Sexuality, Integrity, and the University
October 27-28, 2017 | Princeton, NJ
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We invite you to join us in Princeton on October 27th and 28th as we celebrate 10 years of the Sexuality, Integrity, and the University conference! Every year Sexuality, Integrity, and the University brings together students, scholars, and experts from across the country to equip the next generation of leaders with the best academic resources and arguments they need to bring the message of love and fidelity back to their campuses. This year’s 2017 SIU conference marks our 10th year educating college students on these important topics and we are excited to celebrate the positive impact the Love and Fidelity Network has had over the past ten years.
Conference participants will find ample opportunity to network with and learn from each other, and attend sessions by experts who will present us with their recent research and findings on the topics of marriage, family, and sexual integrity. See the list of expert speakers below.
We couldn’t provide this unique opportunity to our students without the support of the many friends of our Network. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s conference visit our sponsorship page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speakers
Dr. Ryan T. Anderson is the William E. Simon senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation and the founder and editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute. He is the author of Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom and co-author with Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. Anderson received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University. He holds a doctoral degree in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Anderson has made appearances on ABC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News. His work has appeared in major newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal as well as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Harvard Health Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, and National Review. His research was also cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, in two separate cases. He recently released a new book, Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination, co-authored with Sherif Girgis and John Corvino, and is currently working on a book titled When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment.
Dr. Pat Fagan is the Founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) at The Catholic University of America. He is also the publisher and editor of Marripedia.org. Fagan has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development and religious practice. Prior to founding MARRI, Dr. Fagan has been a therapist specializing in child, family and marital therapy, executive director of a small think tank, a Senate staffer for Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, and a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation. He and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.
He and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.Herbert Bush, and a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation. He and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.
Robert P. George, D.Phil., holds Princeton’s McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has also held the U.S. seat on UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. He was a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds degrees in law and theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University, in addition to sixteen honorary degrees. He is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal and the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His books include Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (1993), In Defense of Natural Law (1999), The Clash of Orthodoxies (2002), and Conscience and Its Enemies (2013).
Sherif Girgis, a Research Scholar of the Witherspoon Institute, is completing his PhD in philosophy at Princeton, having just finished his JD at Yale Law School, where he has served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Sherif is coauthor of the book, What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, cited by Justice Alito in United States v. Windsor, on which he has spoken at more than 100 lectures, conferences, and debates. His latest book, coauthored with Ryan Anderson and John Corvino, Debating Religious Liberty, Tolerance, and Discrimination, was just released by Oxford University Press. Sherif has written on social issues in academic and popular venues, including Public Discourse, National Review, Commonweal, the New York Times, the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and the Wall Street Journal. He is a 2008 Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Princeton, from which he went on to earn a master’s degree in moral, political and legal philosophy from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.
Jessica Keating is the Director of the Office of Human Dignity and Life Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life where she works with faculty and students to promote programs and curricula that upholds the dignity and sanctity of human life. Jessica is also pursuing her doctoral degree in Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame, and her interests include liturgical anthropology, eschatology, and aesthetics. Her writing has appeared in America Magazine, First Things, Aleteia, and Church Life Journal. Most recently she has published a chapter, “Love’s Recollection: Paradiso and Healed Memory” in Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person. Her writing has appeared in America Magazine, First Things, Aleteia, and Church Life Journal. Most recently she has published a chapter, “Love’s Recollection: Paradiso and Healed Memory” in Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person.
Dr. Paul E. Kerry is a supernumerary teaching and research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute and is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. He is also the honorary secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict and facilitates the implementation of the UK House of Lords Select Committee report on Sexual Violence in Conflict and PSVI. He co-convened the RAI’s research seminar on Constitutional Thought and History and now co-convenes the History faculty’s research seminar in Historiography at Christ Church. An intellectual historian, he is currently researching Amendment I to the United States Constitution in relation to the philosophical presuppositions of its European antecedents for a Cambridge Handbook. He has held fellowships at Princeton, Cambridge, and Edinburgh and is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University. He took his doctorate from the University of Oxford and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Dr. Jill Manning is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS) who specializes in working with individuals impacted by sexual addiction, pornography or betrayal trauma in their primary relationship. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Manning is a researcher, author, consultant and activist. She has been featured in numerous television and radio programs, and in 2005 was invited to testify before a US Senate sub-committee about the harms of pornography on the family. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS), as well as the Board of Directors for Enough is Enough. Dr. Manning is a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and currently lives in Colorado with her family. Dr. Manning is a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and currently lives in Colorado with her family.
Ashley McGuire is the author of Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female and a senior fellow with The Catholic Association. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, TIME, and USA TODAY, among others, and she has appeared on most major television and radio outlets, before the United Nations, and in academic settings, commenting on religious freedom, feminism, and politics. Ashley is a 2011 recipient of the Phillips Foundation Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship, an editor of the Institute for Family Studies blog, a policy fellow with the American Conservative Union, and the first ever Richard John Neuhaus Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Ashley is a recipient of the Susan B. Anthony List’s Young Pro-Life Leader award. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and three children.
Dr. Brett Robinson is the Director of Communications and Catholic Media Studies at the University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life. In his current role, he oversees outreach efforts for the institute and conducts critical, cultural and historical research at the intersection of religion and technology. Brett studied Marketing and English at the University of Notre Dame and received his PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Georgia. He has taught media studies courses at Duquesne University, the University of Georgia, Saint Vincent College and Notre Dame. Brett is the author of Appletopia: Media Technology and the Religious Imagination of Steve Jobs and his essays and commentary on technology and culture have been featured in Wired Magazine, CNN, the LA Times and Catholic News Service. Dr. Brett is the Director of Communications and Catholic Media Studies at the University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life. Dr. Brett is the Director of Communications and Catholic Media Studies at the University of Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life.
About the Moderators
Dr. Benjamin Storey teaches the history of political philosophy, and is Co-Director of the Tocqueville Program at Furman University. He is winner of the 2016 Alester G. and Janie Earle Furman, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the 2011 Francis Bonner “American Scholar” Award, presented by Furman’s Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2016, Storey was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Princeton University where he is completing a book entitled, “Know Thyself: Liberal Education for Dissident Souls.” His writings have appeared in the Journal of Politics, the Review of Politics, Perspectives on Political Science, the New Atlantis, the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought, and the Claremont Review of Books.
Dr. Jenna Silber Storey is a lecturer in Political Science specializing in political philosophy. She is also the Director of the Society of Tocqueville Fellows, an association of students interested in cultivating the ability to reflect on contemporary issues with a perspective informed by the study of the history of political thought. Dr. Storey received her PhD in 2010 from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where she was a John M. Olin Junior Fellow. Prior to her studies in Chicago, she received a B.A. from the University Professors Program at Boston University and was a visiting student at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She is currently writing about Pierre Manent’s defense of the political life.