Angeles Arrien is a cultural anthropologist, awardwinning author, educator, and organizational consultant. She lectures and conducts workshops worldwide, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions. Her work is currently used in medical, academic, and corporate environments. Her work with multicultural issues, mediation, and conflict resolution has been used with the International Rights Commission and the World Indigenous Council. Dr. Arrien is the President of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research, which supports the preservation of indigenous wisdoms, environmental sustainability, multi-cultural bridging and collaborative efforts, and effective intergenerational leadership demonstrated by both elders and youth. Dr. Arrien has taught in the University of California system at Berkeley, Los Angeles, Irvine, Davis, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. She is an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She is an advisor to the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She is the author of The Four-Fold WayTM: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary, The Second Half of Life and Signs of Life: The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them, winner of the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award. Her books have been translated into nine languages and she has received three honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of her work.

Angeles Arrien


2007 IEA Global Conference

Redwood City, California, USA

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