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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

How can we confront the problems of diminished democracy, pervasive economic inequality, and persistent global poverty? Is it possible to fulfill the dual aims of deepening democratic participation and achieving economic justice, not only locally but also globally?  This panel will take up the themes of social movements across borders, the prospec... Read more

Thu, March 5, 2015 | 5:30 pm +

Climate change finally has the attention of the American public, but mainly as a generalized warning. To sharpen the focus, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College is convening a conference, March 5 and 6, 2015 - Climate Injustice: Are There Solutions? Speakers will explore the costs of climate change, strateg... Read more

Fri, March 6, 2015 | 8:30 am +

Climate change finally has the attention of the American public, but mainly as a generalized warning. To sharpen the focus, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College is convening a conference, March 5 and 6, 2015 - Climate Injustice: Are There Solutions? ... Read more
Robert Putnam, author of the groundbreaking and influential bestseller Bowling Alone, discusses his newest book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, an authoritative examination of the growing inequality gap that is leaving fewer Americans with the opportunity for upward mobility that has defined the American... Read more
Arlene Alda's Just Kids from the Bronx is a collection of vivid oral histories revealing what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees’ play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew... Read more
Join us for a special evening featuring Erik Larson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts, who will introduce his new book, Dead Wake, the story of the sinking of the Lusitania one hundred years ago. On May 1, 1915, less than a year after the... Read more
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson's wave of Great Society legislation gave historic momentum to greater economic and racial equality. Much of that progress is embedded in society today, and yet the income gap between the richest and poorest Americans is the largest since the Great Depression, racial tensions continue to polarize society... Read more
Susan Butler's new book explores the complex partnership during World War II between FDR and Stalin and tells the story of how the leader of the capitalist world and the leader of the Communist world became more than allies of convenience during World War II. Roosevelt and Stalin is based on previously classified materials... Read more
Historian Michael Signer, who has served as counsel to Governor Mark Warner in Richmond and as senior policy advisor at the Center for American Progress, discusses the early life of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, the Founding Father who did the most but is known the least. Signer focuses on Madison befor... Read more
Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., chief counsel to the U.S. Church Committee on Intelligence, visits Roosevelt House to mark the publication of his new book, Democracy in the Dark, exploring the question, how much secrecy does good governance require? In his book Schwarz, chief counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice and senio... Read more

Human Rights Program Student & Faculty Events

How can we confront the problems of diminished democracy, pervasive economic inequality, and persistent global poverty? Is it possible to fulfill the dual aims of deepening democratic participation and achieving economic justice, not only locally but also globally?  This panel will take up the themes of social movements across borders, the prospec... Read more

Public Policy Program Student & Faculty Events

Thu, March 5, 2015 | 5:30 pm +

Climate change finally has the attention of the American public, but mainly as a generalized warning. To sharpen the focus, the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College is convening a conference, March 5 and 6, 2015 - Climate Injustice: Are There Solutions? Speakers will explore the costs of climate change, strateg... Read more
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson's wave of Great Society legislation gave historic momentum to greater economic and racial equality. Much of that progress is embedded in society today, and yet the income gap between the richest and poorest Americans is the largest since the Great Depression, racial tensions continue to polarize society... 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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