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

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…  

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…  

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…  

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…  

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…  

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…  

November 21, 2014

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans will sit down next Thursday to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with family and friends without giving much thought to when their next meal might be or…  

November 14, 2014

US-China’s Climate Agreement: What Lies Ahead?

President Obama and his Chinese counterpart President Xi took a bold step to announce a joint agreement on climate change this week that would cut carbon emissions and reduce dependence…  

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….  

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…