Colleges and Coal: Should Brown Divest?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Sayles Hall
Bill McKibben (Founder,, Christian Parenti (Journalist; Author, "The Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence), and James Rogers (Former CEO, Duke Energy)

A coal-divestment campaign has gained traction on many college campuses. Under the leadership of, students are encouraging universities to divest from fossil fuel industries with the goal of improving the environment. Is university divestment from energy companies an effective way to protect the environment? Does Brown have a responsibility to divest or should Brown’s investment decisions reflect other priorities?

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