Tuesday Oct. 11
An Oxford-Style Debate on University Fossil Fuel Divestment
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Live Stream Online (Zoom and YouTube)

Locations: Stream via Zoom or YouTube


"Given the educational and research missions of universities, should university endowments divest investments from companies that extract, transport, refine, or sell fossil fuels?”


Pre-Debate Survey


Debate participants "for" divestment:

Cutler Cleveland,  Professor of Earth and Environment & Associate Director, Institute for Global Sustainability., Boston University

Dan Cohn, Global Energy Transition Research, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis


Debate participants "against" divestment:

Bradford Cornell, Professor of Finance, UCLA

Brent Bennett, Policy Director for Life:Powered, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Speaker Biography


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