Elevating Fatherhood Experts Meeting


Mon - Tue, Jun 25 to Jun 26, 8:30am - 4:30pm


WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

On June 25-26. 2018, Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) Research Fellow Marc Grau-Grau and WAPPP Co-Director Hannah Riley Bowles co-organized a meeting at Harvard Kennedy School focused on the topic of fatherhood and titled “Elevating Fatherhood: Policies, Organizations, and Health & Wellbeing.”

This event, funded by the Social Trends Institute and organized with support from the International Center for Work and Family, focused on fatherhood through three lenses: health and wellbeing, public policy, and work organizations. For each lense, leading practitioners and scholars presented research followed by a discussion about how these insights could direct future research and promote fatherhood. Their research findings shed light on how fatherhood involvement not only contributes to gender equality, but also has important positive influences on children’s development and family health and wellbeing.

List of conference participants: 

• María José Bosch, ESE Business School
• Xiana Bueno Garcia, Harvard University
• Greg Dorchak, Harvard Kennedy School
• Craig Garfield, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University
• Marc Grau-Grau, Harvard Kennedy School and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
• Brad Harrington, Boston College
• Alison Koslowski, University of Edinburgh
• Milton Kotelchuck, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
• Elin Kvande, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
• Jamie Ladge, Northeastern University
• Mireia las Heras, IESE Business School
• Raymond Levy, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
• Alexandra Macht, Oxford Brookes University
• Margaret O’Brien, University College London
• Tracey O'Donnell, Social Trends Institute
• Gemma Palet, IESE Business School
• Hannah Riley Bowles, Harvard Kennedy School
• Sabrina Tanquerel, Ecole de Management de Normandie
• Michael Yogman, Mount Auburn Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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