Riane Eisler

A leader in the movements for peace, environmental sustainability, economic equality and human rights, Riane Eisler, JD is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies.

Internationally renowned as a social scientist, evolutionary theorist and cultural historian, Riane Eisler is best known for her bestseller "The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future," now offered in 25 foreign editions. Her research has impacted multiple fields including economics, psychology, sociology, health care, political science, and more. As a pioneer for the extension of human rights protection to women's rights and children's rights, she delivers lectures across the globe to venues including the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. Department of State, Congressional briefings, and more.

Eisler was born in Vienna in 1931 and fled from the Nazis with her parents to Cuba as a small child. She later emigrated to the United States, where she earned degrees in sociology and law from UCLA. Eisler currently teaches in the graduate Transformative Leadership Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies and is Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies at the University of Minnesota.


    Riane Eisler on the Power of Partnership Video
    Season 1, Episode 22
    Riane Eisler on the Power of Partnership (2012)Inspirations
    Season 1, Episode 22
    , 88 minutes
    Riane Eisler – futurist, activist, cultural historian and evolutionary theorist – has long been a pioneer in the study of complex systems. Her ground-breaking theory of cultural traditions based on partnership or domination ...
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    Riane Eisler on Creating a Caring Economics Video
    Season 1, Episode 21
    Riane Eisler on Creating a Caring Economics (April 2012)Inspirations
    Season 1, Episode 21
    , 56 minutes
    Riane Eisler is a social scientist, evolutionary theorist and cultural historian best known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 25 foreign editions. She has been a leader in the ...
    Available worldwide
    Timewave 2013 Video
    Timewave 2013 (2008)
    88 minutes
    What lies ahead for the human race? Will we reach the destiny that awaits us?
    Available worldwide
    Tomorrow's Children (Riane Eisler) Video
    Episode 18
    Tomorrow's Children (Riane Eisler) (2001)Thinking Allowed
    Episode 18
    , 24 minutes
    Riane Eisler urges society to restructure itself so that it paints a more favorable picture of human potential and possibility for our children. It is our responsibility, she reminds us, to educate our children about their ...
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    Building a Partnership Society  Video
    Building a Partnership Society (2008)
    52 minutes
    Riane Eisler has made it her life’s work to study many of the historical social systems of the world, and she has discovered a struggle between partnership-based systems and domination systems. In this discussion she offers ...
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