Energy author to speak at Dillard Nov. 2

Epstein guest for Dillard Energy Center Speaker Series

Energy author to speak at Dillard Nov. 2

Author Alex Epstein will be the guest speaker for the Dillard Energy Center Distinguished Speaker Series at Midwestern State University. Two addresses for the MSU community and the public will take place at 3:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Dillard 101.

According to Alex Epstein, the ultimate goal when considering climate policy should be “human flourishing,” which involves things like the eradication of poverty and the reduction of climate-related deaths. In his most recent book, Fossil Future, Epstein argues that much of the consensus heard about climate policy is counter to human flourishing and not always based on facts taken in proper context.

Epstein, who graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Philosophy, founded the Center for Industrial Progress in 2011 to advance his ideas on the continuing need for fossil fuels. Since then, he's appeared before a Senate committee, published three books, and debated Bill McKibben, a leading voice behind the climate change consensus.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Jeff Stambaugh at or 940-397-4634.