Riane Eisler is President of the Center for Partnership Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies. Internationally known as a systems scientist and attorney working for the human rights of women and children, she is the author of groundbreaking books such as The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future and The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics. She has received many honors, including honorary PhDs and peace and human rights awards. She has given lectures at the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. Department of State, Congressional briefings, universities, corporations, conference keynotes, and events hosted by heads of State. She holds a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles.