October 29-30, 2021 | Princeton, NJ
Join us in Princeton on October 29th and 30th, 2021, 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
Jason S. Carroll has been the Associate Director of the Wheatley Institution since September 2018. He is also a Professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University and a Senior Fellow for the Institute for Family Studies.
He received his Ph.D. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Carroll is an internationally-recognized researcher and educator in the areas of marriage readiness among young adults, marital intimacy, the effectiveness of marriage education, and modern threats to marriage – such as delayed age at marriage, materialism, pornography, relational aggression, and non-marital childbirth. In 2014, Dr. Carroll received the Berscheid-Hatfield Award for Distinguished Mid-Career Achievement, an annual award given for distinguished scientific achievement by the International Association for Relationship Research.
Dr. Carroll’s work has been featured in the Economist, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other popular media and news outlets.
He is best known for his theoretical contributions to relationship science, namely his development of Marital Horizon Theory, Sexual Restraint Theory, and a Developmental Model of Marital Competence.
ROBERT GEORGE INTERVIEWED BY ANA SAMUEL
Robert P. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, a program founded under his leadership in 2000. George has frequently been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.
Robert George has served as Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom as well as a presidential appointee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the President’s Council on Bioethics.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University as well as D.Phil., B.C.L., D.C.L., D.Litt. degrees from Oxford University. He holds twenty-two honorary doctorates.
Ana Samuel is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame, where she completed doctoral work on the political theory and sexual ethics of Montesquieu. She was the first executive director of the Witherspoon Institute at its foundation in 2003. In 2013, she helped to launch CanaVox, where she continues to oversee the academic content of the organization and ongoing education of the State Leaders.
Every summer, she enjoys teaching the dialogues of Plato and Aristotle’s moral philosophy to high school students for the Witherspoon Institute’s summer seminars. She and her husband are the grateful parents of six.
Dr. Danielle Koestner is a family physician with a specialization in women’s health. She is her in lieu of Anna Halpine because of Covid and international travel regulations, long story short. They work together.
Dr. Koestner is a member of the FEMM Medical Education team, she works directly with physicians globally to educate and clinically implement evidence-based approaches to women’s health.
Her clinical practice is primarily through the FEMM tele-med health network, and she lectures and teaches healthcare providers within the US, Africa and Europe.
Dr. Koestner lives with her husband and six children in Michigan, but has been enjoying a year-long sailing adventure with her family throughout this past year.
LEAH LIBRESCO SARGEANT
Leah Libresco Sargeant has worked as a policy analyst, a data journalist, and a Bayesian probability instructor at an organization teaching “defensive driving for your brain.” Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, First Things, The Weekly Standard, The American Interest, The American Conservative, America and other outlets.
She has spoken across the United States, as well as Australia, Ireland, and Poland. She is the author of Arriving at Amen (on her conversion) and Building the Benedict Option (on creating Christian community).
JENNA SILBER STOREY
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.
She has co-authored a book with Benjamin Storey, Why We are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment, which was published by Princeton University Press.
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.
About the Moderator
Alexandra DeSanctis is a staff writer at National Review, where she covers politics, culture, and religion, with a particular focus on abortion policy and the pro-life movement. She has been a visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center since February 2020. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to becoming a staff writer at National Review, she was a William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow in Political Journalism with the National Review Institute. She is a regular speaker for college and high-school students, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, Public Discourse, Verily magazine, the Human Life Review, and America magazine.