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2013 Stanton/Anthony Conversations & Luncheon

Join us for the 2013 Stanton/Anthony Conversations & Luncheon during Meliora Weekend!

 Stanton/Anthony Luncheon:

"If you like Ms., you'll love Pvt.": Women and the Making of the All-Volunteer Military

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12 pm in the University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel (River Level)
Luncheon cost: $45, $20 for UR Students
A buffet lunch will be served.

The luncheon will feature a discussion focus on the role of women in the military and how women are perceived by the media and within the ranks.  

Beth Bailey, MA, PhD

Keynote speaker is Beth Bailey, PhD professor of history at Temple University, is a social/cultural historian of the 20th century United States. She has authored or co-authored several books, including From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth Century America, Sex in the Heartland, and the widely-assigned US history textbook, A People and a Nation; her most recent book is America’s Army: Making the All-Volunteer Force (Harvard University Press, 2009).

Note: Beth Bailey will also take part in the Stanton/Anthony Conversations Panel Discussion at 1:30 p.m.


Stanton/Anthony Conversations:

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm in the Interfaith Chapel (Sanctuary Level)
FREE and open to to the public.

The Stanton Anthony Conversations, a lively panel discussion, will focus on gender in the military. In addition to Beth Bailey, PhD, professor of history at Temple University and the keynote of the Stanton/Anthony Luncheon, panelists include:

Aaron Belkin, PhD - professor, author, activist and dancer whose 2012 book, "Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire," is a study of contradictions in American warrior masculinity, published by Oxford University Press. Since 1999, Belkin has served as founding director of the Palm Center, which designed and implemented much of the public education campaign that eroded popular support for military anti-gay discrimination. When "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed, the president of the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund observed that, "this day never would have arrived (or it would have been a much longer wait) without the persistent, grinding work of the Michael Palm Center." Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley said of Belkin that, "Probably no single person deserves more credit for the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell." The Palm Center is currently engaged in a multi-year effort to study transgender military service.

Melissa Dichter, PhD, MSW - Research Health Scientist at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Her research primarily focuses on women’s experiences with intimate partner violence (IPV) and intersections with the healthcare, social service, and criminal legal systems. She is currently investigating IPV experiences among women veterans and developing a model for IPV assessment and response within the VA healthcare system. Melissa earned her PhD in Social Welfare and Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA in Child Development from Tufts University.

Stephanie M. Smart, JD - Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Navy (Retired) - Since retiring from the U.S. Navy, CAPT Smart has served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) for the Department of Defense where she advises the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and the General Counsel of the Department of Defense on intelligence matters, including covert action, intelligence policy, counterintelligence policy, information operations, and computer network operations.  In her personal capacity, she has consulted with members of Congress from both parties on sexual assault in the military. CAPT Smart was born in Bryn Mawr, PA and raised in Baldwinsville, NY. After graduating from University of Rochester in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts, CAPT Smart was commissioned as an Ensign through the Navy ROTC program.  In 1994, she earned her Juris Doctor from George Washington University and, in May 2006, was awarded her Master of Laws and National Security Law Certificate from Georgetown University Law Center.  


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