UBC Connects with Jeremy Rifkin: The Third Industrial Revolution

The global economy is in distress. Economists warn of another two decades of declining productivity, slow growth, steep unemployment, and increasing inequality. Around the world, the economic downturn is fueling growing discontent towards governments, and spawning extreme political movements. And now, after 200 years of industrial activity, scientists report that climate change is ravaging the planet and threatening to cause the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth. In this enlightening presentation, Jeremy Rifkin presents a new vision of a Smart Third Industrial Revolution that can take Canada and the world into a sustainable ecological civilization and a more equitable global economy over the next several decades. Moura Quayle, Director pro tem of the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, moderates a question and answer session with the audience.

UBC Connects is presented by University of British Columbia President Santa J. Ono, in partnership with alumni UBC. The UBC Connects series is made possible with the generous support of the R & J Stern Family Foundation.

Recorded Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, UBC’s Vancouver campus. This recording was produced by the University of British Columbia and originally released on the the UBC Connects series website. We are pleased to be able to share it with you, our alumni and subscribers. A webcast recording of the program is also available.