JEREMY RIFKIN

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  • The Third Industrial Revolution
  • The Global Environmental Crisis
  • The European Dream
  • The Age of Access
  • The Future of Work
  • The Hi-tech Revolutions of the 21st Century
  • Rethinking 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

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Corporate Culture | Economy | Environmentalism | Future | Globalization

Biography

Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the bestselling author of nineteen books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty five languages and are used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. His most recent books include the New York Times Best Seller, The Third Industrial Revolution, The Empathic Civilization, The Hydrogen Economy, The European Dream, The End of Work, The Age of Access, and The Biotech Century.

Mr. Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade. Mr. Rifkin also served as an adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Jose Socrates of Portugal, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, and Prime Minister Janez Janša of Slovenia, during their respective European Council Presidencies, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state.

Jeremy Rifkin is the principle architect of the European Union's Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. The Third Industrial Revolution was formally endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007 and is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission as well as in the 27 member-states.

Mr. Rifkin is the President of the TIR Consulting Group LLC which advises national governments, regions, and municipalities on sustainable economic development. He is also the founder and chairperson of the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Roundtable, comprised of 100 of the world's leading renewable energy companies, construction companies, architectural firms, real estate companies, IT companies, power and utility companies, and transport and logistics companies. Mr. Rifkin's global economic development team is the largest of its kind in the world and is working with cities, regions, and national governments to develop master plans to transition their economies into post-carbon Third Industrial Revolution infrastructures.

Since 1994, Jeremy Rifkin has been a senior lecturer at the Wharton School's Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania — the world's #1 ranked business school— where he instructs CEOs and senior management on transitioning their business operations into sustainable Third Industrial Revolution economies.

Mr. Rifkin's monthly column on global issues has appeared over the years in many of the world's leading newspapers and magazines, including The Los Angeles Times in the United States, The Guardian in the U.K., Die Süddeutsche Zeitung andHandelsblatt in Germany, Le Soir and Knack in Belgium,L'Espresso in Italy, El Mundo and El País in Spain,Kathimerini in Greece, Informatíon in Denmark, De Volkskrant in the Netherlands, Hospodárské Noviny in the Czech Republic, Wort in Luxembourg, Eesti Päevaleht in Estonia, Trud in Bulgaria, Clarín in Argentina, and Al-Ittihad in the U.A.E.

Jeremy Rifkin has been influential in shaping public policy in the United States and around the world. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and has had consistent success in litigation to ensure responsible government policies on a variety of environmental, scientific and technology related issues.

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. Rifkin speaks frequently before government, business, labor and civic forums. He has lectured at hundreds of the world's leading corporations as well as more than 300 universities in some thirty countries in the past four decades.

Jeremy Rifkin is the founder and president of The Foundation on Economic Trends (www.foet.org) in Bethesda, MD. The Foundation examines the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of new technologies introduced into the global economy.

BOOKS    Search For A Book

  • The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World (2013)
  • The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis (2010)
  • The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream (2004)
  • The Hydrogen Economy (2002)
  • The Age of Access(2000)
  • The Biotech Century (1998)
  • The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era (Revised Edition)(1995)
  • Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture (1992)
  • Biosphere Politics: A Cultural Odyssey from the Middle Ages to the New Age (1991)
  • Time Wars: The Primary Conflict in Human History (1987)
  • Entropy: A New World View (1980)

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