1. Welcome to you and your friends and colleagues to our 19th Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 27th-30th August 2012, see www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/annualmeeting19.php. It will be a multi-local conference through video connection. It will take place at the University of Oslo in Norway and at Linda Hartling’s base in Portland, Oregon, USA. In commemoration of the tragic events that took place in Norway last year, the conference is titled “In the Aftermath of the 22nd July: How to Sustain a Global Culture of Equality in Dignity or likeverd” The conference will advocate the notion of dignity, not just locally, but globally, on the platform of our emerging World Dignity University initiative.
2. We hope to have you with us in New York City in December 6-7, 2012, for our 2012 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict at Columbia University. As soon as we start planning, its program will evolve on www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/annualmeeting20.php..
3. Welcome also to the 21st Annual Conference of our Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network in Cape Town, South Africa, titled “Search for Dignity.” See www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/annualmeeting21.php.