Book Talk: From Humiliation to Dignity, with Evelin Lindner, Wednesday, 12/5, 12-2pm

306 Russell


Title: From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity


Described by Francisco Gomes de Matos, a peace linguist and Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, as "the first book to futurise DIGNITY and to DIGNIFY the future", From Humiliation to Dignity: For a Future of Global Solidarity (Human Dignity Press, 2019) is Evelin Lindner's sixth book. In Part I, Dr. Lindner describes the timeline, 1315-1948, of humiliation and humility; in Part II, explores issues and controversies surrounding "Equal Dignity for All"; and in Part III, questions "Where Do We Go from Here?"


Evelin Lindner has a dual education as a Medical Doctor and a Psychologist, with a Ph.D. in Medicine (Dr. med.) from the University in Hamburg in Germany, and a Ph.D. in Psychology (Dr. psychol.) from the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo in Norway. She is the founding president of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS), a global transdisciplinary community of concerned academics and practitioners who wish to stimulate systemic change, globally and locally, to open space for dignity, mutual respect and esteem to take root and grow. Their goal is ending systemic humiliation and humiliating practices, preventing new ones from arising, and opening space for feelings of humiliation to nurture constructive social change, so that we call can join in healing the cycles of humiliation throughout the world. Linda Hartling is the director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.


Lindner is also co-founder of the World Dignity University Initiative, including Dignity Press and World Dignity University Press. All initiatives are not for profit. She lives and teaches globally, and is affiliated with the University of Oslo since 1997 (first with the Department of Psychology, and later also with its Centre for Gender Research, and with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights). Furthermore, she is affiliated with Columbia University in New York City since 2001 (with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, AC4), and since 2003 with the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. She convenes two conferences per year together with the HumanDHS network, and more than 30 conferences have been conducted since 2003 all around the world. One conference takes place each December at Columbia University in New York City, it is the Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, with Morton Deutsch as honourary convener until his passing in 2017. The other conference takes place at a different location each year, since 2003 in Europe (Paris, Berlin, Oslo, Dubrovnik), Costa Rica, China, Hawai’i, Turkey, Egypt, New Zealand, South Africa, Rwanda, Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, and Indore in Central India.


Lindner has received several awards, and as a representative of the dignity work of HumanDHS, she has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015, 2016, and 2017.


Please rsvp by Tuesday, December 4th with your interest and details.

Where: 306 Russell



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