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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

south-africa

Thu, September 18, 2014 | 6:00 PM +

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College is pleased to host a two-day conference marking the 20th anniversary of the end of Apartheid and the establishment of South Africa’s constitutional democracy. The conference will consider the last 20 years and issues facing South Africa today including h... Read more
south-africa

Fri, September 19, 2014 | 9:00 AM +

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College is pleased to host a two-day conference marking the 20th anniversary of the end of Apartheid and the establishment of South Africa’s constitutional democracy. The conference will consider the last 20 years and issues facing South Africa to... Read more
duke-lacrosse
 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
landslide
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
judging-statues
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
Mayor-for-a-new-America

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
charles-blow
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
On-His-Own-Terms
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
fed-up

Mon, October 27, 2014 | 6:00 PM +   RSVP

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

south-africa

Fri, September 19, 2014 | 9:00 AM +

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College is pleased to host a two-day conference marking the 20th anniversary of the end of Apartheid and the establishment of South Africa’s constitutional democracy. The conference will consider the last 20 years and issues facing South Africa to... Read more

Public Policy Program

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Wed, September 17, 2014 | 1:30 PM +

Sponsored by the Public Policy Program at Roosevelt House Where: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65 Street (between Park and Madison Aves.) James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of the Fiscal Policy Institute, will discuss Inequality and Pove... Read more
Public Policy Students visit Washington D.C., Spring 2014

Tue, September 23, 2014 | 11:00 AM +

Join us for the Public Policy Program’s Fall Reception on September 23rd from 11 am - 1 pm at Roosevelt House. We have an exciting speaker, Ambassador Bisa Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the US State Department, lined up for the event. Learn more about new resources and opportunities available to... 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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