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9/24/2014

Best-selling author Jeremy Rifkin will lead the Monmouth University Leon Hess Business School's 20 th  Annual Fall Investment Seminar on Thursday, October 9 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium in historic Woodrow Wilson Hall. This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited, and registration is required by October 3.  Rifkin is author of 20 books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society and the environment.   

Rifkin recently published his 20th book, "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism."  In 2011, Rifkin published the New York Times bestseller "The Third Industrial Revolution," which captured the attention of the world.  Rifkin's vision of a sustainable, post carbon economic era has been endorsed by the European Union and the United Nations and embraced by world leaders including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President François Hollande of France, and Premier Li Keqiang of China.

Dean of the Leon Hess Business School Donald Moliver said, "Mr. Rifkin's expertise in the field of economics with an emphasis on global issues has made him a world-wide figure of knowledge, and we are very happy to have him speak at out 20th annual fall investment seminar."

Rifkin is the founder and president of The Foundation on Economic Trends ( www.foet.org ) in Bethesda, MD. The Foundation examines the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of new technologies introduced into the global economy.

For more information about the seminar, or to register, contact Janeth Merkle at (732) 571-3423 or jmerkle@monmouth.edu .  


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