Fall, 2008 Lecture Series
November 12, 2009
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Beaufort Performing Arts Center
USCB Beaufort Campus
“Does Marriage Have a Future?”
Nationally syndicated columnist and
Author of The Abolition of Marriage
and The Case for Marriage
Maggie Gallagher is president of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy (www.iMAPP.org), whose motto is "strengthening marriage for a new generation" and whose unique mission is research and public education on ways that law and public policy can strengthen marriage as a social institution.
Maggie is a nationally syndicated columnist, the author of three books on marriage (including most recently, with University of Chicago Prof. Linda Waite, The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better-Off Financially), and a leading voice of the new marriage movement. National Journal named her to the 2004 list of the most influential people in the same-sex marriage debate.
She appears frequently on major TV and radio and is frequently asked to lecture at colleges, universities and law schools. She has testified as an expert witness on marriage before the U.S. Senate and in various state legislatures. Her writings on marriage have appeared in The New York Times, The Weekly Standard, and the Wall Street Journal, as well as scholarly journals such as the Louisiana Law Review, and the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy.
Other works by Maggie include The Abolition of Marriage: How We Destroy Lasting Love (1996), Enemies of Eros: How the Sexual Revolution Is Killing Family, Marriage, and Sex and What We Can Do About It, The Case for Staying Married, with Linda J. Waite (2005), and The Age of Unwed Mothers: Is Teen Pregnancy the Problem? : A Report to the Nation (1999).
Maggie is a graduate of Yale (class of ’82). She lives with her husband and two children in Westchester, New York.