New Stories for Young and Old: Grandfather’s Garden by David Loye

New Stories for Young and Old: Grandfather’s Garden by David Loye

October 23, 2019 Grandfather's Garden by Dr. David Loye (Riane Eisler’s husband, partner in life, and co-founder of the Center for Partnership Studies) is in Riane’s words, “a book for children and grownups alike.” Riane is very excited about this wonderful book and recommends it to everyone as the perfect holiday gift book for all ages. The whimsical short stories in Grandfather’s Garden are partnership theme fables. Kids love the characters (and illustrations) of these imaginative fantasies, such as the Baby Carrot who wanted to be a speed boat racer, Babbage the Cabbage,…continue reading →

Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry: Partnership Societies and Peace Building

October 6, 2019 Susan Coleman interviews Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry, co-authors of Nurturing our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape our Brains, Lives and Future, in this 60-minute interview, part of the Peacebuilding Podcast series. In their conversation, Eisler and Fry use a “biocultural” lens to examine how cultural values are changing, and the inherent gender aspects of our current domination (power over) social system and an emerging partnership (power with) system. Coleman comments: “What Riane so clearly adds to this discussion is that all domination systems, whether they are left…continue reading →
University Partnership Educator Jen Taylor: “Students are Hungry for this Information”

University Partnership Educator Jen Taylor: “Students are Hungry for this Information”

October 15, 2019 CPS’ intrepid Social Media Director, Valerie Young, brought to our attention a Facebook comment from partnership leader Jen Taylor: “I'm guest-teaching four sections of philosophy on Partnership Studies this spring [2019] and my UConn students (60 total) all ordered The Chalice and the Blade as part of the required reading. First time I was able to get the book on the syllabus after 6 years! So happy it's getting the recognition it deserves. Congrats & thank you.” Congratulations to you, Jen, for creatively introducing Riane Eisler’s work and partnership values…continue reading →
Mindset Shift: We Can Change the Gendered System of Values in the Workplace

Mindset Shift: We Can Change the Gendered System of Values in the Workplace

October 4, 2019 In the Business Insider article, cultural historian and social systems scientist Dr. Riane Eisler writes, “To work towards true equity, society needs to have a mindset shift”. She outlines how a gendered system of values in the workplace and in society creates inequalities between men and women and “…it attaches unequal value to the very concepts and definitions of "masculine" and “feminine”, a dynamic especially prevalent in domination social systems. In partnership systems "productive" work is redefined to include caring for and educating people, and the significant economic value of…continue reading →
Love, Caring, and Empathy are Central to Solving World’s Problems

Love, Caring, and Empathy are Central to Solving World’s Problems

September 19, 2019 In her timely article in Thrive Global, Riane Eisler, author and founder of the Center for Partnership Studies, takes a hands-on approach to how love can help us address major global issues. “Findings from both social and biological science indicate that love may be the key to helping us solve some of the world’s most pressing problems”. Eisler: “This human capacity to care – which neuroscience shows is integral to our species – is central to creating the type of social system that will help us find creative solutions to…continue reading →
Riane Eisler: Understanding the Psychology Behind Trump

Riane Eisler: Understanding the Psychology Behind Trump

October 10, 2019 Progressive political activist, author and news show host Egberto Willies interviews Riane Eisler on Politics Done Right. In their discussion on "nurturing humanity out of our political mess” Riane Eisler points out that until we understand the psychology behind Trump and those who elected him, (and didn’t), we will continue cycles of regression. Eisler: “What’s happening in the U.S. today politically is a classic example of regression to the domination side of the social scale”. She points out the importance of becoming more aware of a gendered set of values…continue reading →
Four Steps to an Economics That Can Meet Our Global Challenges

Four Steps to an Economics That Can Meet Our Global Challenges

October 10, 2019 In her keynote speech this summer at Bretton Woods 75, a high-level round table gathering that explored the future of global economics, Dr. Riane Eisler offered a 4-step framework for building a more caring and just economy rooted in a culture of partnership systems. What’s Next? Beyond Capitalism and Socialism demonstrated how we can view economics through the cultural lens of domination systems and partnership systems. Partnership social configurations support an equitable family and social structure, equitable gender roles and relations, leaving behind traditions of violence, and a new narrative…continue reading →
Riane Eisler on Radio Free America: Creative Solutions Are Possible

Riane Eisler on Radio Free America: Creative Solutions Are Possible

September 16, 2019 Listen to the interview with Riane Eisler on Radio Free America: KOPN radio, Columbia, MS. In this 55-minute podcast with Chautauqua’s Deb Hobson, Eisler talks about her new book, Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, co-authored by Douglas P. Fry. Eisler has dedicated her life’s work to developing the interdisciplinary field of partnership studies, which recognizes that an underlying paradigm of domination or partnership cultural systems permeates societies worldwide. Eisler: “We need to go beyond both capitalism and socialism and move toward a…continue reading →
Riane Eisler: we can create social systems that support caring, creativity and non-violence

Riane Eisler: we can create social systems that support caring, creativity and non-violence

September 18, 2019 Read the new article by Martin Zeilig for the Jewish Post & News on Riane Eisler’s life and research in the evolution of social systems, specifically how we can nurture humanity’s capacities for care in a conscious movement from a domination-based cultural system to a partnership system. Eisler comments: “The study of relational dynamics reveals…a more complete picture of the whole of humanity. We see two distinct social configurations that keep repeating themselves historically and cross-culturally: the domination system and the partnership system. If we are serious about educating for…continue reading →
Building A Caring Economy: Riane Eisler Bretton Woods 75 Keynote

Building A Caring Economy: Riane Eisler Bretton Woods 75 Keynote

September 17, 2019 The July, 2019 Bretton Woods economic conference (BW75) gathered a diverse group of politicians, economists, activists, scientists, entrepreneurs, & creatives to re-imagine the global economy in a way that better serves people and planet. Author and social systems scientist Riane Eisler gave a keynote speech at the conference on “Building A Caring Economy”.   Eisler’s work focuses on how to build a caring economy which highlights, in particular, counting the work done by women (or parents, in the home) and orienting the economy (and metrics) around caring for others and…continue reading →