Past Public Programs

Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome a very special guest, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who will speak about his new book Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American... Read more
For 40 years the Sahrawi people have been caught between two harsh realities: life in desert refugee camps and life under Moroccan occupation. These realities go largely unreported, and the voices of those living in Western Sahara go unheard.... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Robert Bernstein, the legendary human rights pioneer and former President of Random House, described by The New Republic as “a clear-sighted and even... Read more
Donald J. Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States has come at a time of great political polarization – both in the United States and abroad. From issues of globalization and negotiating the role of... Read more
Please join us as at Roosevelt House for a timely analysis of the early days of the new president’s administration. Jonathan Alter, the award-winning reporter and author of The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred... Read more
Please join us as Roosevelt House welcomes William J. Mann, author of The Wars of the Roosevelts, a new look at the political careers and family rivalries among three generations of Roosevelts that presidential biographer Douglas... Read more
On December 16, 1966, the UN General Assembly adopted the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Together with the Universal Declaration of... Read more
To mark the 68th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, the UN will present its annual Human Rights Day event at Roosevelt House on Friday, December 9th, at 1:00pm. ... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a special evening marking the publication of How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, by David France, the definitive history of the... Read more
Please join us as we welcome Sean Wilentz, one of America’s finest historians – and most illustrious experts on Bob Dylan – to Roosevelt House. Wilentz will be in discussion with Dylan’s legendary audio engineer... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a special event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into World War II. Pulitzer Prize-winning... Read more
You are invited to attend a special lecture featuring Professor Roxanne Euben (Wellesley College) Gender, Humiliation and Radical Islamist... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House on the Monday after Election Day as we welcome Face the Nation moderator and Slate columnist John Dickerson, who will discuss his New York Times best-seller... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to welcome Blanche Wiesen Cook to mark the publication of the long-awaited final volume of her definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War... Read more
70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green Film Screening with Dir. Ronit Bezalel For 70 years, there stood a public housing community in Chicago known as Cabrini Green. Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once... Read more
Professor Charles Taylor,  2016 Democracy Fellow examines the fragility of democracy on the eve of the 2016... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to welcome best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick for a discussion of her book The Highest Glass Ceiling, the story of... Read more
Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab cordially invites you to attend a program and reception honoring the recipients of the sixth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize: BLOOMINGDALE AGING IN... Read more
HIROSHIMA BOUND is a personal documentary that tracks the construction of America’s collective memory (or lack of one) of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It follows the histories of specific photos and photographers, both Japanese... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House for a look at what the Quinnipiac University Poll reveals about the state of the presidential campaign on the eve of the first presidential debate. We are pleased to welcome Douglas Schwartz,... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to welcome Heather Ann Thompson, the author of  Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, a new and definitive account of the 1971 Attica prison... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to welcome Joseph Lelyveld and to celebrate the publication of His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt.  Lelyveld is the former executive editor of The New York Times and the... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to announce the first event of our Fall 2016 public programs. Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith discusses his new book, Bush, about the forty-third president of the United States,... Read more
Acclaimed, award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley – called “America’s new past master” by the Chicago Tribune – returns to Roosevelt House to discuss his latest book, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt... Read more
Rebecca Traister – acclaimed by Anne Lamott as as “the most brilliant voice on feminism in the country” – comes to Roosevelt House to discuss her groundbreaking book, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women... Read more
Please join us as we welcome Stephen Hess, senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, to discuss his latest book, America’s Political Dynasties: From Adams to... Read more
Vets for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, will host an event in honor of World Refugee Day at Roosevelt House to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to... Read more
The Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) hosted its first Perkins-Roosevelt Symposium on Friday, June 17, in partnership with the Frances Perkins Center and Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter... Read more
In her new book, Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives, Candice Shy Hooper looks at the Civil War in a new way – by focusing on the extraordinary and influential lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and... Read more

Public Programs at Roosevelt House are free to the public and open with advance registration, made possible through the support of the Charina Endowment Fund and other generous donors.