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Oberlin Symposium on Divestment

Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 12:00pm to 3:30pm

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center 119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

The Oberlin Symposium on Divestment brings together financial and investment experts, scholars, and policy analysts to engage key issues related to endowment investment, divestment, and strategies for social change. Sponsored by  the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Dean of Students.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Dye Lecture Hall

Endowment Investment and Impact Investing

Panelists will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about endowment investment, goals of investment strategies, obstacles to divestment, and sustainable impact investment.

Jainen Thayer, Chief Investment Officer—Oberlin College

Anders Ferguson ’75, Partner—Veris Wealth Partners

Paul Bugala, Senior Sustainability Analyst—Calvert Investments

Sarah Peck, Associate Professor of Finance—Marquette University


2:00-3:30 p.m.

Dye Lecture Hall

Strategies for Social Change—Divestment?

Panelists will engage the issue of divestment as a strategy for social change, addressing the issue from a variety of perspectives.

Lawrence Davidson, Emeritus Professor of History—West Chester University

Ari Ofengenden, Assistant Professor of Hebrew—George Washington University

Tamara Cofman Wittes ’91, Senior Fellow and Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy—Brookings Institute

Eve Sandberg, Associate Professor of Politics—Oberlin College

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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Administrative



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