Roosevelt House Faculty Forum Op-Eds, Discussions, Writing and Recent Research – Contributed by Roosevelt House Faculty Associates

July 25, 2016

Sanford Schram: Since When Did Voting for Hillary to Stop Trump Make Somebody a Liberal?

Since When Did Voting for Hillary to Stop Trump Make Somebody a Liberal?

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July 13, 2016

‘Brexit’: A Brief Overview

The results of the U.K.’s ‘Brexit’ referendum on June 23, 2016 to decide whether the country should leave or remain in the European Union left David Cameron, who recently stepped down…  

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Voting for Trump is Not like Voting for Brexit

Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters have been playing up the possibility of a spillover effect from the recent British vote to leave the European Union. The…  

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July 12, 2016

The Economic Impact of the Brexit Vote

The unexpected victory of the “Leave” camp in the British referendum of June 23 on whether to remain within the European Union has raised a host of economic questions for…  

A storefront in London, supporting the U.K. remaining in the E.U. 

Photo Credit: Elidor Mëhilli

“No feelings of emotion”: After Brexit, what next for Europe?

In the weeks leading to the British referendum on the European Union, I was researching at the National Archives in London. One particular document stood out. Dating from January 1978,…  

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May 13, 2016

Could Hillary Clinton Be President?

Even without a full endorsement by Republican Party elders, Donald Trump is poised to win the party’s presidential nomination at the convention this summer in Cleveland. The Democratic race, on…  

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - MARCH 10:  Donald Trump attends a press conference to announce the PGA Grand Slam of Golf site at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles March 10, 2015 in Palos Verdes Estates, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
May 6, 2016

Could Donald Trump Be President?

House Speaker Paul Ryan said yesterday that he was “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump for president. This is a serious moment for the Republican Party; the presumed presidential nominee does…  

April 8, 2016

Losing Food Stamps Will Only Lead to Greater Food Insecurity

Close to a million people in the United States may lose food stamps benefits across the country as states reinstate time limits and work requirements that had been waived in the…  

April 5, 2016

We are Witnessing the Rise of Global Authoritarianism on a Chilling Scale

Excerpt below: “Many have observed the authoritarianism underlying the campaign of US presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump, most vividly brought into relief by the attempts to quash protest, to muzzle…  

March 18, 2016

The Moral and Economic Case for Women’s Leadership

The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is currently taking place at the United Nations with a focus on “women’s empowerment and its link to…  

November 13, 2015

Reforming the Bail System Can Reduce Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

The money-based bail system in the United States is an important contributing factor to the racial disparities within the criminal justice system in the country. At the national level, about…  

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to media during a break at the federal Liberal summer caucus meeting in Edmonton on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
November 6, 2015

What Canada Can Teach Us About Gender Equality

Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has made it his priority to bring greater gender diversity to the Canadian government by appointing 15 women to his 30-person cabinet, including native…  

October 29, 2015

Professor Elidor Mehilli: Europe’s ‘fake’ refugees

This dramatic image has been going around on social media for the past few weeks. If you have seen it, chances are that it came along with one of three…  

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October 9, 2015

Gun Violence in the United States is Our Public Health Crisis

Mass killings in the United States are now so commonplace that we barely skip a beat before going back to business as usual. News about our dysfunctional Congress dominate the…  

October 2, 2015

Can world leaders implement the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals?

Last week, the United Nations released an ambitious global development agenda that serves as a blueprint for action for the next 15 years in the areas of poverty, inequality and…