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Book Talk: A Dignity Economy, with Evelin Lindner

On Wednesday, December 5, Dr. Evelin Lindner, award-winning author and Founding President of World Dignity University will present her latest book, A Dignity Economy: Creating an Economy that Serves Human Dignity and Preserves Our Planet (Dignity Press, 2012). Lindner's work provides an overview of the plurality of concepts and movements concerning the current global economic situation, calling for "a world dignity movement, a movement that creates inclusion, both locally and globally."

Evelin Lindner is a transdisciplinary social scientist and humanist, in a wide range of fields from neuroscience to political science and philosophy. She holds two Ph.D.s,, one in medicine and the other in psychology. She is the Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, a global network of academics and practitioners (HumanDHS,, a global network of academics and practitioners, and Co-founder and professor at the World Dignity University initiative. Lindner lives and teaches globally, and is affiliated, among others, with Columbia University in New York City, the University of Oslo, Norway, and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris.

Lindner is the author of Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict (Praeger, 2006; foreword by Morton Deutsch, Professor Emeritus of Teachers College), noted as path-breaking and honored as a Choice 2007 Outstanding Academic Title; Emotion and Conflict: How Human Rights Can Dignify Emotion and Help Us Wage Good Conflict (Praeger, 2009; foreword by Morton Deutsch): and Gender, Humiliation, and Global Security: Dignifying Relationships from Love, Sex, and Parenthood to World Affairs (Praeger, 2010; foreword by Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu).

Persons wishing to attend may rsvp by Monday, December 3rd.

Where: 104b Russell

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