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Highlights of 2006

Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Germany

Berliner Gespräche: Debate with Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, President of the Ifo-Institut in Munich

"The Future of Work? — Of What We Live and For What We Work"

Berlin, Germany, 7 March 2006

Mr. Rifkin was the honored guest of Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, at the Berliner Gespräche, on March 7, 2006. The Chancellor hosted a debate between Mr. Rifkin and Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, Germany's leading neo-liberal economist, on "The Future of Work". In his remarks, Mr. Rifkin suggested that Germany and other countries around the world begin to rethink the nature of work, itself, in an increasingly automated global economy. Mr. Rifkin outlined a series of proposals for creating new kinds of employment opportunities in the first half of the 21st century.

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World Hydrogen Energy (WHEC) 2006 Conference

Closing Plenary Lecture, Lyon Convention Centre:

"Making the Transition to the Third Industrial Revolution and a New Hydrogen Energy Era"

Lyon, France, 16 June 2006

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European Year of Workers' Mobility: Launch Conference

"Workers' Mobility: A Right, An Option, An Opportunity?"

Brussels, Belgium, 20 February 2006

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European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

A debate with National Parliaments of the 25 Member States: "How to Raise Growth in the Euro Area?"

Brussels, Belgium, 21 February 2006

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Intelligence 2006 Global Conference on the World, Europe, and Italy

Keynote Address and Participation in "Energy Challenge" Debate with European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes, and EU Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs

Villa d'Este, Cernobbio, Italy, 2 September 2006

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7th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

"Atoms for Peace or for War?"
"Charter for a Non-Violent World"

Keynote Address

Rome, Italy, 18 November 2006

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WDR Europa Forum 2006

Evening Keynote Address: Strategies for a New EU Policy - Europe's Dream and Reality
Federal Foreign Office

Berlin, Germany, 9 May 2006

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New Europe Organization

Public Lecture and Dialogue with Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller
Danish Foreign Ministry: "A Citizens' Europe"

Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 April 2006

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Umanotera Civil Society Conference

Meeting with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa
Ljubljana National Hall: "The Role of Civil Society in the Future Development of Slovenia"

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 15 May 2006

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