Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World, has been an advisor to the European Union for a decade and is the founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, DC. He is also a fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his degree in economics from the Wharton School, and his degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is a frequent guest on shows including CNN Crossfire, the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour, and 20/20.


Volume 34

Guests on Volume 34: Michael Aeschliman, on C. S. Lewis and the problem of scientism; Jeremy Rifkin, on The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene And Remaking the World; Jean Bethke Elshtain, on Vaclav Havel, identity politics, and the possibilities of democracy; Katherine Shaw Spaht, on the purposes of covenant marriage laws; Steven L. Nock, on why married couples divorce; Louise Cowan, on how classics address our imagination; Ramsey MacMullen, on the rise of Christendom; and Ted Libbey, on the music of Hildegard von Bingen.