Divest-logoFAQs & Documents

This page contains is a brief listing of links to key documents relating to the student-led Divest Harvard movement and the Harvard Faculty for Divestment group.  The materials are arranged in reverse chronological order with the oldest at the bottom and more recent documents toward top the of the page. The page begins with a FAQ document prepared by the faculty group.

[It is understood that this is a work-in-progress, and it is expected that it will be updated from time to time as new material emerges.]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


[Links in red are statements or communications from the Harvard administration.]

camera [26 May 2015] Harvard Faculty for Divestment Heat Week Forum | Jim Anderson, Chloe Maxmin, Bob Massie, Bill McKibben in segments and as whole playlist

[24 March 2015] – Print-out of e-mail letter of invitation from President Faust to “Members of the Harvard Community.”

17 March 2015 – Universities and the Challenge of Climate Change, Tsinghua University Global Vision Lecture Series, Beijing, China (As prepared for delivery – Presiden Drew Gilpin Faust).

12 February 2015 – Statement of Support for Divest Harvard

7 April 2014 – “Confronting climate change,”  Drew Faust.

Open Communications with President and Corporation (from 10 April 2014 to 1 December 2014)

10 April 2014 – Letter from the Faculty of Harvard University  – to the President and Fellows  – [Summary of Letter]

2 October 2013 – Fossil Fuel Divestment Statement, [Letter from President Drew Gilpin Faust to the Harvard Community.]

[Links to further documents will be added as they are made available.]

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News from the student-organized Divest Harvard movement.
Divest-Harvard’s YouTube Channel.
Further divestment-related news from Transition-Studies.

Video summaries of the development of the Divest Harvard
controversy can be viewed from the links in selected
programs from Cambridge Community Television:
The Harvard Divestment Controversy
in its Historical Context

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Further divestment information is available at
Divest-Invest: Mapping the Transition
to a Financially Sustainable Future