• Friday, June 28 – Join us for the CPS Online Gathering + Book Launch

    Join CPS Friday, June 28, 2019 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific/2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern for the Center for Partnership Studies’ online Global Community Gathering and Book Launch. We are excited to announce Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, by Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry, will be released by […]

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“Human Evolution is now at a crossroads. Stripped to its essentials, the central human task is how to organize society to promote the survival of our species and the development of our unique potentials. A partnership society offers us a viable alternative."
- Riane Eisler | The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future

The Center for Partnership Studies is a catalyst for cultural, economic, and personal transformation- from domination to partnership, from control to care, from power-over to empowerment. CPS’s programs provide new knowledge, insights, interventions, and practical tools for this urgently needed shift. We invite you to explore the many resources CPS offers to build a better future for yourself, your family, your community, your nation, and our world.

Tools for Building Our Future Together

Caring Economy Campaign

By showing the enormous economic value of caring for people and for nature, CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign (CEC) provides a road map to a better future. The CEC's Social Wealth Economic Indicators (SWEIs) are new metrics demonstrating the urgent need for policies that invest in caring for and educating people. CEC webinars show how to reduce poverty, empower women, ensure quality care for children, promote healthy family, social, and natural environments, and improve business profits. The CEC brings together organizations and leaders for more effective economic and social policies at the federal, state, and local levels.

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The Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence

The Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), co-founded by CPS President Riane Eisler and Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams, offers a platform for strategic collaboration to end intimate violence. SAIV's international council includes leaders from every continent, and is engaging religious and other spiritual communities to stop this global pandemic of violence against women and children. SAIV works with faith communities to support survivors of intimate violence, and to implement a partnership system that ends intimate violence before it starts. We provide interdisciplinary resources for community members and leaders to effect change.

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Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies as a peer-reviewed journal housed at the University of Minnesota, dedicated to sharing new knowledge and successful applications of Riane Eisler’s partnership paradigm. Representing the academic wing of CPS's message, the IJPS aims to develop the best solutions possible by drawing on our collective knowledge across the academic spectrum.

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Leadership and Learning Programs

CPS’s online Leadership and Learning Programs empower women and men from around the world to become leaders of the partnership and caring economy movements. CPS’s online classes bring together policy-makers, business leaders, educators, student leaders, community advocates, therapists, parents, and grandparents from around the world to study, dialogue, and take action together. Our Alumni Community stay engaged in the partnership learning community through global gatherings and an interactive online hub where graduates share resources, strategies, and action models and inspire one another to continue their vital work.

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Bookstore and Multimedia Library

The Bookstore and Multimedia Library is a comprehensive resource center for personal, social, and economic transformation from domination to partnership. Whether you want an interesting idea for an essay, book, or book club, have a term paper or syllabus to write, a class to teach, a lecture to give, a debate to prepare for, or are simply interested in expanding your horizon, this is the place to go. You will find fascinating ways to spark discussions, challenge conventional thinking, support your research, and better understand yourself and our world.

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Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler is CPS president and co-founder. Her revolutionary findings on partnership vs. domination models are changing the conversation about social progress. Eisler is the author of landmark books including The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future (in 26 languages), and The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics. Her pioneering work in human rights expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. Eisler keynotes conferences worldwide, teaches online, and has received many honors, including the Peace Leadership Award earlier received by the Dalai Lama.

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The Center for Partnership Studies’ International Prize for Research, Study, and Dissemination of Partnership Studies

In 2018, Professor Antonella Riem, of the University of Udine, Italy, was awarded the CPS inaugural prize for Research, Study, and Dissemination of Partnership Studies. The Center launched this international prize to recognize the work of scholars worldwide who dedicate their critical research and teaching to disseminate and nurture partnership studies worldwide, thus contributing to the shaping of a better and more caring and humane future. Read more…