Sustainability Expert to Speak at The Grand Theatre

Published on: 2011/09/28 - in Releases

One of the world’s leading advisors on sustainability is coming to Kingston courtesy of the Kingston Technology Council (KTC), a group that includes several representatives from Queen’s.

Jeremy Rifkin is an American economist, writer, political advisor, and the President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, a nonprofit organization active in both national and international public policy issues.

“We are thrilled that Jeremy Rifkin is coming to Kingston to discuss developing a strategy for the city as it strives to become the most sustainable city in Canada,” says KTC Board of Directors member Susan Wood, Queen’s Director, Office of Research Services. “This visit will allow city leaders and community members to explore Kingston’s energy future with one of the world’s leading experts in this area.”

Dr. Wood will moderate the discussion at the event, an Evening with Jeremy Rifkin: Leading the way Towards a Third Industrial Revolution, which will take place September 29 at the Grand Theatre.

Mr. Rifkin is the author of 17 best-selling books and architect of the European Union’s Long-Term Economic Sustainability Plan to address global economic crisis, energy security and climate change. He has served as advisor to the world’s presidents, chancellors, and prime ministers. His newest book, The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World, was released September 27.

Other KTC members include Dean McKeown, professor in the School of Computing; Stephen Hunt, director of information technology in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; and Andrew Naples, Queen’s public and government affairs.

The Kingston Technology Council has arranged a special price discount for all students in the city. For more information visit the Kingston Technology Council website.


Release source: Queen’s University News Centre | Photo: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung