Roosevelt House is the Hunter College home of two innovative new academic programs in Public Policy and Human Rights.
Human Rights Program:The Human Rights Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers a 15-credit minor and a 24-credit certificate in Human Rights. Students enrolled in the program learn about human rights law, theory and practice, assessing how human rights norms and aspirations shape public policy, international relations, and corporate behavior. They study such pressing contemporary issues such as freedom of expression, international justice, humanitarian intervention, child labor and the treatment of refugees. They are introduced to the structure of human rights enforcement mechanisms, focusing on the ways in which international treaties and multilateral institutions influence the behavior of national governments. Hosting frequent guest speakers and panel discussions, the Human Rights Program combines academic study with exposure to real world issues and debates.
Public Policy Program: P-cubed offers an 18-credit minor and a 27-credit certificate in Public Policy for undergraduates in all disciplines. The P-cubed community is based on the understanding that the preparation of informed citizens is essential to a healthy democracy and an important aspect of a liberal arts education. Designed to engage students from a diversity of majors, P-cubed provides students with knowledge and skills that enable them to be active participants in a democratic society. In addition to academic training, P-cubed offers opportunities to move beyond dialogue to action, both within and beyond the Hunter College community. Supporting students committed in effecting change on local, state, national, and international levels, the P-cubed community is supported by a Chief Information Officer, a student leader charged with leveraging technology for increased transparency, accountability, and participation. Get involved by following pcubedatrh on Twitter and liking P-cubed on Facebook.
Resources available to students in both programs include access to the Sara D. Roosevelt Library, invitations to public programs and special events organized for students. See Student Engagement for more details.