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Past Public Programs

***THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE KAYE PLAYHOUSE ON E. 68TH ST.*** Tumultuous, transformational or both? Year One of Trump. Join us for a smart and lively examination of one of the most extraordinary first 12 months in... Read more
 
Chris McNickle and Joe Viteritti
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Co-moderated by Laura Nahmias (Politico) & Shatia Burks (Young Women’s Advisory Council, New York City Young Women’s Initiative) The next Speaker of the New York City Council has an... Read more
 
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Democrats and Republicans
A year after Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States, there has been much discussion about the unorthodox nature of his presidency and the changes to the country’s traditional two-party system. Does the new... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Natan Sharansky for a conversation on his life and work. A leading figure in the Soviet dissident movements on the 1970s, he was known as Anatoly Scharansky.  He spent... Read more
 
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For nearly half a century, various city administrations have attempted to implement a form of... Read more
 
Response from: Jeremy Waldron University Professor, New York University School of Law... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Robert Dallek, one of America’s preeminent presidential biographers, to mark the publication of his new book, Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life, focused on... Read more
 
 

Film Screening: HALE

November 10, 2017

Born with cerebral palsy, Hale Zukas is the “grandfather” of the disability movement. A pointer attached to his helmet pilots his wheelchair and he communicates by tapping letters on a board. Berkeley is the birthplace of the... Read more
 
To mark Veteran’s Day 2017—and the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I —Roosevelt House is proud to present award-winning actor Stephen Lang in a unique theatrical experience: His Dark... Read more
 
From the Ashes, produced by RadicalMedia and Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a new documentary that goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal.” Presented by National Geographic, the... Read more
 

Magnum Photos Inside Out

October 27, 2017

 
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David J. Garrow, discussing his latest book, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, the definitive account of the president’s... Read more
 
Join legendary actress/activist Jane Fonda and worker rights... Read more
 
Resistance at Tule Lake tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese-Americans who dared to resist the U.S. government’s program of mass incarceration during World War II.... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a very special talk by Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel exploring the ways in which two extraordinary figures from the World War I era  —William “Wild Bill”... Read more
 
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Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome two writers in conversation... Read more
 
The controversy over statues and memorials—not only tributes to Confederates in the South, but... Read more
 
In this conversation about science and public policy, Kei Koizumi will reflect on his eight years at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, provide a brief review of federal science funding, especially at... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a timely discussion of the ramifications... Read more
 
Among liberal democracies, the United States stands alone in its defense of hate speech as integral to upholding the First Amendment and ensuring a free society. Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia—the site of a... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Hunter College’s own Joseph P. Viteritti to mark the publication of his new book, The Pragmatist: Bill de Blasio’s Quest to Save New York’s Soul.... Read more
 
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Public Employees Fair Employment Act, commonly known as the Taylor Law. This New York Law was one of the first state law to grant public workers the right to unionize, to require public employers and unions... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Geoffrey C. Ward, one of America’s preeminent historians. Ward will be in conversation with Harold Holzer, the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of Roosevelt... Read more
 
***This event was cancelled.*** Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome ... Read more
 
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, together with the India Center Foundation, the FTI Women’s Initiative, and the Council of Urban Professionals, present a moderated evening panel to explore emerging trends in... Read more
 
Organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, Basic Income Canada, and Silberman School of Social Work (Hunter College) Associate Professor Michael A. Lewis, this year’s Congress will bring together researchers, activists,... 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.