Riane Eisler

President of the Center for Partnership Studies

Riane Eisler is best known for her international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future (now in 26 languages) and The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking.” Her other books include the award-winning Tomorrow’s Children, The Power of Partnership, Sacred Pleasure, and with Teddie Potter, Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships. Eisler is President of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS) and consults on the partnership model introduced by her research. Her work is widely used as the basis for social action campaigns such as CPS’s Caring Economy Campaign and the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence. Dr. Eisler is Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies hosted at the University of Minnesota and teaches the CPS Leadership Training Program. She keynotes conferences worldwide, is a leader in the global human rights movement, and has received many honors, including honorary PhDs and the Distinguished Peace Leadership award. For more information, see and