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Event Summaries

Challenges to Human Rights in 2015 and Beyond – Roosevelt House Lecture by Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Posted on October 29th, 2015 · Posted in Event Summaries

The following is the text of a lecture entitled “Challenges to Human Rights in 2015 and Beyond” – delivered by Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,…  

Charles M. Blow: “Fire Shut Up In My Bones: A Memoir” (recap)

Posted on November 13th, 2014 · Posted in Event Summaries

As attendees settled in, filling into the former home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Jennifer R. Raab, President of Hunter College welcomed the crowd to…  

Arts Across the Curriculum: The Science of Happiness (recap)

Posted on November 13th, 2014 · Posted in Event Summaries

The Speakers: Richard J. Jackson, M.D, M.P.H. Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Roosevelt House; Chris Adrian, M.D Columbia University Medical Center’s Program in Narrative Medicine; and…  

Rick Perlstein in conversation with Jack Rosenthal: “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall Of Nixon and The Rise Of Reagan”

Posted on October 8th, 2014 · Posted in Event Summaries

As part of a two-part series looking back at the presidency of Richard Nixon, forty years after his resignation, Roosevelt House Interim Director Jack Rosenthal interviewed journalist and historian Rick…  

Jennifer J. Raab: Why Jackie O Still Matters

Monday, May 19, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She was only 62 when she died, and as her brother-in-law, the late Ted Kennedy, said…  

The Economics of an Emerging City

Posted on May 19th, 2014 · Posted in Event Summaries

For the first time in human history, the majority of the world’s population lives in cities. As more people populate urban centers, cities from Lagos to Detroit are rapidly changing– economically,…  

75th Anniversary of the Grapes of Wrath

Posted on May 14th, 2014 · Posted in Event Summaries

Participants: Jeff Allred, associate professor of English, Hunter (moderator) Colum McCann, professor of creative writing, Hunter, and author of Let the Great World Spin and other books Jeff Sharlet Susan…  

Reinventing American Health Care

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 · Posted in Event Summaries

Now that the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 – otherwise known as “Obamacare” –  is the law of the land, the appearance at Roosevelt House on March 23, 2014…  

Social Intraprenuership: Keeping Your Day Job and Finding Meaning in Your Work (recap)

Posted on March 17th, 2014 · Posted in Event Summaries, Student Forum

Speakers: Dawn Baker, Director of Corporate Strategy Development at Dow Chemical; Manoj Fenelon, Director of Foresight at Global Beverage Group – PepsiCo Inc; John Renehan, Strategic Initiatives Manager at GE…  

New York: A City for Tech Innovation (recap)

Posted on March 11th, 2014 · Posted in Event Summaries

The speakers: Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup; Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute and author of Building a Digital City: The Growth and Impact of New…