WORLD FAMILY POLICY CENTER    

In 2005, the Forum expanded on marriage and parenting, two key issues from The Doha Declaration that resulted from the Doha International Conference for the Family.

Building on Doha:
Marriage and Parenting in the Third Millennium 6th Annual World Family Policy Forum

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Monday, July 11, 2005
Marriage in the Third Millennium

Welcome
Associate Internatinal Vice President Erlend Peterson
Dean Kevin Worthen

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Opening Remarks
Richard G. Wilkins, Managing Director, World Family Policy Center

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Meaning of Family in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Dr. Don Browning—United States
Professor Emeritus, Alexander Campbell Professor of Religious Ethics and the SocialSciencesDivinitySchool, University of Chicago

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The Positive Impact of Marriage on Society: The Case for Public Policy
Dr. Steven Nock—United States
Professor and Director, Marriage Matters Project
University of Virginia

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The Family in the Third (and Second) Millennium . . . BC: Where We’ve Been
Dr. John Gee—United States
William Gay Associate Research Professor of Egyptology
Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, BrighamYoungUniversity

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Theory, Tradition, and Contemporary Marriage
Ms. Camille Williams—United States 
Practicing Attorney
Lecturer, School of Family Life, BrighamYoungUniversity

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Marriage Research in the UK
Ms. Samantha Callan—United Kingdom 
Senior Researcher
CARE for the Family

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Do Parents Matter?  Answers from Recent Studies in Various Cultures
Dr. Craig Hart—United States 
Professor, School of Family Life
BrighamYoungUniversity

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Parenting in the Third Millennium

Sex Differences: Nature’s Signposts to a Good Marriage
Dr. Steven Rhoads—United States 
Professor of Politics
University of Virginia

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Marriage, Motherhood, Family and Social Change: The Orientation of  Educated Working Women of India
Dr. Manjula Rathaur—India 
President
Centre for Applied Sociology

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The Complementarity of Motherhood and Fatherhood: A Tour de Force
of the Relevant Social Science
Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox—United States 
Professor, SociologyDepartment
University of Virginia

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Why Childhood Attachment Matters:  Implications for Personal Happiness, Families and Public Policy
Dr. Gladys Sweeney—United States 
Founder and Dean
Institute for the Psychological Sciences

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“Child-Rearing” v. “Child-Care”
Conflicts of Visions that Underlie Economic Decisions Impacting Families
Mr. Bruce Abramson—Switzerland 
Lawyer, International Human Rights Law
Consultant

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New Zealandthe First Feminist Nation?
Mrs. Alexis Stuart—New Zealand 
Newspaper Columnist

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Application and Implementation

Building Healthy Communities: The Malaysian Experience
Madam Fatimah Saad—Malaysia 
Director General, National Population and Family Development Board

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International Government Panel and Discussion:

Larry Baldock—Member of Parliament, New Zealand (Bruce Logan will be representing MP Larry Baldock)

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Tuve Skanberg—Member of Parliament, Sweden

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Inese Slesere—Member of Parliament, Latvia

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Closing Remarks
Richard Wilkins
Managing Director, WorldFamilyPolicyCenter

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