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

October 17, 2014

Are Americans’ Voting Rights Intact?

With mid-term elections barely three weeks away, a bitter partisan battle is being fought not just over the control of the Senate but also over voting rights of ordinary people….  

Columbus Day
October 14, 2014

Is a Hyphenated American a Good American? How Being American Has Changed in the Last Hundred Years.

It used to be that Christopher Columbus was the major iconic representative of the Italian-American community in popular culture, but he has since given way to the likes of Tony…  


The U.S. Military Can Battle Ebola

The recent Ebola outbreak has given the global medical community pause as it figures out how such a deadly disease can spread so rapidly across a few countries in West…  

October 3, 2014

Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship

Climate change and its impact has been headline news for several weeks now. On September 21st, anywhere between 311,000 to 400,000 people made their way through Manhattan to beats of…  

Activists March On Wall Street To Hold Institutions Accountable For Financial Global Crisis
September 19, 2014

America’s Inequality

Earlier this week, the U.S. Census Bureau released the country’s poverty and inequality numbers for 2013. Although the poverty rate showed a decline from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5…  

August 22, 2014

The NYPD: A Work in Progress

The New York City Police Department is a work in progress. It has moved along a winding path of reform for decades. It never seems to get to where it…  

May 16, 2014

Addressing Segregation in American Schools through Fair Housing

Image: African-American students on whose behalf the Brown v. Board of Education case was taken to the Supreme Court  (credit: Life) In a landmark decision 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme…  

FL flooding
May 9, 2014

Mitigate and Adapt: The Lessons of Climate Change for Americans

Image: Extreme flooding in Florida (Credit: Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa)  The grave impact of human-induced climate change is closer to home than most Americans believe. In a comprehensive new…  

May 2, 2014

Holding Corporations Responsible for their Supply Chains

Photo: A 2013 factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh (credit: Munir Uz Zaman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) A year after one of the worst industrial disasters in the country’s history claimed the lives…  

Sonia Soto
April 25, 2014

Creating Equal Opportunity in Higher Education: The Role of Affirmative Action

Above: Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, who called the majority opinion on affirmative action  “a sentiment out of touch with reality.” Image Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images  Affirmative action was once again in…