Past Public Programs

How are the lives of refugees impacted as they migrate throughout the world? And how does their migration affect the global economy? Journalists Jeanne Carstensen, Robin Shulman, and Emily Kassie... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as welcome Chris Whipple, author of The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency, who will be in conversation about his new book with... Read more
Drawing on her recent book, Afterwar, Nancy Sherman explores moral injury and PTSD through the lens of moral philosophy and soldiers’ stories, both ancient and from the current wars. She explains how the notion of... Read more
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul hosts a panel discussion featuring Rossana Rosado, Secretary of State of New York State; Glennda Testone, Executive... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Norman Ohler... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a special event focusing on criminal justice reform in America. ... Read more
***This event has been canceled due to weather.*** Please join the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute... Read more
 Contrary to the predictions of... Read more
This lecture is presented by the New York Area Political Theory Faculty Seminar and supported by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Hunter College. You are invited to... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House for a special event exploring how presidents use secrecy to protect the nation, foster diplomacy and gain power. Mary Graham, co-director of the Transparency Project at the Harvard Kennedy School... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a special evening exploring the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York in a generation. Joanne... Read more
Join us for the first in a series of public events to create dialogues among veterans, their families, and other members of the community. Participants in this program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, discuss classic works... Read more
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

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.