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Evelin Gerda Lindner, M.D. was born in Hameln, Niedersachsen, West Germany, and currently lives in Oslo, Norway. She is a physician and psychologist and has worked as psychotherapist and counselor in private practice and at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Hamburg, the Institute of Psychology at the University of Hamburg and the 'American University of Cairo' in Cairo, Egypt.

She was a founder and chairperson of the association 'Global Understanding e.V.' and organisation of the 'Hamburger Ideenkette' (chain of ideas) with the 'Vision eines Welthauses' (vision of a world house), a festival with the aim to further global responsibility, which had the participation of ca. twenty thousand people contributing with two thousand 'ideas' to the theme in prose, by drawings, and paintings.

She was a candidate for the European Parliament in 1994 and cooperated with 'International Alert,' a non-governmental organisation active in preventive diplomacy, founded by the former head of 'Amnesty International,' Martin Ennals.

At the time of this writing (winter, 2000), Dr. Lindner is working on a doctoral research project at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway, as part of the Research Program on Multilateral Development Assistance, Norwegian Research Council, focusing on the topic of Humiliation as a central theme in armed conflicts. More information on this subject can be found on her website at

She also teaches in the corporate sector on topics related to globalization and culture differences.


Publications available on IDEA:

Were Ordinary Germans Hitler's 'Willing Executioners'?
December 11, 2000 Vol.5, no.1