Past Public Programs

This event has been postponed.     Roosevelt House, the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI), and the Hunter College Department of Women and Gender... Read more
This event is sold out. Please join us via Livestream. Join us for the annual Phyllis L. Kossoff Lecture at Roosevelt House as... Read more
2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage and Citizenship will critically examine the movement that led to women receiving the right to vote in the United States
Please join Roosevelt House and the Hunter College Jewish Studies Center as we welcome author Adam Hochschild to discuss his new book, Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes,... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen to discuss his new book, Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America. This... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome journalist and historian Craig Fehrman to discuss his well-received new book, Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote, the story of... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, associate professor of law at the University of Denver, to discuss his new book, Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House for a conversation about A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir, the lively, intimate posthumous memoir of an iconic woman, gay life in New York in the second half of the 20th century, and the rise of... Read more
Roosevelt House and the LGBTQ Public Policy Center at Hunter College are Pleased to Present Film Screening and Discussion Hot to Trot Please join us at Roosevelt... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center and Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, to discuss his new book, Conversations with... Read more
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

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.