Past Public Programs

For the seventh and final event in the Hunter College series, Policies of Pride, Roosevelt House and Hunter College’s LGBTQ Policy Center presents five of the queer movement’s outstanding thinkers, writers, and activists. Rich... Read more
Please join us on June 24th as Roosevelt House welcomes urban historian Rebecca Dalzell and Ryan Ciuchta, head blender of Kings County Distillery, for a novel and far-ranging discussion on the role of the law during Brooklyn’s secret... Read more
We invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 19th, as Roosevelt House welcomes Dan Abrams—best-selling author and chief legal affairs correspondent for ABC News—to discuss his latest book.  Abrams’ new... Read more
Please join us on Monday, June 10, as Roosevelt House welcomes back one of America’s leading historians, Douglas Brinkley, to discuss his new book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, the... Read more
Please join us on May 21st as Roosevelt House welcomes acclaimed historian Brenda Wineapple to debut her new book, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.  This eagerly... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome acclaimed author Daniel Okrent to mark the publication of his new book, The Guarded Gate, exploring how the rise of eugenics motivated America to close the immigration door... Read more
Should We “Blow Up” the MTA*? (*“Cuomo Wants to ‘Blow Up’ the MTA after L Train Debacle,” New York Daily News, January 8, 2019)   Please join us at Roosevelt House for a... Read more
Roosevelt House, in partnership with Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, invite you to join their generous founding benefactor, and longtime fighter for international peace and justice Ambassador... Read more
The acclaimed, best-selling historian Robert A. Caro has written two of the most widely praised biographies of our time: The Power Broker, his exhaustive and essential 1974 study of New York’s long-reigning, so-called... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome award-winning historian Nigel Hamilton to mark the publication of the stirring climax to his three-part saga of FDR as Commander-in-Chief: War and Peace: FDR’s Final... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a timely panel discussion at which Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows (IJC) will seek to shed light on, and contextualize, the asylum process. The panel will explore the situation at the Southern border,... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb and Susan Swain to discuss the network’s newest book-length collection of on-air conversations: The Presidents: Noted Historians... Read more
Peter Shinkle
Please join us at Roosevelt House to welcome Peter Shinkle, a veteran journalist and the author of Ike’s Mystery Man. Shinkle’s book is a remarkable biography of Robert Cutler, Dwight Eisenhower’s right-hand man... Read more
The LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House invites you to a special conversation with Former Congressman Barney Frank.   For nearly two decades, Barney Frank was... Read more
On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which marked the beginning of the modern gay liberation movement, LGBTQ Americans enjoy unprecedented freedom and acceptance.  LGBTQ people have the right to marry, the right to... Read more

Campus ERA Day 2019

April 15, 2019

179 Countries in the world have a gender equality provision in their constitutions. The United States is not one of them. Join Carol Jenkins, CEO & C0-President of the ERA Coalition; Patricia Arquette,... Read more
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
It is our pleasure and honor to welcome back an important member of the House of Representatives: New York’s own Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), who will visit Roosevelt House on Monday, April 15, to discuss his new leadership role... Read more
President Jennifer J. Raab, the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, and the Brookdale Advisory Board invite you to the first in a Series on Aging Policy: Working Longer: Prospects and... Read more
Please join us for a film screening about outspoken lesbian feminist trailblazer, charismatic builder of bridges, and founding mother of a whole generation of transnational feminist activists, Charlotte Bunch. Passionate Politics follows... Read more
“Thirty years ago, we had a chance to save the planet. The science of climate change was settled. The world was ready to act. Almost nothing stood in our way – except ourselves.” Nathaniel Rich, Losing Earth: A Recent... Read more
In his new book, From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future (Brookings 2019) former Federal Communications Commission Chairman and communications entrepreneur Thomas Wheeler looks back at Johannes... Read more
On March 25, 1911, fire engulfed at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory near Washington Square Park, killing 146 garment workers, mostly young Jewish and Italian immigrant women, in the space of 15 minutes. Their deaths energized labor struggles for... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a film screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The documentary brings to light the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling... Read more
During the bubble economy of the mid 1980s through... Read more
The Trials of Constance Baker Motley tells the story of the prominent civil rights lawyer who became the first African-American woman federal judge. ... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Evan Thomas, one of the most respected historians and journalists writing today. He will discuss his new book, First: Sandra Day O’Connor, an intimate,... Read more
The New York City Commission on Human Rights and the LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House invite you to mark the 33rd anniversary of the passage of the New York City gay civil rights law, in 1986, and to hear a distinguished panel discuss the... Read more
Lipstadt Antisemitism cover
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome the renowned historian Deborah Lipstadt, who will discuss her new book Anti-Semitism: Here and Now, her acclaimed analysis of an intractable and resurgent anti-Jewish... 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.