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2016 Masculinity Summit

Day 1: Founders Dialogue | Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016
These events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
12-1 p.m.

Reflection Lounge, Mulva Library 
The Dr. Harry Brod Masculinities Studies Collection Launch and Ceremony
Featured guests include Harry Brod, Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel
7 p.m

Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts
Founders Dialogue
This two-day summit kicks off with a historic evening dialogue, "Masculinity Now: Politics, Policing, Parenthood," featuring the founders of masculinity studies. *Livestreamed event! CLICK HERE

Day 2: Community Conversation | Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
These events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
7:30-11 a.m

Bemis International Center
Community Conversation
Featuring Harry BrodRob DavisNorbert HillMichael KaufmanJesse SteinfeldtHarry Sydney and others.
7 a.m.

Bemis International Center 
Arrival and coffee
7:30-8:10 a.m.

Bemis International Center 
Morning Panel: "Does Masculinity Have a Sporting Chance?"
Early-morning panelists on masculinity include: Norbert S. Hill, Oneida Nation Leader; Jesse Steinfeldt, scholar on masculinity and sport; former Packer Harry Sydney, founder and mentor of My Brother’s Keeper; and Rob Davis, Packers director of player development.

This panel is in collaboration with Fox Valley Voices of Men, co-sponsored by the Cassandra Voss Center and a Counseling & Psychological Services NCAA Choices grant.
8:20 a.m.

Bemis International Center 
8:30 a.m.

Bemis International Center 
Breakout Sessions
  • Harry Brod, Michael Kaufman: “Masculinities for Jews and Other Non-Christian Others”
  • Rob Davis, Harry Sydney: “Boys to Men: Male Mentorship Programs from Athletics to At-Risk” 
  • Norbert Hill & group:  “Native American Masculinity”
  • Phil Oswald & group: “Men’s Support Groups: Mankind Project & Archetypes”
  • Jesse Steinfeldt: “Men, Masculinity, & Sport”
  • Joey Taylor & group: “LGBTQ Masculinity”
9:30 a.m.

Bemis International Center 
Coffee break & book purchase
10-11 a.m.

Bemis International Center 
Closing Panel: "Tying it all Together"
Featuring Harry Brod, Michael Kaufman and others

Harry Brod

Harry Brod is professor of philosophy and humanities at the University of Northern Iowa, and joins St. Norbert College as the first ever semester-long Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Masculinity Studies.

Brod received his Ph.D in philosophy at the University of California-San Diego in 1981. He is the author of The Making of Masculinities: The New Men's Studies, A Mensch Among Men: Explorations in Jewish Masculinity, Brother Keepers: New Perspectives on Jewish Masculinity, among others. His interests in research and teaching include: gender studies, Jewish studies, social and political theory, modern European thought, critical studies of masculinities, whitenesses and heterosexualities. Brod has served on the board of several organizations in his prolific career, including Humanities Iowa, American Men's Studies Association and the Iowa Regents Universities Men's Gender Violence Prevention Institute.

Brod has spoken and consulted at college campuses across the nation to thousands of students as a central component of gender violence prevention campaigns. His film on consent, Asking for It, is distributed by the reputable Media Education Foundation and is a widely used classroom resource.

Michael Kaufman

Michael Kaufman, Ph.D., is a public speaker, educator, writer and consultant, whose innovative approaches to engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality and transforming their lives has taken him around the world. He has worked extensively with the United Nations and with governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations, professional firms, trade unions, universities and colleges.

Kaufman is co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign in 1991, the largest network of men working to ending violence against women worldwide. He is the author and editor of six books on gender issues, on democracy and development studies, and an award-winning novel, The Possibility of Dreaming on a Night Without Stars.

Co-wrote by Brod and Kimmel:

  • Theorizing Masculinities, eds. Harry Brod and Michael Kaufman (Sage Publications, 1994)
  • The Guys’ Guide to Feminism, with Michael Kimmel (Seal Press, 2011)

Michael Kimmel

Michael Kimmel, Ph.D., is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. He is a spokesperson of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS). In 2013, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, where he is executive director.

Among his many books are Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society and the best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation.

Co-wrote by Kaufman and Brod:

  • The Guys’ Guide to Feminism, with Michael Kaufman (Seal Press, 2011)
  • Weekend Warriors: Robert Bly and the Politics of Male Retreat, with Michael Kaufman (Sage Publications, 1994)
  • Theorizing Masculinities, eds. Harry Brod and Michael Kaufman (Sage Publications, 1994)

Rob Davis

Rob Davis played 12 years in the NFL, and enters his eighth year as the team’s director of player engagement. In this role, he is a vital leader in maintaining locker-room cohesiveness and overall player health. He assists players in acclimating to their roles, both on and off the field and in the Green Bay community.

Davis also oversees the Packers’ wide range of programs designed to meet the needs of players and their families in today’s NFL. The department provides a framework of assistance within which players and their immediate family members can address the pressures created by daily life and complicated by the demands of playing professional football. The program is also set up to get players prepared for life after football, and helps players seek educational and vocational opportunities. Davis also developed a mentorship program, aimed at joining Packers players with community leaders who serve as professional mentors.

Several years ago, he developed a program for at-risk youth called The Culture (Care, Understanding, Loyalty, Toughness, Utilization, Respect, Education). The program works with area school districts and their at-risk students through hands-on programs customized for the students with the assistance of the schools.

Norbert Hill

Norbert Hill is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin who serves as the education director for the tribe. He holds a M.S. degree in Guidance and Counseling, Honorary Ph.D. in Law, and Honorary Ph.D. in Engineering. He is currently employed as the area manager for education and training for the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin.

Norbert Hill has completed 13 publications focusing on American Indian topics and holds a number of awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

Jesse Steinfeldt

Jesse Steinfeldt, Ph.D., is an award-­winning teacher and expert on masculinity, sports and counseling. He holds a M.A. degree in Sports Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Steinfeldt has totaled 54 professional presentations on masculinity (particularly in sport) over the last 10 years, across the country and in Canada. He has completed 42 scholarly publications and currently has 6 manuscripts in preparation. 

His research focuses on the psychosocial development of student-athletes, which includes gender role socialization, racial and athletic identity, and psychological well-being. His research also involves American Indian empowerment through an examination of the psychological effects of the use of Native-themed mascots, nicknames, and logos in sport.

Steinfeldt is currently employed as the psychologist and founder of Assessment Sport and Performance Psychology Services, LLC, and as an associate professor in the department of counseling and educational psychology at IU. He has also been granted multiple honors and awards including Researcher of the Year by the American Psychological Association, nomination for the Social Justice Award by the American Psychological Association, and the Trustee’s Outstanding Teaching Award by Indiana University School of Education.

Harry Sydney

Harry Sydney played professional football for 10 seasons and coached running backs with the Packers for six. He won Super Bowl Championships with the San Francisco 49ers in 1988 and 1989, and with the Green Bay Packers as their running backs coach in 1996. When Sydney retired from the NFL he launched a non-profit, male mentoring program in Green Bay named My Brother’s Keeper. This organization is founded on Harry’s willingness to work with men – one step at a time – to bring positive change to their lives

Sydney has a degree in criminology and juvenile justice. By teaming with the Green Bay Correctional Institution, the Brown County Juvenile Detention Center and various school districts in the area, he works directly with boys and men who have a history of making “bad” decisions and teaches them about respect, integrity, responsibility, and goal setting.

Sydney helps men understand that it doesn’t matter where they came from, but rather where they are going. He wants them to know that they hold the power to change the world – to change their world – but that it is up to them.

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