January 2020
Humberto Maturana and Ximena Davila Yáñez: the Biology of Love
On January 15, 2020, the Center for Partnership Studies awarded 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 research at the Instituto Matríztico has become an influential scientific contribution to our understanding of the biological-cultural nature of humanness. Congratulations Humberto and Ximena!
Hear Riane Eisler's interview on NPR's 51%

In this interview on NPR radio’s 51%, Riane Eisler discusses her latest book, Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future . H ow do domination and partnership social systems shape us? T he domination system fragments all facets of society and culture: politics, education, race, gender, economics, and the environment. In America, women make up more than half the population. Learn how the status of women is a powerful predictor of general quality of life of a nation.

Coming soon: Trauma-Sensitive Schools Webinar

Join us in March, 2020 for Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Shifting to Partnership Practice in Education and Society —a timely online dialogue with Dr. Mary Crnobori and Dr. Riane Eisler. Learn how schools are addressing the collective impact of childhood and intergenerational trauma with effective, compassionate, trauma-sensitive partnership practices. Hear on-the-ground stories from educators successfully applying partnership practices in the classroom.

Check out the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

The theme for this Fall 2019-Winter 2020 issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies is Child Development, with guest editors Darcia Narvaez, PhD. and Mary S. Tarsha MEd. Cover art: Sacred Passages - Balance by Vara Kamin.

Plant 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 you can follow it's growth online. Thank you to Professor Antonella Riem, founder of the Partnership Studies Group at the University of Udine (Italy) for initiating the group forest, which has planted 20 trees to date.

In our webinars you will learn about the roots of the domination worldview, strengthen your capacity for partnership systems literacy, hear real-world success stories of personal and cultural transformation, and learn how to apply effective partnership principles and practices in your life and your leadership.
On January 16, 2020, Relationships First pioneers Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt rejoined Riane Eisler of the Center for Partnership Studies for Safe Conversations in Action, the second in a series of webinars exploring a simple and effective process for cultivating healthy partnership relationships. Participants witnessed a live, real-time demonstration with Safe Conversations ® leaders Curtis Hill and Robyn Jardine, and learned how to relate in ways that move us past entrenched differences and pave the way for social change. Watch the webinar

The September 12, 2019 webinar Safe Conversations: Shifting from Domination to Partnership in Relationship demonstrated how Safe Conversations relational skills directly support partnership social systems. Riane Eisler, Helen LaKelly Hunt and Harville Hendrix joined hundreds of attendees in an inspiring dialogue, enriched by moving, real-life examples of the Safe Conversations relational process. Watch the webinar

The May 16, 2019 webinar Partnership Negotiation: How to Be an Agent of Cultural Change Without Resorting to Domination Tactics with Riane Eisler and Karen Walch was a rich dialog that opened the field for continued conversation on how Quantum negotiation practices, based on neuroscience research, can help us be more effective and more integrated as agents of positive change. Watch the webinar

In the June 28, 2019 CPS Community Gathering and Book Launch online event we heard how you are each applying partnership principles in your own work: social justice activism, teaching, writing, healthcare, media, policy, and leadership aligned with partnership initiatives. Riane Eisler announced her latest book, Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future . Watch the webinar

The October 3, 2018 webinar Power With and Power Through: How Women Are Leading Differently for a Just and Caring World with Jamia Wilson , Carla Goldstein and Riane Eisler featured a lively dialogue on the transformational possibilities of women’s leadership. What does it really look like to “do power differently”? How do we support one another in asserting and implementing bold visions grounded in the life-giving values of care, mutuality, diversity, and creativity? Tune in and be inspired! Watch the webinar

In the September 20, 2018 webinar Behind Our Gender Masks: Empowering Young Women and Men to Express their Full Humanity , gender equality pioneer Riane Eisler brings together two powerful leaders in the movement to help young people break through damaging old gender assumptions and claim powerful voices and authentic lives. Brie Mathers of Love the Skin You’re In , and Ashanti Branch of Ever Forward will share how they are creating the foundations for a partnership society by empowering our daughters and sons to express their full humanity. Watch the webinar

The extraordinary May 22, 2018 webinar event Uncovering the Roots of Violence: New Perspectives on Domestic Violence, Social Justice, and Faith brought together three anti-violence pioneers: Riane Eisler, Julie Owens, and Ron Clark—to share fresh perspectives on the stories we have lived by and explore what it really takes to end the pandemic of violence against women, children, and other vulnerable peoples. Watch the webinar

Check out the June 27, 2018 webinar Questions You Asked: Further Conversations on Domestic Violence, Social Justice, and Faith with Julie Owens and Ron Clark. Learn about ways we can work together to change cultures of violence in our homes, our places of worship, and our communities. Watch the webinar

Raising Caring Men: How Can #MeToo Bring a Revolution in Masculinities? Hear gender equality pioneers Riane Eisler of the Center for Partnership Studies and Gary Barker of Promundo engage in this transformational dialogue about the future of masculinity in the #MeToo world. The March 6, 2018 webinar was moderated by Promundo board member Ron LeGrand. Watch the webinar

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