Thursday, February 25th, 15:30 - 19:30
VILLA KENNEDY
Kennedyallee 70
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt, Germany
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Thursday, March 10th, 09:30 - 13:30
SALA BUZZATI
Via Balzan 3 (angolo via San Marco)
Milano, Italy
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LEADING AUTHORITY ON THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON GLOBALIZATION, THE ECONOMY, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Jeremy Rifkin is president and founder of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the best-selling author of eighteen 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 languages and are used in thousands of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. His most recent books include The Empathic Civilization, The European Dream, The Hydrogen Economy, The Age of Access, The Biotech Century and The End of Work.

Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade. Mr. Rifkin advised the Government of Spain during its presidency of the European Union (January 1st – June 30, 2010). Mr. Rifkin also served as an adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Jose Socrates of Portugal, and Prime Minister Janez Janša of Slovenia, during their respective European Council Presidencies.

Mr. Rifkin is the principal 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 also the founder and chairperson of the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Roundtable. His 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, Mr. Rifkin has been a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rifkin’s monthly column on global issues appears in many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines. 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. The National Journal named Rifkin as one of 150 people in the U.S. that have the most influence in shaping federal government policy.

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 200 universities in some 30 countries in the past 30 years.

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JEREMY RIFKIN

President & Founder
Foundation on Economic Trends