Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

Violence Against Women & the U.S. Military - Seminar at Penn, Oct. 22
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The Ortner Center was proud to partner with our sponsors to host a panel of experts on the research and policies in place for women in the U.S. Military who are victims of violence. 


View the discussion here.

View and download photos from the event here.

Read the update at the Daily Pennsylvanian here.



  • Andrew Morral, Ph.D., RAND Corporation, who surveyed 150,000 members of the military and authored several reports to Congress on sexual assault and harassment in the military.
  • Melissa Dichter, Ph.D., Temple University,who conducted multiple studies on violence against women service members.
  • Emily Rothman, Sc.D., Boston University and, for 2019-2020, the Department of Defense, who just completed sexual assault prevention study in the Navy.
  • Andrea Goldstein, MALD, Senior Policy Advisor to the new Women Veterans Task Force, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and former Special Operations Forces troop commander.


Kathleen Brown, Ph.D., Penn Department of History and Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

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The event was held at the following time, date, and location:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

Fitts Auditorium at Penn Law
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Download Event Flyer (pdf) HERE.

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