The National Council on Family Relations presents the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Video Lecture Series, sponsored by Iowa State University College of Human Sciences.

This multidisciplinary video lecture series will include nine presentations by exemplary scholars bringing together insights on the future of healthy families. The videos in this series will be released as they become available from January to April 2016. 

The series will culminate in a live panel discussion on April 20, 2016, with all previous presenters, which will be live-streamed.

Ross Parke, an expert in family sciences, is the host of a multidisciplinary lecture series at Iowa State University on the future of healthy families as the 2015-2016 Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair.

“Each discipline has a different lens on family,” Parke said.

While the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair has in the past presented one lecture, this year the committee, along with Parke as chair, will host a series of 10 lectures during the academic year.

The goal is to bring different disciplines together to present a collaborative perspective on the study of families. Each speaker will address the theme of studying the family across multidisciplinary boundaries, including how family is defined, the current knowledge on healthy families, and the future of the field.

Approved for 10.5 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

Lecture dates: September 16, 2015 through April 20, 2016