Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The Institute for Advanced Study presents "Does Sexual Assault and Harassment Training Work?" by Mala Htun, Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, Thursday, December 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop.
To comply with federal mandates and reduce liability, universities, corporations, the military, and other big organizations require that their members participate in training intended to reduce sexual harassment and assault. Does training produce the desired effects? This study explores the consequences of mandatory, in person sexual misconduct training on attitudes among undergraduate students, including rape myths, willingness to report, and adherence to gender stereotypes. Finding that training produces mixed effects, Professor Htun will consider the advantages and disadvantages of state intervention to change social norms.
This event is free and open to the public.