Center Launches New Series On Marriage And Family With Talk By Francis
15, 1999 -- The University of Virginia's Center for
Children, Families and the Law will begin this month a speakers
series devoted to marriage and the family.
in the "Perspectives on Marriage and the Family" series will present
both formal and informal talks about diverse topics throughout the
year. The first two speakers will give public talks in March and
Fukuyama, the Hirst Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University's
Institute of Public Policy, will deliver the inaugural talk on "Gender
Roles and the Decline of the Western Family" on Thursday, March
25. The speech, drawn from Fukuyama's forthcoming book, "The Great
Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order,"
will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Gilmer Hall, Room 240.
has written widely on issues pertaining to democratization and international
political economy, particularly the role of culture in modern economic
life. His previous books, which include "The End of History and
the Last Man" and "Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of
Prosperity," have won several awards and have appeared in more than
20 foreign editions. The talk is co-sponsored by U.Va.'s government
and foreign affairs department and the John M. Olin Foundation.
Buss, a psychology professor at the University of Texas-Austin,
will speak on "The Strategies of Human Mating" on Friday, April
9, at 3:30 p.m. in Gilmer Hall, Room 190. Buss, an evolutionary
psychologist, researches gender differences and their implications
for jealousy, mating and marriage. An author of more than 150 publications,
Buss is president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex
and a board member of the International Society for the Study of
in 1996, the Center for Children, Families and the Law is a multidisciplinary
group of faculty who study the dramatic changes occurring in the
American family, such as differences in parents' family and work
roles, out-of-wedlock births, nonmarital cohabitation, divorce and
remarriage. (Information about the center can be obtained at http://www.virginia.edu/~ccfl.)
talks are open to the public without admission charge. For more
information, contact the center at (804) 924-4029.
Ida Lee Wooten, (804) 924-6857.