Roundtable: Sexual violence and consent in the university

Stream: Panel 46 - Gender Politics: Roundtable: Sexual Violence and Consent in the University
Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Speaker(s): Helen Pringle, Meagan Tyler, Michael Salter, Jan Breckenridge & Andrea Durbach

The questions to be addressed in this roundtable are sexual harassment, abuse, assault, and other forms of violence such as pornography in the university setting. These questions have received considerable attention in the media as well as in academic research. The particular focus of this roundtable is on ways of addressing these forms of sexual violence within the profession and the university, especially around questions of the definition and scope of consent. The roundtable includes consideration of the merits and limitations of the model of affirmative consent in the context of the university.