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Online Class: Study with Riane Eisler

Re-thinking our Past, Co-Creating our Future: A Cultural Transformation Webinar Series with Riane Eisler

Through videos, study-guides, and live online discussions, Dr. Eisler weaves together core ideas from across her extraordinary 30 year body of work - from the revolutionary insights about power in The Chalice and the Blade, to her insights about sex, spirituality, and intimate relationships in Sacred Pleasure, to her groundbreaking framework for bringing the value of care into economics in The Real Wealth of Nations.

This online course is a unique opportunity to take an exciting journey through our past, present, and possible future. We will explore how fundamental assumptions about gender, family life, and cultural values shape our life experiences and the kind of world we live in. Class Size is Limited:  REGISTER TODAY

Become a Certified Caring Economy Conversation Leader

Caring Economics Conv Ldr Trng Prog program to become a Certified Caring Economy Conversation Leader

includes nine online sessions facilitated by seasoned Caring Economics trainers with Riane Eisler in one of the sessions. For more information and to enroll, learn more

This is a chance to make a difference -- and engage others to do the same!


The Real Wealth of Nations:

Creating a Caring Economics

From economic crisis to a new economy

"The Real Wealth of Nations gives us a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking. . .this brilliant book shows how we can build economic systems that meet both our material and spiritual needs. "

~ Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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"Desperately needed." ~ Peter Senge

"A call to action." ~ Jane Goodall

"Revolutionary." ~ Gloria Steinem

"...compelling...well referenced, well argued, insightful and hopeful.”

~ Publisher’s Weekly

"...A Real Reason to Get Out of Bed in the Morning! As you open your eyes on another day of global warming, tribal and regional conflict, and general transnational chaos, it will feel wonderful to have Eisler on your team, sharing her straightforward prescription for planetary rescue." ~ The Baltimore Chronicle

CIIS Online Graduate "Power of Partnership" Course with Riane Eisler and Susan Carter

You can take this class by itself or to get a degree. The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) offers an online Transformative Leadership MA and a Transformative Studies Ph.D. with a focus on Partnership Studies.  This is an exciting opportunity to advance your career and become a partnership leader in your community, organization, and the world. You can enroll for the degree program or as a special student in Riane's and Susan's online class, The Power of Partnership.

More Partnership Classes

New courses on partnership systems and relations are springing up.  Professor Susan Carter teaches classes on partnership at Marylhurst College (in addition to co-teaching with Riane Eisler at CIIS), Professor Mary Kirk of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota began teaching Partnership Perspectives on Leadership. For information, Email:


More Exciting Activities

Join the Email Campaign!

Start Your Own Study and Action Group

Sharing and Caring in Portland

Join Riane and her exciting guests for "Conversations with Riane" via the Women's Radio, as we discuss how to make our lives and our world better.

Riane Eisler's OpEds & Articles

can be found on the Center for Partnership Studies' Website.

Give the "gift of peace"!

The beautiful silver Riane Eisler PeaceBaby tag is engraved with the message, “Peace is putting love into action.” A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Center for Partnership Studies. To buy the tag click here



Eisler Proposes Strategy to Protect Women and Children from Violence

In the wake of the World Health Organization’s June 2013 report showing that violence against women and girls is a global health problem of epidemic proportions, the publication of Riane Eisler’s chapter Protecting the Majority of Humanity: Toward an Integrated Approach to Crimes against Present and Future Generations” in the new Cambridge University book Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice, and Treaty Implementatio is both timely and practical.

Continuing her scholarly work of placing the rights, problems, and aspirations of the majority of humanity – women and children – on the international agenda as integral to a sustainable and just future for all, Eisler proposes that the Rome Statute and R2P can, and should, be used to end traditions of violence that not only take the lives of millions of women and children but also have very adverse impacts on economic and social health.

Caring Economy Congressional Briefing                               March 2013

Dr. Riane Eisler (top center photo on left) headlined a U.S. Congressional briefing on March 20th sponsored by the Center for Partnership Studies’ Caring Economy Campaign on The Economic Return from Investing in Care Work and Early Childhood Education." The briefing was introduced by Congressman Jim Moran and also featured economist Steve Barnett and others from the Campaign. It highlighted the CPS/Urban Institute report National Indicators and Social Wealth on going beyond GDP to measure national economic success.

On, March 21, Riane Eisler was honored as Distinguished Speaker for Women’s History Month at the U.S. Department of State, an event co-hosted by Executive Women at State and the Office of Civil Rights. Eisler’s enthusiastically-received speech was What's Good for Women is Good for the World: Foundations for a Caring Economy


Caring Economy Campaign website launched

Washington D.C., Meeting of Experts on Social Wealth Indicators

Caring Economy Reception at Embassy of Finland

Caring Economy Meetings in Washington DC, May 22-23, 2012 to Develop New Social Wealth Indicators to Supplement GDP

Riane Eisler speaks at UN General Assembly session on Harmony with Nature, New York, April 20, 2011

Riane Eisler writes about climate change, women, children, violence, and economics.

Economics as if Caring Matters

by Riane Eisler, March-April 2012

"In this superb piece, Riane Eisler tries to untangle the limitations of both capitalism and socialism. There is no place for a caring economy in these models -- no value given to caring for our trees or, as emphasized in this piece, our children. New models are needed, and the author presents the beginning of one. If economics moves in any direction, it should be this one." Jeff Madrick, Challenge Editor.

The State of the Union:

Our Real Social Wealth
By Dr. Riane Eisler and Kimberly Otis 
Published in Blogher
January 2012  

Ann Romney and the Politics of Motherhood

by Riane Eisler and Valerie Young

Published in Blogher

April 2012

Watch Six Steps to Caring Economics  —  a webinar with Riane Eisler recorded on October 5, 20,10

Caring Economy Campaign:

30 Million Coalition Backs Recommendations of CPS-Commissioned Urban Institute Report The State of Society
Measuring Economic Success and Human Well-Being

Riane Eisler's Real Wealth Conversation Leaders Speech

and Resilience Australia Conference Speech (February '10)

To access Australia Video click here and scroll down to Video

*Riane Eisler receives the 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award (earlier awarded to the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jacques Cousteau, Helen Caldicott, King Hussein of Jordan, and Walter Cronkite). (Nov. '09)

*Riane Eisler speaks at UN on "FROM GLOBAL WARMING TO GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP."To hear excerpts on UN Radio, click here. (Sept. '09)

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Roadmap to a New Economics: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism
Economics as if women, men, children, and their future actually mattered.



Riane Eisler and prominent advisors (including former Senator Carol Moseley Braun, economists Nancy Folbre and Randy Albelda, sociologist Steve Barnett, Jennifer Buffett, Carol Jenkins, and leaders of national women’s, children’s, media, and economic and political organizations) are working through the Center for Partnership Studies' Caring Economy Campaign with the Urban Institute in Washington DC to develop measures of our Social Wealth to supplement GDP as the first step in our Real Wealth of Nations Public Policy Project, designed to shift public funding priorities in healthier and more realistic directions. Read a Sample Metrics Fact Sheet, For the history of this project, please click on Real Wealth Indicators, Two Page RWA Summary.



The real wealth of our nation is its people


This proposal urged President Obama and Congress to create and subsidize more jobs in childcare, education, healthcare, eldercare, and other “caring industries” to stimulate our economy, help families, reduce poverty and violence, reward women’s economic contributions, save billions in crime and prisons -- and create the “high quality human capital” needed for our post-industrial economy. Please click here for the full proposal. -- and send it to your friends, colleagues, and government representatives.

Riane Eisler Honored

Riane Eisler honored as one of twenty great peacemakers, including Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr, Mother Teresa, and the Dalai Lama. Click here for more information.



To listen to four short podcasts from Riane Eisler on political issues, please click below:
1 The Basic Political Issues

2. Women in Politics 
3. Family Values 
4. Political and Fiscal Priorities 



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