Curriculum Vitae

Riane speaking in Germany next to the President of the German Parliament.

Curriculum Vitae Contents:

Overview of Professional Activities

Overview of Professional Activities

Riane Eisler is a social scientist, attorney, and author whose research, writing, and speaking have influenced fields ranging from psychology, education, and religious studies to economics, political science, women’s studies, and management studies.

Profoundly impacted by her early experiences as a child Holocaust survivor growing up in the industrial slums of Havana, Eisler’s focus has been on identifying the conditions that support our human capacities for consciousness, creativity, and caring, rather than for insensitivity, destructiveness, and cruelty.

What follows is a brief overview of her professional activities. Details are under Education, Publications, Keynotes, Lectures, and Papers, Honors, Interviews and Reviews, Community Service, Boards, Editorial, & Advisory Councils, Fellowships& Memberships, and Contact Information.


· Wrote seven books, including the best-selling The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future and most recently The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics; co-authored five books, including the award-winning Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Healthcare; contributed to over one hundred books; and published over four hundred articles, papers, essays, opeds, and encyclopedia entries. Is currently writing a book with the Dean of the Anthropology Department at the University of Alabama, drawing from the latest research in anthropology, sociology, archeology, and neuroscience on how the human brain develops in interaction with its social environment.

· Spoke at over six hundred events, including the U.N. General Assembly, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Congressional briefings; keynoted national and international conferences; lectured at universities, corporations, religious institutions, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies, including at the invitation from heads of State.

· Co-founded and is Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies housed at the University of Minnesota, and sits on other editorial boards and national and international leadership councils, including the World Futures Council and the Club of Rome

· Co-founded the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS), a nonprofit research and education public service organization. The website is:,

· Initiated major CPS programs:

1). The Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (co-founded with Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams), with an Advisory Council that includes spiritual leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Prince El Hassan bin Talal. The SAIV website ( offers practical resources for clergy and lay people, including its acclaimed Caring and Connected Parenting Guide, which can be downloaded at

2). The Caring Economy Campaign (CEC), a public policy initiative inspired by Eisler’s book The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, focused on providing policy makers with CPS’s Social Wealth economic indicators, which demonstrate the ROI from investing in human capacity development and document the economic value of the work of care still largely done by women for free in households and low pay in the market economy, a major factor in the disproportionate poverty of women and children worldwide. The CEC offers resources and webinars to leaders and grassroots activists, including a coalition of diverse grassroots, research, educational, business, environmental, women's, children's, faith-based, and other organizations, to influence economic and social policies at the federal, state and local levels to allocate more resources to caring for people, starting in early childhood. Its education program includes online leadership trainings to date attended by women and men from 19 nations and 33 U.S. states. The Caring Economics Campaign website is at

3) Earlier CPS achievements under Eisler’s direction include publication of the pioneering CPS study Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life in 1995; support for research at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing on cultural transformation leading to publication of The Chalice and the Blade in Chinese Culture by the China Social Sciences House; international conferences on the application of cultural transformation theory, including “Attaining Human Rights in the 21st Century”

(attended by 900 people), and the “First International Partnership Celebration” in Crete hosted by the former First Lady of Greece (attended by 500 people from 40 countries).

· Provided consulting on applications of the partnership model to educational institutions, corporations, and government agencies.

· Introduced a new model for human rights policy and action that fully integrates the human rights of women and children.

· Developed the method of inquiry called the study of relational dynamics, identifying ignored social patterns cross-culturally and historically, including how the social construction of parent-child and gender relations affects, and is in turn affected by, politics, economics, religion, and other social institutions.

· Developed cultural transformation theory, tracing the tension between the partnership system and the domination system as two basic configurations underlying conventional categories such as ancient vs. modern, Eastern vs. Western, secular vs. religious, or rightist vs. leftist.

· Applied her multidisciplinary research to economics and developed a blueprint for a “caring economics” that gives visibility and real value to the essential work of caring for people and nature to meet both our material and spiritual needs.

· Developed the biocultural partnership/domination model, applying new findings from both the natural and social sciences on the interaction between biology and culture to better understand how humanity can develop its highest potentials.

· Developed guidelines for kindergarten to 12th grade partnership pedagogy and curricula, described in her book Tomorrow’s Children and its companion book co-published by the Center for Partnership Studies, Partnership Education in Action.

· Inspired new initiatives and organizations, including the Montessori Foundation’s Center for Partnership Education, which held its inaugural conference at Asilomar, California in 2005.

· Taught at the California Institute for Integral Studies graduate Transformative Leadership Program and the CPS Leadership and Learning Program, drawing from her research and theory building.

· Received numerous honors, including honorary PhD degrees and the Nuclear Peace Foundation’s Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, earlier received by the Dalai Lama.


· Co-founded and co-directed the Institute for Futures Forecasting, a think tank dedicated to developing better methods of futures prediction and intervention.


· Public and private law practice and research on the interaction between law and society.. Was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; developed equitable marriage contracts; wrote a state bar syllabus; introduced bills in family law, criminal law, and public administration; wrote two books on women and the law.


· Lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Council for Educational Development, University of California at Los Angeles; lecturer, Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles; founding director, Women's Center Legal Program. This was the first program of its kind in the United States, offering courses and lectures in the new field of women's law, providing legal services to poor women, and handling test cases challenging the then existing exclusion of women from the definition of "persons" under the 14th Amendment. The program was accredited as an internship training program for the University of Southern California School of Law.


· Staff Attorney, Los Angeles Women's Center. (The Los Angeles Women's Center, co-founded by Eisler, was one of the first women's centers in the United States).


· Attorney, associated with Zagon, Schiff, Hirsch and Levine, in Beverly Hills, California.


· Social Scientist, Rand-SDC, Santa Monica, California


· Social Worker, Superior Court, Ann Arbor, Michigan



Multidisciplinary studies in fields ranging from history, archaeology, anthropology, and neuroscience to economics, political science, women's studies, and chaos and systems theories.

2008 Honorary Ph.D. degree (Doctor of Humane Letters), Saybrook Institute

2005 Honorary Ph.D. degree (Doctor of Humane Letters), Case Western Reserve University

1965 Juris Doctor, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law

1952 Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Sociology

1940-1948 Private school classical education in Havana, Cuba; completed last two years of high school in U.S. public schools.


Books (Authored)

The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2007, 2008. This book applies the research described above to economic systems. It reassesses earlier economic theories and models and proposes five foundations for a more equitable, sustainable, and productive economic system that can help us meet the challenges we face. It has been translated into several European languages, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Urdu, and is available as an e-book and an audio book online. The Power of Partnership: Seven Relationships that Will Change Your Life, Novato, California: New World Library, 2002. This book applies Eisler’s research to the seven key relationships in our lives – from intimate relations to international relations. It is a practical handbook for personal, social, economic, political, and spiritual transformation. It won the 2003 Nautilus Award. Among other languages, it has been translated into Croatian and Portuguese and is available as an e-book. Tomorrow’s Children: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2000 This is the third book drawing from Eisler’s on-going research. In 2002 it was chosen as the most important book on the future written in the prior five years by the Journal of Futures Studies, was published in Urdu by Mashal Publishers in Pakistan and in German by Arbor Verlag, and has been translated into Chinese and Korean. It inspired other books for educators such as Partnership Education in Action, Dierdre Bucciarelli and Sarah Pirtle, editors, Brandon, Vermont: Holistic Education Press with Center for Partnership Studies, 2001. It inspired a Master’s degree in Partnership Education at Goddard College in Vermont (the original Dewey College) and the Montessori Foundation’s Center for Partnership Education. Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body, San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1995. This is the second book drawing from the research described earlier. It looks at spirituality, sexuality, and morality through the lens of the partnership/domination continuum. Foreign editions include Hosei University Press (Tokyo), Element/Penguin (London), Transworld Publishers/Bantam (Moorebank, Australia), Forum Editrice Universaria Udinese (Udine, Italy), Editorial Cuatro Vientos (Santiago de Chile), and Rocco (Rio de Janeiro). The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987. This book introduced Eisler's cultural transformation theory to a general readership. It has been published in twenty-five foreign editions: Hosei University Press (Tokyo), Laffont (Paris), Bertelsmann Verlag and Goldmann Verlag (Munich) and Arbor Verlag (Freiamt im Schwarzland), Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio (Helsinki), Frassinelli (Milan) and Forum Editrice Universaria Udinese (Udine), Imago (Rio de Janeiro), Palas Athena (Sao Paolo), Via Optima (Portugal and Rio), Editorial Cuatro Vientos (Santiago de Chile), Harper Collins (London), Glaros (Athens), Gyldendal (Copenhagen), Pax (Oslo), Gyldendalske, Ecopolis Association (Moscow), Entheon (Holland), Gal (Isreal), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), Nakladatelstvi Lidove Noviny (Prague), and Gal (Israel), Gimm-Young Publishers, (Seoul, Korea); Sphera (Kiev, Ukraine), Friare Liv Förlag (Sweden), Al-Ahliah (Jordan), Mashal Books (Pakistan). It is also available as an e-book and on an audio cassette. The Equal Rights Handbook: What ERA Means to Your Life, Your Rights, and the Future, New York: Avon Books, 1978. (Re-released by New York: iUniverse, 1999). ( This was the only mass paperback on the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Dissolution: No-Fault Divorce, Marriage, and the Future of Women, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977. Re-released by New York: iUniverse, 1999). ( This book predicted that without adequate safeguards no-fault divorce laws would plunge former middle-class women and children into poverty, leading to the “feminization of poverty.”

Books (Co-author/Editor)

Riane Eisler and Teddie Potter. Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International, 2014. This is a textbook for nursing students and other health care professionals using Eisler’s cultural transformation framework. Winner of 2014 American Journal of Nursing Book Award in Professional Development and Issues category, and 2015 Capstone International Book Award. Riane Eisler and Ron Miller, co-editors, Educating for a Culture of Peace, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2004. This is a collection of essays by educators for teachers and others interested in how to incorporate education for partnership and peace into their work. Riane Eisler, David Loye, and Kari Norgaard, Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life, Pacific Grove, California: Center for Partnership Studies, 1995. This is the report of a three-year study directed by Eisler under the auspices of the Center for Partnership Studies. Utilizing statistical data from 89 nations, it documents a strong correlation between the social construction of gender roles and relations and a country's overall quality of life – a new indicator of economic development. Riane Eisler and David Loye, The Partnership Way: New Tools for Living and Learning, Healing Our Families, Our Communities, and Our World, San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1990; New Revised Edition, Brandon, Vermont: Holistic Education Press, 1998. This educational resource book for use in universities, high schools, churches, and workshops was written in response to the demand sparked by The Chalice and the Blade and later revised to also include materials for Sacred Pleasure study groups. Riane Eisler and Allie C. Hixson, The ERA Facts and Action Guide, National Women's Conference Committee, Washington, D.C., 1986 (helped launch the ERA renewal drive).

Books (Contributor-- Examples from over 100 books)

“Nonlinearity in Cultural Evolution: Psycho-Social Attractors and Human Well Being.” In Nonlinear Psychology: Why Chaos Is Good for You. Schuldberg, D., Richards, R. & Guisinger, S. (editors). New York: Oxford University Press, in press. “Reframing Organizational and Social Change: From Domination to Partnership.” In Leadership for a Healthy World: Creative Social Change. Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, editor. International Leadership Association (ILA) Book Series. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing. 2016. “Societal Contexts for Family Relations: Development, Violence, and Stress.” In Contexts for Young Child Flourishing: Evolution, Family and Society. Darcia Narvaez, Julia Braungart-Rieker, Laura Miller, Lee Gettler, editors. New York: Oxford University Press. 2016. “Preventing Violence against Women: Four Strategies.” In Mariam Kurtz and Lester Kurtz, editors. Women, War, and Violence: Typography, Resistance, and Hope, Volume 1, Westport, CT:Praeger Publishers. 2016. “Women’s Spirituality: From Domination to Partnership.” In Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries. Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble, editors. Amherst, NY: Teneo Press. 2015. “Evolutionary Adaptation and Violent Aggression: From Myths to Realities.” In Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing, Darcia Narvaez, et al, editors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 89-91. “Roadmap to a New Economics: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism – Economics as if Children and their Future Actually Mattered.” In From Capitalistic to Humanistic Business, Michael Pirson, Ulrich Steinvorth, Carlos Largacha-Martinez, Claus Dierksmeier, editors. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2014. “The Power of the Creative Word: From Domination to Partnership”. In The Tapestry of the Creative Word in the Literatures in English' (ALL 14), Antonella Riem, M.R.Dolce, S. Mercanti & C. Colombra (eds.)Udine, Italy: Forum Editrice, 2013, pp 33-47. “Protecting the Majority of Humanity: Toward an Integrated Approach to Crimes against Present and Future Generations.” In Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice, and Treaty Implementation. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Sébastien Jodoin, editors, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. pp.305-326, “Roadmap to a New Economics: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism.” In Emma Coleman Jordan and Angela P. Harris, editors, Economic Justice: Race, Gender, Identity, and Economics: Cases and Materials, second edition, New York: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press, 2011. “Terror, Domination, and Partnership.” In Karin Lofthus Carrington and Susan Griffin, editors,Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. “Transforming Society: A Partnership Educational Agenda.” In Turning Points: 27 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories. Jerry Mintz & Carlo Ricci, editors. Alternative Education Resources Education (AERO), 2010. “The Economic Imperative for Revisioning the Rules of the Game: Work, Values, and Caring.” In Handbook for Transformative Cooperation: New Designs and Dynamics. Sandy Kristin Piderit, Ronald E. Fry, and David C. Cooperrider, editors. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007 “Our Great Creative Challenge: Rethinking Human Nature – and Recreating Society.” In Everyday Creativity and New Views of Human Nature. Ruth Richards, editor. Washington D.C.: APA Books, 2007. “From Domination to Partnership: Meeting the UN Millennium Goals” by Riane Eisler and Thais Corral. In Leadership Is Global: Co-Creating a More Humane and Sustainable World. Walter Link, Thais Corral and Mark Gerzon., 2006. “Benefits of Partnership: When Children Are Honored There Is Peace and Prosperity.” In Child Honoring: How to Turn this World Around. Raffi Cavoukian and Sharna Olfman, editors, Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2006. “How Do We Educate for Partnership and Peace? Putting Spirituality into Action.” In Integrative Learning and Action: A Call to Wholeness. Susan Awbrey, Diane Dana, Vachel Miller, Phyllis Robinson, Merle Ryan, and David Scott, editors. New York: Peter Lang, 2006. “Der Kampf um die menschlichen Moglichkeiten” (“The Struggle Over Human Possibilities”), in Geselschaft in Balance (Society in Balance), Heide Gottner Abendroth, editor, Stuttgart, Germany: Verlag W. Kohlhammer, 2006. “The Economics of the Enlightened Use of Power.” In Enlightened Power: How Women Are Transforming the Practice of Leadership, Linda Coughlin, Ellen Wingard, and Keith Hollihan, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005. “Tomorrow’s Children: Education for a Partnership World.” In Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education,” Jack Miller, editor. New York: SUNY Press, 2004. “A Multilinear Theory of Cultural Evolution: Genes, Culture, and Technology.”In The Great Adventure: Toward a Fully Human Theory of Evolution, David Loye, editor, Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2004. “Revisioning Humanism: Building Foundations for Peace and Human Rights,” in Toward a New Political Humanism, Barry Seidman, editor, Amherst, NY: Prometheus Press, 2004. “Education for a Culture of Peace: Human Possibilities.” In The Art of Partnership, Antonella Riem Natale and Roberto Albarea, editors, Udine, Italy: Forum Editrice, 2003. “The Human Side of Spirituality, by Riane Eisler and Alfonso Montuori. In The Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance, Robert Giacalone and Carole Jurkeiwicz editors. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2003. “Partnership Education for the 21st Century.” In Youth Futures, Jennifer Gidley and Sohail Inayatullah, editors. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002. “Family Structure and Family Violence and Nonviolence.” (With Laura McCloskey) In Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, San Diego: Academic Press, 1999. “Toward an Empathic Science.” In The 13th Labor, Eric J. Chaisson and Tae-Chang Kim, editors, the Netherlands: Gordon & Breach Publishers, 1999. “Conscious Evolution: Cultural Transformation and Human Agency.” In The Evolutionary Outrider: The Impact of the Human Agent on Evolution, David Loye, editor, London: Adamantine, 1998. "Cultural Transformation Theory: A New Paradigm for History." In Macrohistory and Macrohistorians, Johan Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah, editors, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 1997. "Communication, Socialization, and Domination: The Replication of Violence and the Partnership Alternative." In Women Transforming Communication, Donna Allen, Romona R. Rush, and Susan J. Kaufman, editors, Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1996. "Human Rights and Violence: Integrating the Private and Public Spheres." In The Web of Violence, Lester Kurtz and Jennifer Turpin, editors, Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1996. "The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future." In Feminism in Our Times: The Essential Writings, World War II to the Present, Miriam Schneir, editor, New York: Vintage Books, 1994. "Foundations for a New World Order." In The New Paradigm in Business: Emerging Strategies for Leadership and Organizational Change, Michael Ray and Alan Renzler, editors, Los Angeles: J. P. Tarcher, 1993. "The Challenge of Human Rights for All: What We Can Do." In Creating the 21st Century: Rights, Responsibilities, and Remedies, Howard F. Didsbury, Jr., editor, Washington DC: World Futures Society, 1993. "From Utopia to Pragmatopia." In Voices on the Threshold of Tomorrow, Georg Feuerstein and Trisha Lamb Feuerstein, editors, Wheaton, Illinois: Quest Books, 1993 "The Rights of Women, Children, and Men: Integrating the Private and Public Spheres." In Human Rights for the 21st Century, Bertram Gross and Peter Juviler, editors, U.S. publisher, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe; Russian publisher, Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1993. "Women, Men, and Management: Redesigning Our Future." In When the Canary Stops Singing: Women's Perspectives of the Transforming Workplace. Pat Barrentine, editor, San Francisco: New Leaders Press, 1993. "Technology, Gender, and History: Toward a Nonlinear Model of Social Evolution." In The Evolution of Cognitive Maps: New Paradigms for the Twenty-first Century, Ervin Laszlo and Ignazio Masulli with Robert Artigiani and Vilmos Csanyi, editors, Langhorne, Pennsylvania: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1993. "Cooperation, Competition, and Gylany: Cultural Evolution from a New Dynamic Perspective" by Riane Eisler and Alan Combs. In Cooperation, Alan Combs, editor, New York: Gordon and Breach, 1992. "The Goddess of Nature and Spirituality: An Ecomanifesto." In In All Her Names, Joseph Campbell and Charles Muses, editors, San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1991. "Cultural Evolution: Social Shifts and Phase Changes." In The New Evolutionary Paradigm, Ervin Laszlo, editor, New York: Gordon and Breach, 1990. "Von der Herrschaft zur Partnerschaft: Die neue Beziehung von Frau und Mann als Muster fuer die Partnerschaftsgesellschaft." In Eine Welt fuer alle: Visionen von globalem Bewusstsein, Andreas Giger, editor, Rosenheim, Germany: Horizonte Verlag, 1990. "Our Lost Heritage." In Our Times, Robert Atwan, editor, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. "La donna, l'uomo et l'evoluzione della struttura sociale." In Physis: Abitare la Terra, Mauro Ceruti and Ervin Laszlo, editors, Milano, Italy: Feltrinelli, 1988. "Population Pressure, Women's Roles, and Peace;" "Peace and Feminist Thought: New Directions," by Riane Eisler and David Loye; "The Relation of Sexual Equality to Peace" by David Loye and Riane Eisler. In World Encyclopedia of Peace, Ervin Laszlo and Yong-youl Yoo, editors, London: Pergamon Press, 1986. "Should the Equal Rights Amendment Be Adopted?" opposing views of Riane Eisler and U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch. In Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Political Issues, George McKenna and Stanley Feingold, editors, Guilford, Connecticut: Dushkin Publishing Group, 1980.

Books (Examples of Forewords & Introductions)

Foreword, The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships, Julie de Azevedo Hanks, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2016. Foreword, A Humanitarian Past: Antiquity’s Impact on Present Social Conditions, Adele Anggard, Bloomington, Indiana: Author House, 2014. Foreword, Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership, Mary Kirk, Hershey, Pennsylvania: International Science Reference, 2009. Foreword, The Montessori Way, Tim Seldin and Paul Epstein, editors. Sarasota, FL: The Montessori Foundation, 2004. Foreword, Life-Enriching Education: Nonviolent Communication Helps Schools Improve Performance, Reduce Conflict, and Enhance Relationships, Marshall Rosenberg, Encinitas, CA. Puddledancer Press, 2003. Introduction, The Women's Companion to Mythology, Carolyne Larrington, ed., London and San Francisco: Pandora/Harper, 1997. Introduction, Reclaiming Our Health. John Robbins, Tiburon, California: H. P. Kramer Publishing, 1996. Introduction, The Chalice and The Blade in Chinese Culture: Gender Relations and Social Models. Min Jiayin, editor in chief, The Chinese Partnership Research Group, Beijing: China Social Sciences Publishing House, 1995. Foreword, From Power to Partnership. Alfonso Montuori and Isabella Conti, San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1993.

Books (Examples of Interviews)

“Riane Eisler: Partnership Not Domination.” In Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World, Ken Beller and Heather Chase, editors, Sedona, AZ: LTS Press, 2008. “Riane Eisler: Promoter of Partnership.” In Visionaries of the 20th Century, Satish Kumar and Freddie Whitefield, editors. Foxhole, Great Britain: Green Books, 2006. “Riane Eisler, The Unpaid Economy.” In Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, Hazel Henderson with Simran Sethi. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2006. “The School for Violence,” interview of Riane Eisler by Helen Knode for the LA Weekly, in editors, After 9/11: Solutions for a Saner World, San Francisco: Independent Media Institute, 2002. “Riane Eisler: Social Scientist, Revisionist Historian, Eloquent Advocate of Partnership,” in Jay Walljasper, Jon Spayde, and the editors of Utne Reader, in Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2001. “Riane Eisler,” in Katherine Martin, editor, Women of Courage, Novato, California: New World Library, 1999. “Riane Eisler,” in Gail Hanlon, editor, Voicing Power: Conversations with Visionary Women, New York: Harper Collins, 1997. “Riane Eisler and David Loye,” in David Jay Brown and Rebecca McClen Novick, Mavericks of the Mind: Conversations for the New Millennium, Freedom, California: The Crossing Press, 1993.

Essays, Articles, Papers, and OpEds (Examples from over 400)

“Whole Systems Change: A Framework & First Steps for Social/ Economic Transformation.” Paper for Next Systems Project. Democracy Collaborative, 2016. “Nurturing Children’s Humanity: Partnership Education.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, Volume 2, Issue 2 Fall 2015, Article 5. “Can International Law Protect Half of Humanity? A New Strategy to Stop Violence against Women.” Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research, 2015, Vol. 7 Iss: 2, pp.88 - 100. “Human Possibilities: The Interaction of Biology and Culture.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 2014, Vol. 1, Issue 1. “Addressing and Removing Structural Impediments for Women.” Presentation at International Leadership Association (ILA) conference. Asilomar, California. “Economics as if Caring Matters.” Paper presented at the Feminist Economics conference, Stanford University, 2013. “Dalla Dominanza alla Partnership.” Prometeo, number 123, September 2013. “Human Possibilities: An Integrated Systems Approach.” The Journal of Global Education, 69:4-6, 269-289, July 2013 “Economics and Business as if Caring Matters: Investing in our Future." Cross Cultural Management: an International Journal, Vol. 20 Iss: 2, pp.145 – 160, April 2013. “Economics as if Caring Matters.” Challenge. Vol. 55, No. 2,March-April 2012. “The Missing Majority: Domestic Policy through a Woman-less Lens.” Huffington Post, October 8, 2012. “Creating a Caring Economics: Theory, Research, and Practice,” paper presented at All Academy Session, 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Dare to Care: Passion & Compassion in Management Practice & Research, Montréal, Canada, August 2010, “Roadmap to a New Economics for Future Generations,” World Future Council, paper for the Expert Commission on Future Justice, August 30, 2009 “Leaders Forging Change,” with Thais Corral. Beliefs and Values: Understanding the Global Implications of Human Nature, March, 2008. “A Full Spectrum Job-Creation Proposal: The Road to a New Caring Economy,” January 12, 2009 (Sent to members of the Progressive Congressional Caucus, posted on and, circulated on the grassroots level). “Creativity, Society, and the Hidden Subtext of Gender: Toward a New Contextualized Approach,” with Alfonso Montuori, World Futures 63. 479-499. October 2007. “The American Family: Building a Foundation for Real Democracy and Freedom.” with Frances Kissling, Center for American Progress, July 1, 2005. “From Domination to Partnership: Meeting the UN Millennium Goals, with Thais Corral, Convergence Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, 2005. “A Progressive Alternative to the “Morality- Family- Values Regressive Agenda.” Conscience, Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer 2005. “Education for the 21st Century.” Paths of Learning, Issue #23, Winter 2005. “Pragmatopia: Re-Visioning Human Possibilities.” Tikkun, Volume 19, # 6, November/December 2004. “Education for the 21st Century.” Montessori Leadership, Summer 2004. “Breaking the Devastating Link Between International Terrorism and Intimate Violence.” World Pulse, Premiere edition 2004. “Nature, Nurture, and Caring: We are not Prisoners of Our Genes,” with Daniel S. Levine. Brain and Mind, Vol. 3, No 1, April 2002. “Partnership Education: Nurturing Children’s Humanity.” Excellence in Education Lecture Series, National School Boards Association, Alexandria, Virginia, 2002. “The Dynamics of Cultural and Technological Evolution: Domination versus Partnership.” World Futures, Vol. 58, No. 2-3, March-June 2002, pp.159-174. “Partnership Education for the 21st Century.” Journal of Futures Studies, Vol.5, No. 4, May 2001. “The Partnership Organization: A Systemic Approach,” with Alfonso Montuori. OD Practitioner, Vol. 33, No.2, 2001. “Toward an Economics of Caring.” Economics for Human Well Being, Conference Report, Cambridge: Boston Research Center, 2001. “Evoluzione Consapevole: Transformazione Culturale e Agire Umano.” Pluriverso, February 2000. “Visions for the 21st Century.” Forum 2000 Conference Report, Prague, October 1999. "Influences, Focus, Trends, and Vision." Contribution to special issue of British journal Futures on "What Futurists Think: Visions of Generations Ahead," 1996. “The Partnership Model: A Signpost of Hope.” Dialogue with Rob Koegel, Holistic Education Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 1996. "A Time for Partnership." Lead article in special issue of UNESCO Courier for the 1995 United Nations Women's Conference (published in thirty languages), September 1995. "From Domination to Partnership: The Hidden Subtext for Sustainable Change." Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1994. Versions of this article have been published in World Business Academy Perspectives, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1995, and Training and Development Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2,1995. "Women, Security, and Cooperation: The Global Challenge and Opportunity." Paper, Second International Women's Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Brussels, 1992. "Technology, Gender, and History: Toward a Non-Linear Model of Social Evolution." In World Futures (special edition on the Evolution of Cognitive Maps), Vol. 32, No. 4, 1991. "Women, Men, and Management: Redesigning Our Future." In Futures, Vol. 23, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1991; also published in Finnish in Futura, March 1990. "Technology at the Turning Point." Woman of Power, Issue 11, 1988. "Woman, Man, and The Evolution of Social Structure." World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, April 1987. "Human Rights: Toward an Integrated Theory for Action. The Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 3, August 1987; pp. 287-308; " Feminist Issues, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 1987; and published in Nordic Journal on Human Rights, August 5, 1987 and in Foreign Social Sciences, (a publication of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Oct 1989. Read into the U.S. Congressional Record by Senator Allan Cranston. "Chaos and Transformation: The Implications of Natural Science Non-Equilibrium Theory for Social Science and Society" by David Loye and Riane Eisler, Behavioral Science, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 1987. "Human Rights: The Unfinished Struggle." International Journal of Women's Studies, Vol. 6, Number 4, Sept/Oct 1983, pp.326-335. "The Equal Rights Amendment." Continuing Education of the Bar, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1973. (Tape Syllabus). "The Los Angeles Women's Center Legal Program" Women's Rights Law Reporter, Vol. 1, Number 1, July/August 1971.

News and Editorials

Correspondent for Women's International News Service, the first international women's news service, covering the 1985 U. N. Decade for Women Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 1985. Guest editorials for Chicago Tribune and Women's International Network News on implications of gender equity for peace, democracy, economics, environmental sustainability, and human rights. OpEds for newspapers on economics, population, and other subjects, as well as other publications, from the Christian Science Monitor to Internet ones such as the Huffington Post, AlterNet, and Common Dreams.
Keynotes, Lectures, and Papers

Eisler keynotes conferences worldwide. She has given over 600 presentations at conferences, universities, corporations, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, India, Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico), and Europe (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Sweden).

Examples include:

Dr. Eisler has addressed the United Nations General Assembly and the U.S. Department of State, has headlined Congressional briefing, and spoken in Germany at the invitation of Prof. Rita Suessmuth, President of the Bundestag (the German Parliament) and Daniel Goeudevert (Chair of Volkswagen International, who wrote the Foreword to the German Edition of Eisler’s bestseller The Chalice and the Blade). She was invited to Greece by Margarita Papandreou (the First Lady). She was invited to speak in the Czech Republic by Vaclav Havel (President of the Czech Republic) and in Colombia by the Mayor of Bogota. She keynoted the CoNGO conference of NGOs affiliated with the United Nations in New York, and was a plenary speaker at the NGO Forum of the U.N. Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi, Kenya and the 2004 Barcelona Women’s Forum, keynoted the Seventh Annual Conference of State Governors’ Spouses, and addressed the Second Centennial Parliament of World Religions in Chicago.

In 2015, Eisler keynoted the Madison Vision Series, an initiative of James Madison University's President, Jonathan Alger, as well as the Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series at JMU in Virginia, The Central Coast Women's Symposium in San Luis Obispo, California, the 2015 SRNA Annual Meeting and Conference: RNs Influencing Healthcare and Driving Change in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and webinars through the Center for Partnership Studies.

In 2014, Eisler keynoted the Women’s Congress for Future Generations in Minneapolis, MN, launched the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies at the University of Minnesota, addressed the Institute for Women’s Leadership conference in Redwood City, CA as the recipient of their Pioneer Award, introduced the online launch of the Center for Partnership Studies’ Social Wealth Economic Indicators, and gave a number of webinars through the Center’s Leadership and Learning classes as well as other online venues.

In 2013, among other events, Eisler headlined a Congressional briefing in Washington DC, gave the honorary address for Women’s History Month at the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC, gave a plenary Video Address on "Building Foundation for a Sustainable Eco-Civilization," at the World Cultural Forum in China, gave a Keynote at the U.S. Ecological Economics Conference at the University of Vermont, and inaugurated her new online Cultural Transformation Course.

In 2012, Eisler keynoted the Women, Economics, & Peace conference of the Women’s Funding Network Summit in Los Angeles, the formal launch of CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign at the Embassy of Finland in Washington DC, the Thought Leadership Symposium for Women in San Francisco, and the Nursing Leadership Summit at the University of Minneapolis. She spoke at Naropa University in Colorado, SGI in Santa Monica, and Monterey Peninsula College, and hosted a panel of experts at the Urban Institute in DC on the development of Social Wealth Indicators.

In 2011, in addition to speaking at 65TH Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Harmony with Nature, among other appearances, Eisler keynoted the 24th General Assembly of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) and the Coaching in Action conference in Banff, Canada, spoke at the TED conference in Santa Cruz, California, keynoted the Alternative Education Resource

Organization (AERO) Conference, and did a number of webinars on caring economics and empowering women.

In 2010, among other appearances including webinars and teleseminars, she was a keynote speaker at an All Academy Session based on her work during the Academy of Management international conference in Montréal, Canada, a plenary speaker at the Australia21 Conference “Shaping Australia’s Resilience: Policy Development for Uncertain Futures” held at the Australian National University, and a plenary speaker at the Socially Responsible Investment conference in San Antonio, Texas.

In 2009, her appearances included an address at the United Nations in New York entitled "From Global Warming to Global Partnership,” the keynote for the Chamberlain series and 12th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium at Lewis and Clark College, the opening keynote for the American Montessori National Conference in New Orleans, the Northwest Catholic Women’s Convocation IV in Seattle, and the National Peace Department Conference in Washington DC. She also gave a Congressional briefing in Washington DC. In November of that year, she addressed the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation as recipient of their Distinguished Peace Leadership Award.

Her 2008 venues included the closing keynote to the Prince of Wales Business and the Environment Executive Seminar in Seattle, an address at UBS corporate headquarters in New Jersey, a keynote at the National Council for Women’s Organizations annual conference in Washington DC, and a keynote at the annual Montessori-Partnership conference. Among 2007 venues were her address to the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly where she received the Ministry to Women award, her video keynote for the University of Udine’s fourth conference based on Eisler’s Partnership Model, her plenary speech at the CoopAmerica Green Festival in Chicago, her keynote at the Omega Women, Power, and Peace conference, and her address to the Economic Policy Institute in Washington DC.

Among 2006 venues were a video address on “Partnering for Peace” to the World Volunteers Conference of the International Association of Volunteer Effort in New Delhi, India. In 2005, she keynoted “Stopping the Silence About Intimate Violence: Laying a Foundation for Peace” on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, gave the closing keynote at the International Coaching Federation’s 10th Anniversary Conference, gave a plenary address at the Women’s Economic Forum in Deauville, France, and opened the program at the City Theatre of Stockholm launch of the Swedish edition of The Chalice and the Blade with top Swedish entertainers, politicians, intellectuals, and social leaders.

Venues for 2004 included plenary addresses at the Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility International Conference in Brazil, the Sustainable Resources Conference in Boulder, the Committee of 200 Conference in Boston, and the Homeschooling conference in Sacramento. In 2003, Eisler spoke at the Women’s International Network conference in Switzerland, the Case Western Business School conference on Business as a Center for World Benefit, the Social Venture Network conference, the Western Regional Symposium on Child Abuse and Sexual Assault, and the first Arab-American Economic Summit.

In 2002, after the publication of Eisler’s book on education, Tomorrow’s Children, and in the in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Eisler focused on “Educating for a Culture of Peace” at conferences such as the American School Boards annual conference, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Spirituality and Learning conference, and The Alchemy of Peacebuilding conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Her 2001 engagements included her plenary address to 4,000 Latin American educators at the 5th International Congress of Education in Cordoba, Argentina and her keynote at the 2001ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Leadership Conference in Washington DC. She presented her new economic model in the “Economics for Human Well-Being” series (which included Amartya Sen) in Cambridge, MA. In 2000, and keynoted the annual conference of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Montessori Peace Education Conference, and the national conference of the Alliance for Work Life Professionals. Among 1999 venues, she spoke to the Senior Women’s Group of the Microsoft Corporation, at the Club of Budapest Roundtable in Rome and Cagliari, and at Forum 2000 on “Partnership Economics: Beyond Communism and Capitalism.”

Universities where she has spoken range from Yale, Case Western Reserve, Haverford, Goddard College, and UCLA to University of St. Gallen, University of Costa Rica, University of Helsinki, and University of Bologna. Corporations where she has spoken include Du Pont, Disney, Arthur Anderson, Microsoft, UBS AG, Volkswagen, HSBC Bank, Procter & Gamble, and Sidley, Austin, Brown, and Wood. In addition, Dr. Eisler has addressed a wide range of other audiences – ranging from the American Academy of Psychotherapists, the USSR - USA Scholars' Dialogue on Human Rights, the International Women's Forum, the Sisters of the Holy Name, the European Educational House International Conference, and the Founding Convention of the Cultural Environment Movement, to the International Development Research Centre in Canada, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Heartland Area Education Agency, the Chicago League of Theaters, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Commissioner, The World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality (other commissioners include the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu)

Honorary member, Club of Budapest (other honorary members include President Mikhail Gorbachev, Elie Wiesel, and Edgar Morin)

2014 Pioneer Award, Institute for Women’s Leadership

2011 Global Women’s Leadership Award

2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

2008 Honorary Ph.D. degree, Saybrook Institute

2007 Unitarian Universalist Ministry to Women Award

2006 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

2005 Honorary Ph.D. degree, Case Western Reserve University

2005 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

2005 Soroptimists Award for Work Helping Women

2003 Honored for Generosity of Spirit, Linkage Women’s Leadership Conference

2000 Ethics Award, Foundation for Ethics and Meaning

2000 Outstanding Educational Visionary Award, Champions of Caring

1996 Humanist Pioneer Award

1996 Alice Paul ERA Education Award

1996 Human Relations Human Rights Excellence Award

1992 Shaler Adams Foundation award for work on Women's Rights as Human Rights

1990 National Women's Conference Committee Torchbearer's Award

1987 Congressional Award for Outstanding Contribution

Monterey County Business and Professional Network Woman of the Year

Monterey Distinguished Community Leader

National and international Who's Who

Regent's Fellowship, University of California

Phi Beta Kappa

Interviews and Reviews


Interviews, reviews, and feature stories on the partnership model as well as in connection with the publication of The Real Wealth of Nations, The Power of Partnership, Tomorrow’s Children, Sacred Pleasure, and Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life for publications in the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, Argentina, Colombia, Japan, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden, and Chile in newspapers and magazines ranging from the New York Times, the Toronto Star, Publisher's Weekly, the Boston Globe, Working Woman, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Weekly, the Utne Reader, and the San Francisco Chronicle to HQ, Elle, Amica, Liberazione, Leggere Donna, La Epoca, La Nación, Uno Mismo, El Tiempo, and Para Tí. Interviewed on UN radio and public and commercial American, Canadian, German, Swiss, Brazilian, Italian, Mexican, Norwegian, Swedish, and Australian radio and television.


Interviewed by international, national, and local radio, television, and the press. Foreign interviews include German, Austrian, Canadian, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Swiss, Norwegian, Costa Rican, Australian, and Kenyan media. Interviews in connection with the publication of The Chalice and the Blade and The Partnership Way include major U.S. networks as well as cover stories, features, excerpts, and reviews in publications ranging from the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, and Utne Reader, to the LA Weekly, Minneapolis Tribune, Ms., Publishers Weekly, and Book List.


Press conference by the National Women's Conference Committee, NOW, and other organizations to announce publication of ERA Facts and Action Guide and launch ERA renewal drive in Washington D.C.

1978 & 1977

Interviews in connection with the publication of The Equal Rights Handbook and Dissolution on television, radio, and the press.

Community Service

Founding Member: Friends of Women's International Network News

First Vice President, YWCA, Monterey, California

Founding member, Task Force on Employer Supported Child Care, Monterey, CA

Founding Member and Board of Directors, L. A. Women's Center

Founding Member, Women's Theater and Media Center, Los Angeles

Board of Directors, YWCA, Los Angeles

Founding Member, Advisory Board, Women's Rights Law Reporter, New York City

Founding Member, Monterey County Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence

Honorary Committee, UNA/Monterey Bay Adopt a Minefield Campaign

Boards, Editorial & Advisory Councils, Fellowships & Memberships

Editor in Chief, Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

Member, Club of Rome

Councillor, World Futures Council, Hamburg

Board, Center for Partnership Studies

Advisor, Amnesty International Human Dignity Campaign

International Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict.

Global Council, International Museum of Women

Founding member, General Evolution Research Group

Advisor, Partnership Studies Group, University of Udine, Italy

International Scientific Board, Pluriverso (a quarterly European Review of Epistemology)

Editorial Board, Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research

Editorial Board, Ethical Marketplace TV

Editorial Board, World Futures

Editorial Board, Interreligious Insight

Advisory Board, Earth Island Institute

Advisory Board, Global Commission to Fund the United Nations

Advisory Board, Descendants of Founders of Multinational Foundations and Corporations

Advisory Board, Bonobo Conservation Institute

Advisory Council, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Advisory Council, Foundation for Child Honoring

Advisory Council, Peace X Peace

Visionary Advisor, Social Venture Network

Member, California State Bar

Fellow, World Business Academy

Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science

Contact Information

For General Use Private Information, Not for Publication

Center for Partnership Studies 25700 Shafter Way

P.O. Box 51936 Carmel, California 93923, USA

Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA Tel: (831) 624-8337

Tel: (831) 626-1004

Fax: (831) 626-3734

Facebook group page: Riane Eisler Action Alert Network

CV updated February 2016.