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Oil and Activism: public debate at LSE

Virtually every country in the world is dependent on oil, many increasingly so. Oil exploration and extraction encompasses issues of human rights, environmental sustainability, governance and corporate responsibility. As such it has attracted the attention - and criticism - of activists, NGOs and researchers.

A panel of experts will discuss issues of Oil and Activism in a public debate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 21 February.

Speaking are:

  • Charles Abugre, head of policy at Christian Aid.
  • Graham Baxter, vice president of corporate responsibility at BP.
  • Yahia Said, research fellow at LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governance and author of 'Global Civil Society: oil and activism' in Global Civil Society 2004/5.
  • John Vidal is environment editor of The Guardian.

This event will ask how far have they shaped the actions and values of oil companies, and changed public attitudes? And how much have they influenced the politics of oil?

Oil and Activism is on Monday 21 February at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London. This debate is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

14 February 2005

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