Jeremy Rifkin is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, society and environment. Jeremy Rifkin is also president of a foundation that examines these economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of new technologies introduced into the global economy and is the author of seventeen bestselling books on the subject. Jeremy Rifkin’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages and are used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. His works include: The Hydrogen Economy, The European Dream, The End of Work, The Age of Access, and The Biotech Century.
Jeremy Rifkin’s Sustainable Development Team advises governments and global corporations on the latest in cutting-edge technologies and best practices designed to address the twin challenges of climate change and energy security. Jeremy Rifkin advised the government of France during its presidency of the European Union and served as an adviser to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Jose Socrates of Portugal, and Prime Minister Janez Janša of Slovenia, during their respective European Council Presidencies, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. Jeremy Rifkin has been influential in shaping public policy in the United States as well. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and has had consistent success to ensure responsible government policies on a variety of environmental, scientific and technology related issues.
Jeremy Rifkin has been a frequent guest on numerous television programs, including Face the Nation, The Lehrer News Hour, 20/20, Larry King Live, Today, and Good Morning America. The National Journal named Jeremy Rifkin as one of 150 people in the U.S. that have the most influence in shaping federal government policy.
Jeremy 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. Mr. 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.
Jeremy Rifkin has been a fellow at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program since 1994, where he lectures to CEOs and senior corporate management from around the world on new trends in science and technology and their impacts on the global economy, society and the environment.
Jermy Rifkin’s monthly column on global issues appears 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 and Handelsblatt 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 currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state, including Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
The Third Industrial Revolution and Hydrogen Economy: Leading the way to a green energy era and a hydrogen economy
The Global Environmental Crisis: The path to sustainable development
The European Dream: How Europe’s vision of the future is changing the global economy
The Age of Access: Understanding the historic shift in economic models, from traditional capitalist markets to emerging global commercial networks
The Future of Work: Rethinking the nature of employment in an increasingly automated, borderless and highly mobile global economy
The Hi-tech Revolutions of the 21st Century: Harnessing the scientific and technological fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology, advanced IT, and cognitive science in ways that advance the process of globalization
Rethinking the Global Health Paradigm: Making the shift from managing disease to promoting wellness