Green Festival Speakers

Riane Eisler



Riane Eisler is an eminent social scientist, attorney, keynote speaker, and social activist best known as author of the international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 22 languages, including most European languages and Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic, and Japanese.
Her newest book, 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, by Peter Senge as desperately needed and by Gloria Steinem as revolutionary, proposes a new approach to economics that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work: the work of caring for people and planet.

Her other books include the awardwinning The Power of Partnership and Tomorrow's Children, as well as Sacred Pleasure, a daring reexamination of sexuality and spirituality, and Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life, which statistically documents the key role of the status of women in a nation's general quality of life.

Dr. Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies, www.partnershipway.org, dedicated to research and education. She has received many honors, including selection as the only woman among twenty great thinkers including Hegel, Adam Smith, Marx, and Toynbee for inclusion in Macrohistory and Macrohistorians in recognition of the lasting importance of her work as a cultural historian and evolutionary theorist.