Riane Eisler Interview in OMTimes: Nurturing Our Humanity

Riane Eisler Interview in OMTimes: Nurturing Our Humanity

December 28, 2019 The Center for Partnership Studies is excited to share this in-depth OMTimes Magazine interview with Sandie Sedgbeer. In the interview, Sandie talks with Riane about her new book, Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape our Brains, Lives, and Future, co-authored with anthropologist Douglas P. Fry, in which they “both upend age-old assumptions about human nature and provide irrefutable evidence that not only is caring behavior humanity’s default tendency but also that we can build more humane and sustainable societies”. Eisler comments, “…in Nurturing our Humanity, I combined my…continue reading →
CPS Awards International Prize to Humberto Maturana and Ximena Davila Yáñez

CPS Awards International Prize to Humberto Maturana and Ximena Davila Yáñez

On January 15, 2020, the Center for Partnership Studies will award its second international prize honoring scholars who distinguish themselves in the dissemination of partnership studies in different fields of academic study and research to Humberto Maturana and Ximena Davila Yáñez for their pioneering, international work through Instituto Matríztica, now Escuela Matriztica de Santiago, on the biology of relationships and love, in alignment with partnership cultural principles. Humberto Maturana’s work, along with his colleague Ximena Davila Yáñez, spans over 23 years and has been particularly focused on the biology of love. Their invaluable…continue reading →
Integral Leadership Review Interviews Riane Eisler

Integral Leadership Review Interviews Riane Eisler

December 21, 2019 In this Integral Leadership Review interview with Riane Eisler, Eric Reynolds talks with Riane about her life and work, relational dynamics and neuroscience, child development, domination/partnership social systems, climate change denial, and her new book Nurturing Our Humanity. Eisler emphasizes that partnership systems are a social configuration that, unlike the present domination social system, include “the majority of humanity”—women and children. She discusses power in relational dynamics, and how integral leadership in partnership systems includes “a hierarchy of actualization” that conceptualizes power in a different way: “…we often think of…continue reading →
Charter for Compassion Women & Girls: v2020 Webinar Series with Riane Eisler

Charter for Compassion Women & Girls: v2020 Webinar Series with Riane Eisler

The Charter For Compassion's Women and Girls' sector launches their V2020 webinar series on January 22, 2020 with Dr. Riane Eisler and hosted by Center For Partnership Studies partnership leader Donna Mills. The purpose of this initiative is to prepare ourselves and the world for the year 2020, which represents the 150th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Proclamation reflecting and further igniting the international Suffragist movement, and the 19th Amendment in the United States, which set the precedence for women all around the world. 2020 also signifies crystal vision, necessary for looking back…continue reading →
Start 2020 by Planting a Tree in the Partnership Group Forest

Start 2020 by Planting a Tree in the Partnership Group Forest

Now you can help neutralize carbon emissions by planting a tree in the Partnership Studies Group Forest. Treedom is an online platform where you can partner with a farmer who will plant a tree for you or your group, and then you can follow it online. The site offers opportunities to plant trees including Rosewood in Madagascar, Macadamia in Kenya, Cacao in Cameroon, and many others. The trees contribute to biodiversity and provide food sources for local communities around the world. Professor Antonella Riem, founder of the Partnership Studies Group at the University…continue reading →
Time for a New Herstory?

Time for a New Herstory?

December 9, 2019 In The Sonoma Sun, Larry Barnett exposes the gender values of a patriarchal narrative of civilization in A Not So Grand Theory of Herstory. He writes, “Herstory (not his story) is largely unwritten, or at least not well-acknowledged. Buried below the discourse and explanations of men, the global history of women is one of silencing, disempowerment, and relegation to man-serving roles. In modernity, western culture has evolved enough to allow women to vote, own property, bear (or not bear) children, and inherit wealth, but in 2019, even these entitlements are…continue reading →
Psychology Today: Partnership Not Domination Fosters Wellbeing

Psychology Today: Partnership Not Domination Fosters Wellbeing

December 8, 2019 In the Psychology Today online article Partnership Not Domination Fosters Wellbeing, University of Notre Dame professor of psychology Darcia Narvaez, PhD, focuses on human evolution, child development and how children and communities can thrive with partnership systems. Archeological evidence shows that archaic hunter-gatherer bands represented cooperative and peaceful partnership systems that valued egalitarian relationships and practiced a generative gift economy in partnership with their ecological niche. Narvaez highlights Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry’s new book, Nurturing our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape our Brains, Lives and Future, which…continue reading →
The New Social Wealth Index: Investing in the Care of People and Planet

The New Social Wealth Index: Investing in the Care of People and Planet

November 25, 2019 During the July, 2019 Bretton Woods 75 Conference, a team led by Riane Eisler and the Center for Partnership Studies formed for the purpose of developing a new economic Social Wealth Index (SWI) for use by nations and U.S. States to guide enactment of policies that promote optimal human development and protect our natural environment, as well as ensuring business and economic health. The Social Wealth Index Unlike both GDP and most GDP alternatives, the new SWI takes into account findings from neuroscience showing that whether we have the “high…continue reading →
Riane Eisler on Free Speech TV: Caring is Humanity’s Default Tendency

Riane Eisler on Free Speech TV: Caring is Humanity’s Default Tendency

November 19, 2019 Watch the video: Lisa Garr interviews Riane Eisler on The Aware Show for Free Speech TV: “Humanity’s Default with Riane Eisler”. In this interview, Eisler talks about how her latest book, "Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future", provides evidence that caring behavior is actually humanity’s default tendency. To work toward an equitable and non-violent partnership society, we must address gender bias, how we value care in our economy, and pervasive patterns of domination and authoritarianism, which start in the family. The Aware Show…continue reading →
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 →