October 26-27, 2018 | Princeton, NJ
Join us in Princeton on October 26th and 27th, 2018, as we gather for our annual Sexuality, Integrity, and the University national collegiate conference!
Every year Sexuality, Integrity, and the University brings together hundreds of students, scholars, and experts from across the country to equip the college students with the best academic resources and arguments they need to bring the message of love and fidelity back to their campuses.
Conference participants will find ample opportunity to network with and learn from each other and can 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
Adeline A. Allen is Associate Professor at Trinity Law School, where she teaches Contract and Tort law. She received a B.S., cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from Regent University School of Law. In law school, she was part of the honors track and studied on a full academic merit scholarship. She also served as Executive Editor of the Law Review. She was a 2017–18 Visiting Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, where her work on the boundaries of contract as grounded in natural law and applied to surrogacy contracts was published by the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. She has also published in the areas of defamation and tech law, as well as the relationship of Internet statutory protection and sharing-economy platforms.
Mary Eberstadt is a Senior Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, D.C., and author of several books including It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies; How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization; and Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution. Her writing has appeared in many magazines and journals including TIME, the Wall Street Journal, National Review, First Things, The Weekly Standard, and thecatholicthing.org. Her 2010 novel The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, and Atheism, was adapted for stage and premiered at Catholic University’s Hartke Theater in fall 2017. During the Reagan administration, she was speechwriter to Secretary of State George Shultz, and a special assistant to Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick at the United Nations.
Dawn Hawkins is a passionate abolitionist and defender of human rights who has dedicated her life to fighting against societal harms that threaten the dignity of others. As Sr. Vice President and Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Mrs. Hawkins has developed a global strategy uniting more than 300 women’s rights, conservative, child advocacy, medical professionals, law enforcement, and religious groups, including a bipartisan political leadership, to work together in raising awareness of the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation. Her initiatives have lead to sweeping policy changes of policies that foster exploitation for targets such as Google, Hilton Worldwide, Comcast, Walmart, and the Department of Defense. Through her leadership, NCOSE has grown a network reaching hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Mrs. Hawkins has appeared on local and national television programs, including Fox & Friends, CNN and Good Morning America. She regularly authors articles and speaks around the country addressing the public health harms of pornography, curbing demand for sex trafficking, and protecting children and families in our digital world. She is a graduate of Tufts University and currently resides with her husband and three children in Virginia.
Jonathan Hwang is an attorney with the law firm Wagenmaker & Oberly, LLC, where he serves a broad spectrum of nonprofit organizations. His work includes assisting clients with nonprofit development and governance, tax compliance, and religious liberty risk mitigation. Prior to joining Wagenmaker & Oberly, Mr. Hwang worked as a criminal prosecutor for the State’s Attorney’s Office of Cook County, Illinois, practicing at both trial and appellate levels. He has also started and led several church ministries, worked as a project manager and for research centers, and spoken numerous times for churches and nonprofit organizations on organizational operations and faith in the workplace. He received his A.B. from Princeton University, where he was a former President of the Anscombe Society, and his J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School. He and his wife Melissa have two children and live in Charleston, SC.
Joe Malone holds a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance with a minor in neuropsychology and a specialization in relational wellness. He has taught for many years at Middle Tennessee State University and guest lectured over the years at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Malone served on the Centers for Disease Control Initiative for STD Prevention for the state of Tennessee. He is the former Chair of the Nashville Community Health and Wellness Team and the current Topic Network Chair for Health Promotion for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood. In his teaching, Dr. Malone has employed a background of varied life experiences which include Division I football player and coach, fitness professional and celebrity trainer as well as professional modeling. He has personally made use of the research, insights, and experience that inspired the book promoting healthy young adult relationships he recently co-authored, Battles of the Sexes, to improve, preserve and protect his own 41-year marriage to his wife Jody. They make their home near their children and grandchildren in Nashville, TN.
Tim Rarick has been a BYU-Idaho Home & Family faculty member for the past 7 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Kansas State University in Human Development & Family Studies. Dr. Rarick has worked with several organizations to promote and protect the family through public policy, social media, and research including Native American Fatherhood and Families, Educate Empower Kids, and United Families International. In Fall of 2017, Tim completed a sabbatical working as a Research Fellow for the Marriage & Religion Research Institute at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he has published a research synthesis paper on unique impact fathers have on their daughters sexual development, activity, and possible exploitation. In 2015, Tim was asked to serve on the organizing committee for the World Congress of Families. Dr. Rarick was also appointed by the governor of Idaho to serve on the board of the State Department of Health & Welfare. In addition to speaking in China and all over the U.S. on various family-related topics, he has presented 7 times on the topic of father-daughter relationships at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. Tim and his wife, Jodi, have been married for 18 years and have one son and three daughters.
Kat Talalas is Communications Director for Women Speak for Themselves, a grassroots organization made up of nearly 70,000 women. Previously, she has worked in law in New Jersey, as a journalist in Washington DC, and as a legislative assistant in Congress. She graduated with high honors from Rutgers University with a BA in English and received her JD from the College of William and Mary School of Law. Her writing has appeared in a variety of secular and non-secular publications. She joined WSFT in 2016.
About the Moderators
Jenna Silber Storey is Assistant Professor in Politics and International Affairs at Furman University. She is also Executive Director of the Tocqueville Program at Furman, an intellectual community dedicated to the investigation of the moral and philosophic questions at the heart of political life. In 2018-2019 she won the Silas N. Pearman award for her teaching in the Engaged Living Program.
Dr. Storey received her Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and her B.A. from the University Professors Program at Boston University, where she also worked as Executive Assistant to the Superintendent for the Boston University-Chelsea Schools Partnership.
Her work has appeared in edited volumes as well as Perspectives on Political Science, The Washington Post, The Irish Times, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, First Things,The New Atlantis, VoeglinView, and The Boston Globe.
Benjamin Storey is the Jane Gage Hipp Professor of Politics and International Affairs. He is the Director of Furman’s Tocqueville Program, an intellectual community dedicated to investigating the moral and philosophic questions at the heart of political life.
He has been awarded the Alester G. and Janie Earle Furman award for Meritorious Teaching. He is a Visiting Fellow in the Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies Division of the American Enterprise Institute, and has previously been a Visiting Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.