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Riane Riane Eisler is a prominent speaker on pressing social issues, from economics, politics, and education to human rights, women’s empowerment, family violence, and human development.

Dr. Eisler has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, been invited to speak by heads of State, and keynoted major conferences. She has been interviewed by radio, TV, and news media. She is the author of numerous books and articles drawing from her research. Her works have been published in over 35 languages.

For inquiries or to book Riane Eisler as a speaker
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Research Findings

“Human Evolution is now at a crossroads. Stripped to its essentials, the central human task is how to organize society to promote the survival of our species and the development of our unique potentials. A partnership society offers us a viable alternative.” — Riane Eisler, The Chalice and The Blade

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What is Partnership?

“Human Evolution is now at a crossroads. Stripped to its essentials, the central human task is how to organize society to promote the survival of our species and the development of our unique potentials. A partnership society offers us a viable alternative.” — Riane Eisler, The Chalice and The Blade

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Four Cornerstones

Throughout our history, human beings have experimented with almost every kind of society imaginable, from pacifist communities to totalitarian states, with a thousand variations in between. For all their unique peculiarities, most of our attempts at civilization have had one of two basic configurations the domination system or the partnership system. If we find ourselves in a dominator-style society, how do we transform it into a culture of partnership? We can begin to build a new structure by putting in place four cornerstones.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What do you mean by the term “Partnership”? Why is Partnership important now? And several other key questions are answered. Prepared by Kathleen Hermes, M.A. Transformative Leadership, California Institute of Integral Studies.

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Cultural Transformation Theory

Cultural transformation theory (CTT) was introduced to a general readership in Riane Eisler’s The Chalice and the Blade (1987). It has since been the framework for many other works, including The Chalice and the Blade in Chinese History (1995) written by scholars at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. CTT contradicts the conventional notion of a linear progression from “barbarism” to “civilization.” Based on archeological and mythical data, it proposes that the earliest cradles of civilization oriented more to the partnership system until, during a period of chaos, there was shift in a dominator direction. It further proposes that today it is more urgent than ever before that we reverse that shift – and work together to accelerate the move from domination to partnership.

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OpEds, Speeches, and Blogs

Eisler and Redwood Work Featured in More Than 30 Publications
The opinion piece “Irreparable Human Deficit Looms In Wake Of Budget-Cutting Frenzy,” by Riane Eisler and Rene Redwood has been published all over the country and the internet.

U.S. Status and Recovery Can’t Be Hostage
Eisler speaks out on the calamitous economic situation in this Huff Post piece.

The Debt, Women, and Our Future
In this article, Eisler and Otis reveal how many of the job cuts are ones that are traditionally women’s jobs, and ultimately, this is going to affect the entire country, regardless of gender.

UN Talk: Rethinking Economics with Riane Eisler
Global Envision interviewed Riane Eisler for this piece highlighting her work and statistical support for caring economics on August 4, 2011.

UN Talk:The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating an Economics of Partnership
Speech by Riane Eisler on “Ways to Promote a Holistic Approach to Sustainable Development in Harmony with Nature” at U.N. General Assembly on April 20, 2011

A Full-Spectrum Job Creation Proposal: The Roadmap to a New Caring Economy
by Riane Eisler, Maia Zohara and Irene Tsouprake, January 12, 2009

Riane Eisler Address at the U.S. Department of State March 21, 2013

Real Economic Change That’s Logical, Not Pathological
An article for the Huff Post.