2012 Aspen Festival of Ideas

July 1, 2012

Dr. Thompson was a panelist for the seminar titled “Raising Boys, Engaging Guys & Educating Men: What Works?” at the 2012 Aspen Festival of Ideas hosted at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colorado.

Abstract: Do we have a “boy problem”? Academically, socially, emotionally, and economically boys and young men seem to be losing ground – just ask the increasing number of parents who are finding their young-adult sons back at home with few prospects and fewer coping skills. But is this assessment fair? What’s causing the problem and how can we turn it around? Who is getting it right? These notedexperts on boys and young men will separate fact from fiction and offer insight into how best to nurture boys into thoughtful, capable and responsible men (here’s a hint: Men play a key role!).

You can view photos of the seminar or listen to an audio clip of the seminar on the official festival website.