Jeremy Rifkin

President Foundation on Economic Trends

Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, and has been an adviser to the European Union (EU) for the past decade and is the principle architect of the EU’s Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. He is the author of more than twenty best-selling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His most recent books include The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World; and The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness In a World In Crisis.