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Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state, including Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain. He also served as an adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Jose Socrates of Portugal during their respective European Council Presidencies, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. His work on the European Union’s Energy and Climate change package has been praised in Financial Times, Le Soir, El Pais, La Repubblica, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Nouvel Observateur, and many other media outlets. Mr. Rifkin holds a degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

A New Way of Economic Thinking
His 1995 book, The End of Work, is an international bestseller that is widely credited with helping shape the current global debate on technology displacement, corporate downsizing and the future of jobs. His 1998 bestseller The Biotech Century addresses the many critical issues accompanying the new era of genetic commerce and is the most widely read book in the world on the biotech revolution. Mr. Rifkin’s 2000 bestseller, The Age of Access, explores the vast changes occurring in the capitalist system as it makes the transition from geographic markets to e-commerce networks and from industrial to cultural production. In his 2002 bestseller The Hydrogen Economy, Mr. Rifkin takes us on an eye-opening journey into the next great commercial era in history. In his newest international bestseller, The European Dream: How Europe’s Vision of the Future is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream, Mr. Rifkin argues that while the great American Dream is fading, a powerful new European Dream is beginning to capture the attention and imagination of the world.

CURRENT PRESENTATIONS:
A Third Industrial Revolution and a New Sustainable Energy Vision for the World in the 21st Century
The Global Environmental Crisis
The Age of Access
The Future of Work
The Hi-tech Revolutions of the 21st CenturyRethinking the Global Health Paradigm
Living in a Three Sector World
Deep Globalization
Educating Youth for a Global Era
Immigration in a Globally Connected World
Beyond the Nation State