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DavidYamada
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Please Introduce Yourself

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Hello Everyone,

We hope that you, as a Member of this Forum, will use this Topic to introduce yourself. (In the subject line, please use your name, as I have done so to introduce myself below!)

Please share anything you'd like, especially if it's relevant to the broad subject matter of dignity. If you've got links to any of your activities or endeavors that may be of interest to people here, please feel free to include them.

We look forward to learning more about everyone who stops by.
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David Yamada
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dyamada@suffolk.edu
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David Yamada introduction

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Well, folks may be bashful to get this started, so I'll introduce myself.

I've been a member of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies community for many years, and my latest involvement is assuming a leadership role for this World Dignity University initiative. I'm very excited about this opportunity, and I look forward to working with members of our community in building this endeavor!

My day job (and often evening one, too) is working as a law professor at Suffolk University Law School in downtown Boston, where I specialize in employment law and law & psychology. I've developed a considerable multidisciplinary expertise on the topic of workplace bullying. Model anti-bullying legislation I've authored -- dubbed the Healthy Workplace Bill -- is considered the template for legal reform efforts in the U.S. addressing this form of employee mistreatment. I'm also very active in the field of therapeutic jurisprudence, which examines the therapeutic and anti-therapeutic properties of our laws and legal systems.

If you'd like to learn more about my work:
    Please visit my professional blog, Minding the Workplace: https://newworkplace.wordpress.com
      You may also freely access many of my scholarly publications from my Social Science Research Network page: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/Abs ... _id=506047.
        The latest version of my c.v. is posted here: https://www.suffolk.edu/-/media/suffolk ... june22.pdf
        David Yamada
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        dyamada@suffolk.edu
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        ulisp10
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        Location: Doerzbach, Germany

        Introducing myself: Uli Spalthoff

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        As of 2022, I am a 72 years old, living in the countryside of the Franconia region in Germany. I am married to Brigitte Volz. She is a retired teacher, Gestalt therapist, and artist.

        Before my retirement, I was Director Advanced Technologies in the CTO office of Alcatel-Lucent in Paris. Earlier, after my Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, I led a research team developing optical communication technologies, followed by various positions in marketing, quality management, technology strategy, and innovation management at Alcatel-Lucent in Germany and France. In a truly global team, I was mentoring start-ups and consulting high-tech companies in IT, telecommunication and semiconductor industries from countries all over the world. Interested in a broad range of professional fields and diverse social contexts, I acquired expertise in a range of technical, economic, and social areas.

        After my retirement, I wanted to continue nurturing innovative ideas to shape our future. As I regard the concept of human dignity as a most valuable tool for organizing our societies, I am happy to explore this and to learn more ways how people can work for a dignified common future. Therefore it was a lucky coincidence that I met Evelin Lindner around 2005 at Paris airport Charles De Gaulle, where we both queued for a flight to Tel Aviv. Being impressed by her work and the HumanDHS community, I asked to be part of this group after my retirement.

        Currently I am managing Dignity Press, the HumanDHS offspring which published so far more than 30 books covering a wide range of themes connected with human dignity. I am also involved in setting up and managing the platforms for the WDU initiative.

        Besides this, I like woodworking and house maintenance of the almost 400 years old half-timbered house my wife and I are living in. And in my spare time I learn to play the piano.
        "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
        Nelson Mandela
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