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

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…  

December 19, 2013

P-Cubed News: From the Director’s Desk — It’s Time For a New War on Poverty

Almost 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson announced the War on Poverty in his State of the Union address to Congress on January 8, 1964. In response to a poverty…  

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December 12, 2013

P-Cubed News: From the Director’s Desk – Shifting the Debate on Gun Control in the United States

This week marks the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, when an armed gunman fatally shot twenty elementary school children and six teachers in what would…  

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December 5, 2013

P-cubed News: From the Director’s Desk – Moving Beyond New York’s Controversial Stop-and-Frisk Policy

As Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure comes to an end, the troubling stop-and-frisk policy of the New York Police Department will be remembered as one of his administration’s most controversial legacies. A…  

November 26, 2013

P-cubed News: From the Director’s Desk – The Paradox of Food Policy

Millions of Americans will sit down with friends and families this week at a Thanksgiving table laden with more food than anyone could possibly eat. While we bask in the…