Posted on July 31, 2020 · Posted in Public Programs, Roosevelt House General News

We invite you to attend another public program — online

The Best of Roosevelt House

An online encore of public programs presented at
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

We are pleased to continue our series of encore online presentations of Roosevelt House public programming—to inform and inspire us during these challenging days.


In recent years, Roosevelt House has presented dozens of extraordinary, in-person talks and conversations with public policy and human rights experts, historians, writers, and leaders in business, culture, and government.

Now, recognizing that many of our members and supporters yearn to maintain their close connection to our agenda of civic engagement, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to re-examine programs you may have attended in the past, or to see such events for the first time.


John Lewis on the Ongoing Fight for Justice and Civil Rights

In March 2012, Roosevelt House was honored to host the late John Lewis as part of a symposium called Revisiting the Great Society: The Role of Government from FDR and LBJ to Today, featuring a distinguished roster of scholars and policymakers from Hunter College and beyond.

Congressman Lewis appeared in a panel discussion about the civil rights movement that also included Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the historical trilogy, America in the King Years; Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and the late Nick Kotz, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws that Changed America. The discussion was moderated by Jonathan Rosenberg, Professor of History at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center and the author, most recently, of Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War through the Cold War.

Roosevelt House offers this encore presentation with a new introduction by the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of Roosevelt House, Harold Holzer.

Click here to watch Revisiting the Great Society: The Role of Government from FDR and LBJ to Today 


Join us—this week and in the weeks to come—as we present The Best of Roosevelt House. With sincere wishes for your good health…

Jennifer J. Raab, President, Hunter College

Harold Holzer, Jonathan F. Fanton Director, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute


To all our Roosevelt House participants, visitors, and guests: we are grateful and comforted to know that you remain connected to the Hunter family during this difficult moment in history.  As we work to put our programming archive at your disposal, we are also aware that some Hunter students now face daunting challenges regarding lost jobs, diminished income, pending bills, and access to computers and software that will enable them to continue their semesters through Hunter online learning.  Please consider supporting Hunter students by making  gift to the Coronavirus Emergency Assistance Fund. Thank you.

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