Past Public Programs

A Forum with Ted Piccone and Ambassadors Hardeep Singh Puri and Antonio de Aguiar Patriota ... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a special program exploring the political genius of Abraham Lincoln. To mark the publication of his new book, A Self-Made Man: The... Read more
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, The Social Science Research Council, and The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University cordially invite you to attend a special... Read more
Explore the lives and legacies of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt from multiple perspectives. Roosevelt House and FDR Four Freedoms Park are offering tours in collaboration–you’re welcome to attend one or the other, but we hope you’ll join... 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
Please join us as we welcome one of America’s preeminent historians, William E. Leuchtenburg, to discuss his latest book, The American President, an account of American presidential actions from the... Read more
Jerusalem has been described as the “volcanic core” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Competing religious, national, and historic narratives exist side-by-side in the city, in a constant struggle for legitimacy, validity,... Read more
A book discussion featuring Donna Haverty-Stacke, Associate Professor of History at Hunter College and Roosevelt House Faculty Associate, on her book Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political... Read more
Norton Garfinkle and Harold Holzer’s  A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity presents a groundbreaking new account of the beliefs that inspired our sixteenth... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House as we continue our Keynote Series: Decision 2016 with a timely conversation with Michael Waldman, president of NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice, about his new book, The... Read more
A discussion on cyber threats and their effect on national security and international relations. The “Aspen at Roosevelt House” series is a partnership between the Aspen Institute and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute... Read more
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2015/09/29: Activists hold Planned Parenthood banner in Foley Square. Activists and directors of Planned Parenthood, NYC, gathered in Foley Square along NYC first lady Chirlane McCray and elected representatives to demonstrate support for the organization. (Photo by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
To commemorate both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day this panel addresses the contested history of reproductive health in the U.S. and internationally. Speakers will discuss legal controversies... Read more
Ellen Malcolm, the founder and chairman of EMILY’s List, tells the inside story of the rise of women in elected office over the past quarter-century. ... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome historian Patricia Bell-Scott to mark the publication of The Firebrand and the First Lady, her groundbreaking book about the enduring and consequential friendship... Read more
On February 29, we welcomed Dominic Tierney, author of The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts, in conversation with Andrew Polsky, the Ruth and Harold Newman Dean of the School of... Read more
Roosevelt House hosted a unique conversation about the landmark musical sensation Hamilton, and the acclaimed biography that started it all. Jennifer J. Raab, president of Hunter College, welcomed Ron Chernow, the... Read more
The high cost of housing is one of the greatest challenges facing New York and other large U.S. cities today. To coincide with publication of their collection, Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, and mark the publication of his new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome William vanden Heuvel, chairman of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park and former U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to mark the publication... Read more
Cowan-Let the People Rule
Join us at Roosevelt House as we celebrate the publication of Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary, by Geoffrey Cowan. We are pleased to announce that the evening... Read more
Welcome: Elizabethe Payne, LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center at Roosevelt House Speakers include: ... Read more
Please join us as we welcome author and journalist Max Holland to Roosevelt House. Mr. Holland will trace the tangled history of the 26-second Zapruder film, which he argues is not only the most famous, but also the most... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House for a discussion with experts working on policy solutions to address the complex set of issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the large areas of Iraq under the control of ISIS. The... Read more
A Panel Discussion with: Thomas Allen Harris photographer and documentarian Shanti Thakur... Read more
“In recent years, New York City adopted a series of bold initiatives to reduce smoking, to combat childhood obesity, and otherwise to promote public health. Tom Farley was there, and he tells the gripping inside... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Thomas Mallon, one of the finest historical novelists at work today, who will discuss his new book Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years. Mallon’s latest... Read more
On November 12, 2015, Roosevelt House will welcome the Social Science Research Council’s ... Read more
Michelle Allen Principal, Icahn Charter School 4 David Coleman President of... Read more
Many of the critical foreign policy challenges of the 21st century – from climate change, to nuclear weapons, to cyber-security – have significant... 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.