Past Public Programs

Michelle Allen Principal, Icahn Charter School 4 David Coleman President of... Read more
Many of the critical foreign policy challenges of the 21st century – from climate change, to nuclear weapons, to cyber-security – have significant... Read more
Held at The Kaye Playhouse – 68th Street btw Park and Lexington Aves.
Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab cordially invites you to attend a special program celebrating the legacy of Dr. James R. Dumpson featuring Alma... Read more
As the first fully researched and impartial biography of Clementine Churchill in 40 years, Sonia Purnell’s new book reveals just how instrumental Clementine was in paving the way for the special relationship with America, and how Eleanor... Read more
America’s low-income students often lack equal access to our country’s Gifted and Talented programs, but the resulting inequity remains off-the-radar for many of our country’s leaders. On October 29th, we will address the so-called... Read more
Please join us as we celebrate the publication ofStrangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe, a groundbreaking new book by Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of... Read more
A conversation with A.K. Burns, Tamara Zahaykevich (ASAP / Artist Studio Affordability Project), and Caroline Woolard (... Read more
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein took office in September 2014 as the seventh UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a post established by the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights as the principal human rights official in the UN... Read more
For the fifth year in a row, Roosevelt House will once again be open for tours on Saturday, October 17, as part of the citywide event sponsored by Open... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome former New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief Steven Lee Myers, author of the new book The New Tsar, an epic and incisive portrait of Vladimir Putin, one of the most... Read more
From Havana to Beijing, authoritarian governments continue to crack down on artists whose work sheds light on the social, political, and economic struggles faced by local populations. Yet despite increasing censorship and persecution, artists... Read more
Evan Osnos was The New Yorker’s staff writer in Beijing from 2008 to 2013 and that experience provided the vantage point that resulted in his book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China. To tell... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Stephen Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University and vice dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, as he discusses his... Read more
New York Times bestselling author Jay Winik brings to life in gripping detail the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President... Read more
On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, we welcomed Margo Jefferson, author of the new book, Negroland: A Memoir, her deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture, as seen through the prism of her rarefied upbringing and... Read more
Please join us at Roosevelt House as we begin our fall season of public programs with a special appearance by Joy-Ann Reid, National Correspondent for MSNBC. Ms. Reid will discuss her new book Fracture: Barack Obama, the... Read more
An evening with Abigail Santamaria in conversation with Anne C. Heller, author of Ayn Rand and the World She Made and Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times on the occasion of... Read more
The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Join us for a discussion with Steve Fraser on his book The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power. A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th... Read more
When Samuel Battle broke the color line as New York City’s first African American cop in the second decade of the twentieth century, he had to fear his racist colleagues as much as criminals. He had to be three... Read more
Can Cops and Community Get Together?
Join us at Roosevelt House as we celebrate the publication of The Republic of Conscience, the new book by former Senator Gary Hart, in which he examines the growing gap between the founding... Read more
Please join us as we welcome Senator George Mitchell to Roosevelt House to mark the recent publication of The Negotiator: A Memoir, of his long and varied life in public service. George... Read more
Kaye Playhouse @ Hunter College (E. 68th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues)
The fifth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize: ... Read more
Please join us as we welcome Nobel laureate Alvin E. Roth to Roosevelt House to introduce his new book, Who Gets What – and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design, in which he reveals the often... Read more
Please join us for this year’s Phyllis L. Kossoff Lecture, as we welcome Barney Frank to Roosevelt House for a special evening celebrating the recent publication of his memoir Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great... 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.