The Foundation for Male Studies Announces Conference

October 18th, 2010 by Pelle Billing

Paul Elam, over at A Voice for Men, just published the following press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOUNDATION FOR MALE STUDIES

FOUNDATION  FOR MALE STUDIES APRIL 6  CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON

DETERIORATING STATUS OF BOYS AND MEN.

NEW YORK: The Foundation for Male Studies will focus on the research and programs needed to reverse the downward spiral now effecting virtually all aspects of the lives and men and boys, at the Second Annual International Conference on Male studies, April 6, 2011.  Edward M. Stephens, M.D., FMS’s  founder and chair says that in addition to the conference’s solution geared presentations by leading authorities, 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 drop out rates and related problems.

Marianne Legato, MD and Tom Mortenson will co-chair the conference at the New York Academy of Medicine.  Dr. Legato, founder and  director of Columbia’s  College of Medicine  Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine, edited the first text on gender medicine, and founded the journal, Gender Medicine. 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 senior scholar at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and the recipient of major national awards for contributions to educational research.

Others participating in the conference are Gordon Finley, PhD, professor of psychology at Florida International University, who will speak on the need for a national policy on fatherhood; Michael  Gilbert, a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California Annenberg  School and author of  ”The Disposable Male,” on coping with the cascading loss of male jobs; Katherine Young, Ph.D., andPaul Nathanson, Ph.D.,  both of McGill University, authors of published studies on the origins and implications of misandry–the hatred of men. Scholars  seeking to submit papers at the conference may do so at http://www.malestudies.org/fms-10-15-10/events.html. by March 15. 2011.

CONTACT: Dick Elfenbein

elfenbein@aol.com or call 845-362-0893

One Response to “The Foundation for Male Studies Announces Conference”

  1. Mark Davenport Says:

    More mainstream exposure. That’s good. Out of the silence!


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