Public Policy Program Past Events

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
This brown bag lunch with Ann Buttenwieser, an author of  books on New York City history and urban planning, will discuss her work as mother, urban planner, and not-for profit developer to improve the quality of life for all NYC... Read more
Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, will discuss her life as an activist and politician in New York City and beyond. From serving on the New York City Council to running for Mayor in 1997, Messinger has... Read more
Peter Osnos, Founder and Editor-at-Large, PublicAffairs and Robert Kaiser, former Associate Editor and Senior Correspondent at Washington Post, will discuss their experiences reporting in countries... Read more
Caira Conner, Community Manager of PoliyMic, a rapidly growing Millennial-focused news site, will discuss strategies you can use to help build a social media brand, and how you can use social... Read more
Stop and Frisk in NYC: What's Next?

Followed by Audience Q&A and reception honoring NYC food activists.


The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and Hunter College Pre-Business Program are delighted to co-host a Brownbag seminar with Ann Kaplan of Circle Wealth Management and Circle Financial Group. Ms. Kaplan will be sharing... Read more
The Public Policy Program at Roosevelt House, Public Policy Insitute at Hunter College, invites you to “Elevating the Debate on Immigration Reform: Unpacking the Economic and Fiscal Impact,” a brownbag seminar with Erika... Read more
Mark Hannay, Director of the Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign and winner of the Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize, will discuss New York State advocacy to implement Obamacare; how the law impacts individuals, families and employers;... Read more
Roosevelt House, Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, invites you to a film screening of OPEN PROCESS, followed by a Q&A with: Tamara Gubernat: Filmmaker, Activist, & co-director of... Read more