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

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…  

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…  

Scalia roberts
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…