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

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Thu, September 4, 2014 | 6:00 PM +

Join us for a screening of Underwater Dreams, a new documentary film by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio and narrated by actor Michael Peña, which chronicles the inspirational story of four teenage boys, the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants, who entered a sophis... Read more

Thu, September 18, 2014 | 6:00 PM +

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College is pleased to announce an exciting two-day conference marking the 20th anniversary of South Africa's negotiated revolution to end apartheid, and taking stock of the achievements and failings of South Africa in respecting and promoting human ri... Read more

Fri, September 19, 2014 | 9:00 AM +

 Day 2 - September 19th, 2014, 9:00 am Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College 47-49 East 65th Street (btwn. Park and Madison Avenues)... Read more
 The Duke Lacrosse team scandal was front-page news across the country in 2006, and its reverberations have been felt ever since. But the full story of the scandal and its aftermath has not been told. Join us at Roosevelt House as William D. Co... Read more
Join us at Roosevelt House for special conversation about two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan. Jonathan Darman, author of Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America, will be interviewed by New York Timeswrite... Read more
In an ideal world, the laws of Congress -- known as federal statutes -- would always be clearly worded and easily understood by the judges tasked with interpreting them. But many laws feature ambiguous or even contradictory wording. How, then, should judges divine their meaning? Should they stick only to the text? To what degree, if any, should the... Read more

Tue, October 14, 2014 | 6:00 PM +

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

Mon, October 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM +

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

Mon, October 27, 2014 | 6:00 PM +

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


Fri, September 19, 2014 | 9:00 AM +

 Day 2 - September 19th, 2014, 9:00 am Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College 47-49 East 65th Street (btwn. Park and Madison Avenues)... Read more

Public Policy Program

Currently, there are no upcoming Public Policy Events. Click here to view past events.

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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