Sexuality, Integrity, and the University
October 28-29, 2016
At Princeton University
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Love and Fidelity Network is hosting its ninth national conference, Sexuality, Integrity, and the University, on October 28th and 29th 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. You’ll find the list of conference speakers below.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for Sexuality, Integrity, and the University, follow the link below.
$50 – Student
$125 – Non-Student
The last day to register has been extended to October 21, 2016.
About the Speakers
Dr. Anthony Esolen is a professor at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he teaches Renaissance English Literature and Development of Western Civilization. He is a senior editor of Touchstone Magazine and the editor and translator of several epic poems, including Dante’s Divine Comedy. He holds his M.A. and PhD. in literature from the University of North Carolina. Previously he has taught at UNC and Furman University. Dr. Esolen’s recent publications include: Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (ISI Press), The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization (Regnery Press), and Ironies of Faith (ISI Press); and his newest work, Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destory the Humanity of Your Child (ISI Press). He is a regular contributor to The Claremont Review, First Things, Crisis Magazine, and Touchstone Magazine, among others. Dr. Esolen has dedicated much of his career to a study of the classics, and is proficient in Latin, Italian, Anglo-Saxon, French, German, and Greek. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Debra and their two children.
Dr. Donna Freitas is the author of both fiction and nonfiction, and she lectures at universities across the United States on her work about college students. She has written for national newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post, and she’s currently a non-resident research associate at the Center for Religion and Society at Notre Dame. Donna has been a professor at Boston University in the Department of Religion and also at Hofstra University in their Honors College. In 2008, Donna published Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance and Religion on America’s College Campuses with Oxford University Press, based on her national study about sex on campus. Her latest book is called The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost (Oxford, February 2017), and it is based on her research for a new study about social media and how it is effecting the ways we construct identity and sense of self and navigate our relationships during college.
Dr. Robert P. George 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.
Dr. Joseph Price is an Associate Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University, specializing in family, education, health, and behavioral economics. His research has examined various ways to promote positive behaviors in children, issues related to parental investments in children, and the use of sports data to identify various behavioral biases. His research has been funded by the USDA, Spencer Foundation, and Institute for Research on Poverty. He is the Director of the BYU Veggie Project, a co-editor at the Economics of Education Review and a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research; the Center for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany; and the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture. He received a B.A in Economics from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University. He and his wife, Emily, have seven children.
Erika Bachiochi is a Visiting Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a Research Fellow at the Terrence J. Murphy Institute at the University of St. Thomas. Ms. Bachiochi specializes in Equal Protection jurisprudence, feminist legal theory, and sexual ethics. An intellectual leader of the new feminism, Ms. Bachiochi speaks widely on abortion, sexual economics, the impact of the new sexual norms on women and the poor, care ethics, and authentic reproductive justice. Recent scholarly publications include “Embodied Equality: Debunking Equal Protection Arguments for Abortion Rights,” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (2011) and “Women, Sexual Asymmetry & Catholic Teaching,” Christian Bioethics (Oxford University, 2013). She has edited two books: Women, Sex & the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching (Pauline Books and Media, 2011), and The Cost of Choice: Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion (Encounter Books, 2004). Ms. Bachiochi is currently working on a book on rival feminisms and the Supreme Court, tentatively entitled, Missing From the Bench: Women, Rights, and the Supreme Court. She is the mother of six children.
Dr. David R. Upham is an Associate Professor of Politics and Director of Legal Studies at the University of Dallas. His interests include constitutional law, legal writing, and the constitutional changes brought by the American Civil War. His commentary has appeared in the National Review Online and the Wall Street Journal; his scholarly work has appeared in the Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Texas Law Review, and others. He is the author of Getting Hitched: Rediscovering the Basic Truths of Mutual Attraction (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015), in which he examines, with both humor and candor, how we have forgotten some of the most basic truths about human attraction. He holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law (2005), a Ph.D. from the University of Dallas (2002), and a B.A. from Middlebury College (1993). He and his wife Libby have five children.
Dr. Ana Samuel is a research scholar at the Witherspoon Institute and the Academic Director of CanaVox, an organization founded and led by mothers to promote reading groups around the world on the urgent subject of marriage and sexuality. Dr Samuel picks readings from the natural law tradition, social sciences and practical wisdom so that reading groups can read and talk about the inspiring truths that support a thriving marriage culture. A graduate of Princeton University’s Politics Department, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. She hails from Texas where she was born and raised by Mexican parents. Today, she and her fun husband have six children and live in New Jersey.
Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, and his blog, WaltHeyer.com, Heyer raises public awareness about the incidence of regret and the tragic consequences suffered as a result. Heyer’s story can be read in novel form in Kid Dakota and The Secret at Grandma’s House (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015) and in his autobiography, A Transgender’s Faith (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015). Heyer’s other books include Paper Genders (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011) and Gender, Lies and Suicide (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013). His writing also appears on The Public Discourse, and The Federalist.
Sean Schiavolin and David Kang are the Producers, Writers, & Directors of Ecce! Films. Ecce!’s animated short film, The Economics of Sex, was featured in the New York Times, India Times, and Freakonomics, exceeding over a million views within a month of its debut. On the occasion of the Humanum Colloquium, a historic gathering of the world’s religious leaders hosted by Pope Francis, Ecce! produced a groundbreaking six-part documentary series on the family. A stunning blend of film, animation and art, The Humanum Series takes us to into the lives of mothers, fathers and children around the world: from Nigeria to Lebanon, Mexico, France and the United States. Through the people of the world and an international array of cultural experts and scholars, the series explores “the timeless design of Man and Woman as an ancient, ecological wisdom and beauty—one that lies at the very heart of our humanity.” Their work can be found at eccefilms.com.
About the Moderator
Dr. Nathan Schlueter is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Hillsdale College. He has a B.A. in History from Miami University of Ohio (1993) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Dallas (1999). He is the author of One Dream or Two? Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Lexington Books, 2002), The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry, edited with Mark Mitchell (ISI Books, 2011), and co-author, with Nikolai Wenzel, of Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives: The Foundations of the Libertarian-Conservative Debate, which will be published by Stanford University Press this fall. His articles have appeared in First Things, Touchstone, Logos, Communio, Public Discourse and Perspectives in Political Science. He has been a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities (2005) and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutes at Princeton University (2011). He and his wife Elizabeth, who is a homemaker and homeschooler, have eight children.