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What Has a Hold On You? Domination or Partnership?

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Cathy Bennett

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War and ecological destruction continues in many places around the world. World-wide hunger and poverty is growing, especially taking its toll on women and children, while a small percent of the world’s population has all the wealth and the rest of us struggle. Political infighting keeps the government paralyzed from taking effective action. And the list goes on. Dr. Riane Eisler asked, "Why is our world so full of man’s inhumanity to man--and woman? What is it within us that so chronically tilts us toward cruelty rather than kindness, toward war rather than peace, toward destruction rather than actualization?

I am pleased to have as my next guests, Dr Susan Carter, the interim chair for the Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies program at Marylhurst University and Dr Riane Eisler, social scientist, attorney, author, and social activist, best known for her international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade, as well as the award-winningTomorrow’s Children, The Power of Partnership, Sacred Pleasure, andThe Real Wealth of Nations:  Creating a Caring Economics. Dr. Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies, a pioneer in the study of complex systems, and the recipient of many honors. She is a consultant to business and government on applications of the partnership and caring economics model introduced in her work, and keynotes conferences worldwide.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of two fundamentally different models of relating, the domination model and the partnership model, and what we should know about how the domination and partnership continuum operates in our lives.