Roosevelt House supports innovative research by Hunter College faculty and visiting scholars on critical issues of public policy and human rights. Among the Institute’s signature programs are its faculty seminars and faculty associates programs, which promote interdisciplinary examination of the critical policy issues which face the nation and the world today. The Institute’s academic research programs are able to draw on the strength of Hunter’s faculty in relevant areas, and new interdisciplinary research centers and projects led by distinguished scholars are in development, including the CUNY Institute for Education Policy, founded by David Steiner, Dean of the School of Education, and launched in December, 2012, and the LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center at Roosevelt House, founded by Dr. Jeffrey Parsons who, along with Professor Markus Bidell, serves as the Co-director.
Roosevelt House has acquired special funding from the Tisch family to establish a distinguished visiting scholar position in the field of public health policy, and is actively seeking funding from other sources to provide fellowships and residencies for Hunter College faculty and guest experts.
Recent Faculty Publications
- Tax Structure and Revenue Instability: The Great Recession and the States – Chernick/Reimers
- Faculty Associates William Solecki and Peter Marcotullio Contribute to New Book on Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
- Professor Joseph Viteritti: “The Federal Role in School Reform: Obama’s ‘Race to the Top,’” Translated into Chinese
Faculty Associates News
- Fall 2013 Spitzer Capstone Prize Goes to Audrey Stienon’s “Inclusion Through Care”
- Human Rights Program Chair Manu Bhagavan featured on All Things Considered
- Faculty Associate Howard Chernick Appointed to the Board of Seedco
Academic Conferences and Events
- Human Rights in Malaysia: Student-Faculty Lunch with Andrew Khoo
- “One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century,” a Book Discussion with Sociologist Nancy Foner
- Poverty, Politics and the Transformation of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, 1975 to Today