Evelin Lindner is interviewed by Ragnhild Nilsen about her vision of the World Dignity University initiative. This dialogue took place at the University of Oslo in Norway on 8th February 2011.
We are living in times when nothing short of global cooperation can successfully address the dire problems developing in the world today. Education provides the most promising path toward building “a global culture of cooperation,” a culture that advances the principles of mutual respect, equality in dignity, unity and diversity, and environmental stewardship, the progenitors of lasting peace.
We have come to believe that a “World Dignity University” — a human-to-human network of networks — is a powerful and highly practical approach to realizing an inclusive and creative model of learning. We invite educators, scholars, practitioners, activists, learners, and people from all walks of life, from all corners of the earth, to share responsibility for leading the world toward greater cooperation by joining us in founding the first World Dignity University.
With your participation, the World Dignity University initiative will become a global role model of excellence in scholarship. dignifying dialogue, and intellectual cooperation that ensures the survival of humankind on this planet.
World Dignity University initiative is a project of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS), a global transdisciplinary network and collaborative community of concerned scholars, researchers, educators, practitioners, creative artists, and others. We wish to stimulate systemic change, globally and locally, to open space for dignity, mutual respect, and esteem to take root and grow.
World Dignity University initiative is still in its preparatory phase. Not all information you may be interested in is posted on the website at this time. Material from the preparatory phase is accessible at HumanDHS's website.