction and memoir; Holocaust studies. [read more]

Michael L. Perlin is the recipient of the 2012 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award. He is also a Member of the HumanDHS Education Team.
Michael Perlin is Professor of Law Emeritus at New York Law School (NYLS), where he was director of NYLS’s Online Mental Disability Law Program, and director of NYLS’s International Mental Disability Law Reform Project in its Justice Action Center. He is co-founder of Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates, and has written 34 books and over 300 articles on all aspects of mental disability law, focusing primarily on issues related to criminal law and procedure. [read more]
peseschkian NOSSRAT PESESCHKIAN (18th June 1933 – 27th April 2010, but always with us in our hearts!)
Prof. Nossrat Peseschkian, M.D., Ph.D., is a specialist in Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychotherapeutic Medicine. He is Professor for Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine at the Academy for Continuing Education at the State Medical Association for Hessen, Germany (since 1971). Prof. Peseschkian is the founder of Positive Psychotherapy (since 1968).Positive Psychotherapy is based on a psychodynamic concept with a humanistic conception of man and a transcultural approach. It is a resource-oriented and conflict-centered modality of psychotherapy. [read more]

Svanibor Pettan founded the study of ethnomusicology in Slovenia, and is one of the leading researchers of applied ethnomusicology in the world. Professor and Chair of the Ethnomusicology Program at the Department of Musicology of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, he is the General Secretary of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM). He received his B.A. degree in musicology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, M.A. in musicology from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland, USA. These three studies are based on fieldwork in Zanzibar, Egypt, and Kosovo respectively; he also conducted research in Slovenia, Croatia, Norway, Australia, and USA. [read more]
Having studied the Social Sciences and Clinical Psychology in Budapest, Hungary, then, after leaving as a political refugee, in Zurich, Switzerland, and Melbourne, Australia, and having earned the degrees of B.A.(Hons.), Academic Diploma in Psychology and Ph.D., Thomas Pick first worked as a Senior Tutor in the School of Psychology, University of Melbourne.
Then he was a school psychologist in the British tradition, but with emphasis on the clinical rather than on the educational aspects of adjustment. Next he was working in a Child Guidance clinic in Sydney while also being Honorary Psychologist to the major teaching hospital. [read more]
Susan L. Podziba is a public policy mediator and is known for designing processes to fit the unique characteristics of given conflicts and situations. Over the past twenty years, she has mediated scores of complex public policy cases in areas involving international relations, governance, environmental disputes, land use and development decisions, transportation planning, labor standards, public health, and education policy. [read more]
Gerd Inger Polden looks back on many years of experience as a journalist with the Norwegian television, NRK. Gerd Inger studied languages at the University of Bergen and obtained her specialization in television work through internal courses at the NRK. Since 1974, she has produced/directed numerous TV-programs and has created documentary films for educational purposes and on general affairs.
Gerd Inger Polden’s documentaries are characterized by a critical stance towards social problems. She has particularly focused on the status of women and minorities. [read more]
Joseph Prabhu has been teaching at CSLA since 1978, although he has also in that time been a visiting professor at UCBerkeley, UC Santa Barbara, Harvard, Occidental College, Boston University and universities in India and Germany. His interests are quite broad, spanning metaphysics and ethics to comparative religion and social and political theory. ... In terms of professional responsibilities, he is the President of the Society of Asian and Comparative Philosophy (2008-2010), Member, Board of Trustees, Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, and the Program Chair for the Melbourne Parliament, 2009, the Program Chair of the Philosophy of Religion section of the American Academy of Religion, and the local (Los Angeles) Chair of the Southern California Committee for a Parliament of the World's Religions (SSCPWR). [read more]
Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D. (University of Illionis), a founder of the field of intercultural communication in North America, is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia (1972-2001); the former William A. Kern and Distinguished Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (1994-2001); Fublright Professor at the University of Swaziland (1990-91); Associate Professor at Indiana University (1969-1972), Assistant Professor at the State University of New York (1963-69) Professor in the US. In China he was Professor at ... [read more]
quataert JEAN H. QUATAERT (October 24, 1945 – May 25, 2021, but always with us in our hearts!)
Jean H. Quataert, Ph.D., author of Advocating Dignity: Human Rights Mobilizations in Global Politics, is Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Binghamton University, SUNY. She takes graduate students in modern German History but is committed to broadening their training beyond the borders of Europe, by encouraging a field in comparative history or by analyzing German/European developments in their wider global contexts or by innovative methodological work that spans distinct cultures. [read more]
LOURDES R. QUISUMBING (dear Lourdes was born on February 13, 1921 and passed away on October 14, 2017 at the age of 96, yet, she will always be with us in our hearts!)
Lourdes R. Quisumbing is the President of the Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE). [...]
Lourdes Quisumbing has combined several careers in her life, both nationally and internationally. Lourdes R. Quisumbing gained her Ph.D. while devoting herself to her family, her husband and their nine children, then served as the Secretary of Education in the Philippines during the administration of Cory Aquino, and subsequently Secretary General of the Philippine UNESCO National Commission. [read more]

BARBARA AND BOB RANDALL (dear Bob was born ca. 1927 and passed away on 12th May 2015, yet, he will always be with us in our hearts!)
Barbara Randall gives women her voice and fulfills what traditionally is seen as the duty of women to teach love. Bob Randall is a Yankunytjatjara Elder and a traditional owner of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia. Bob is one of the Stolen Generation of the Aboriginal people, taken from his family at the age of seven. Throughout his life, Bob has worked as a teacher and leader for Aboriginal land rights, education, community development and cultural awareness. In the early ‘70s, Bob's song Brown Skin Baby (They Took Me Away) became an anthem for the Aboriginal people. He is the author of two books: his autobiography Songman and a children's book, Tracker Tjginji. He is also the subject of the recent documentary film, Kanyini. [read more]

Luis Razeto Migliaro is Professor of Philosophy, with a BA in Philosophy and Education, and a Masters in Sociology. He is born in Los Andes, Chile, in 1945, and holds the Chilean and the Italian nationality. He lives in Santiago, Chile. He is renowned as "the father" of Solidarity Economics.
Ha realizado un vasto trabajo de asesoría y capacitación a organizaciones de economía solidaria, microempresas, programas de desarrollo local y afines, en Chile y en diversos países latinoamericanos. [read more]
Suzanne M. Retzinger received her Ph.D at UCSB in 1988 (sociology) and she a research sociologist - publications include work on emotions, conflict and mental illness. [...] Currently, she is a psychotherapist in private practice and therapist with Hospice of Santa Barbara. [read more]
HOWARD RICHARDS (June 10, 1938 – April 7, 2024, he will always be with us in our hearts as one of our most brilliant thinkers!)
Dr. Howard Richards was the recipient of the 2021 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award. He was a professor philosopher of social science based in Chile and working a lot in South Africa. He held the title Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, USA, a Quaker school where he taught for thirty-five years. He was the founder of the Peace and Global Studies Program there and co-founder of the Business and Nonprofit Management program. Later he divided his time between the private practice of law and continuing his research and teaching. [read more]

Glyn Rimmington joined Wichita State University in 2001 as the inaugural Boeing Distinguished Professor of Global Learning. He leads the Global Learning program (, which is aimed at infusing intercultural communication and global learning experiences into the curriculum. The ultimate goal of global learning is to prepare graduates for life in a highly diverse, interconnected and interdependent world. [read more]
Reinaldo Rivera, Jr. is the Regional Director, Northeast/Caribbean Region, United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS). The CRS is the federal government's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Mr. Rivera first joined was appointed Regional Director of the Northeast/Caribbean Region in 2001. [read more]
Dennis Rivers is the Director and Coordinator of HumanDHS's Communication Skills for Equal Dignity Project.
He is a writer/teacher/peace activist who lives in Santa Barbara, teaches communication skills at the Santa Barbara Community Counseling & Education Center, directs the activities of the Institute for Cooperative Communication Skills, and edits several large peace and ecology web sites. [read more]

Steven C. Roach is Associate Professor of International Relations in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida-Tampa. He is the author of Decency and Difference: Emotions, Human Rights, and Ethical Pluralism in World Politics (2018, forthcoming), International Relations: The Key Concepts (2014, 2008), Politicizing the International Criminal Court: The Convergence of Politics, Ethics, and Law (2006), and Cultural Autonomy, Minority Rights and Globalization (2005). [read more]


Moira Rogers is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team and part of the core HumanDHS Research Management Team.
She is Director of Student International Academic Affairs and Study Abroad at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Prior to that she was Associate Professor of Spanish at Eastern Mennonite University and Intercultural Consultant for a variety of organizations in Germany, Spain, and the U.S. She has a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, an MA in Biblical Studies from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Elkhart, IN, and a Teaching Degree in Philosophy from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. [read more]

Antonio Carlos da Silva Rosa, born 8th February 1946, is a pioneer in Peace Journalism. He is the founder-editor of the pioneering Peace Journalism website TRANSCEND Media Service-TMS (from 2008), assistant to Prof. Johan Galtung, Secretary of the International Board of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, and recipient of the Psychologists for Social Responsibility’s 2017 Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology of Peace and Social Justice. [read more]
David Rosen has been advancing understanding and good relations between religious communities for more than forty years — from the time he served as rabbi of the largest Orthodox Jewish congregation in South Africa, during his tenure as Chief Rabbi of Ireland; and throughout the last more than thirty years based in Jerusalem. In addition to interreligious representation and education, his work involves mediation and peace building and he is heavily involved in multi-religious engagement on ecological issues. [read more]
Gay Rosenblum-Kumar is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team. Gay has always supported HumanDHS in her own right as an individual, not as a UN employee.
Gay Rosenblum-Kumar has been a global consultant and the former Senior Secretary of the interagency UN Framework for Coordination on Preventive Action (FT). The FT supported UN departments and agencies to work with government officials and their civil society counterparts in divided societies to design and implement strategies for building national and local capacities for conflict prevention and transformation... Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked with several international NGOs on anti-apartheid and development issues. [read more]
LEE ROSS (dear Lee was born on August 25, 1942, and passed away on May 14, 2021 at the age of 78, yet, he will always be with us in our hearts! He was on Evelin Lindner's doctoral committee and she sends his family her most sincere condolences)
Lee Ross has been a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University for over 30 years and is currently teaching courses in the application of social psychology, as well as in bargaining, negotiation, and conflict resolution. He is also a Principal Investigator (and Co-Founder) of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation. The author or editor of four books, including Human Inference, and the Person and Situation, both co-authored by Richard Nisbett, and almost 100 papers and chapters, he was elected in 1994 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was named the American Psychological Association William James Fellow in 2003. [read more]
Daniel Rothbart is professor of conflict analysis and resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University [GMU]. Professor Rothbart specializes in identity-based conflicts, ethics and conflict, civilians in war, and the Darfur region of Sudan, all of which are subjects that reveal the impact of humiliation on protagonists of violent conflict and the power of respect for their dignity as critical to peacebuilding. [read more]
Floyd Webster Rudmin is Co-Director and Co-Coordinator of the HumanDHS Stop Hazing and Bullying Project and the HumanDHS World Gender Relations for Equal Dignity Project, as well as the HumanDHS Apology Project. He is also a member of the HumanDHS Global Core Team, and the HumanDHS Research Team.
Floyd Webster Rudmin, Ph.D., is a Professor of Social and Community Psychology at the University of Tromsø in Norway. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy in Bowdoin College, his M.A. in Audiology in SUNY, Buffalo, his M.A. in Psychology at Queen's University, Canada, and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Queen's University, Canada. His research interests include cognitive history (psychology of historical beliefs), psychology of ownership, cross-cultural psychology, statistical methods, peace research, and history of psychology. [read more]
ALY MAHER EL SAYED (4th January 1939 – 24th November 2016, yet always with us in our hearts!)
Ambassador Aly Maher El Sayed is Advisor to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Until the end of 2008, he was the Director of the Institute for Peace Studies at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina that was founded in 2006. From 2002 to 2006, Ambassador Aly Maher El Sayed was the Secretary General or the "The Arab Thought Foundation." In 2002, he served as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs. From 1993 to 2002, he was the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to France. [...]
Aly Maher El Sayed holds a Certificate of Distinction from the International Institute for Administration, Paris, furthermore a Certificate from the Institute of Diplomatic Studies, and a B.A. in Law from Cairo University.
He has participated in many international conferences, seminars and meetings, as well as in many television and radio programs. He has furthermore published articles explaining the Arab point of view on major issues in many French papers as well as the Herald Tribune. [read more]
Professor Salama is also a Member of the HumaDHS Global Core Team, the HumanDHS Reseach Team, and the Director and Coordinator of the HumanDHS World Architecture for Equal Dignity project.
Dr. Ashraf Salama is Professor of Architecture in the Architectural Engineering Program of Qatar University in Doha. Prior to that, he was Associate Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals-KFUPM. He was the Director of Research and Consulting at Adams Group Consultants in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (2001). Professor Salama is the Director and Coordinator of the HumanDHS World Architecture for Equal Dignity Project. [read more]
Walid Sarhan, MD, FRCPsych, IDFAP, is a Senior Consultant psychiatrist working in Amman, Jordan. He is the Chief Editor of The Arab Journal of Psychiatry, a Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych), an International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (IDFAPA), and an honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association. He is very active in continuous medical education and public awareness building. He has been honored as "the best Arab Psychiatrist in the world" in 2022. [read more]

Norman Sartorius, M.D., M.A., Ph.D., FRC. Psych., Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the University of London, UK and Visiting or Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry in several other universities in Europe, USA and China. [...] In June 1993 Dr. Sartorius was elected President of the World Psychiatric Association and served as President-elect and then President until August 1999. In January 1999, Dr. Sartorius was elected President of the Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP), a post that he held until 2001. [read more]

Thomas J. Scheff is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Sociology, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA. He is the author of Being Mentally Ill, Microsociology, Emotions and Violence (with Suzanne Retzinger), Bloody Revenge, and other books and articles. He is a former Chair of the section on the Sociology of Emotions, American Sociological Association, and President of the Pacific Sociological Association. His fields of research are social psychology, emotions, mental illness, and new approaches to integrating theory and method. [read more]

Kirk Schneider, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary existential-humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is past president (2015–2016) of the Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2005–2012),  president-elect of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University. [read more]

Doris Schroeder is Director of the Centre for Professional Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire UK, Professor of Moral Philosophy in the Law School at Uclan Cyprus and Adjunct Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University Canberra, Australia. Prior to this, Doris held positions at the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), the University of Oslo (Norway) and the University of Melbourne (Australia). [read more]
Sibyl Ann Schwarzenbach is Associate Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York (Baruch College and the Graduate Center). In addition to numerous articles in social and political philosophy, ethics, as well as feminist theory, she is editor (with Patricia Smith) of Women and the United States Constitution: History, Interpretation and Practice (Columbia University Press, 2003). Her book On Civic Friendship: Including Women in the State was published in 2009, also in Columbia University Press. [read more]
MILTON SCHWEBEL (May 11, 1914 – October 3, 2013, but always with us in our hearts!)
Milton Schwebel, Professor Emeritus, is interested in maximizing human development and learning through societal, organizational, and educational change and therapy. He recently studied well-functioning in professional psychologists and, with UNESCO, the effects of employment on prevention of conflict.
Professor Schwebel served as Dean of the Rutgers Graduate School of Education for ten years, was the founding chair of APA's Advisory Committee on Impaired Psychologists for eight years, was president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility for two years, and is founding editor of the APA divisional publication, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology for seven years. [read more]
Theary Seng is an author, a human rights activist, and the founder of the Cambodian Center for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR), Civicus: Center for Cambodian Civic Education (CIVICUS), and the Association of Khmer Rouge Victims in Cambodia (AKRVC). After the Khmer Rouge killed both her parents, she and her surviving family trekked across the border for Thailand in November 1979 and emigrated to the U.S. one year later. She wrote Daughter of the Killing Fields (London, 2005), which will be updated and available in North America (Seven Stories Press NYC, 2011). [read more]
Kosheek Sewchurran is an Associate Professor in Innovation Management and Information Systems, and director for the Executive MBA program at the Graduate School of Business in Cape Town. He is primarily interested in organizing practices and research that acknowledge the realities of a post-modern or complexity paradigm. He actively seeks out a new paradigm of responsible business, a caring effective state and developing benevolent leaders and organizing practices to institute such a world - this is what he seeks to understand and disclose as his life's work. [read more]

Qin Shao, Ph.D., is Professor of History at The College of New Jersey. Born in Shanghai, her education was interrupted by Mao’s Cultural Revolution, when she spent six years on a Chinese farm. She later pursued graduate studies in Shanghai and the United States. Qin has written about ancient Chinese statecraft, China’s early modern era, and the post-Mao reform. Her publications include an award-winning book, Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity (2013), Culturing Modernity: the Nantong Model, 1890-1930 (2004), and journal articles in international scholarly outlets. [read more]

Daniel L. Shapiro, Ph.D., is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team, and Senior Advisor of the Public Policy project.
Dan is the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program and teaches a highly evaluated course on negotiation at Harvard College. He instructs psychology interns at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital and leads executive education sessions at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital. He also has served on the faculty at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [read more]
Helena Singer is the Director of Education at the Learning School City Association (Aprendiz). She is a council member of the Center for Policy and Psychopathology, Public Policy, Mental Health and Communicative Actions at the University of Sao Paulo (NUPSI-USP), Brazil, and founding member of the Politeia Institute for Democratic Education in Brazil. She earned her Doctorate in Sociology from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 2000, with a specialization in the Sociology of Conflict from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in the United States. [read more]
Kjell Skyllstad is the recipient of the 2016 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award. He has been on the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2009. Kjell Skyllstad is also Professor Emeritus at the Department of Musicology (Institutt for musikkvitenskap) at the University of Oslo in Norway. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI). [...]
Kjell Skyllstad has done research on the history of racism in a cultural perspective and on the effect of a multicultural school music program on the prevention of racial conflict. [read more]
Richard L. Slaven, Ph.D., is the HumanDHS Director of Dignifunding, and the recipient of the 2014 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award.
Until 2008, Richard Slaven was the Administrator of the Martin Fisher School of Physics at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He holds a B.S. degree in Physics and Mathematics, a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration.
For 20 years he was a superintendent of public schools in Oregon, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts, overseeing $ 25,000,000 budgets and over 400 faculty and staff. [...] Dr. Slaven has presented keynote addresses and workshops on leadership and employee development to hundreds of educational and wellness groups throughout the US. He believes strongly in the worth and dignity of all people. During his superintendency years his primary focus was on developing outstanding educational programs for underprivileged and/or under-challenged students. [read more]
Carlos E. Sluzki, MD (University of Buenos Aires, 1960), is currently Professor at the College of Health and Human Services and at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, and Clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University Medical School. Professor Sluzki is also the Editor of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. He has been Professor of Psychiatry at the Universities of Massachusetts and of California San Francisco. He has been the Chair of the Committee on Human Rights, the American Psychiatric Association, and is active in the fields of migration, refugees, violence and human rights. [read more]
Jan Ewald Smedslund is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo in Norway. Jan Smedslund is the founder of Psycho-Logic. [...] Smedslund asserts that "human beings create 'meta-myths' that are explicable in terms of common-sense psychology or 'Psycho-Logic'" (Smedslund, 1988). [read more]
Dennis Smith is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences in Loughborough University, England. He is editor of Current Sociology, one of the International Sociological Association's flagship journals, and from 2001 to 2003 he was Vice-President of the European Sociological Association. [read more]
soltvedt BERIT DAHL SOLTVEDT (*15th April 1939 – 27th December 2020, but always with us in our hearts!)
Berit Soltvedt earned her degree in psychology in 1965, with main courses in Clinical and Developmental Psychology. The title of her thesis was On the Psychology of Creativity. Three years of training in Clinical Child Psychology followed, as well as a varied practice with children – in later years her private practice with adults. [read more]
Sultan H. Somjee is an Ethnographer. His research interests include visual arts and oral cultures in expressions of social values, aesthetics, identities and spiritual beliefs. Sultan’s work profile includes community perspectives in contexts of conflicts, changing political circumstances and governmental policies. [...] Sultan was the Head of Ethnography at the National Museums of Kenya and is the founder of Community Peace Museums Programme and Foundation and the Asian African Heritage Trust in Kenya. [...] In 2001, the United Nations honoured Sultan with the recognition of the Unsung Hero of Dialogue among Civilizations. [read more]
Didier Sornette holds the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) since March 2006 where he teaches on financial market risks and on entrepreneurial risks. He is a member of the Swiss Finance Institute. He is also a professor associated with the department of Physics and the department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich. He was previously jointly a Professor of Geophysics at UCLA, Los Angeles California and a Research Director on the theory and prediction of complex systems at the National Centre for Scientific Research in France. [read more]
Ulrich Spalthoff (Dr. rer. nat.) is the Director of Operations of Dignity Press. He most generously offers his time and energy as a gift. He is also the HumanDHS Director of Project Development and System Administration, and a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, the HumanDHS Global Education Team, the HumanDHS Global Core Team, and the HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team. He is, furthermore, the Coordinator of the HumanDHS One Laptop Per Child project.
Uli Spalthoff has studied chemistry in Mainz and Münster, Germany. After some years in industrial research on optical communication technologies, he held various positions dealing with marketing, quality management, technology strategy, and innovation management at Alcatel-Lucent in Germany and France. As Director of Advanced Technologies, he worked with a truly global team, mentoring start-ups and consulting high-tech companies in IT, telecommunication and semiconductor industries from countries all over the world. Being interested in a broad range of professional fields and diverse social contexts, he has acquired expertise in a large range of technical, economic, and social areas. [read more]
Ervin Staub is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst since his retirement in January 2006. For many years he has studied the origins of group violence, including genocide and mass killing. In recent years he has studied its prevention, including reconciliation between groups. Dr. Staub also does research on helping behavior and altruism, as well as youth violence. [...] He has published many books, including The Roots of Evil: The Origins of Genocide and other Group Violence and a new book The Psychology of Good and Evil: Why Children, Adults and Groups Help and Harm Others. [read more]
Dan J. Stein is Director of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Research Unit on Anxiety Disorders at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, and Research Associate Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. [...] He has published over 300 professional articles, focusing primarily on the psychobiology of the anxiety disorders (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder). [read more]
John Steiner, Harvard class of ’65, is a networker, organizer, and philanthropist. He brings together people, projects, ideas and money around a common cause - serving “the pattern that connects.” He co-founded the National Commons, a predecessor to the United States Consensus Council, to bring multi-stakeholder, collaborative problem solving tools to the national level. He was a founding board member of Search for Common Ground; a founding member and early leader of the Threshold Foundation; and a founding member of the Social Venture Network. [read more]
Stephanie Marie Knox Steiner, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator of the Peace Education programme at the University for Peace (UPEACE) affiliated with the United Nations. [read more]
Sigurd Støren has commented on the HumanDHS's Office Cockpit Project.
Sigurd Støren is Professor Emeritus (since 2007) of Metal Forming and Ecodesign at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. [...] He was an active contributor in the establishment of a study program in Industrial Design and in Industrial Ecology, both multidisciplinary fields for bridging the gap between natural science, engineering sciences, social science and life sciences. [read more]
Paul A. Stokes is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
He is a College Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Dublin, since 1996 and a member of the Faculty of Human Sciences in UCD [...] For a number of years, Paul Stokes (together with colleagues - sociologists, psychoanalysts and group analytic therapists), has been investigating relations between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland with a view to deepening our understanding of the sources of the conflict in Northern Ireland. The particular focus was the state of social bonds between these groups and the role of shame and humiliation in this conflict. [read more]
Dr. Stout is a licensed clinical psychologist, a Clinical Professor in the College of Medicine, a Fellow in the School of Public Health Leadership Institute, and a Core Faculty at the International Center on Responses to Catastrophes at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He also holds an academic appointment in the Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University. He served as a Non-Governmental Organization Special Representative to the United Nations. [read more]

Christoph Stückelberger is the Founder and President of the global network on ethics “ Foundation", based in Geneva/Switzerland. He is the Executive Director of the Geneva Agape Foundation in Geneva. As a Professor of Ethics he teaches at the University of Basel (as emeritus), he is a Visiting Professor of Ethics at Universities in Leeds/UK, Moscow/Russia, Enugu/Nigeria, and Beijing/China. He served for a long time as Director of the development organization “Bread for all”, as well as in the Swiss Advisory Commissions on international development and on bioethics. He is in Boards of Ethics Funds, active in FaithInvest, and Ethics Advisor for the United Nations Scaling Up Nutrition Programme (SUN). He has largely published on business ethics, finance ethics, development, and environment. [read more]

Kiyoko Sueda, Ph.D., is a professor of communication studies at School of International Politics, Economics and Business, Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. She teaches communication theories, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and intercultural training.... In October 2013, her course "Intercultural Communication" was nominated as one of the best courses at Aoyama Gakuin University. In November 2013, her book, Face and the Negotiation of Multiple Identities, was nominated for Gakujuzu Hohshoh (Aoyama Gakuin Book Award). [read more]
RALPH SUMMY (16th June 1929 – 27th October 2018, yet always with us in our hearts!)
In 1977 Ralph V. Summy founded the journal Social Alternatives and continues to serve actively on its editorial collective. At the end of 2004 he was invited to join the Australian Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland as an adjunct professor. The Centre represents the latest extension of peace research and peace education at the University with which he identifies. [read more]
Dr. Kenneth Suslak is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Union Institute and University and a Clinical Psychologist for over 35 years with a specialization on the effects of war and oppression on children. He has provided consultation, treatment, and training services for professionals and indigenous workers in many countries, including Belarus, Latvia, Russia, Israel/Palestine, and the U.S. [read more]
Virginia Swain is an educator, mediator, ombuds, counselor, trainer, consultant and spiritual director with work experience on five continents. As Co-Founder with Joseph Preston Baratta, Ph.D., of the Center for Global Community and World Law incorporated in the state of New York as an educational institution, Virginia Swain has expertise in global governance, the process and structure by which humanity is evolving to political union and world peace in a global economy. The Center provides research, education and publications in a think tank to support the goals of the United Nations Charter in policy and practice through the harmonization of nations. [read more]
Dr. Anoop Swarup is Vice Chancellor at Shobhit University, India. He is the recipient of the Presidential Award on Republic Day of India, 2003, and has extensive experience of over 30 years in key positions in public, private and not for profit sectors... Dr. Anoop Swarup has edited several publications including ‘Nehru Yuva’,‘Yuva Bharat’ and ’WCO Asia Pacific Quarterly Journal’ and authored books on ‘The World of Money Laundering, Financial Crimes and Commercial Frauds’ and ˜Regional Economic Engagements and Free Trade Agreements’ and has contributed over 200 articles and papers in national and international journals. [read more]
Henrik Syse is a Senior Researcher at PRIO, the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway, since 1997. He received his Dr.Art. (equivalent to Ph.D.) from the University of Oslo in 1997 and his Master of Arts from Boston College in 1991. Currently, Henrik Syse is writing of various research articles on the ethics of war and peace, with special attention to the just war tradition. He is planning and conducting seminars and lectures on international ethics and military ethics and editing (with Gregory Reichberg) a major anthology on classical works of the ethics of war and peace. [read more]
Kazuko Tanaka is a Professor and Founder of the Center for Gender Studies (CGS) at the International Christian University, Division of International Studies, in Tokyo, Japan. The Center for Gender Studies was established in April 2004 and offers a new communication space to anyone who is interested in the issues of gender and sexuality. [read more]
Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and non-resident Senior Fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. [...] He has served as Advisor to the US Mission to the UN (1990-1991), as advisor to former Congressman Lee Hamilton, and as a member of the US delegation to the Trilateral US-Israeli-Palestinian Anti-Incitement Committee, which was mandated by the Wye River Agreements. [read more]
Judith Thompson, Ph.D., has been engaged as a practitioner and scholar in the fields of peace education, human rights, community organizing and reconciliation for over two decades. She has received the Peace Fellowship at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and the International Peace Prize of the Dolores Kohl Education Foundation for her work with the award winning organization Children of War, Inc. which she co-founded. [read more]
Elin Toft is working with Save the Children in Oslo, Norway, since 2001. She is a journalist and editor, working with Human Rights and Third World issues, with particular emphasis on women and children. [read more]
Professor Toh Swee-Hin (S.H. Toh), Laureate of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2000, is the Director of the Multi-Faith Centre at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. He has been promoting education, research and action for a culture of peace since the mid-70s. He has worked in various North and South contexts as well as in collaboration with international agencies and networks, including UNESCO, the International Institute on Peace Education, the Asia Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding, and the World Council for Curriculum & Instruction. [read more]
Rodrigue Tremblay is a prominent Canadian-born economist with a Ph.D. from Stanford University... He is presently professor emeritus at the University of Montreal, after having occupied the positions of full professor of economics at the University of Montreal, president of the North Economics and Finance Association, president of the Canadian Economics Society, vice president of the International Association of French-speaking Economists and advisor to numerous governments and organizations. In 2004, he was awarded the Condorcet prize of political philosophy. In politics, Mr. Tremblay... served as minister of Industry and Commcerce in the Quebec government (1976-1979). He has written 30 books dealing with economics and finance, some also tackling moral and political issues. [read more]

Deepak Tripathi is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Deepak Tripathi, PhD, FRHistS, is a British historian of the Greater Middle East and South Asia with a particular emphasis on the Cold War and the United States in the post-Soviet world. He is an honorary research fellow in social sciences at the University of Roehampton in London. Among his books is A Journey Through Turbulence (Dignity Press, 2013). ... Earlier, he spent his long career in journalism (1974–1977), primarily in the BBC where he was a correspondent, commentator and editor. In the early 1990s, Tripathi set up the BBC Bureau in Kabul and was the corporation's resident correspondent in Afghanistan. He also reported from Syria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India.  [read more]

Finn Tschudi is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
Finn has spent most of his professional life - 37 years - at the Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. He has broad interests in psychology and has been teaching and publishing in cognitive, social, personality and clinical psychology. While well known for his contageous enthusiasm when teaching he was eager for a change and took an early retirement from his position as professor of psychology from January 1999. [read more]

Olivier Urbain is the director of the Min-On Music Research Institute (MOMRI) in Tokyo, Japan. He is the former director of the Toda Peace Institute (Tokyo and Honolulu) and a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRAF). In the field of peace studies, he focuses on preventive peacebuilding and how we can avoid and prevent violence by strengthening elements of the culture of peace here and now in our daily lives and communities. [read more]

William L. Ury, trained as a Social Anthropologist, with a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Harvard, has carried out his research on negotiation not only in the boardroom and at the bargaining table but also among the Bushmen of the Kalahari and the clan warriors of New Guinea.
William L. Ury co-founded Harvard's Program on Negotiation where he currently directs the Global Negotiation Project. He is co-author (with Roger Fisher) of Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, a five-million-copy bestseller translated into over twenty languages. [read more]
Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti is Professor and Director of the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) and of the Center for Ethnic Studies and Development (CESD) at the Faculty of Social Sciences (CMU) in Northern Thailand. He is an anthropologist, who earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1984 and received an Honorary Doctorate in Social Anthropology from Göteborg University, Sweden, in 2004. He has edited numerous books, including recently, Transcending State Boundaries (2011). [read more]
Paul Valent explains his background on his website as follows:
I was born in 1938 just before the Holocaust which I survived with my parents in Hungary. That early experience led to my interest in the workings of the mind and in traumatology.
I have worked as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist for 35 years, and as a liaison psychiatrist in the emergency department of major hospitals for 20 years. I was among the first traumatologists in Australia and cofounded the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies of which I am a past president. I am also founder and past president of the Child Survivors of the Holocaust group in Melbourne, Australia. [read more]
Victor Valle is the Head of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace, founded by the United National General Assembly in 1981 with headquarters in Costa Rica. Earlier, he was the Dean for Academic Administration and Professor of Human Security [...] He looks back on a long career in international cooperation for educational development in the Organization for American States and other international organizations. [read more]

Vidar Vambheim is Associate Professor at the Department of Education at the University of Tromsø (UiT) and a teacher/ lecturer at the Centre for Peace Studies (CPS). CPS studies nonviolent conflict handling empirically and comparatively and applies a multi-disciplinary, pluralistic approach. Vambheim’s focus is on epistemological aspects of peace studies and the effects of educational systems, curriculum and forms of teaching (pedagogy) on the peacefulness of individuals and groups in society [read more]

Marc Van den Bossche is a professor of philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), Belgium. As a philosopher he seeks his working tools in hermeneutics, phenomenology and pragmatism. Utalising these tools he tries to understand several research topics, such as mind-body, nature-culture and self-other. In these domains he tries to overcome the well-known hierarchically developed dualisms. Among his philosophical heroes are Richard Rorty, for whom the avoidance of cruelty and humiliation is a primordial task. Hans-Georg Gadamer, whose hermeneutics can be seen as a respectful understanding of the Other, and Charles Taylor, for whom the presumption of equal dignity and reciprocal recognition are leading terms in his thinking about our intercultural society. [read more]

Geneviève Vaughan (born November 21, 1939) is an American expatriate semiotician, peace activist, feminist, and philanthropist, whose ideas and work have been influential in the intellectual movements around the Gift Economy and Matriarchal Studies. Her support also contributed heavily to the development of the global women’s movement. [read more]

Dr. Jeff Victoroff studied the Great Books at St. John's College (BA '74), began his graduate studies in social sciences at the University of Chicago (MA '78), then attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University (MD '82). He trained at Harvard in Neurology and Psychiatry and is board certified in both. [...] Following 9/11, he made a decision to combine his background in social science and neurobehavior to investigate the biopsychosocial bases of human conflict, violence, oppression and terrorism. [read more]
Charles Villa-Vicencio is a leading global authority in matters related to transitional justice and reconciliation. A distinguished theologian, he has published numerous works in various scholarly forums. His contributions extend beyond academics: from 1996-1998, he played a central role in South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where he acted as national research director. Villa-Vicencio has used his insight and expertise to advise numerous countries dealing with the challenges of rebuilding their societies after periods of internal strife, including Peru and various African nations. [read more]
Stein Villumstad officially retired in March 2018 and is based in Oslo, after having spent three years as Country Director for Norwegian Church Aid in Malawi. Prior to this he served for four years as the General Secretary of the European Council of Religious Leaders – a regional body of Religions for Peace (previously World Conference of Religions for Peace). He served as the Deputy Secretary General of World Conference of Religions for Peace from January 2006 - December 2010. [read more]
Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - City University of New York, and serves as Convener of the CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium, a university-wide center focusing on research and innovative program development. An internationally known scholar, Dr. Volpe has lectured and written exten­sively about dispute resolution processes, particularly media­tion, and has been widely recognized for her distinguished career in the field of dispute resolution. [read more]
Susan Waltz is a Professor of International Relations and Public Policy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is a specialist in human rights and international affairs. She is author of Human Rights and Reform: Changing the Face of North African Politics (1995), and she has recently published a series of articles on the historical origins of international human rights instruments and the political processes that produced them. This work calls attention to the contribution of small states to the development of human rights law. [read more]
Jacqueline Howell Wasilewski, Ph.D., is a Professor of Intercultural Communication at the Division of International Studies at the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan, and a specialist in the dynamics of multiculturation and in the use of structured dialogue processes in the management of complex issues. [read more]
Kaethe Weingarten, Ph.D., directs the Witness to Witness (W2W) Program for MCN. The goal of W2W is to help the helpers, primarily serving health care workers, attorneys and journalists working with vulnerable populations. She received her doctorate from Harvard University in 1974. She has taught at Wellesley College (1975–1979), Harvard Medical School (1981–2017), where she was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston and then Cambridge Health Alliance, and at the Family Institute of Cambridge (1982-2009). She founded and directed the Program in Families, Trauma and Resilience at the Family Institute of Cambridge. [read more]
Dr. Heidetraut von Weltzien Høivik, professor of business ethics and leadership, was until August 1993 elected Executive Vice-President and Dean of Faculty (Prorektor) of the Norwegian School of Management. She is a Fellow of the Harvard Executive Program of the Institute of Education Management, and a Fellow of the Harvard Program on International Negotiations. From 1995 to 1997 she was Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv International School of Management, Israel. In 1994/5 she launched the Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Norwegian School of Management and developed the curriculum in Business Ethics, mainly for the graduate school and executive management programs. [read more]
Femke Wijdekop is the legal counsel and content manager of Stop Ecocide Netherlands. She studied at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she obtained her LL.M. degree. She is a publicist, an independent expert at the UN Harmony with Nature initiative, an associate of Restorative Justice Nederland and a member of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law and Politics (PISLAP). [read more]
Renate Wilke-Launer looks back on a career as a free lance journalist. After getting her degree (social sciences) from the University of Göttingen she worked for many years as a freelancer in adult education, especially with working class people... She served on various committees, e.g. the North German Foundation for the Environment and Development and the Berlin Institute for Population and Development. [read more]
George W. Wolfe is currently Coordinator of Outreach Programs for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University, Indiana, USA, where he served as Director of Peace Studies from 2002 to 2006. He is the author of several publications, including his recent book The Spiritual Power of Nonviolence: Interfaith Understanding for a Future Without War, which has been endorsed by Arun Gandhi, Bishop William E. Swing, and peace educator Michael N. Nagler. He is also a trained mediator and is a member of the advisory board of the Toda Institute for Peace, Policy and Global Research. [read more]

George Woods, M.D., is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry. He is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. [...] The International Academy of Law and Mental Health elected Dr. Woods to its International Board of Directors in 2003, and the Health Law Institute of Depaul University College of Law elected Dr. Woods to its Health Law Institute's Advisory Board in 2004. [read more]

Recipient of the 2010 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award together with her husband Bertram.
Anne M. Wyatt-Brown is an Emeritus Associate Professor in the Program in Linguistics, University of Florida. Her degrees include, A. B., Radcliffe College, Harvard University, 1961, M.A.T., The Johns Hopkins University, 1962, and Ph.D. in English, Case Western Reserve University, 1972. She joined the Gerontological Society of America in 1983 and was elected a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America in 1999. [read more]
BERTRAM WYATT-BROWN (March 19, 1932 – November 5, 2012, but always with us in our hearts!) Recipient of the 2010 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award together with his wife Anne.
Bertram Wyatt-Brown is also a Member of the HumanDHS Board of Directors, and was the Guest Editor of "Humiliation and History in Global Perspectives," a Special Issue of Social Alternatives (Vol. 25, No. 1, First Quarter, 2006), edited by Ralph Summy.
Richard J. Milbauer Emeritus Professor of History, University of Florida, and Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, he has published numerous works in history relating to honor: Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South (1982); The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family (1994); The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War (2001) [...] Wyatt-Brown is currently preparing books entitled Lincoln's Assassination and the Undoing of Union Victory and Melancholy's Children: Modern Southern Writers and Depression. [read more]
wyller EGIL ANDERS WYLLER (24th April 1925 – 6th March 2021, but always with us in our hearts!)
Egil Anders Wyller was born in 1925 in Stavanger, Norway. He is Professor Emeritus in The Spiritual History of Antiquity at the University of Oslo. He has devoted his intellectual life to Platonic studies as a) presentations and interpetations of the Dialogues, b) studies upon the history of Platonism, secular and Christian, combined with text–editions (in Norwegian, German and Russian), c) a book-series in Norwegian in 20 volumes called Henologisk Skriftserie (”Henology” means a Philosophy of Unity (hen) and Otherness), d) a systematic philosophic Work Enhet og annethet (Unity and Otherness). [read more]

David Yamada is the recipient of the 2015 HumanDHS Lifetime Commitment Award and a Member of the the HumanDHS Board of Directors.
He is a professor of law and director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. David is a globally recognized scholar and authority on workplace bullying and worker dignity. In addition to authoring leading law review articles on workplace bullying, he is the drafter of the Healthy Workplace Bill, model anti-bullying legislation that is serving as a template for law reform efforts. His most recent major publication is Maureen Duffy & David C. Yamada, eds., Workplace Bullying and Mobbing in the United States (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2018). [read more]


Kazuyo Yamane is a Japanese peace educator and researcher, who graduated from the University of Bradford (Ph.D. in Peace Studies), and is a lecturer at Kochi University. Kazuyo Yamane is a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Network of Museums for Peace, the editor of Muse: Newsletter of Japanese Citizens’ Network of Museums for Peace, and a member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Peace Education (England), and the Journal of Peace & Conflict Review published by the UN mandated University for Peace. [read more]

Mitja Žagar, Ph.D., is employed at the Institute for Ethnic Studies (IES), in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he studies ethnicity, ethnic relations and conflicts... He is a Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences – FSS and Faculty of Law) and at the University of Primorska/Littoral (Faculty of Humanities, Koper – FH), lectures regularly at diverse universities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy and Hungary, while he also taught at universities in Australia, Canada and USA... Dr. Žagar cooperates with a number of state institutions and bodies (e.g. Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Relations, etc., nongovernmental organizations and international organizations (e.g., UN, Council of Europe, OSCE, OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities, etc.). 2001–2003 he was the coordinator of the Task Force on Human Rights and Minorities of the Stability Pact for SE Europe. [read more]
ROBERT B. ZAJONC (November 23, 1923 – December 3, 2008, but always with us in our hearts!)
Robert B. Zajonc received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1955. He remained there until his retirement in 1994. During his tenure at the University of Michigan, he served as the Director of the Research Center for Group Dynamics and of the Institute for Social Research. Professor Zajonc’s research spans a number of theoretical problems, such as the nature of the relationship between cognition and communication, emotional influences, including unconscious effects, the emergence of preferences, the aggregate pattern of intellectual performance scores as they are influenced by changing family dynamics, and some others [...] He is currently Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. [read more]
Howard Zehr is Professor of Sociology and Restorative Justice and an internationally-known practitioner, writer, lecturer and teacher in the field of criminal justice. He is considered one of the founders of the contemporary restorative justice movement and his ground-breaking book, Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice, is widely regarded as a standard in the field. The author was one of the early pioneers in victim-offender mediation and continues to be involved in this and related work. [read more]
  Often, we come across historical personalities whom we would like to invite into our Global Advisory Board were they still alive. Among them would be: Roxelana (wife of Süleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire), Sacajawea (a young woman on the 1805 Lewis and Clark Expedition), Leonardo da Vinci, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Susan Brownell Anthony, Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage, Jane Austen, Harriet and John Stuart Mill, Elizabeth Gaskell, Virginia Woolf, Eleanor Roosevelt, Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii,
William Stafford, Paul Wellstone, Kathleen Dexter McCormick, Ernst Reuter, Anwar El-Sadat, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Sergio Vieira de Mello, Steinar Lem, Rachel Carson, Irene Stiver.

Advisory Board:
A - F | G - M | N - S | T - Z