Past Public Programs

Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the acclaimed new book Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty by Andrew Meier. Spanning four generations, Morgenthau offers a panoramic account... Read more
To mark Black History Month at Roosevelt House, Jennifer J. Raab, Hunter College President, cordially invites you to attend a discussion of the book Power: The Rise of Black Women in America—How Black Women Embody the American Dream, Defy... Read more
Eighty years ago, in 1943, the U.S. and its allies were fighting World War II at sea on two major fronts—the Atlantic and Pacific—with an American navy largely built since the devastating, fleet-destroying attack on... Read more
Roosevelt House and the Jewish Studies Center at Hunter College are proud to to present a screening of an extended clip from the beginning of the new Ken Burns series The U.S. and The Holocaust followed by a... Read more
Roosevelt House invites you to The Inaugural Stepanski Family Lecture A New Series Featuring Distinguished Advocates for Democracy presented in person and on Zoom. ... Read more
“At a time when the meaning of America is up for grabs, Cody Keenan’s new book chronicles 10 days that tested us and ultimately showed us at our best. It’s a captivating story about what’s worth fighting for, an antidote to cynicism that... Read more
Jennifer J. Raab Hunter College President and ... Read more
When National Book Award-winning graduate of the Hunter College MFA program Phil Klay left the Marines a decade ago, after serving as an officer in Iraq, he found himself a part of the community of... Read more
Žižek contends that the Culture War raging in the developed West is a false war, a war between two versions of the same global capitalist system: its unrestrained pure version and its “neo-Fascist” conservative... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a lecture by distinguished legal scholar Kermit Roosevelt III—great-great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, first cousin (three times removed) of Eleanor Roosevelt, and distant cousin of... Read more
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and the Hunter College Jewish Studies Center invite you to a newsworthy discussion on the timely topic of secular... Read more
Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, October 20, 11am-12pm PT/ 2-3pm ET. Adam Gaffney, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Nikolas Bowie, JD, PhD, Louis... Read more
Join us for a one-day conference—including sessions with leading scholars, journalists, advocates, and policymakers, as well as a film screening and discussion with the filmmakers—to examine where Asian American politics have been, and are... Read more
Jennifer J. Raab Hunter College President Cordially invites you to attend a new public program... Read more
As the home where FDR struggled against the paralyzing effects of polio, where he recovered, regained a degree of mobility, and reclaimed a sense of independence, Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of Becoming FDR: The... Read more
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging invite you to attend ... Read more
We are excited to be joined by Dr. Jung Pak, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and for Global China issues and former Hunter College U.S. history professor on Thursday, Sept.... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of Mosaic: War Monument Mystery, a unique study of public monuments and public memory by acclaimed designer Louis Nelson. The author will be in conversation with the... Read more
Across the country, infectious diseases are spreading at alarming rates and minority communities continue to be disproportionately affected. The LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House is pleased to present an event... Read more
Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab and Jessica Neuwirth, Rita E. Hauser Director of the Human Rights Program at Roosevelt House cordially invite you... Read more
Reparations & Health Presented by the Health Justice Seminar Series of The Lancet Commission on US Public Policy and Health ... Read more
Hunter College President Jennifer Raab and CENTRO’s Directora Dr. Yarimar Bonilla will welcome U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY 15th) to Roosevelt House to discuss Rep. Torres’ legislative initiative to bring an end to... Read more
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion—on Zoom only—of the new book Breached!: Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve it by Daniel J. Solove and Woodrow... Read more
Reception and Book Signing to Follow Please join us as Roosevelt House welcomes back one of our most popular lecturers, America’s leading naval historian, Craig L.... Read more
Roosevelt House is proud to present a discussion —on Zoom only—of Carbon Queen: The Remarkable Life of Nanoscience Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus by Maia Weinstock. In this essential new... Read more
The Jewish Studies Center and Roosevelt House invite you to a co-sponsored program presented on Zoom only The New York State Education Department (NYSED)... Read more
Roosevelt House and The American Constitution Society are pleased to present a discussion of Pleading Out: How Plea Bargaining Creates a Permanent Criminal Class by Dan Canon. In this important new study, Canon delivers... 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.