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Foundation of Male Studies Conference

Post by Winston » March 2nd, 2011, 10:47 am

Dear Colleague,

Please use the link at the end to register, if you haven't already.

The Foundation for Male Studies presents
The Second Annual Conference on Male Studies:
Looking Forward to Solutions

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

New York Academy of Medicine (limited registration)
Simultaneous Online Webinar Broadcast to a global audience

Distinguished experts will discuss the problems, challenges and solutions to the rapidly deteriorating status of men and boys in education, employment, mental and physical health, family structure and related areas. The conference will cover the impact of males’ problems in the post-modern era, as well as their effect on both genders, and the presenters’ views on steps to reverse current trends.

The conference will deal with virtually all areas defining contemporary life from advertising and education – to medicine, psychology and sociology – and represent a range of academic disciplines from anthropology, education and history – to medicine, government and psychology.

Co-Chairs of the event are:
Mary Ann Legato, MD and Thomas Mortenson

Dr. Legato is the founder and director of Columbia’s College of Medicine’s Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine, editor of the first text on gender medicine, and founder of the journal, Gender Medicine. Her most recent book is Why Men Die First. Dr. Legato will report on the male’s medical travails and the need for gender-specific medicine for the benefit of all.

Tom Mortenson is senior scholar at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, editor and publisher of Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY, a monthly research letter devoted to analysis and reporting on the demographics, sociology, history, politics and economics of educational opportunity after high school, and 2010 recipient of the Walter O. Mason Award from the Council for Opportunity in Education. He will address the male’s shortfall in education and its impact on male employment prospects.

Other featured speakers at the conference and their topics are:

Gordon Finley: How emerging current realities and anticipated future trends will affect the role of fathers in families and children's lives.

Michael Gilbert is the author of The Disposable Male and a senior fellow at the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, at the University of Southern California, where he focuses on technology’s impact on gender and family issues. His presentation will deal with the current muddled state of gender affairs and the future challenges to males.

Dr. Paul Nathanson, PhD is a senior researcher at McGill University and is on the Faculty of Religious Studies. Dr. Katherine Young, PhD is James McGill Professor, also on the Faculty of Religious Studies. They are co-authors on four volumes dealing with misandry, the hatred of men or boys. Their presentation will be How the males’ dilemma today, stemming from their inability to perceive a uniquely distinctive, necessary or publicly valued societal contribution by their gender is causing a spiraling downward trend for boys and men.

Matthew Willcox is the Director of Strategic Planning at Draftfcb, San Francisco. Draftfcb is one of the largest global advertising networks. Mr. Willcox was instrumental in helping Levi Strauss and Company brand Dockers, developing the “Wear the Pants� campaign that dealt with male roles and image. He and a colleague will address the advertising industry’s past and current depictions of males and their consequences.

The conference moderator is Guy Garcia, author of The Decline of Men, a former vice-president of AOL, and the winner of awards for journalism.

In addition to this conference’s global webinar audience (early registration is $25.00 per person), we also have a limited number of seats at the conference site, with an early registration fee of $200 per person.

Please share this preliminary program with any friends or colleagues who might be interested in attending or joining online.

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