Jeremy Rifkin Lecture
Economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, the author of 20 books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the global economy and the environment visited Virginia Tech on February 6-7.
The lecture was hosted by Richard Blythe, dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Virginia Tech President Tim Sands joined Rifkin to share his vision of Virginia Tech and the role it plays in the region.
During his two-day visit, Rifkin gave a public lecture at the Moss Art Center on the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change, and how the Roanoke and New River Valley region could navigate those challenges in the future through a regional strategic plan.