Sexuality, Integrity, and the University 2015
October 30-31, 2015
At Princeton University
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The Love and Fidelity Network is hosting its eighth national conference, Sexuality, Integrity, and the University, on October 30th and 31st at Princeton University. The goal of this annual conference is to connect college men and women, young professionals, and community supporters to leading scholars and experts in order to equip them with the best arguments and resources in support of marriage, family, and sexual integrity. Participants will also find ample opportunity to network with and learn from each other, and attend sessions designed to equip them to bring the message of love and fidelity back to their respective campuses and to the public square.
Please join us in October as we bring together a unique group of experts who will present us with their recent research and findings on the topics of marriage, family and sexual integrity. The deadline to register is October 23rd.
To learn more about opportunities to become a conference sponsor, visit our webpage on sponsorship opportunities.
Student Admission: $50
Non-Student Admission: $75
Note: All conference meals are included in the cost of registration as well as housing* for undergraduate students both Friday and Saturday nights.
*Housing is limited. Available for undergraduates only on a first-come first-serve basis.
About the speakers:
Helen Alvaré, J.D., is a Professor of Law at George Mason University, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She publishes on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, abortion and the First Amendment religion clauses. She is chair of the Task Force on Conscience Protection of the Witherspoon Institute and president of the Chiaroscuro Institute. Professor Alvaré also publishes regularly in news outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Weekly Standard. She received her law degree from Cornell University School of Law and her master’s degree in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America.
W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia and the director of the National Marriage Project. His research focuses on marriage, parenthood, and cohabitation, especially on the ways that marriage, gender, and culture influence the quality and stability of family life in the United States and around the globe. He is the coauthor of two recent books – Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives (Columbia, 2013, with Kathleen Kovner Kline), and Whither the Child?: Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility (Paradigm, 2013, with Eric Kaufmann). His research has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and many other similar news outlets.
Margaret Smith Chisolm, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the Paul R. McHugh Program for Human Flourishing at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also Director of Education for the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Chisolm is co-author of a textbook on psychiatric evaluation and has written more than 70 scientific and clinical articles about substance use and other psychiatric disorders, humanistic practice, and medical education. Dr. Chisolm is a member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Scholar, and the recipient of the 2014 Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award.
William M. Struthers, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College. His lab research interests are in the neural mechanisms that underlie behavioral arousal and the processing of novel environments. His professional memberships include the Society for Neuroscience, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, Association for Psychological Science, and International Neuroethics Society. Dr. Struthers has also been named a Visiting Research Fellow to Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought in 2014 for his work on the impact of sexual exploitation on spirituality, and is part of the Oxford Interdisciplinary Seminars in Science and Religion: Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities. Dr. Struthers married his wife in 1993 and they have been blessed with three children.
Dawn Hawkins is a passionate defender of human rights who has dedicated her life to fighting against societal harms that threaten the dignity of others. Her energy, creativity and mobilization skills have revived the anti-pornography movement. As Executive Director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Mrs. Hawkins has developed a national strategy uniting conservative, women’s rights, child advocacy and religious groups, including a bipartisan political leadership, to work together raising awareness of the pandemic of harm from pornography. Her initiatives have lead to sweeping policy changes for targets such as Google, Verizon and the Department of Defense. She is a graduate of Tufts University and currently resides with her husband and two children in Virginia.
Robert P. George, D.Phil., is the founder and director of the James Madison Program. He also holds the McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he is a professor of politics. He is chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He holds honorary doctorates in law, ethics, science, letters, civil law, humane letters, and juridical science. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, he also received a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University.
Jennifer Lahl, R.N., M.A., is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience in the medical field with her passion to speak for those who have no voice. She made her writing and directing debut producing the documentary film Eggsploitation, which has been awarded Best Documentary by the California Independent Film Festival and has sold in more than 30 countries. She is also Director, Executive Producer, and Co-Writer of Anonymous Father’s Day, a documentary film exploring the stories of women and men who were created by anonymous sperm donation. Her latest film, Breeders: A Subclass of Women? on surrogacy, was released January 2014, and completes the trilogy of films exploring the ethics of third-party reproduction.
Jeffrey Shears, Ph.D., is a joint appointed Professor in the Social Work Departments at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University & UNC-Greensboro, where he is also the Director of the Joint Masters Social Work Program (JMSW). Dr. Shears earned his BSW and Masters in Education Administration from North Carolina A&T State University and his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Denver. His research interest is men (fathering, multicultural issues, HIV and AIDS) and quantitative research with an emphasis on data sharing among social service agencies. In addition, Dr. Shears has an extensive list of academic publications on fathering featured in national and internationally refereed journals. He is co-author of the acclaimed What all Dads Should Know (Createaspace Publishers, 2011).
Hilary Towers, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and mother of five children. She conducted her doctoral research at The George Washington University’s Center for Family Research in Washington DC., where her focus was behavioral genetic analysis of individual adjustment factors and marriage and parenting relationships. Her work in behavioral genetics appears in a variety of academic journals and books. Dr. Towers currently writes and speaks on the subjects of marriage and spousal abandonment, especially as those issues are treated within the Catholic Church. Her work in this area has been published in a wide array of online journals, including: Public Discourse, CatholicVote, National Catholic Register, Ethika Politika, Family Studies, First Things, and National Review Online. She and her family live in Northern Va.
About the moderator:
R. J. Snell, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern University and the Templeton Honors College. Concurrently, Dr. Snell is the Executive Director of the Agora Institute. Dr. Snell earned his M.A. in philosophy at Boston College, and his Ph.D. in philosophy at Marquette University, where he was the recipient of the Rev. John P. Raynor Dissertation Fellowship. Research interests include ethics, natural law theory, Thomas Aquinas, and the work of Bernard Lonergan, SJ. He is the author of Through a Glass Darkly: Bernard Lonergan and Richard Rorty on Knowing without a God’s-eye View (Marquette UP), The Perspective of Love: Natural Law in a New Mode (Wipf & Stock), Acedia and its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire (Angelico), and co-author (with Steve Cone) of Authentic Cosmopolitanism (Wipf & Stock). He writes and lectures frequently in a variety of academic and popular venues. During the 2015-16 academic year he is William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program of Princeton University.