Riane Eisler chats with Lauralee Alben, internationally respected design consultant, coach, and keynote speaker about empowering women's leadership, creativity and communitas. How are women designing their deepest selves in order to imagine and manifest the critical changes they know must occur in a life-sustaining world? Lauralee engages women (and men) in designing intentional lives, meaningful work, and world-changing legacies. Through her inspiring design approach, which reaches from the intimate realm of the soul to the international stage, Lauralee's passion catalyzes sea changes in business, society, and the environment.
Kate Daniels speaks eloquently about her passion for world politics and advocacy for human rights and global news. As the founder and Executive Editor of The Women’s International Perspective, (The WIP), which is an online news site that reports world news, opinion and commentary from the over 100 women contributors, Kate is working to offer a more real world, human interest view of the news and how our current challenges might be met through cooperation and communication. Join Kate and Dr. Riane Eisler, as they discuss what prompted Kate to found The WIP and what she hopes to accomplish with this unique and very powerful news platform.
Riane Eisler chats with Ellen Snortland, Author, Actor, Activist; Ellen has been deeply committed to international women’s rights and was an NGO delegate to the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001. The author of “Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls,” Ms. Snortland is also directing a documentary by the same named and performer in her own one woman show;” Now That She’s Gone” ,” a comic memoir about growing up Norwegian American; “A romp through Women’s liberation, sex, drugs and lutefisk.”
Join Riane Eisler, Host of Conversations with Riane Eisler, as we meet with Mariana Bozesan, Author of the Diet for a New Life Books and Program President & Co-Founder of the Sageera Institute.
Rayona Sharpnack's approach as a coach and educator helps her take very complex theoretical concepts and distill them down to relevant and easily accessible learning distinctions -- resulting in dramatically more effective leadership skills for her clients. More than 20,000 professionals from Fortune 500companies have relied on Rayona and the Institute for Women’s Leadership to produce breakthrough results both at work and in their personal lives.
Bettina Aptheker is a teacher of Feminist Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The daughter of U.S. Communist Party Leader Herbert Aptheker, she candidly discusses her personal experiences with child abuse and how it has shaped not only her personal life, but motivated her professionally as well.
Her new book, “Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech and Became a Feminist Rebel” is a gripping memoir. Bettina discusses her book and her teaching with Dr. Riane Eisler and explains how her experiences have taught her the importance of working for the rights of Women and Children.
As the founders of The Bainbridge Graduate Institute, both Gifford and Elizabeth (Libba) Pinchot have a passion for education and the combination of this education with the practical application of sustainability, social responsibility, innovation and profit. The Bainbridge Graduate Institute offers an MBA and is geared to create an atmosphere of community and mutual support among its students and staff. Join Gifford and Libba and Dr. Riane Eisler as they discuss the unique vision of the institute and how they came to believe that their work can help to make the world a far better place.
The subject of religion is sometimes a source of great contention. In Different Visions of Love: Partnership and Dominator Values in Christian History, Brian Griffith has shown readers the reason behind the seemingly inconsistent beliefs and the power struggles that have shaped the faith of millions. Different Brian suggests that the Dominator force in the Christian religion developed slowly over the centuries and that the idea that ‘moderate’ Christians are somehow less devout than their more zealous counterparts is flawed. He has been teaching through his writing that Partnership, which offers compassion and fellowship as a basis for theology, makes much more sense in today’s world. Join Brian Griffith and Dr. Riane Eisler as they discuss the work that they have in common and what prompted Brian to begin this journey of faith.
When Susan Griffin talks about Democracy, you are able to hear both the irony and the enthusiasm that she shares with many people that are becoming aware of the challenges that we are facing in America today. Susan is a renown author and poet, she speaks eloquently of her passion for democracy and her desire to teach others about the true nature of our system which has largely drifted away from its roots. Join Susan and Dr. Riane Eisler as they discuss Susan’s new book Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy and their common belief in partnership and democracy that has joined them together as friends and colleagues.
As one of the world’s leading experts on the link between diet, nutrition, environment and health, John Robbins is an extraordinary example of how following your dreams can lead to happiness and success. The author of many books and featured in most of the nation’s largest newspapers and magazines, and even featured in an hour long PBS special titled "Diet for a New America", John has more to teach us than how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Join John and Dr. Riane Eisler as they discuss the work that drives them both to teach others how to create a world that thrives on partnership, sustainability and peace.
If we were to design a world full of peace, laughter and joy, it would be a world in which all children were honored and cherished. Raffi, the Children’s Troubadour has created this paradigm and works every day to move the world forward to a place where Child Honoring is an inherent part of our culture and behavior. Known to his fans by his first name only, Raffi has been creating children’s entertainment for over 30 years. Join Raffi and Dr. Riane Eisler, host of Conversations with Riane Eisler, as they talk about the Child Honouring paradigm and how changing the way the world thinks about children can help us change the world into a more peaceful, happy and joyous place
Elaine Bernstein Partnow, a quotologist and a performance speaker joins Dr. Riane Eisler to discuss her mission to add to the widely unrecognized contributions of women in history. . Elaine has dedicated a considerable portion of her life towards collecting and publishing quotes from the women who have made a major impact on the way that we live and think. The 6th edition of The Quotable Woman, The First 5,000 Years, is due out in 2010. The first edition has been in print since 1977. In addition, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Great Quotes for Any Occasion was just released at the beginning of this year.
Karinna Kittles-Karsten, author of Intimate Wisdom, The Sacred Art of Love, is an internationally recognized relationship expert and founder of Sacred Love Inc. Her unique Eastern and Western approach to intimacy has helped people transform their love lives across the world.
Karinna Kittles-Karsten has been featured in countless National and International TV, Radio and Magazine interviews including on NBC's Starting Over and in Self Magazine.
The chance to create a more intimate connection between our government and our citizens is one of the issues that are driving Barbara Marx Hubbard to speak this week at the Democratic National Convention. Barbara is the president of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution and is also a speaker, author and social innovator with a long history of educating and enlightening people about human rights and social equality. At the DNC, Barbara will be addressing the audience on the need to establish a Citizens Solution Council that would be optimally placed under the office of the Vice Presidency. As a former Vice Presidential Candidate herself, Barbara speaks passionately about the need to create social synergy and to work to move our country away from the current system and into one that is more cooperative and holistic. Join Barbara and Dr. Riane Eisler as they discuss the upcoming convention and Barbara’s new DVD series entitled Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together.
Jane Roberts has a story that all women should pay direct attention to. Not only does she work tirelessly towards advancing gender equality through her work with the 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund, which she co-founded in 2002. She is also the author of the book by the same name. Jane has proven that one voice can make an enormous difference. She was one of the 1000 women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by UNESCO in Vern, Switzerland in 2005. Join Jane and Dr. Riane Eisler as they discuss Jane’s work with the 34 Million Friends organization, the progress of the film project that is being developed about her work, the appalling state of gender inequality around the world, and what we can do to contribute to the advancement of healthcare for women and children everywhere.
Dr. Riane Eisler explores the great Western philosophers and moralists with Dr. David Loye, author of the award-winning The Healing of a Nation, and now his newest book The River and The Star. Together they explore "what is moral" from a more feminist point of view. From the authorities such as Immanuel Kant, to Marx and Engels, Freud, Jean Piaget, to Lawrence Kohlberg (creator of the Kohlberg scale of moral development), Dr. Loye demonstrates that these authoritieswere still incentive to the points of view of women and the feminine point of view.
In our current culture, sexuality and spirituality are not often mentioned in the same sentence and frequently not even in the same conversation. This would seem to be a factor on some of the unhappiness that exists in our society and most especially in our significant relationships. Dr. Gina Ogden has been studying these phenomena for over 30 years and she has a wealth of knowledge and experience about the human condition as it relates to sexuality and spirituality. Gina has written several books, including her latest release The Return of Desire, and her nationwide survey “Integrating Sexuality and Spirituality (ISIS)” transcends all prior information from sources like the Kinsey Report and other traditional sexual behavior research. Join Gina and Dr. Riane Eisler as they discuss the work that has brought Gina to be one of the foremost experts in human sexuality and spirituality and how changing our perspective and our relationship paradigm can ensure long lasting, loving relationships in all areas of our lives.
Riane chats with Dr. David Loye and delves into his fascinating background, experience and research that led to several ground-breaking books including “The Healing of a Nation,” and leading-edge information including his research and reports on the effect of television violence on viewers. Dr. Loye’s open and diligent research into evolutionary history, lead to another pivotal book, “Darwin’s Lost Theory of Love,” which talks more about Darwin’s theory of moral evolution which has been largely overlooked. Dr. Loye comments on the superficiality of current education, especially when it comes to the study of evolution.