Current Activities & Events
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.read more »
World Hydrogen Energy (WHEC) 2006 Conference
Closing Plenary Lecture, Lyon Convention Centre:
European Year of Workers' Mobility: Launch Conference
"Workers' Mobility: A Right, An Option, An Opportunity?"
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?"
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
7th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
"Atoms for Peace or for War?"
WDR Europa Forum 2006
Evening Keynote Address: Strategies for a New EU Policy - Europe's Dream and Reality
New Europe Organization
Public Lecture and Dialogue with Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller
Umanotera Civil Society Conference
Meeting with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa