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Riane Eisler
The Speaker & The Author



Dr. Riane Eisler keynotes conferences worldwide. She has given over 400 presentations at conferences, universities, corporations, and governmental and nongovernmental agencies in the United States, Canada, Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico), and Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Sweden).

Dr. Eisler spoke 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 international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade). She was invited to Greece by another TFF Associate Margarita Papandreou (the First Lady). She spoke in Colombia, invited by the Mayor of Bogota, and in the Czech Republic, invited by Vaclav Havel (President of the Czech Republic). She addressed the NGO Forum of the End of the First U.N. Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi, Kenya and was a plenary speaker at the 2004 Barcelona Women's Forum. She keynoted the Seventh Annual Conference of State Governors' Spouses. She made a major presentation at the Second Centennial Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, and has addressed a wide range of audiences.

In 1999, she spoke at the Club of Budapest in Rome (along with fellow honorary members such as Yehudi Menuhin), at Forum 2000 in Prague on "Partnership Economics: Beyond Communism and Capitalism," and to the Senior Women's Group of the Microsoft Corporation. In 2000, she 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.

In 2001, she spoke to 4,000 Latin American educators at the 5th International Congress of Education in Cordoba, Argentina and keynoted the 2001ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Affiliate Leadership Conference in Washington DC. She also presented her partnership economics model, speaking on a New Economics of Caring, as part of the "Economics for Human Well-Being" series (which included Amartya Sen) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In 2002, after the publication of Eisler's book on education, Tomorrow's Children, and 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.

In 2003, after the publication of her book The Power of Partnership, Eisler spoke at the Women's International Network conference in Switzerland, the Women's Leadership Summit in Boston, the Case Western Business School conference on the theme of 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.

Venues for 2004 included plenary addresses at the Sustainable Resources Conference, the Committee of 200 conference, the Homeschooling conference, and the Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility International Conference in Brazil.

Other venues have ranged 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 meetings at such diverse places as the Canadian International Development Research Centre, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Heartland Area Education Agency, the Chicago League of Theaters, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Universities where she has spoken range from Yale, Haverford, Goddard College, and UCLA to the University of St. Gallen, the University of Costa Rica, the University of Helsinki, and the University of Bologna. Corporations where she has spoken include Du Pont, Disney, Arthur Anderson, Microsoft, Volkswagen, and Sidley, Austin, Brown, and Wood.


Riane Eisler's books - some comments


The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future (Harper & Row, 1987)

"Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. The Chalice and The Blade is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us" Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits

"Apart from Darwin's Origin of Species no book has impressed me as profoundly as The Chalice and The Blade."
Ashley Montagu, Princeton anthropologist

"The Chalice and The Blade may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes. Read The Chalice and The may make the future possible.
Los Angeles Weekly


Sacred Pleasure (Harper Collins, 1995)

"Riane Eisler's most stunning, far-reaching, and practical gift &endash; both to readers and to a world that must change or perish." Gloria Steinem

"This extraordinarily powerful and beautiful book will stand as one of the epic works of our generation."
John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America


Tomorrow's Children (Westview Press, 2000)

"Holistic and helpful, idealistic yet practical. It's written by a scholar who is also a grandmother and it's filled with knowledge, experience, and love."
Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia

"Inviting readers to think outside conventional boxes of educational reform, this is an ambitious, imaginative, and practical guide to a better educational future."
Publisher's Weekly

"Riane Eisler argues persuasively that the adoption of a partnership model in both schools and the larger society is essential for human life to flourish.... With her, I believe that human happiness, if not survival itself, depends on it."
Nel Noddings, Professor, Stanford University


The Power of Partnership (New World Library, 2002)

"Great book. Great ideas."
Morris Dees, Co-founder, Southern Poverty Law Center

"The Power of Partnership is the right medicine for virtually everything that ails our society and planet right now. . . a brilliantly accessible plan for transforming ourselves and our world."
Christiane Northrup, M.D., author, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"From intimacy, to politics, to service, to sustainability…this remarkable book touches every critical node. . . a compelling argument for the reality of conscious evolution."
Jim Kenney, Council for Parliament of the World's Religions


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