Public Policy Program Past Events

Public conversations about poverty and welfare, even today, rarely acknowledge the nexus between racialized gender inequality and the economic vulnerability of single-mother families. Felicia Kornbluh will gather with panelists... Read more
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The last decade has seen a rapid increase in the number of South Asian Americans interested... Read more
Democrats and Republicans
A year after Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States, there has been much discussion about the unorthodox nature of his presidency and the changes to the country’s traditional two-party system. Does the new... Read more
Organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, Basic Income Canada, and Silberman School of Social Work (Hunter College) Associate Professor Michael A. Lewis, this year’s Congress will bring together researchers, activists,... Read more
President Obama’s election in 2008 cemented the importance of the youth vote. As the largest and most diverse voting bloc in the country, Millennials are a political powerhouse that are increasingly shaping the... Read more
A Panel Discussion with: Thomas Allen Harris photographer and documentarian Shanti Thakur... Read more
On Thursday, November 19th, New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will visit the Roosevelt House to discuss landmark legislation passed in New York State to prevent sexual violence on... Read more
Note: This event will be held in the Broadcast Media Studio, HN436. Through artistic process and provocation, the featured artists — Dread Scott, Miguel Gutierrez,... Read more
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The indelible image of Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year old boy who drowned in Turkey’s Bodrum peninsula while fleeing along with his family members his home in Syria for a new life, finally caught the world’s attention about the movement of tens of... Read more
Please join us on for a special conversation with Annie Valliere, who will discuss her current research project. In “‘A Tiny Red-Haired Bundle of Social Dynamite: The Life of Rose Schneiderman,” Valliere explores the extraordinary life of... Read more
Can Cops and Community Get Together?
One can scarcely pick up a newspaper without reading some story about money in politics, its regulation, or corruption charges against a public official.  The calls for greater restriction of private funding of campaigns for public office are... Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College 3:30-5:30pm Second Floor Conference Room Join us for a lively discussion from a... Read more
Roosevelt House will host a panel discussion, “Politics of Gentrification: Investment, Displacement and the Fight for the Future in Greenpoint and Chinatown,”  which picks up on a recent series of Issue Briefs on affordable housing in New... Read more
By 2050 it’s estimated that sixty-six percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. What challenges will this create to infrastructure systems around the globe? How can investment in infrastructure address issues of inequality... Read more
The James G. McDonald Distinguished Lecture on Humanitarian Intervention, co-sponsored by The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. ... Read more
Following the controversial decisions by grand juries not to indict the police officers involved in the tragic deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the country has experienced a wave of protest of a movement under the banner of “Black... Read more
The recent reports of sexual assaults on college campuses have opened a new debate about notions of masculinity, sex and gender relations. This panel will explore the roots of campus-based sexual violence, strategies to address and prevent it, as... Read more
Jamie Bennett, the director of ArtPlace America, and Rocco Landesman, former chairman of the NEA and producer of celebrated plays and musicals such as Angels in America and Jersey Boys, speak... Read more
Why do wars cluster in some regions and not in others? Why do wars spread to engulf additional countries?... Read more
A special lecture with Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Assistant to President Obama. RSVP ... Read more
Join us for the Public Policy Program’s Fall Reception on September 23rd from 11 am – 1 pm at Roosevelt House. We have an exciting speaker, Ambassador Bisa Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at... Read more
Sponsored by the Public Policy Program at Roosevelt House Where: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65 Street (between Park and Madison Aves.) James Parrott,... Read more
Summerfest is an annual forum for prospective students interested in graduate programs in international affairs at Columbia University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, Tufts University and Georgetown University. This event... Read more
In the last decade, Judge Robert Katzmann, Chief Justice for the United States court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, noticed a new wave of immigration cases flooding local, state, and federal courts — sometimes occupying up to 40% of... Read more
Universities in the United States have long been incubators of innovation for the public and private sectors. What about universities in other areas of the world? Join us for a special student lunch with Ambassador Ido Aharoni,... Read more
Roosevelt House hosted a book discussion featuring Ezekiel Emanuel, author of the just-published Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive,... Read more