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The Challenges of Manhood in Today’s America

2023 Global Conference

The Challenges of Manhood in Today’s America

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

In the US, recent decades have witnessed unprecedented declines in male participation in both the workforce and in higher education, coupled with disproportionate drops in men’s mental health and spikes in suicide rates. The data begs the question: What went wrong? What factors are causing many American men to withdraw from social, civic, and economic life? And what can individual men—and women—of all backgrounds do to combat these concerning trends? This panel of diverse perspectives will address these developments, the way we think and talk about masculinity, and how we can better foster and support men. 

Nicholas Kristof
Columnist, The New York Times
Alexis Ohanian
Founder, Seven Seven Six; Co-Founder and Former Executive Chairman, Reddit
Richard V. Reeves
John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution; Author, "Of Boys and Men"
Yolo Akili Robinson
Founder and Executive Director, Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
Eve Rodsky
New York Times Bestselling Author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space
Tim Ryan
Chief Global Business Development Officer, Zoetic Global; Former Representative of Ohio, US House of Representatives