Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler is a systems scientist, cultural historian, attorney, consultant, and speaker whose research has inspired scholars and social activists, showing how to construct a more equitable and less violent world based on partnership rather than domination. She is president of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS), editor-in-chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, and internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 57 U.S. printings and 27 foreign editions. Eisler keynotes conferences worldwide and pioneered recognition of the human rights of the majority of humanity: women and children. Her The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics was hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking.” Her Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future documents that human nature actually leans less to insensitivity and cruelty and more toward caring and creativity.