Upcoming Public Programs

“The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Roosevelt House Public Programs

In an ideal world, the laws of Congress – known as federal statutes – would always be clearly worded and easily understood by the judges who must interpret them. But the wording of many laws is ambiguous or even contradictory. What are the principles, then, by which judges should interpret their meaning? Stick only to the text? Consult aids be... Read more

Tue, October 14, 2014 | 6:00 PM +   RSVP

After twenty years of service, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has stepped down as one of the longest-serving big-city mayors in United States history-and one of the most popular politicians in modern memory. His political career has stretched from the busing crisis of the 1970s... Read more
New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow's Fire Shut in My Bones looks back at his childhood in the out-of-time African-American Louisiana town, Gibsland, where he grew up in the 1970s -- a segregated, impoverished place wh... Read more
From acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller -- one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century. Fourteen years in the making, this magisterial biography of the original Rockefeller Re... Read more
From broadcast journalist Katie Couric, filmmaker and author of The Family Cooks Laurie David and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP's message is about America's addiction to unhealthy fo... Read more

Human Rights Program

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Public Policy Program

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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.

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