2000 World Family Policy Center Forum


2000 Forum (entire document, 111 pages)

Opening Remarks
Mary Ellen Smoot, Relief Society General President, The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, and Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University.


Protection of National Sovereign Rights Under International Law
Faisal O. Al-Rfouh, associate professor of political science, University of Jordan and president of Gandhi Center for Strategic Studies


Why the World Family Policy Forum?
Kathryn Balmforth, director, World Family Policy Center


The Best Interest of the Child: Dual Gender Parenting
A. Dean Byrd, research and staff development, Brigham Young University
Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, executive director of UN-Habitat


The European Family: Mediterranean and Scandinavian Models
Salustiano del Campo, professor of sociology, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain


A History of the Family in the United Nations
Allan Carlson, the Howard Center, Rockford, IL


Faith and the Family: The Core Strengths of American Society
Patrick F. Fagan, William G. FitzGerald Fellow in Family and Cultural Issues, The Heritage Foundation, Washington D.C.


The Third Way
Valerie Hudson, professor of political science, Brigham Young University


National and International Strategies for Strengthening the Family
Syed Shahid Husain, senior adviser, Permanent Observer Mission of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to the United Nations


Children's Rights: An American Experiment
Kay S. Hymowitz, senior fellow, The Manhattan Institute, New York, NY


Marriage and Family in the Caribbean
Faith D. Innerarity, former director of Social Security, Jamaica


Respnses to Attempts to Create Autonomous Rights, Including "Reproductive and Sexual Rights," for Minor Children: The Shape of Things to Come? Youth Rights in International Youth Fora
Cory W. Leonard, associate director, World Family Policy Center; and director of Student Programs, Kennedy Center for International Studies

National Sovereignty: Why It is Worth Defending
Jeremy Rabkin, professor of government, Cornell University

Adolescent Risk Behavior
Dr. Stan Weed, director, Institute for Research and Evaluation

Doing the Right Thing: The International Criminal Court and Social Engineering
Richard G. Wilkins, professor of law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, and managing director, The World Family Policy Center, Brigham Young University

A Critique of Research on Same-Sex Parenting
Richard N. Williams, professor of psychology, Brigham Young University

The Normative Value of Law in Strengthening and Protecting Marriage
Sean E. Brotherson, North Dakota State University
Jeffery B. Teicher, Budd-Falen Law Offices


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