It is an honor and pleasure to share with you the video of an exciting program at New York’s historic Great Hall of Cooper Union, focusing on “ Cornerstones of Democracy" -- a subject that is more timely than ever.

The program was organized and moderated by artist and philanthropist Friedrike Merck, and featured TV show host Laura Flanders, Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of the Feminist Press, Tony McAleer, Executive Director of Life After Hate, and Riane Eisler, President of the Center for Partnership Studies. Riane gave the final presentation, which was preceded by a short film about her early background and how it led to her research, writing, and advocacy.

We'd like to take this opportunity to again thank Friedrike for making this important event possible through her initiative, creativity, and generosity.