Riane Eisler best-selling author of The Chalice and the Blade, Awakening Our Consciousness from Domination to Partnership
Much of the suffering, hunger, poverty, and violence challenging the world today is a symptom of the “domination paradigm” of race over race, man over woman, and human over nature. Dr. Eisler will speak about how we can create a better future by focusing on four cornerstones that are not yet part of the mainstream conversation — and what we can each do.
Riane Eisler, JD, PhD(h), is the recipient of many honors, such as the Distinguished Peace Leadership Award earlier given to the Dalai Lama, and internationally known for her groundbreaking contributions as a systems scientist, futurist, and cultural historian. She is author of many books, including The Chalice and the Blade , now in its 57th US printing and 27 foreign editions, The Real Wealth of Nations , hailed by Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu as "a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking," and Nurturing Our Humanity , Oxford University Press, 2019, co-authored with Douglas P. Fry.
Eisler’s innovative whole-systems research offers new perspectives and practical tools for constructing a less violent, more egalitarian, gender balanced, and sustainable future. Eisler is President of the Center for Partnership Systems, which provides practical applications of her work, and Editor in Chief of the online Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies published at the University of Minnesota. She keynotes conferences worldwide, has taught at many universities, has written hundreds of articles and contributions to both scholarly and popular books, pioneered the application of human rights standards to women and children, and consults to businesses and governments on the partnership model introduced by her work. For more information, see and

Other books by Riane Eisler

“The most important book since Darwin’s Origin of Species.” – Anthropologist Ashley Montagu

“Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. The Chalice & the Blade is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us.”
– Novelist Isabel Allende

Translated into 26 languages, and now in its 57th US printing.

“The Real Wealth of Nations gives us a template for the better world that we are so urgently seeking. As practical as it it is hopeful, this brilliant book shows how we can build economic systems that meet both our material and spiritual needs.”
– Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu

“The Real Wealth of Nations is a call to action. I wholeheartedly agree that it is not only politicians, businesses and financial institutions that must change, but rather each one of us must play a role in developing a more caring society. This book is an important tool that can help us make that happen.”
– Jane Goodall

“The Real Wealth of Nations is an essential tool for government leaders, politicians, economists, and everyone looking for ways to halt environmental destruction, eradicate poverty, stabilize population, and build a better future.”
– Vigdis Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland 1980-1996

“Stunning…the map to the world that works for all of us.”
– Marianne Williamson, author of Everyday Grace and A Return to Love

“Sacred Pleasure is Eisler’s most stunning, far-reaching, and practical gift—both to readers and a world that must change or perish.”
– Gloria Steinem

“…an important and powerful manifesto… a loving alternative to the technocratic nonsense that often dominates the school reform debates.”
– Rabbi Michael Lerner, author of The Politics of Meaning

“Human nature holds just as much potential for caring and partnership as war and domination.  Knowing that changes everything.”
—Abigail Disney, Fork Films, producer, Pray the Devil Back to Hell and Women, War, & Peace

“Riane Eisler has written the definitive book on the ERA.”
– Erica Jong

“At last the significance and impact of ERA as law has been made clear by an attorney and legal authority who is also a woman, a mother, and who can write!”
– Carol Burnett

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