Announcement: Rachelle Peterson to Speak on Divestment

National Association of Scholars

The Push for Fossil Fuel Divestment

on College Campuses – Who Is It Hurting?



Rachelle Peterson
Director of Research Projects, National Association of Scholars

Dr. Stanley Kurtz
Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Dr. David Kreutzer
Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Brendan Williams
Executive Vice President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

Hosted by

Nick Loris
Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow, The Heritage Foundation


A movement has sprung up on many college campuses urging schools to divest their endowment funds of any companies that produce fossil fuels. The protesters argue we must dramatically reduce the amount of fossil fuels used each year in order to prevent climate change. In their view, schools have a moral imperative to purge their portfolios of companies that produce such fuels.

When politicians, protestors and activists attack fossil fuel companies and their profitability, it’s important to remember who owns these companies and where that money goes: to the American people, toward retirement funds and toward school endowments to build stronger institutions.  Join us for a panel discussion to learn more about the problems with the push for fossil divestment and who it hurts the most.


Friday, November 13, 2015 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium

214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE | Washington, DC 20002 | (202) 546-4400

RSVP online | or call (202) 675-1752

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