The Second Annual International Conference on Male Studies is set to convene at the New York Academy of Medicine on April 6, 2011.
Dr. Legato is the founder and director of Columbia’s College of Medicine Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine. She is the editor ofÃ‚Â The Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine.Ã‚Â A widely acclaimed author of works on men’s and women’s health, her most current book is Why Men Die First.
Mr. Mortenson is a senior scholar at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education in Washington, DC.,Ã‚Â and the recipient of major national awards for contributions to educational research.
Other panelists will include Florida International University Professor of Psychology, Gordon E. Finely, Ph.D., who will speak on the need for a national fatherhood policy; andÃ‚Â Michael Gilbert, a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California Annenberg School and author of The Disposable Male, who will speak on the effects of job loss on men.
Paul Nathanson, PhD, andÃ‚Â Katherine Young, PhD, will round out the panel. Both of McGill University, Nathanson and Young are the authors of a series of books on misandry, collectively titled Beyond The Fall Of Man. The first volume, Spreading Misandry examines the concept of misandry popular culture; The second volumn, Legalizing Misandry gives consideration to trends in law; volume three, Sanctifying Misandry, explores the roots of modern goddess movement. A final volume, Transcending Misandry, is upcoming.
In addition, the Foundation for Male Studies has issued a call for academic research and programs focused on the need “to reverse the downward spiral now effecting virtually all aspects of the lives of men and boys,” said Dr. Edward M. Stephens, founder and Chairman of the Foundation for Male Studies. “The Foundation is calling for papers from academics on how to best deal with increasing levels of male unemployment, depression, suicides, high school and college dropout rates.”
Scholars seeking to submit papers for the conference may do so by writing to Dick Elfenbein, email: elfenbein |at| malestudies.org before March 15. 2011. Or call 845-362-0893.
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