Past Public Programs

They Call Us Monsters movie poster
Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab and Roosevelt House Director Harold Holzer cordially invite you to join Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Founding Chair of The New York State Mentoring Program, First Lady of New York (1982-1995);... Read more
In 2017, we commemorated the U.S. entry into the First War and the role of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and other Americans in that conflict. Now in 2018, just a few weeks after the centennial of the Armistice ending the war, please join us for... Read more
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*** This event has been postponed ***   The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority who have lived in Myanmar for centuries. The Rohingya have been targeted by the Myanmar military... Read more
When the best-selling author and journalist Ruta Vanagaite (born in Šiauliai, Lithuania) discovered that her own relatives were complicit in the murder of Lithuanian Jews during the World War II era, she became determined to... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Terry Golway, to mark the publication of Frank & Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party, the story of the unlikely... Read more
The Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize honors individuals and not-for-profit organizations for distinguished accomplishment in the... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome the distinguished historian David Levering Lewis, who will discuss his new book, The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country,... Read more
The Uncondemmed
A gripping story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who is fighting to have rape recognized and prosecuted as a war crime, and the Rwandan women who courageously came forward to testify. ... Read more
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Roosevelt House hosts a special screening of the new documentary, A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream. The film explores how eugenics—the belief that some groups and individuals are inherently superior to... Read more
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Roosevelt House welcomes Nadine Strossen, the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Constitutional Law at New York Law School, who will discuss her new book, HATE: Why We should Resist It with Free Speech, Not... Read more
Josh Howard & Charles Kaiser
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we continue our Friday night screening series with a special presentation of The Lavender Scare, a documentary film about a little-known chapter of American history — when, during the panic of the... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we proudly present the inaugural McNickle Lecture on Integrity in Government, featuring Nicholas Confessore, political and investigative reporter at The New York... Read more
The results are in! Join us for the community roll-out of the Human Service Workforce Study, sponsored by the Human Services Council, Silberman School of Social Work, and the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work. The Report,... Read more
MeToo Conference Flyer
The CUNY Graduate Center Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), the Center of the Humanities, and the Philosophy Program present and interdisciplinary conference on #MeToo and Epistemic Injustice. Over the past year, the #MeToo movement has... Read more
Kaplan Neuborne
**This event is sold out. Please tune in to the program on Livestream.** Roosevelt House presents another special evening devoted to the Supreme Court in American life, coinciding with the opening of the Court’s new... Read more
The Roosevelt House Human Rights Program and the Women and Gender Studies Department at Hunter College along with Remember the Women Institute present a special screening of Screaming... Read more
Roosevelt House is delighted to host the inaugural David Dubinsky Labor Lecture, named in memory of the legendary American labor leader (1892-1982) who served for decades as president of the powerful International Ladies Garment Workers Union... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome the renowned pediatrician and children’s... Read more
Finland leads the world in thinking how a truly sustainable future can be achieved.  The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is driving much of the new thinking in Finnish society, and we’re glad to have Aarne... Read more
Please join us for the inaugural event of Roosevelt House’s fall speaker series, “Filling the Court: From Midnight Judges to Court Packing to Garland, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh,” a talk by Akhil Reed Amar,... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Stanley S. Litow... Read more
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Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome noted journalist David Margolick to discuss his acclaimed book, The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, an... Read more
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Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Craig L. Symonds... Read more
Dancer and choreographer Halifu Osumare presents Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir with Ntozake Shange, who will read from Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems. The event is part of the... Read more
OToole Moralist
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome acclaimed historian Patricia  O’Toole and mark the publication of her already acclaimed new book, The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the  World He Made.... Read more
In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble argues that search engines are not unbiased marketplaces of ideas. Rather, search engines reflect the underlying power structures of the societies in which they are... Read more
Roosevelt House welcomes Michael McFaul, who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, to mark the publication of his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace, his inside account of U.S.-Russia... Read more
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The last decade has seen a rapid increase in the number of South Asian Americans interested... 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.