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.
CPS’s Achievements Include:
- Publication of the CPS report Social Wealth Economic Indicators: A New System for Evaluating Economic Prosperity written by Indradeep Ghosh with Riane Eisler and the CPS Team.
- The Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, a peer-reviewed, online, free-access journal co-sponsored by CPS, is launched at the University of Minnesota
- Over 7,500 articles are downloaded from all over the world from the CPS co-sponsored Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies.
- CPS President Riane Eisler speaks to 4,000 people (including thousands of educators and students) in Monterrey, Mexico, at the annual World Meeting on Values, with podcasts to 20,000 more.