Mission of CPS
The mission of the Center for Partnership Studies is to catalyze movement towards partnership systems on all levels of society through research, education, grassroots empowerment, and policy initiatives. CPS’s programs focus on promoting human rights and nonviolence, gender and racial equity, childhood development, and new metrics that demonstrate the financial contribution of the work of caregiving.
The Center for Partnership Studies was founded in 1987 in response to the demand of readers of Riane Eisler’s The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, hailed by Princeton anthropologist Ashley Montagu as "the most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species. A U.S. bestseller, The Chalice and The Blade is now in 26 foreign editions (including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, and most European languages) and used in universities worldwide.
Riane Eisler, CPS Founder
Internationally known as author of The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future (Harper & Row, 1987), Eisler is a scholar, author, educator, organizer, social activist, and recipient of many honors. She pioneered women’s studies programs at UCLA; founded the first U.S. center on women and the law; wrote The Equal Rights Handbook (Avon Books, 1978), and introduced a new model of human rights that includes both women’s and children’s rights. She keynotes conferences worldwide; is Editor-in-Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies; and member of the Club of Rome and the World Future Council. Her other books include Sacred Pleasure (Harper Collins, 1995), the award-winning Tomorrow’s Children (Westview Press, 2000) and The Power of Partnership (New World Library, 2002), and The Real Wealth of Nations (Berrett- Koehler, 2007), hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world that we have been so urgently seeking.”
- Caring Economy Blog
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- How Measuring The Economy Differently Could Increase Gender Equality
- Women, Peace, and Health Care
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- A Conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Leaders Transforming Cultures
- Put the Care Economy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Riane Eisler: Navigating Transformation
- Riane Eisler Proves that “Ideas are Contagious”