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Solving the Crisis of Our Boys and Men

Tuesday, November 01
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hinckley Center

With drops in male labor force participation, disproportionate male deaths from suicide or overdose, parents are left wondering what it means for their sons' futures. What is happening with so many of our boys and men?

Drawing on years of deep research as well as his personal experience as a father of three sons, Richard Reeves will offer a compelling diagnosis of the problems of boys and men and a bold set of solutions.

"We can hold two thoughts in our head at once. We can be passionate about women's rights and compassionate toward vulnerable boys and men."

David Brooks said in the New York Times:
“Of Boys and Men,” is a landmark, one of the most important books of the year, not only because it is a comprehensive look at the male crisis, but also because it searches for the roots of that crisis and offers solutions.”

Richard V. Reeves is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he directs the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and co-directs the Center on Children and Families. His Brookings research focuses on the middle class, inequality and social mobility.

Richard writes for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Guardian, National Affairs, The Atlantic, Democracy Journal, and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Dream Hoarders (Brookings Institution Press, 2017), and John Stuart Mill – Victorian Firebrand (Atlantic Books, 2007), an intellectual biography of the British liberal philosopher and politician.

A Brit-American, Richard was director of strategy to the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister from 2010 to 2012. Other previous roles include director of Demos, the London-based political think-tank; social affairs editor of the Observer; principal policy advisor to the Minister for Welfare Reform, and research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research. Richard is also a former European Business Speaker of the Year and has a BA from Oxford University and a PhD from Warwick University.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the live stream of the event here.

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