Riane Eisler

United States

  • City, State: Carmel, California
  • Geographic Location: North America

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I.M.O.W. Global Council Member Riane Eisler is a cultural historian, evolutionary theorist, human rights activist and celebrated author. In her bestseller, The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, she integrates historical, archeological, cross-cultural and contemporary empirical data to develop what she terms the “partnership” (in contrast to “dominator”) model for egalitarian human relationships. Her other books include the award-winning Tomorrow’s Children, The Power of Partnership, Sacred Pleasure, and The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics. She is president of the Center for Partnership Studies, and she has also lectured widely in an effort to demonstrate the value of employing the partnership model in every aspect of our existence, from intimate relations, religion, and the education of children, to community development and public policies to end violence.

Riane, who is Austrian by birth, fled from the Nazis as a child, was raised in Cuba and received her higher education at the University of California. She is the founder and president of the Center for Partnership Studies, and the co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence. She is a member of the World Academy of Art and Science and the General Evolution Research Group, and has received many honors, including the Humanist Pioneer award and membership in the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality. She is a charismatic speaker who keynotes conferences worldwide.

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President, the Center for Partnership Studies Author Co-Founder, the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence Member, World Academy of Art and Science.

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I.M.O.W. Global Council member Riane Eisler, president of the Center for Partnership Studies and author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, argues that a new definition of the economy--that better includes the contributions women make--will set us on a path to a healthier, more robust economic future. Eisler is currently working on a public policy initiative to advance healthy economic priorities.



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