Jeremy Rifkin is President of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of seventeen best-selling books on the impact of scientific, technological and cultural changes on the economy, the...
Jeremy Rifkin is President of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of seventeen best-selling books on the impact of scientific, technological and cultural 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. (Mr. Rifkin is serving as a senior consultant to the current President of the European Union, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security)
He also serves as an advisor to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state. Jeremy Rifkin truly is the transatlantic voice of our time, understanding and explaining the 21st century dynamics and trends at work in the economies on both sides of the Atlantic. Explaining the EU to both the USA and to Europe itself.
Bringing understanding by explaining the opposite sides of the Atlantic to each other in a changed and globalized world was never going to be easy. But because of his 20 years of experience with both the world of Business and Government, Jeremy Rifkin makes the complex simple, and after following a lecture by Jeremy one feels one has gained invaluable insights into the future of the great twins of the world economy: Europe and America.
As an American, Rifkin has been influential in shaping public policies 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. He 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 Rifkin as one of 150 people in the U.S. that have the most influence in shaping federal government policies.
Mr. Rifkin has been a fellow at the Wharton School's Executive Education Program since 1994, where he lectures to CEOs and senior corporate managers from around the world on new trends in science and technology and their impacts on the global economy, society and the environment.
Mr. Rifkin's monthly column on global issues appears in many of the world's leading newspapers and magazines. His global appeal can be attributed to his unique message, which people feel fills a void in our understanding of current affairs. It is also his eloquence and enlightening insights.