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

April 11, 2014

Combating the Wage Gap: Equal Pay For Equal Work

President Obama with Lilly Ledbetter. (Image credit: In recognition of National Equal Pay Day on April 8, 2014 — a symbolic day to mark how far into the year an…  

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April 4, 2014

Does the Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling on Campaign Finance Threaten our Democracy?

Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and John Roberts, part of the majority opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission  (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission…  

March 28, 2014

How Entrepreneurship Can Address America’s Inequality Crisis

Photo by flickr user jungmoon In a special report on the state of entrepreneurship in the U.S., The Economist referred to America as a “beacon of entrepreneurialism.” Pointing to Americans’…  

March 21, 2014

Building Inclusive Security: The Role of Women in Peacemaking

Photo:Nobel Peace Prize activist Leymah Gbowee Image credit: Reuters In the often fraught and uncertain environment that defines the process of post-conflict mediation and peacebuilding, women’s voices are conspicuously absent at…  

March 14, 2014

The Global Community Must Take Action on Eliminating Violence Against Women

The 58th session of the Committee on the Status of Women is underway at the United Nations in New York this week. This important annual gathering of representatives of UN…  

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March 7, 2014

Doubling Down on the Nation’s Obesity Epidemic

Medical researchers recently released some hopeful news in the nation’s battle against obesity. According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates among children…  

February 28, 2014

Affordable Housing: The Most Effective Way to Combat Inequality

Dasani Coates and her siblings in the room they shared with their parents in a Brooklyn homeless shelter. Image Credit: Ruth Fremson, New York Times By Shyama Venkateswar Earlier this week,…  

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February 21, 2014

How to Combat Global Corruption

Image Credit: Transparency International By Shyama Venkateswar Corruption and bribery remain commonplace practices in many parts of the world, where one in four people paid a bribe in the past year,…  

February 7, 2014

Congressional Gridlock Dooms Immigration Reform

Disappointing news emerged from Washington this week as House Speaker John Boehner admitted that it was unlikely the House would pass an immigration bill in 2014. This comes a week…  

January 31, 2014

The New Year’s Promise for Change

A new year has arrived, and with it a renewed commitment for change from President Obama to improve the lives of millions of Americans. The President’s State of the Union…