Sexuality, Integrity and the University 2017

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 national collegiate 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.

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 Movement.

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.

Dr. Paul Kerry is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University. He researches in German and European intellectual history, transatlantic transmission of ideas, and historiography. He is on the editorial board of Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, the advisory boards of Carlyle Studies Annual and Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, and the editorial committee of the Strouse Edition of Carlyle’s works published by the University of California Press. He has served as editor for volumes on Schiller, Goethe, Carlyle, Mozart, and Franklin. He wrote a book on Enlightenment thought and Goethe and is completing another monograph on German intellectual history. He has been awarded fellowships at Princeton, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Oxford, where he took his doctorate and was a member of St. John’s College. He 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.

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.

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 PoliticsPerspectives 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.