The Siebel Energy Grand Challenge “Ethics and Climate Change Lecture Series” Attracts Thousands on iTunes U, UChannel and YouTube

Carol Peters ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

The 2008 – 2009 Ethics and Climate Change (ECC) Lecture Series appeared on iTunes U, UChannel, and YouTube, and over 10,000 people viewed or downloaded the lectures from these sites.

Donna Liu, Director of theUChannel Project at the Woodrow Wilson School, posted the lectures at the series organizer’s request. Liu noted the series even appeared on the front page of iTunes U for a week. According to Liu, from March 15 to April 15, “At least 1,659 ECC lectures were downloaded from iTunes U. This represents about 5% of UChannel’s total downloads from iTunes U for that month. In addition, 4,000+ ECC lectures have been downloaded directly from the UChannel website since the beginning of this year. We also distribute on YouTube (, and the ECC lectures registered an additional 5,000+ views there.”