YES MEANS YES: Understanding Sexual Violence on College Campuses


Georges Benjamin, Theodore M. Brown, Clay Bennett on “The Quest for Health Reform: A Satirical History”

With: Georges C. Benjamin Executive Director, American Public Health Association; Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health 2010-2011Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP(E), FNAPA, Hon FRSPH, is the executive director of the American Public Health Association, the nation's oldest and largest organization of public health professionals. He previously was the secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, from 1999 - 2002 following four years as its deputy secretary for public health services. For the last 20 years he has been actively practicing public health at the local, state, and national level with expertise in the areas of emergency preparedness, administration and infectious diseases. Dr. Benjamin serves as publisher of the field's premier journal, the American Journal of Public Health, The Nation's Health Newspaper and the APHA's timeless publication on infectious diseases, the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual.Theodore Brown Professor, Department of Health Sciences University of Rochester Medical CenterTheodore Brown is a historian of medicine, public health, and health policy. He has conducted research on the history of the biopsychosocial approach and on translational medicine; the history of twentieth and early twenty-first century U.S. health policy; the influence of organized philanthropy on medical research, health policy, and medical education, and the history of American and global public health. He is a Contributing Editor for History of the American Journal of Public Health.Clay Bennett Editorial Cartoonist, Chattanooga Times Free PressClay Bennett is an American editorial cartoonist. Currently drawing for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Bennett is the winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

YES MEANS YES: Understanding Sexual Violence on College Campuses

The recent reports of sexual assaults on college campuses have opened a new debate about notions of masculinity, sex and gender relations. This panel will explore the roots of campus-based sexual violence, strategies to address and prevent it, as well as the implications for the recent California initiative to document and verify sexual intimacy among students.


Jacob Boersema, Visiting Fellow in Cultural Sociology, Yale University

Colleen Cash, President, Hunter Undergraduate Student Government

Jane Sovern, Deputy General Counsel, City University of New York

Nona Willis-Aronowitz, co-founder of Tomorrow magazine, journalist and Fellow at Roosevelt Institute

Moderator: Lynn Chancer, Chair, Sociology, Hunter College