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

Hilary Clinton
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…  

gun violence
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…  

Pope francis
September 25, 2015

Is Pope Francis Our Best Steward for Environmental and Social Justice?

In a highly anticipated visit, Pope Francis spoke yesterday at a joint meeting of Congress and urged them to cast aside their bitter partisan divides and step up to address…  

Photo credit: Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters
September 18, 2015

Poverty in America: What The New U.S. Census Numbers Tell Us

Every September, the U.S. Census Bureau releases its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage. Data released earlier this week show that poverty levels have not improved; there…  

March 9, 2015

Ida Susser: Blame Research Design for Failed HIV study

Professor Ida Susser (Roosevelt House Faculty Associate and Hunter College Professor of Anthropology) published an OpEd piece on Al Jazeera Online this past week on the negative findings of a…  

February 4, 2015

Housing and Gentrification: The Changing Nature of Chinatown

Faculty Opinion Piece. Bill de Blasio’s message in the State of the City speech today is no doubt welcomed by many in the city. Affordable housing is crucial in keeping…  

broken windows
December 5, 2014

Does ‘Broken Windows’ Policing Work?

In the past week, people across the country reacted with disbelief as grand juries declined to indict the two police officers involved in the tragic deaths of Eric Garner in…