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“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

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Join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court, South Africa's highest court. He is one of South Africa’s most prominent judicial figures and has a long history of activism, especially with regards to the fight against HIV and AIDS. Justice Cameron was the first, and remains the only, senior South Afri... Read more
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John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath was published seventy-five years ago this April. To commemorate that milestone, Roosevelt House... Read more
Matt Taibbi
Join us for a special evening with one of America's premiere journalists as  ProPublica President and Founding General Manager Richard Tofel interviews bestselling author Matt Taibbi on his groundbreaking new book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap.  During tonight'... Read more
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Few people have had more of an impact on the recent history of New York City and State than Richard Ravitch. He built some of its most notable buildings, cleaned up its most notorious public transportation agency, helped the city escape financial ruin, and served as Lieutenant Governor in the wake of Eliot Spitzer's resignation. Join us at Roosevel... Read more
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The mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II is a powerful but often occluded illustration of the fragility of US citizenship and civil liberties. As such, this event demands frequent reexamination in relation to ongo... Read more
This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science at Hunter College. India’s general elections are not only fascinating and consequential in their own right; they are also an important indicator of democracy’s global health. This campaign season party competition is intense and public advocacy full-throated; Indian democrac... Read more
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Join us for the final program in the series "Anxieties of Democracy," presented by the Social Science Research Council at Roosevelt House. The SSRC has convened a group of experts on this subject to explore how representative democracy can be strengthened at a time when there is great concern about whether the country's core institutions - electio... Read more
What Jackie Taught Us
Join us for a special evening celebrating the life and enduring legacy of one of the world's most famous women, as Roosevelt House and The Writing Center mark the publication of a new commemorative edition of Wh... Read more
Emergent City
Join us at Roosevelt House as we present a wide-ranging conversation exploring what the city of the future will be like, co-sponsored with the World Policy Institute. This special event features a distinguished panel of experts at the forefront of understanding - and shaping - the global changes now underway. If the 21st century belongs to the... Read more

Faculty Seminars

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Student Events

Human Rights Program

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Join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome Edwin Cameron, Justice of the Constitutional Court, South Africa's highest court. He is one of South Africa’s most prominent judicial figures and has a long history of activism, especially with regards to the fight against HIV and AIDS. Justice Cameron was the first, and remains the only, senior South Afri... Read more

Public Policy Program

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Wed, April 30, 2014 | 1:15 PM +

Universities in the United States have long been incubators of innovation for the public and private sectors. What about universities in other areas of the world? Join us for a special student lunch with Ambassador Ido Aharoni, the Consul General of Israel in New York, who will discuss the ways in which Israel is creating partnersh... 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.

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