International insights

Summer Symposium

International keynote speakers for MDN@25 anniversary event on Thursday July 28, 2022

Men’s Development Network invite you to join us on Thursday, 28th July for what’s sure to be an enlightening and ultimately optimistic discussion on the Zoom Events platform.

We are honoured to have secured such notable keynote speakers as Gary Barker of Equimundo (newly rebranded from Promundo-US) and Dr Michael Flood, Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology, for what is one of the main events in our 25th-anniversary calendar.

The theme of this special summer symposium, entitled NEW CONVERSATIONS, is how men and boys can be positively engaged to be their most authentic selves and live happier, healthier lives.

While reflecting on how social conditioning can adversely affect male attitudes and relationships, the overarching message will be a hopeful one — about harnessing men’s potential as agents of change to help create better lives for all.

Through their dedicated work and research, both Gary and Michael are acclaimed internationally for their work on transforming masculinities, advancing gender equality, and ending gender-based violence.

Further details of the event, which will include relevant workshops and a roundtable discussion, can be found in the programme.

For now, save the date in your diaries and watch out across our social media channels (@MensNetworkIE) and this website for #NewConversations updates.

2019 presentation by Gary Barker called "Why Masculinity Matters: Supporting Boys and Young Men into Healthy Manhood"

Recent "Reimagining Masculinities" interview with Dr Michael Flood