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Act Locally, Think Globally: New Perspectives on Creating Cultures of Sexual Respect on Campus
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Law and Politics

Event Details

Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU
Women's Studies Research Centre, HKU
HKU Vice-Chancellor’s Office in support of HKU’s commitment to the HeforShe initiative
Law and Technology Centre, HKU

Date: January 12, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
**Venue changed to Room 901 (alumni reading room), 9/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU**

Speaker: Professor Diane Rosenfeld (Lecturer on Law & Director, Gender Violence Program, Harvard Law School)

About the Lecture:
Gender-based violence occurs all over the world in various forms with different prevalence rates. This lecture explores the particular problem of sexual harassment and violence on campus. The commission of campus sexual misconduct has striking similarities in both the Hong Kong and the US, where it has been the focus of extensive public attention over the past few years.
Schools can play a significant role in creating cultures of sexual respect on campus. Student activism, strengthened though social media networks, can bring pressure on schools to improve their prevention and response initiatives. Based upon insights drawn from a decade of teaching and innovative legal policy work with students, schools and the government, Professor Rosenfeld will offer strong recommendations for forging a path forward.

About the Speaker:
Diane L. Rosenfeld, J.D., LL.M., is a Lecturer on Law and the founding Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School where she teaches courses on Title IX, Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice, and Theories of Sexual Coercion. She is a leading national expert on the development and implementation of best practices for eradicating sexual assault and has advised both the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault. Ms. Rosenfeld is featured in two recent documentaries on campus sexual assault: The Hunting Ground and It Happened Here.
A frequent public speaker, Ms. Rosenfeld has appeared in national and local media. She was recently awarded a “Woman of Inspiration Award” by Ms.JD, and an award for Teaching Excellence at Harvard Law School for Intersectionality in Feminist Legal Theory.

Seats are limited, please register as soon as possible. All are welcome.

Date/Time12/01/2017 17:30-19:30
VenueRoom 901 (alumni reading room), 9/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 23/12/2016 11:00(HKT) to 12/01/2017 15:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 60.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Grace Chan by email at or by phone at 3917-4727.