A Science of Human Dignity

March 22, 2019

The desire to be treated with dignity is common to all human relationships. This desire manifests as the need to belong, to have voice, and to exercise agency in one’s own affairs. This talk will explore how, in its concern for these three areas of human need, restorative practices scholarship is beginning to provide a frame for the concept of human dignity that is communicable across cultures and disciplines via the language of the social sciences and testable through experimentation and research.

Presented by:

Dr. John Bailie, President of the International Institute of Restorative Practices

Dr. Bailie is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences on education reform and civil society development. He has initiated major research projects on restorative practices in schools and frequently publishes on the application of restorative practices in leadership, social innovation, adult learning and education reform. He also studied English, art and military science at Norwich University and accounting and logistics at the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School, and received his Master of Restorative Practices and Youth Counseling from the IIRP; Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT and holds a Ph.D. in Education and Adult Learning from Lesley University.

A Q&A period will follow the lecture.


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Event Details

Date March 22, 2019
Start Time 2:00 p.m.
End Time 3:00 p.m.
Location Room 5-142 (CN Theatre)
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Paul Sopcak
Contact Phone 780-633-3083
Contact Email sopcakp@macewan.ca