December 10th is the day each year set aside to celebrate, remember and organize around human rights concerns throughout the globe. 2011 has been a year like no other for human rights. Human rights activism has never been more topical or more vital. And through the transforming power of social media, ordinary people have become human rights activists.
This year, millions of people decided the time had come to claim their rights. They took to the streets and demanded change. Many found their voices using the internet and instant messaging to inform, inspire and mobilize supporters to seek their basic human rights. Social media helped activists organize peaceful protest movements in cities across the globe - from Tunis to Madrid, from Cairo to New York - at times in the face of violent repression.
Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values. As a global community we all share a day in common: Human Rights Day on 10 December, when we remember the creation 63 years ago of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
For more information, visit https://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/2011/
Meet with Mind-Body Medicine faculty and learn how mind-body medicine adopts a creative, evidence-based therapeutic use of interventions impacting our physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual lives. Ground your education in truly integrative healthcare, and empower yourself to transform lives.
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
- RSVP: Please register here to attend
- Faculty in attendance:
- James Gordon, MD, Dean of the College of Mind-Body Medicine
- Donald Moss, PhD, Chair of the College of Mind-Body Medicine
- Lisa Mastain, PhD, Director of Mentoring of the College of Mind-Body Medicine
- Dan Sterenchuk, Associate Dean of the College of Mind-body Medicine
The Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine offers the only fully accredited Mind-Body Medicine degrees in the U.S. PhD students may Specialize their doctoral program in research, practice, or healthcare administration.
Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2012 and Fall 2012, and scholarships and financial aid are available.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm PST, join us for a discussion with our PsyD Program Chair, Shawn Rubin, to learn more about a unique program that may be right for you. The Saybrook PsyD program is distinguished by its humanistic values, its emphasis on life-span development, and the ability of students to specialize in areas directly related to their passions and interests.
Our graduates work in a variety of settings, including private practice, schools and universities, community health centers, hospitals, nursing homes, the juvenile justice system, and substance abuse clinics.
Dr. Rubin teaches and supervises from an integrative existential-humanistic and contemporary psychoanalytic orientation. Since 2005 he has served as Managing Editor of the Journal for Humanistic Psychology. He is presently a Member at Large of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32) and is the Editor of the online Newsletter of the Society. In his private practice, Dr. Rubin treats children and their parents, adolescents, adults and LGBTQ populations. Methods of research with which Dr. Rubin has particular expertise include the heuristic, phenomenological, narrative and case study approaches of qualitative research.
Dr. Rubin will lead a discussion of the PsyD program prior to engaging students in a question and answer session. To learn more and register, please RSVP HERE.
Man has in him two distinct master impulses, the individualistic and the communal, a personal life and a social life, a personal motive of conduct and a social motive of conduct. The possibility of their opposition and the attempt to find their equation lie at the very roots of human civilisation.
-- Sri Aurobindo, The Future Evolution of Man
The upcoming decades will be different from what has gone before. Our global society is in the midst of great transformations that will usher in new social and cultural formations. Many nations have been living the high life as a result of the prosperity afforded by rapid industrial, technological and material growth. The long tail of this -- the technological revolution -- has been fundamental in stretching tentacles of dependency far and wide. Complex structures of supply, demand and energy are now near to their breaking points.
The new century for humankind begins as the traditional structures provided by governments and social and political institutions are overwhelmed and no longer capable of serving humankind in its best interests. Problems and difficulties are likely to continue rising up, like a tsunami, and manifesting in our immediate social environments. Yet unlike a natural tsunami, these social uprisings can also serve to clean the slate and clear the brushwood. They can provide the opportunity for individuals and communities to re-evaluate their life priorities. It can be a time for reconstruction and reorientation based on newly-emerging perceptions of how better to lead a fulfilling life. Yet this outcome, perhaps, will not be for everyone: There will still be many who choose to return to the old, familiar, tried-and tested ways. However, this will prove difficult, as some of the old systems will no longer be functional.
New forms of social innovation need to be encouraged to emerge from the chrysalis of the fossilized structures. By this it is meant that more appropriate and creative social, economic, technological, cultural and political edifices can replace current dysfunctional systems. For example, new -- or previous -- skill sets can return for inclusion in our social and community roles. This may force many people to shift from office and administration jobs, from the service and manufacturing sectors, toward functions that serve a regional and localized need. These may include community teaching (in both theory and practical skills), maintenance and construction, localized economies (both currency and barter), permaculture, farming, creative inventions, regional management, community committees and more. Many farms may need to shift (or return) to organic forms of agriculture and crop growth in order to combat the rise in soil depletion. As many of us are now aware, petrochemicals and synthetic fertilizers negatively polarize the soil. While they may produce apparently abundant growth in the short term, in the long term they deplete the soil and exhaust its natural growing capability. The food produced is thus often lacking in nutrients and minerals. In short, many methods now employed will be forced, or catalyzed, into change.
Sip hot cider & nibble seasonal treats at our next Taste of LIOS, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15, at LIOS Graduate College, 4010 Lake Washington Blvd., Suite 300, Kirkland. Meet Dean of Students, Cynthia FitzGerald, & Dan Sewell, Vice President of Academic Affairs for Saybrook University. Faculty members Jeff McAuliffe & Alex Onno will guide you through a mini-LIOS class.
Monday, December 12th, 2011 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST, join Dr. Joann McAllister, Chair of Saybrook's graduate program in Human Science, to learn how Human Science degrees can advance your career goals and create personal and professional growth. Unbound by limiting, rigid theories, Human Science applies a human-centered and interdisciplinary approach to explore the question; what does it mean to be human in the 21st century?
Human Science (HS) is a discipline rooted in the European scholarly tradition of qualitative theory. HS programs investigate issues that intersect between art, science and philosophy to discover how individuals and societies can improve their condition.
Graduates work in diverse fields, from urban violence prevention or community organizing to bioethics; they work with indigenous populations, provide alternative health care treatments to those in need and study alternative states of consciousness. Others evaluate the effectiveness of city and state government intervention programs, help develop effective school system educational programs, or teach in higher education.
Dr. McAllister has worked with non-profit organizations and government agencies, including the Office of the California Attorney General, conducting research and developing violence prevention and intervention programs to address intimate partner violence and the needs of at-risk youth. After discussing Human Science opportunities at Saybrook, she will lead a question and answer session with participants. To learn more and join the discussion, please RSVP HERE.
Faith and Global Policy Challenges: How Spiritual Values Shape Views on Poverty, Nuclear Risks, and Environmental Degradation --A Study of American Believers-- Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:00 am to 10:15 am Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036-2103 Christian religious traditions have historically engaged in addressing poverty...
On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011, from 12:00 pm - 1:00pm PT, Dr. Donald Moss, Chair of Saybrook's Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine, will host a conference call to discuss unique MBM program opportunities. Developed in conjunction with James S. Gordon, Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Saybrook offers the only fully accredited master's and PhD MBM degrees in the US.
Mind-body medicine (MBM) represents a new consensus view of health and wellness that combines mainstream western medicine with alternative practice; psychological health with nutritional and behavioral change. Together, these perspectives create more effective treatments that lead to lasting health.
Dr. Moss, who serves on the Board of Directors of the Biofeedback Institute of America and is president of the American Psychological Association of Hypnosis, is an internationally sought after trainer on Mind-Body Medicine techniques to medical professionals. After providing conference call participants information about MBM programs, he will engage prospective students in an open question and answer session. To register for the event, please RSVP HERE!
Join Dr. Nancy Southern, Organizational Systems (OS) Co-Chair, to discuss Saybrook OS programs on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT. OS programs are designed for students that want to contribute to emerging social needs for transformative, innovative, sustainable organizational and social change.
The Global Social Justice Journal invites the submission of original research articles for publication. For further details including full submission guidelines, please visit the journal website.
The Global Social Justice Journal is a new Open Journal System initiative published by the Centre for International Studies at Cape Breton University http://cbu-cis.ca/. The Global Social Justice Journal disseminates peer reviewed research on all aspects of global social justice including issues of economic globalization, human rights, indigenous peoples, the environment, education, gender, class, poverty, inequality and race. The journal publishes research from disciplines including political science, philosophy, geography, economics, sociology, law, gender studies and indigenous studies. The journal welcomes the submission of articles analyzing the social impacts of markets and governments from normative or marginalized perspectives and specifically those originating in the global South. It especially welcomes the submission of articles that shed light on an otherwise neglected aspect of global social justice or that analyze alternative forms of social and political organization to the present structuring of globalization.
The Global Social Justice Journal has a commitment to the Open Access model of research dissemination and provides free public access to articles accepted for publication.