"Dignity" by Donna Hicks

Dignity Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict Tenth Anniversary Edition Donna Hicks, Desmond Tutu

Publication date:
09 Nov 2021
Yale University Press
240 pages: 210 x 140mm
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A noted conflict-resolution expert explores dignity, its role in human conflict, and its power to improve relationships

Drawing on her extensive experience in international conflict resolution and on insights from evolutionary biology, psychology, and neuroscience, Donna Hicks explains what the elements of dignity are, how to recognize dignity violations, how to respond when we are not treated with dignity, how dignity can restore a broken relationship, why leaders must understand the concept of dignity, and more. By choosing dignity as a way of life, Hicks shows, we open the way to greater peace within ourselves and to a safer and more humane world for all.
For the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Dignity, Hicks has written a new preface that reflects on her experience helping communities and individuals understand the power of dignity and how it can lead to a more peaceful world.
“Anyone who understands the importance of personal feelings and their fuel for conflict should consider Dignity as a powerful advisory and motivational guide.”—Midwest Book Review
Winner of the 2012 Educator’s Award, given by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

Donna Hicks, Ph.D., is an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. During nearly three decades in the field of international conflict resolution, she has facilitated dialogue between communities in conflict all over the world and has worked as a consultant to corporations and organizations, applying the dignity model. She is also the author of Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People.