Join us for a special screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary that exposed a culture of widespread sexual assault in the military.
There will be a Q&A session after the film with director Kirby Dick and renowned attorney Susan Burke.
Under the Feres doctrine, military personnel are banned from filing suits for harm incurred while on duty. Remarkably, the ban includes sexual assault, the rationale being that such conduct is "incident to military service." Does this policy reflect the values of the nation? Why do those who protect our collective freedoms have fewer rights than those they protect?
The symposium will bring together the major thought leaders and scholars on both the Feres doctrine and military sexual trauma. Join us for a thoughtful analysis of the policy that governs the
country's men and women in uniform.
Susan Burke - Renowned attorney who has represented many MST survivors
Don Christensen - Executive Director of Protect Our Defenders
Dr. Kristen Zaleski - Author of Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma
Kirby Dick - Director of Academy-Award nominated documentary The Invisible War
Dr. Francine Banner - Professor at the University of Michigan
Dwight Stirling - Chief Executive Officer of Center for Law and Military Policy
Dallis Warshaw - Vice President for Policy of Center for Law and Military Policy