COMPAS Colloquium: Should We Reconsider Sex and Education?

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COMPAS Education in our Democracy
February 24, 2023
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Location
Thompson Library 165

Date Range
Add to Calendar 2023-02-24 11:00:00 2023-02-24 12:30:00 COMPAS Colloquium: Should We Reconsider Sex and Education? Overview Sex and sexual ethics are not always invoked in conversations of citizenship and democracy. Though it may seem tidy to separate matters into private and public spheres of consideration, many of the core normative concerns of how persons ought to relate to one another are rather acutely explored within both contexts. This colloquium event asks whether and how sex education (in both K-12 and higher educational contexts) is influenced by and has profound influence on the democratic practices of citizenship. How can sex education better prepare citizens for navigating their rights and responsibilities in their relationships with one another? This colloquium is part of CEHV's 2022-23 COMPAS Program on Education in our Democracy. If you register to attend in person, you will be entered into a drawing to win two books: Touchy Subject: The History and Philosophy of Sex Education (by Lauren Bialystok and Lisa M. F. Andersen) and Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus (by Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan). Attendees are welcome to access the event virtually.  Register For Virtual Attendance Register For in-person Attendance   Panelists Lauren Bialystok (Social Justice Education, Acting Director of the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto) Professor Lauren Bialystok is an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in the Department of Social Justice Education, and affiliated with the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the Centre de Recherches en Education Franco-Ontarienne. Her areas of expertise are ethics and education, identity, feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, and women's health and sexuality. Prof. Bialystok works with students whose areas of inquiry include gender and queer theory, sex education, philosophy of education, and identity in education. She is a co-author of Touchy Subject: The History and Philosophy of Sex Education (The University of Chicago Press).   Jennifer Hirsch (Public Health, Columbia University)   Jennifer S. Hirsch, a medical anthropologist and Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, works at the intersection of public health and social science, with a research agenda that examines gender, sexuality and migration, the anthropology of love, social dimensions of HIV, and undergraduate well being, including sexual assault. Hirsch co-directed the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT), a research project on sexual assault and sexual health among Columbia undergraduates. With Shamus Khan, she is coauthor of Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus (WW Norton), which draws on SHIFT’s ethnographic research to examine sexual assault and consensual sex among undergraduates in relation to the broader context of campus life. Hirsch co-directs the Columbia Population Research Center, which brings together faculty from schools across the campus who work on population health and inequalities. A 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2015 Public Voices Fellow, and a 2018-19 Visiting Research Scholar with Princeton’s Center for Health and Well-Being, Hirsch’s published work includes both scholarly and popular writing on health and social inequality. She is author of A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families, the award-winning coauthored The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV, two edited volumes on the anthropology of love, more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, 15 book chapters, and many op-eds in venues such as Time and The Hill.  Hirsch also just completed six years of service as a board member for Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, including the last two as board chair.  Hirsch earned her A.B. from Princeton University in History, with a certificate in Women’s Studies, and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Population Dynamics and Anthropology. Thompson Library 165 Center for Ethics and Human Values cehv@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Sex and sexual ethics are not always invoked in conversations of citizenship and democracy. Though it may seem tidy to separate matters into private and public spheres of consideration, many of the core normative concerns of how persons ought to relate to one another are rather acutely explored within both contexts. This colloquium event asks whether and how sex education (in both K-12 and higher educational contexts) is influenced by and has profound influence on the democratic practices of citizenship. How can sex education better prepare citizens for navigating their rights and responsibilities in their relationships with one another?

This colloquium is part of CEHV's 2022-23 COMPAS Program on Education in our Democracy.

If you register to attend in person, you will be entered into a drawing to win two booksTouchy Subject: The History and Philosophy of Sex Education (by Lauren Bialystok and Lisa M. F. Andersen) and Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus (by Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan). Attendees are welcome to access the event virtually. 

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Panelists

Lauren Bialystok (Social Justice Education, Acting Director of the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto)

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Professor Lauren Bialystok is an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in the Department of Social Justice Education, and affiliated with the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the Centre de Recherches en Education Franco-Ontarienne. Her areas of expertise are ethics and education, identity, feminist philosophy, social and political philosophy, and women's health and sexuality. Prof. Bialystok works with students whose areas of inquiry include gender and queer theory, sex education, philosophy of education, and identity in education. She is a co-author of Touchy Subject: The History and Philosophy of Sex Education (The University of Chicago Press).

 

Jennifer Hirsch (Public Health, Columbia University)

Jennifer Hirsch Headshot

 

Jennifer S. Hirsch, a medical anthropologist and Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, works at the intersection of public health and social science, with a research agenda that examines gender, sexuality and migration, the anthropology of love, social dimensions of HIV, and undergraduate well being, including sexual assault. Hirsch co-directed the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT), a research project on sexual assault and sexual health among Columbia undergraduates. With Shamus Khan, she is coauthor of Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus (WW Norton), which draws on SHIFT’s ethnographic research to examine sexual assault and consensual sex among undergraduates in relation to the broader context of campus life. Hirsch co-directs the Columbia Population Research Center, which brings together faculty from schools across the campus who work on population health and inequalities. A 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2015 Public Voices Fellow, and a 2018-19 Visiting Research Scholar with Princeton’s Center for Health and Well-Being, Hirsch’s published work includes both scholarly and popular writing on health and social inequality. She is author of A Courtship After Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families, the award-winning coauthored The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV, two edited volumes on the anthropology of love, more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, 15 book chapters, and many op-eds in venues such as Time and The Hill.  Hirsch also just completed six years of service as a board member for Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, including the last two as board chair.  Hirsch earned her A.B. from Princeton University in History, with a certificate in Women’s Studies, and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Population Dynamics and Anthropology.

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