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Past Public Programs

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Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Craig L. Symonds... Read more
 
Dancer and choreographer Halifu Osumare presents Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir with Ntozake Shange, who will read from Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems. The event is part of the... Read more
 
OToole Moralist
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome acclaimed historian Patricia  O’Toole and mark the publication of her already acclaimed new book, The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the  World He Made.... Read more
 
In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble argues that search engines are not unbiased marketplaces of ideas. Rather, search engines reflect the underlying power structures of the societies in which they are... Read more
 
Roosevelt House welcomes Michael McFaul, who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, to mark the publication of his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace, his inside account of U.S.-Russia... Read more
 
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The last decade has seen a rapid increase in the number of South Asian Americans interested... Read more
 
The Eva Kastan Grove Fellowship Program at... Read more
 
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Charles Kaiser,  Associate Director of the LGBT Social Science and Public... Read more
 
This one-day conference is a capstone event for a series sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities to discuss themes drawn from classic works of literature, history, and philosophy to illuminate moral transformation, injury, and... Read more
 
The Eva Kastan Grove Fellowship Program at Hunter College presents Campus ERA Day 2018  Join us for a viewing of the short film 50/50 followed by a live Q&A session featuringCarol... Read more
 
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Please join us for a half-day conference on sustainability ethics and resilience. The conference, scheduled Wednesday, April 18, 2018, brings together philosophers and other environmental theorists to address questions at the intersection of... Read more
 
Join us for an interactive panel discussion with four young women who already have deep experience as... Read more
 
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Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Benjamin C. Hett, professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, to mark the publication of his new book, The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to... Read more
 
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As more and more couples seek​ to expand their families through surrogacy arrangements, there is growing support ​for a change to the 1992 New York state law that bans payments to surrogate mothers. At the end of last year, the New York... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a talk by historian David B. Woolner about his new book, The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and At Peace, an exploration of the drama– and enduring consequence – of the final... Read more
 
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While the world is transfixed by the nuclear weapons crisis in North Korea, potential trouble is brewing to the south. For decades, South Korea has relied on the U.S. nuclear umbrella as protection against North Korea. But as dictator Kim... Read more
 
The #MeToo campaign, founded in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke, has recently reignited a global conversation about sexual harassment and violence against women. Yet despite this watershed moment, advocates contend that many perspectives continue... Read more
 
Why is it so Difficult to Get Seemingly Positive Food Legislation Passed in a Progressive NYC? Introduction by Charles Platkin, PhD, JD, MPH Welcome by Smita Narula, JD,... Read more
 
**Even if you RSVP’d for original event, it will be necessary for you to RSVP again for the rescheduled screening. Thank you.** The Chinese Exclusion Act tells the story about a little-known 1882 law that helped... Read more
 
Please join us for the second of two special events commemorating Women’s History Month. Elaine F. Weiss... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a very special evening: “A Conversation with New York State’s Transportation Leaders.”  An extraordinary panel has been convened by Howard Glaser, 2018... Read more
 
Please join us for the first of two special events commemorating Women’s History Month. ... Read more
 
Roosevelt House is pleased to present “Out, Loud and Proud,” an episode of the 2017 CNN Original Series Soundtracks,... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome ... Read more
 
Zeitz Building the Great Society
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome bestselling historian ... Read more
 
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You are invited to attend a special Black History Month screening of The Conscience of America: Birmingham’s Fight for Civil Rights, a film by Carol Jenkins. Birmingham, Alabama is widely known as the crucible of the Civil... Read more
 
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Richard Aldous... Read more
 
***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
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome ... Read more
 
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
 

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.