To date, STI's Family branch has held the following Experts Meetings:

STI Experts Meetings

The Home in the Digital Age

London 25 -26 February 2019
Technology is dramatically changing our way of living. We must consider how to cope with the new possibilities and new vulnerabilities it introduces into our home lives.

Elevating Fatherhood: Policies, Organizations and Health and Wellbeing

Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA | June 25-26, 2018
Fatherhood involvement is influenced by multiple factors operating at macro- (institutional practices and culture), meso- (peer and family support), and micro-levels (personal characteristics) over the life course. This meeting will take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the favorable conditions at each level that allow fathers to be as involved as they want to be, and thereby transmit differential advantages to their children.

Family Inequality: Causes and Consequences in Europe & the Americas

Rome, Italy | February 16-18, 2017
The meeting explores why families are increasingly unequal throughout North America and Europe, with college-educated Americans and Europeans being much more likely to get and stay married, and less-educated Americans and Europeans being much more likely to face high levels of singleness, family instability, and single parenthood.

Money vs. Marriage: What’s Driving Growing Inequality in the U.S.?

New York, New York | April 7, 2016
Law professor Naomi R. Cahn (George Washington University) will debate sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox (University of Virginia) on marriage and inequality. Catherine Rampell, a columnist at the Washington Post, and Kay Hymowitz, the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, will serve as respondents.

Home: A Complex Field

London, UK | November 2-3, 2015
Exploring the Relationship between Home Environments and Family and Societal Wellbeing

Investing in Children Round Table

Barcelona, Spain | September 24, 2014
The International Round Table “Investing in Children” will center on one main topic for discussion: children's poverty.

The Family Foundation

Washington, DC | April 22-24, 2012
Research on the myriad ways in which the family influences children’s education

Why Marriage is in the Public Interest

Princeton, New Jersey | December 16-18, 2004
On modern meaning of marriage, divorce, the decay of marriage in the Western world in recent years, children and the family, the legal changes marriage has precipitated (or been affected by), the question of same-sex marriage, and the movement for civil unions.

Family Policies in Western Countries

Rome, Italy | April 27, 2004
Achieving constructive family policies is especially challenging due to a number of intrinsic dilemmas that can make consensus difficult and hinder progress.