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Sexual Assault Among University Students: Parallels Between USA and UK/Ireland?

12:30 to 14:30
Belfast campus

Conor Lecture Theatre

Survey research in the USA and UK/Ireland indicates significant rates of sexual victimization among university students. This talk will summarize the available research, focusing on the import roles of student activism and faculty/staff advocacy in recent developments in the USA, with implications for the same in the UK/Ireland.

Refreshments will be served from 12.30pm with the talk commencing at 1.15pm .

William F. ("Bill") Flack, Jr. is a US-UK Fulbright Scholar (Northern Ireland Governance and Public Policy) at INCORE at Magee campus and Psychology at Coleraine campus from September through December 2015. Bill is a critical clinical psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Senior Fellow in the Social Justice Residential College at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. His research is focused on violence against women and psychological trauma, especially in the context of dating violence among university students. He is a member of the Administrator-Researcher Campus Climate Collaborative (ARC3), a group working to develop assessment measures of sexual violence among university students and a co-founding member of the leadership team in Faculty Against Rape (FAR), a group organized to support faculty alliance with student survivors and scholarship.

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