Reeves to speak at Wabash College


Wabash College will host one of the nation’s leading experts on boys and men when author and researcher Richard Reeves gives a keynote lecture as part of the President’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Dr. Reeves will speak on “Solving the Crisis of Our Boys and Men” at 8 p.m. Monday in Salter Hall in the Fine Arts Center on Wabash’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.

His 2022 book, “Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It,” was described as a “landmark” in The New York Times and named a book of the year by both The Economist and The New Yorker.

Reeves is president of the American Institute for Boys and Men, which he founded in 2023 to raise awareness of the problems of boys and men and advocate for effective solutions.

He is also non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, where he previously directed the Future of the Middle-Class Initiative and the Center on Children and Families. His research focuses on boys and men, inequality, and social mobility.

Reeves has given TED Talks, appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, and his research has been featured in The Atlantic, New York Post, The Guardian, BBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others.