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2014 Workshop on Humiliation and Violent Conflict _ Columbia University
  2014 Workshop Participants 

A Very Warm Welcome and Reminder

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris remind us of the urgency of our efforts as a global community. 

This is our very warm welcome and reminder about our upcoming Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict: Thursday and Friday, December 3 - 4, 2015; Columbia University, Room 179, Grace Dodge Hall, Teachers College (525 West 120th Street; subway 1, exit 116th Street).

We would be extremely grateful if you would kindly complete your Appreciative Introduction form and bring it with you. You are also invited to download our workshop programRegistration begins at 9:00 AM; the
workshop begins at 10:00 AM.
Morton Deutsch

You will find all of the latest details about the workshop -- updated regularly -- at:

Please join us in thanking our Honorary Convener Morton Deutsch and all of our colleagues at The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) for their ongoing support of this unique workshop! 

Our Theme
This year our workshop theme is Honoring Alfred Nobel's Message. We are recognizing all of the remarkable individuals and groups who were nominated for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize! 
Evelin Lindner
Evelin Lindner, MD, PhDs

Our entire community was delighted to learn that our Founding President Evelin Lindner, as representative of our HumanDHS network, was included among the nominees. Her nomination is an affirmation of our global dignity work and her forty years of service and action to bring peace and dignity into the lives of all people. Please see her nomination here .

We warmly congratulate the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet with receiving the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. 

Our Collaborative Approach

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

In addition to our preplanned Dignilogue (Dignity + Dialogue) Sessions, our afternoons will be highly action oriented and organized around Co-Created Dignilogue Groups. These groups will focus on topics of interest proposed by YOU. Rather than planning a "presentation," we encourage you to come as you are and enjoy the mutual learning experience of engaging in -- or even facilitating -- authentic, creative conversations that lead to new ideas and new opportunities for action. Please join us in thanking Philip Brown for leading us in this new opportunity to work as a creative community.

If you already have an abstract or a paper you wish to share (or you develop a new paper that emerges from the inspiration that our workshop experience brought to you), you are warmly invited to send it to us so we can publish it on our HumanDHS website.
The grand finale of each afternoon will be inviting representatives from each Dignilogue Group to document the highlights of their conversation and insights in a Dignivideo. These videos will be treasured contributions to our World Dignity University initiative that will be shared with the world and will inspire future generations of our community.
Our Public Event
In addition to the workshop, we look forward to having you with us at our Public Event. The evening will be filled with music and sharing from inspirational members of our network (Thursday, December 3, 5:00 - 7:00 PM; Room 179, Grace Dodge Hall). We warmly welcome you and the general public to this event. Please bring friends and family, and invite your networks, as this event is free to the public!

Our Location
We are deeply thankful to our friends at Columbia University for making it possible for us to be back in our favorite meeting location, Room 179, Grace Dodge Hall.

2014 Workshop - Team of Careholders

Our Careholder Team

Please join us in recognizing and thanking our "Team of Careholders," who make this program possible! 

Careholders oversee crucial components of the workshop, including welcoming and registration; meeting/greeting; videography/photography; music/movement; moderating/facilitating; and time keeping. Their efforts nurture the unique relational climate that encourages rich, empathic, and energized engagement. 

Our Careholder Team will gather together to prepare the meeting room at 8:00 AM (Room 179, Grace Dodge Hall, Thursday, December 3). If you would like to join our Careholder Team, we warmly welcome your interest and support. Please send send us an email to let us know you would like to help: [email protected]

Our Registration

Many of you have already registered for our workshop, and your name is already listed on the webpage. We welcome you most warmly! You may wish to check whether your biographical sketch is on our website, and, if yes, is it up to date?
For those of you who would still like to join us and have not yet registered, please kindly send a message to: [email protected]. We would be delighted to hear from you by November 23rd or sooner.

Finally, we want to thank all of you for protecting your health prior to and throughout the workshop. Since we meet during flu and cold season, we feel a special responsibility to encourage everyone to be proactive in their efforts to protect their own health as well as protect the health of all who join us for this workshop. Thank you! 
Again, we are looking forward to warmly welcoming you to our workshop. Your participation will make this an event that strengthens all of our efforts to bring greater dignity into the world!

With the warmest admiration and appreciation, 

Evelin Lindner, MD, PhDs, Founding President
Linda Hartling, PhD, Director
Tonya Hammer, PhD, Conference Coordinator
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies

P.S. Please kindly print and retain this reminder to help you with your travel plans.

2015 HumanDHS Public Event