Past Public Programs

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
Held at The Kaye Playhouse – 68th Street btw Park and Lexington Aves.
Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab cordially invites you to attend a special program celebrating the legacy of Dr. James R. Dumpson featuring Alma... Read more
As the first fully researched and impartial biography of Clementine Churchill in 40 years, Sonia Purnell’s new book reveals just how instrumental Clementine was in paving the way for the special relationship with America, and how Eleanor... Read more
America’s low-income students often lack equal access to our country’s Gifted and Talented programs, but the resulting inequity remains off-the-radar for many of our country’s leaders. On October 29th, we will address the so-called... Read more
Please join us as we celebrate the publication ofStrangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe, a groundbreaking new book by Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of... Read more
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Youth joblessness, and the future prospects of young people, is a major public issue that has received little attention in the United States. Please join us for an important and timely conference that will share new analyses with a... Read more
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Youth joblessness, and the future prospects of young people, is a major public issue that has received little attention in the United States. Please join us for an important and timely conference that will share new analyses with a... Read more
A conversation with A.K. Burns, Tamara Zahaykevich (ASAP / Artist Studio Affordability Project), and Caroline Woolard (... Read more
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein took office in September 2014 as the seventh UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a post established by the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights as the principal human rights official in the UN... Read more
For the fifth year in a row, Roosevelt House will once again be open for tours on Saturday, October 17, as part of the citywide event sponsored by Open... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome former New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief Steven Lee Myers, author of the new book The New Tsar, an epic and incisive portrait of Vladimir Putin, one of the most... Read more
From Havana to Beijing, authoritarian governments continue to crack down on artists whose work sheds light on the social, political, and economic struggles faced by local populations. Yet despite increasing censorship and persecution, artists... Read more
Evan Osnos was The New Yorker’s staff writer in Beijing from 2008 to 2013 and that experience provided the vantage point that resulted in his book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China. To tell... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Stephen Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University and vice dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, as he discusses his... Read more
New York Times bestselling author Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President... Read more
On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, we welcomed Margo Jefferson, author of the new book, Negroland: A Memoir, her deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture, as seen through the prism of her rarefied upbringing and... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we begin our fall season of public programs with a special appearance by Joy-Ann Reid, National Correspondent for MSNBC. Ms. Reid will discuss her new book Fracture: Barack Obama, the... Read more
An evening with Abigail Santamaria in conversation with Anne C. Heller, author of Ayn Rand and the World She Made and Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times on the occasion of... Read more
The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Join us for a discussion with Steve Fraser on his book The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power. A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th... Read more
When Samuel Battle broke the color line as New York City’s first African American cop in the second decade of the twentieth century, he had to fear his racist colleagues as much as criminals. He had to be three... 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.