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Summit on Sexual Assault
July 13 – 17, 2014
Cost: $300 ($100 for students)
The $300 cost  of the conference covers the open portion of the Summit (Monday, July 14th and Tuesday, July 15th). 

Presenters - Monday, July 14


Philip J. Hanlon ’77

Philip HanlonPhilip J. Hanlon ’77 took office as the 18th president of Dartmouth College in June 2013. Hanlon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, then went on to obtain a doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, he most recently served as Provost and the Donald J. Lewis Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. In his role as President, Hanlon has prioritized keeping Dartmouth at the forefront of undergraduate education, increasing experiential learning opportunities, and expanding Dartmouth’s mark on global issues. As a mathematician, Hanlon focuses on probability and combinatorics, the study of finite structures and their significance as they relate to bioinformatics, computer science, and other fields. His research has earned numerous honors and awards, Sloan and Guggenheim Fellowships, the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Instigator Award, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Dr. David Lisak

David LisakDr. David Lisak is a researcher and forensic consultant who for 27 years has studied the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. His work has focused on the long term effects of sexual abuse in men, the relationship between child abuse and violence, and the motives and characteristics of rapists. Dr. Lisak received his Ph.D. from Duke University and for 23 years served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he taught and conducted and supervised research. His research has been published in leading scientific journals, and he was the founding editor of the journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity. Dr. Lisak now serves as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the country. He has conducted workshops in all fifty states. He consults widely with universities, the four services of the U.S. Military, the Department of Defense, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies, and frequently serves as an expert witness in homicide and sexual assault cases. Dr. Lisak is a founding board member of 1in6, a non-profit agency that serves men who were sexually abused as children.

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10:15 AM - 12:00 PM PLENARY

The Water in Which We Swim: The Role of Media in Promoting a 'Rape Culture'

PLEASE NOTE: Recording of this session is not permitted.

Sut Jhally

Sut JhallySut Jhally is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF). He is one of the world's leading scholars looking at the role played by advertising and popular culture in the processes of social control and identity construction. The author of numerous books and articles on media (including The Codes of Advertising and Enlightened Racism) he is also an award-winning teacher (a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Massachusetts, where the student newspaper has also voted him "Best professor"). He is best known as the producer and director of a number of films and videos (including Dreamworlds: Desire/Sex/Power in Music Video; Tough Guise: Media, Violence and the Crisis of Masculinity; and Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire) that deal with issues ranging from gender, sexuality and race to commercialism, violence and politics. Born in Kenya, raised in England, educated in graduate studies in Canada, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Jackson Katz, Ph.D.

Jackson KatzJackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, lecturer and cultural theorist who is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the fields of gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy. He is cofounder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which introduced the "bystander" approach to the sexual assault and relationship abuse prevention fields. MVP has been widely influential in the development of prevention programming in colleges, high schools, amateur and professional sports culture, the U.S. and Australian militaries and elsewhere. Katz is also the creator of the award-winning documentaries Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, and author of The Macho Paradox and Leading Men.

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Jean Kilbourne

Jean KilbourneJean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. She is the author of the award-winning book Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids. The prize-winning films based on her lectures include Killing Us Softly, Spin the Bottle, and Slim Hopes. She holds an honorary position as Senior Scholar at the Wellesley Centers for Women.

1:30 – 3:00 PM PLENARY

Sexual Assault on Campus: Federal Perspectives

  • Catherine E. Lhamon, U.S. Department of Education
  • Anurima Bhargava, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Moderator: N. Bruce Duthu (Dartmouth)

Catherine E. Lhamon

Catherine LhamonCatherine E. Lhamon is the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. Ms. Lhamon’s 17-year track record of success has earned her repeat accolades as one of California’s top women lawyers, and as a lawyer of the year for civil rights. She was also named one of California’s Top 20 Lawyers Under 40 in 2007. Immediately prior to coming to the Department of Education, Ms. Lhamon was the Director of Impact Litigation at Public Counsel, which is the nation’s largest pro bono law firm. Before coming to Public Counsel, Ms. Lhamon practiced for a decade at the ACLU of Southern California, ultimately as Assistant Legal Director. Before then, Ms. Lhamon was a teaching fellow and supervising attorney in the Appellate Litigation Program at Georgetown University Law Center after clerking for The Honorable William A. Norris on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was The Outstanding Woman Law Graduate, and graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College.

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Anurima Bhargava

Anurima BhargavaAnurima Bhargava is the Chief of the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. She leads the Section’s efforts to provide equal educational opportunities for all students by enforcing federal statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, language status, religion and disability. Prior to joining the Department of Justice in 2010, Ms. Bhargava served as the Director of the Education Practice at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she was actively engaged in litigation and advocacy to expand educational access and opportunity for students of color. She previously served as a staff attorney at the New York City Department of Education and clerked on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She earned her law degree from Columbia Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.

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N. Bruce Duthu

N. Bruce DuthuN. Bruce Duthu is an internationally recognized scholar of Native American law and policy. He joined the regular faculty at Dartmouth in 2008 as professor of Native American Studies. Professor Duthu earned his BA degree in religion and Native American studies from Dartmouth College and his JD degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. Prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty, Professor Duthu was on the law faculty at Vermont Law School. He served as the law school’s Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and as director of the VLS-Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) Partnership in Environmental Law. He also served as visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, the universities of Wollongong and Sydney in New South Wales, Australia, and the University of Trento in northern Italy. Professor Duthu has published articles in the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the Indigenous Law Bulletin (Sydney, Australia), the Arizona State Law Journal, the American Indian Law Review, the Vermont Law Review and Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. His published commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Navajo Times.

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Last Updated: 7/12/14