End of Men conference in Boston

This Friday and Saturday I will be at this conference at Boston University. I’m excited to be part of it – a great lineup of legal scholars, sociologists, historians and etc. – plus Hanna Rosin talking about her book, The End of Men, which I’ve been writing about under this tag.

If you’re in the area I hope you can make it. It’s free and open to the public (schedule here, registration form here).

Here’s the blurb:

“The end of men,” a phrase coined by journalist Hanna Rosin, captures the proposition that women have made such remarkable progress in all domains—and men have suffered such declines and reversals—that women are effectively surpassing men and becoming the dominant sex. This interdisciplinary conference will evaluate claims about “the end of men” and consider implications for law and policy. It will examine empirical assertions about men’s and women’s comparative status in concrete domains, such as education, the workplace and the family. Feminist diagnoses of sex discrimination have fueled changes in law and policy, as well as in cultural norms. Should recent claims about the status of men likewise prompt redress? The conference will examine how the data supporting claims about the end of men— and progress of women—look once differentiated by class, race, region and other categories. It will provide historical perspectives on current anxieties about imbalances between men’s and women’s power, opportunities and status. The conference will also put “end of men” claims in comparative and international perspective, asking whether they are distinctive to the United States. Papers and proceedings will be published in the Boston University Law Review.

And here’s the roster of speakers:

  • HANNA ROSIN, author of “The End of Men”
  • RALPH RICHARD BANKS, Stanford Law School
  • MICHAEL KIMMEL, SUNY at Stony Brook, Dept. of Sociology
  • JOAN C. WILLIAMS, University of California-Hastings College of the Law
  • KHIARA M. BRIDGES, Boston University School of Law
  • KINGSLEY R. BROWNE, Wayne State University Law School
  • NAOMI CAHN, George Washington University School of Law
  • JUNE CARBONE, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • MARY ANNE CASE, University of Chicago Law School
  • PHILIP N. COHEN, University of Maryland, Dept. of Sociology
  • KRISTIN COLLINS, Boston University School of Law
  • STEPHANIE COONTZ, Evergreen State College, History and Family Studies
  • FRANK RUDY COOPER, Suffolk University School of Law
  • LYNDA DODD, City College of New York, CUNY, Political Science
  • NANCY DOWD, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • KATHRYN EDIN, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
  • SHAHLA HAERI, Boston University Dept. of Anthropology
  • MICHAEL HARPER, Boston University School of Law
  • DANIEL L. HATCHER, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • PNINA LAHAV, Boston University School of Law
  • SERENA MAYERI, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • LINDA C. MCCLAIN, Boston University School of Law
  • ANN C. MCGINLEY, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • FIONNUALA NI AOLAIN, University of Minnesota Law School
  • ANTHONY RAO, Behavioral Solutions
  • CARYL RIVERS, Boston University College of Communication
  • WILLIAM M. RODGERS III, Rutgers University, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
  • ROSEMARY SALOMONE, St. John’s University School of Law
  • MICHAEL SELMI, George Washington University School of Law
  • KATHARINE SILBAUGH, Boston University School of Law
  • JULIE C. SUK, Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law
  • MARTIN SUMMERS, Boston College, History Department


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6 responses to “End of Men conference in Boston

  1. MBarnes

    Looks like a great conference!


  2. Paula

    Do you know whether there will be a webcast, and if so, whether the webcast will be archived?


  3. Ness Blackbird

    Great! This is your big chance, Philip 🙂 Show that know-nuthin’ Hanna Rosin who’s the boss!


  4. Laura Michelson

    Mr. Cohen – What a powerful conference. Thank you for your contribution. Is your powerpoint available upon request? Laura


  5. tesla

    If the book is as innacurate as you say it is, how much will there be to discuss?


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