Riane Eisler

President, Center for Partnership Studies, Author

Riane Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies and a pioneer in the study of relational dynamics, a multidisciplinary method of inquiry that identifies patterns in societies cross-culturally and historically.

Her books, which have been translated into 30 languages, include The Real Wealth of Nations, which provides a new conceptual framework for economics, Tomorrow’s Children, which offers a blueprint for transforming education, and The Chalice and the Blade, an international bestseller offering a new reading of our past, present, and the possibilities for our future. She has taught at the University of California and now teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Recognized as one of the most original thinkers of our time, she keynotes conferences worldwide, consults for governments and businesses, and sits on many boards and councils, including the World Future Council and the International Museum of Women. She has received many honors, including honorary Ph.D. degrees, for her contributions to scholarship and human advancement, and numerous awards, including the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, for her groundbreaking work to advance social and economic development, human rights, and peace.