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Jeffrey Rosen — The Pursuit of Happiness: How Classical Writers on Virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founders and Defined America

Posted on February 20th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a lecture by legal scholar and president of the National Constitution Center Jeffrey Rosen on his new book The Pursuit of Happiness: How Classical Writers on Virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founde... Read more

POSTPONED — Mapping the Future of Higher Ed — featuring John Mogulescu in conversation with Dara N. Byrne

Posted on January 26th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Hunter College PresidentAnn Kirschner and the Petrie Foundation Inv... Read more

Cara Fitzpatrick — The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America

Posted on January 18th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the new book The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America by Cara Fitzpatrick. In this urgent historical analysis, a Pulitzer Prize–... Read more
Billie Holiday Singing

The Billie Holiday Symposium at Hunter College

Posted on January 10th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Please join us as Roosevelt House celebrates the artistry of the great Billie Holiday and the publication of ... Read more

CANCELLATION NOTICE — Charlotte Gray — Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons: The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt

Posted on November 27th, 2023 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
CANCELLATION NOTICE Please note: Because author Charlotte Gray is unable to travel, we must postpone the event Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons, scheduled fo... Read more

Margaret M. Chin and Syed Ali — The Peer Effect: How Your Peers Shape Who You Are and Who You Will Become

Posted on November 15th, 2023 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the new book The Peer Effect: How Your Peers Shape Who You Are and Who You Will Become by leading sociologists Margaret M. Chin and Syed Ali. In this imp... Read more

Kai Bird—American Prometheus The Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture “Oppenheimer”

Posted on November 15th, 2023 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is proud to present a discussion of the monumental, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. She... Read more

Mapping the Future of Higher Ed — featuring Ben Wildavsky in conversation with Daphne Kis

Posted on November 3rd, 2023 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Hunter College President, Ann Kirschner Invites you to the Roosevelt House series  ... Read more

Calvin John Smiley — Purgatory Citizenship: Reentry, Race, and Abolition

Posted on October 30th, 2023 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the new book Purgatory Citizenship: Reentry, Race, and Abolition by Hunter College Associate Professor of Sociology Calvin John Smiley. In this eye-opening and urgent ana... Read more

Far From the Rooftop of the World: Travels Among Tibetan Refugees on Four Continents

Posted on October 2nd, 2023 · Posted in Book Discussions, Human Rights Program Events
Please join us for a conversation with author Amy Yee as we mark the release of Far From the Rooftop of the World: Travels Among Tibetan Refugees on Four Continents with a foreword by His Holines... Read more