Past Public Programs

Please join us at Roosevelt House for a discussion about one of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s top commanders. Author David L. Roll will present his new book, George Marshall: Defender of the Republic, which tells the story... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a dramatic reading from Eleanor and Alice: Conversations Between Two Remarkable Roosevelts, a play by Ellen Abrams. It examines the fraught and complicated relationship between... Read more
Please join us for a broad-ranging discussion of current policy issues facing the New York City Taxi industry – including the fallout from predatory loans; a proposed cap in vehicles to ease the city’s congestion; proposed congestion pricing;... Read more
Roosevelt House welcomes four leading civil rights lawyers to discuss new strategies to protect LGBTQ rights in an era when the White House is undermining LGBTQ rights and the support of the Supreme Court is no longer a given. Carl... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Daniel H. Weiss, the President and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to discuss his new book, In That Time: Michael O’Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam.... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Henry Hemming, English non-fiction writer, to discuss his new book, Agents of Influence: A British Campaign, a Canadian Spy, and the Secret Plot to Bring America into... Read more
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
It is our pleasure and honor to welcome back an important member of the House of Representatives: New York’s own Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), who will visit Roosevelt House on Monday, November 11, to discuss his current priorities... Read more
What do big projects like Battery Park City, the World Trade Center, Riverbank State Park, the Times Square redevelopment, the MTA, and Mitchell Lama housing projects all have in common? The crucial, if often overlooked, role played by New York... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Manu Bhagavan, professor of history and human rights at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, to discuss his new book, India and the Cold War. In it, Bhagavan inverts the... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a special screening of the new Mick Caouette documentary, Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare. Featuring compelling interviews with David Brooks, Nancy Pelosi, Amy... Read more
Roosevelt House presents the second annual David Dubinsky Labor Lecture at Roosevelt House, named in memory of the legendary American labor leader (1892-1982) who served for decades as president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union... Read more
Renew Democracy Initiative & Roosevelt House Present the Conference: Democracy in America: Is Everyone In? “Democracy in America: Is Everyone In?” is a conference that seeks to... Read more
On October 11 we will open A Lens on FDR’s New Deal: Photographs by Arthur Rothstein, 1935-1945.  This new exhibit will survey Rothstein’s work with the Farm Security Administration (FSA), for which he documented the problems... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we proudly welcome one of the nation’s best-known and most visible television judges—Michael Corriero of Hot Bench—who is in fact a veteran and innovative New York jurist and... Read more
Please join us to celebrate and explore the freshly translated English-language edition of the 1940 anti-totalitarian classic, Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon. The conversation will feature Michael Scammell, author... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Clay Risen, deputy op-ed editor at The New York Times, to discuss his new book, The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome veteran journalist Eleanor Randolph, who, as a member of the influential New York Times editorial board from 1998 to 2018, focused on issues involving city and state... Read more
Pileggi and Roberts
Please join us at Roosevelt House for the Annual Jack Newfield Lecture featuring journalist Nicholas Pileggi, the 2019 Jack Newfield Lecturer at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, in... Read more
For the seventh and final event in the Hunter College series, Policies of Pride, Roosevelt House and Hunter College’s LGBTQ Policy Center presents five of the queer movement’s outstanding thinkers, writers, and activists. Rich... Read more
Please join us on June 24th as Roosevelt House welcomes urban historian Rebecca Dalzell and Ryan Ciuchta, head blender of Kings County Distillery, for a novel and far-ranging discussion on the role of the law during Brooklyn’s secret... Read more
We invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 19th, as Roosevelt House welcomes Dan Abrams—best-selling author and chief legal affairs correspondent for ABC News—to discuss his latest book.  Abrams’ new... Read more
Please join us on Monday, June 10, as Roosevelt House welcomes back one of America’s leading historians, Douglas Brinkley, to discuss his new book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, the... Read more
Please join us on May 21st as Roosevelt House welcomes acclaimed historian Brenda Wineapple to debut her new book, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.  This eagerly... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome acclaimed author Daniel Okrent to mark the publication of his new book, The Guarded Gate, exploring how the rise of eugenics motivated America to close the immigration door... Read more
Should We “Blow Up” the MTA*? (*“Cuomo Wants to ‘Blow Up’ the MTA after L Train Debacle,” New York Daily News, January 8, 2019)   Please join us at Roosevelt House for a... Read more
Roosevelt House, in partnership with Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, invite you to join their generous founding benefactor, and longtime fighter for international peace and justice Ambassador... Read more
The acclaimed, best-selling historian Robert A. Caro has written two of the most widely praised biographies of our time: The Power Broker, his exhaustive and essential 1974 study of New York’s long-reigning, so-called... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome award-winning historian Nigel Hamilton to mark the publication of the stirring climax to his three-part saga of FDR as Commander-in-Chief: War and Peace: FDR’s Final... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House for a timely panel discussion at which Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows (IJC) will seek to shed light on, and contextualize, the asylum process. The panel will explore the situation at the Southern border,... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb and Susan Swain to discuss the network’s newest book-length collection of on-air conversations: The Presidents: Noted Historians... 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.