Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus

The launch of ‘Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus’ (W. W. Norton & Company), which draws on research from Columbia’s Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT), is the most comprehensive study of sexual assault on a campus to date. Authored by Jennifer S. Hirsch, professor of sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, and Shamus Khan, chair of Columbia’s sociology department, ‘Sexual Citizens’ provides research on why campus sexual assaults happen and guidance on how to prevent them.

The event featured a discussion with the authors, introduced by University Life Executive Vice President Suzanne Goldberg, and moderated by Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Chief Medical Correspondent, ABC News and author of ‘The Self-Care Solution.’ A book signing and reception followed the discussion.

Key Moments:
Let’s Go Upstream 17:14
They’re Not Snowflakes 21:19
“Sexual Citizenship”? 24:12
LGBTQ and Assault 34:28
Comprehensive Sex Ed 48:10
Sex as Emotional Currency 50:10

Learn more about the methodology behind research as the authors sit down for a discussion with Columbia’s president Lee C. Bollinger.

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