Past Public Programs

Join us at Roosevelt House for a look at what the Quinnipiac University Poll reveals about the state of the presidential campaign on the eve of the first presidential debate. We are pleased to welcome Douglas Schwartz,... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to welcome Heather Ann Thompson, the author of  Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, a new and definitive account of the 1971 Attica prison... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to welcome Joseph Lelyveld and to celebrate the publication of His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt.  Lelyveld is the former executive editor of The New York Times and the... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to announce the first event of our Fall 2016 public programs. Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith discusses his new book, Bush, about the forty-third president of the United States,... Read more
Acclaimed, award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley – called “America’s new past master” by the Chicago Tribune – returns to Roosevelt House to discuss his latest book, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt... Read more
Rebecca Traister – acclaimed by Anne Lamott as as “the most brilliant voice on feminism in the country” – comes to Roosevelt House to discuss her groundbreaking book, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women... Read more
Please join us as we welcome Stephen Hess, senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, to discuss his latest book, America’s Political Dynasties: From Adams to... Read more
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Xavier L. Cannon and members of the Philippine Armed Forces help civilians displaced by Typhoon Haiyan disembark a C-130 aircraft Nov. 13 at Villamor Air Base as part of Operation Damayan. The U.S. and Philippine Armed Forces have transported more than 107,000 pounds of relief supplies, 140 relief and aid workers, and more than 160 displaced personnel. The militaries of the two nations have partnered and trained together for decades, which prepare both forces for the challenges associated with extreme circumstances. Approximately 300 personnel from 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade have deployed in support of the relief efforts being orchestrated by the Government of the Philippines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry/RELEASED)
Vets for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, will host an event in honor of World Refugee Day at Roosevelt House to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to... Read more
The Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) hosted its first Perkins-Roosevelt Symposium on Friday, June 17, in partnership with the Frances Perkins Center and Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter... Read more
In her new book, Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives, Candice Shy Hooper looks at the Civil War in a new way – by focusing on the extraordinary and influential lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and... Read more
Roosevelt House welcomes Adam Hochschild to discuss his newest bestseller, a history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and... Read more
One of America’s most eminent historians, Sean Wilentz, will discuss his new book, The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics, in conversation with Harold... Read more
Please join us as we welcome the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed to discuss her new book, “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs,” Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. This groundbreaking... Read more
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
Maria Cuomo Cole is the award-winning producer of the feature documentary, Newtown, directed by Kim A. Snyder, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In her career, she has tackled such relevant subjects as gun... 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

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.