Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It
Friday, March 8, 7:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2:00pm
Of Boys and Men is a groundbreaking analysis of how the social and economic world of men has been turned upside down, leaving them adrift and underpowered. Previous attempts to treat this condition, from all political angles, have made the same fatal mistake – of viewing the problems of men as a problem with men. This lecture will focus on how the basic social structures defining masculine maturity and success have been shattered, and how they can — and must — be reinvented.
Richard V. Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies and the Director of the Future of the Middle-Class Initiative. His research focuses on social mobility, inequality, and family change. Prior to joining Brookings, he was director of strategy to the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister.