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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
The Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network (HumanDHS, www.humiliationstudies.org) is a global transdisciplinary network and fellowship of concerned academics and practitioners. The HumanDHS network wishes to stimulate systemic change, globally and locally, to open space for mutual respect and esteem to take root and grow, thus ending humiliating practices and breaking cycles of humiliation throughout the world. HumanDHS is committed to reducing and ultimately help eliminating destructive disrespect and humiliating practices all over the world. Its work is inspired by universal values such as humility, mutual respect, caring and compassion, and a sense of shared planetary rights and responsibilities. HumanDHS suggests that a frame of cooperation and shared humility is necessary not a mindset of humiliation if we wish to build a better world, a world of equal dignity for all.
Membership in the HumanDHS network is upon invitation. HumanDHS comprises currently around 1000 personally invited members, and the website is being accessed by ca. 40 000 people from more than 180 countries per year. The network is internet-based with a global outreach, based in the countries of its members.
HumanDHS aims at raising awareness and creating framings and visions for the “network of interdependencies formed by all members of the world community” (global and local figurations) that promote equal dignity for all. The network wishes to fertilize and generate transdisciplinary research (including, for example, anthropology, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, and so forth, both intra and interculturally) and disseminate information aimed at enhancing awareness of human dignity.
Research focuses on the core value of the HumanDHS network, in line with Article 1 of the Human Rights Declaration that states that every human being is born with equal dignity (that ought not be humiliated). It is the belief of the HumanDHS network that good scholarship can be relevant and consequential for raising awareness so that psychological, social, cultural, and societal practices can emerge, which, in turn, inform the shape of new policies and institutions that dignify all relationships and world affairs, globally and locally. The network agrees with Professor Shibley Telhami, who advocates the building of bridges from academia as follows, “I have always believed that good scholarship can be relevant and consequential for public policy. It is possible to affect public policy without being an advocate; to be passionate about peace without losing analytical rigor; to be moved by what is just while conceding that no one has a monopoly on justice.”
Even though the HumanDHS network is primarily grounded in academic work, it wishes to bring academic work into “real life.” The network therefore invites not only like-minded academicians but also practitioners into the network, accomplished or beginners, all people who wish to embark on the same path. The HumanDHS network therefore also encourages the application of creative educational methods and strategies, as well as fertilize more to-the-point intervention projects and public policy planning. The HumanDHS network thus works in four ways, firstly as a global network, secondly in research, thirdly in education, and fourthly with intervention, addressing all levels, micro, meso, and macro levels.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
I am a global citizen, living in at least 5 countries per year, to develop our organization truly globally
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Anti-Corruption, Business, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Culture, Democratization, Development, Dialogue, Diplomacy, DDR, Economics, Education, Environment, Facilitation, Gender, Health, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Media, Natural Resources, Organizational Development, Peacekeeping, Policing, Psychosocial, Refugees, Rule of Law, Security, Social Entreprenuership, Terrorism, Transparency
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Social Sciences
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
The publications by Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS), see www.humiliationstudies.org/publications/publications.php. For Evelin Lindner's publications, see www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin02.php.

See for Lindner's books, for example:

1. "Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict," 2006, Foreword by Morton Deutsch. It is the first book on dignity and humiliation and how we may envisage a more dignified world, and it has been characterized as a path-breaking book and been honored as "Outstanding Academic Title" by the journal Choice for 2007 in the USA. This book discusses dignity and humiliation and how we may envisage a more dignified world. It first lays out a theory of the mental and social dynamics humiliation and proposes the need for "egalization" (the undoing of humiliation) for a healthy global society. It then presents chapters on the role of misunderstandings in fostering feelings of humiliation; the role of humiliation in international conflict; and the relationship of humiliation to terrorism and torture. It concludes with a discussion of how to defuse feelings of humiliation and create a dignified world. Please see more details on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin04.php.

2. "Emotion and Conflict: How Human Rights Can Dignify Emotion and Help Us Wage Good Conflict," 2009, Foreword by Morton Deutsch. This is a book about dignity and how realizing its promise can help improve the human condition at all levels - from micro to meso to macro levels. The book uses a broad historical lens that captures all of human history, from its hunter-gatherer origins to the promise of a globally united knowledge society in the future. It emphasizes the need to recognize and leave behind malign cultural, social, and psychological effects of the past. The book calls upon the world community, academics and lay people alike, to own up to the opportunities offered by increasing global interdependence. See www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin041.php.

3. "Gender, Humiliation, and Global Security: Dignifying Relationships from Love, Sex, and Parenthood to World Affairs," 2010, Foreword by Desmond Tutu. This book aims at outlining the kind of change that needs to be made to create a less crisis-prone world. The book describes a vision for an alternative future, showing how new approaches to love can dignify gender relations, sex, parenthood, and leadership, and how they can serve as guidance toward a world where all citizens can live dignified lives. See www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/evelin042.php.

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At 8:41am on February 26, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Hi Evelin,

How you doing


At 1:38pm on May 30, 2010, Andrew Benson Greene said…
Hello Evelin, thanks so very much for joining me in friendship towards making a peaceful, just and fairer world. hope to communicate more. best wishes, Andrew
At 11:01am on May 19, 2010, Global Foundation said…
So nice to see u here and it is my pleasure to have a global mind personality friend like you.I am really very glad to read about your work and i would like to appreciate it.

Evelin,It is the need of the hour that we all should unite as ONE GLOBAL FAMILY and work together to change the globe into real better globe free of war,racism,extremism,terrorism,illiteracy,injustice and poverty to have peaceful,prosperous and Just Globe

May Peace and Prosperity prevail around the Globe

Global Citizen
Waris Ali
At 3:33am on May 14, 2010, Waheed Ahmad said…
Dear Colleague,

I have the honor of informing you that the undersigned is nominated as Coordinator of Juveniles and Foreign Prisoners Wing of Human Rights Committee Punjab Bar Council.

I shall be thankful if you could kindly Share/Exchange your ideas and any experiences you have had in Juveniles and Foreign Prisoners Rights.We would appreciate any referrals you are aware of as well as those you have recorded. Thank you for your kind attention.

Assuring our full co-operation.

With best regards,

Waheed Ahmad
Advocate High Court
Legal Aid Commissioner
International Criminal Court (ICC)
Cell# +92-300-4254329 and 0092-333-4639652
Fax# 0092-42-36844293
Email : waheed2000@yahoo.com

Punjab Bar Council


The Punjab Bar Council came into being as a result of the promulgation of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973 (Act XXXV of 1973). The Council commenced functioning with effect from 1st January 1974.


The Punjab Bar Council consists of the Advocate-General of the Province, as Ex-officio Chairman and the Members elected by the Advocates across the Province.

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