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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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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
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Join us for a screening of Fed Up, a documentary on the obesity epidemic produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David (producer of An Inconvenient Truth) and directed by Stephanie Soechtig. The film exposes the food industry and chronicles the lives of three obese children struggli... Read more
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New technologies can play a key role in protecting human rights, but also create new threats to human rights and vulnerabilities for human rights defenders. This program will examine such developments as the use of satellite imagery, drones, and video forensics for monitoring and accountability for human rights violations, the expanding role of cit... Read more
However You Dress. Wherever You Go.
The recent reports of sexual assaults on college campuses have opened a new debate about notions of masculinity, sex and gender relations. This panel will explore the roots of campus-based sexual violence, strategies to address and prevent it, as well as the implications for the recent California initiative to document and verify sexual intimacy am... Read more
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The Marshall Project is a pioneering initiative in public service journalism to bring skilled investigative reporting to the American criminal justice system.  It is scheduled to launch in mid-November. Neil Barsky, noted for his documentary about Mayor Ed Koch, and Bill Keller, Pulitzer Prize-win... Read more
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The Aspen Institute and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College cordially invite you to an evening with Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute, discussing his new book, The Innovators: How a group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks created the Digital Revolution. ... Read more

Human Rights Program Student & Faculty Events

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New technologies can play a key role in protecting human rights, but also create new threats to human rights and vulnerabilities for human rights defenders. This program will examine such developments as the use of satellite imagery, drones, and video forensics for monitoring and accountability for human rights violations, the expanding role of cit... Read more

Public Policy Program Student & Faculty Events

However You Dress. Wherever You Go.
The recent reports of sexual assaults on college campuses have opened a new debate about notions of masculinity, sex and gender relations. This panel will explore the roots of campus-based sexual violence, strategies to address and prevent it, as well as the implications for the recent California initiative to document and verify sexual intimacy am... 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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