Famous American economist Jeremy Rifkin to hold master-class in Astana

18 october 2013, 20:16
Famous American economist Jeremy Rifkin to hold master-class in Astana - Jeremy Rifkin. Photo courtesy of liveinternet.ru
Jeremy Rifkin. Photo courtesy of liveinternet.ru
A famous American economist Jeremy Rifkin will give a master-class in Astana next week, Tengrinews reports citing the Ministry of Environment Protection of Kazakhstan.

"A famous American economist Jeremy Rifkin, the author of the Third Industrial Revolution, will arrive in Astana on October 19. Mr. Rifkin will hold a master-class for heads of state agencies, national companies and businessmen on October 21," the report says.

On October 22 Mr. Rifkin will have several meeting and a lecture at Nazarbayev University.

Jeremy Rifkin is the president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the bestselling author of nineteen books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, labor market, society and environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty five languages and are used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. His most recent books include the New York Times Best Seller The Third Industrial Revolution (2011), The Empathic Civilization (2010), The European Dream (2004), The Hydrogen Economy (2002).

Rifkin is also the President of the TIR Consulting Group LLC which advises national governments, regions, and municipalities on developing Third Industrial Revolution Master Plans. He is a founder and chairperson of the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Round Table, composed of the world's leading renewable energy companies, construction companies, architectural firms, real estate companies, IT companies, power and utility companies, and transport and logistics companies.

Jeremy Rifkin consults European Union on economy, climate changes and energy safety issues. He also consulted Kazakhstan when the country was developing the concept of transition to the green economy.

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