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Program on genocide, humiliation and conflict presented Nov. 13

BOONE—Evelin Lindner will present “Genocide, Humiliation and Conflict” Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Room 114 Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.

The lecture is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, the Office of International Education and Development, the Department of History and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Additional sponsors are the Department of English, Freshman Seminar, Heltzer Honors Program, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Multicultural Student Development, and the Lees-McRae Global Community Center.

For more information, call the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at

(828) 262-2311.

Lindner is founder of the field of humiliation studies and the growing network of human dignity and humiliation studies.

As a visionary for human dignity and peace, Lindner believes that humiliation is crucial in human relations—both the act and experience—and that cycles of humiliation permeate people’s lives with all-consuming intensity.

Her transdisciplinary theory draws on historical, psychological, anthropological and business models, among others. In this lecture she will consider genocides in places like Rwanda, Bosnia or Cambodia, exploring how to avoid and resolve conflict through the dynamics of human dignity and humiliation.

Lindner is the author of the book “Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict.” She has a degree in medicine from the Hamburg University, Germany, and a doctorate in psychology from Oslo University, Norway. She has taught as a guest professor at universities around the world including Japan, Norway, the United States and Germany.

Foregoing the traditional academic hierarchy, Lindner describes herself as a citizen of the world, refusing to accept any full-time position at a national institution.