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Wed March 5, 2008
Dowmel Lecture: Jeremy Rifkin 3/4/08
Great Barrington, MA – Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of seventeen best-selling 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 hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. His most recent books include "The Hydrogen Economy," "The European Dream," "The End of Work," "The Age of Access," and "The Biotech Century."
Jeremy Rifkin serves as an advisor to the European Union on issues related to the economy, climate change, energy security, and sustainable development. He served as an advisor to the Federal Republic of Germany during Chancellor Angela Merkel's presidency of the European Union (January to July 2007).
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. 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.