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
- RH Faculty Associates, Freudenberg, Leung, Angotti analyze how cities can reduce diet-related diseases and food insecurity
- For Earth Day, Roosevelt House Publishes Issue Briefs on Climate Injustice
- Faculty Associates William Solecki and Peter Marcotullio Contribute to New Book on Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Faculty Associates News
- Prof Joseph Viteritti in NYT on Lessons for Today’s NYC Mayor from John Lindsay
- Hunter College Model UN Students, Advised by Faculty Associate Pamela Falk, Receive Honors at National Conference
- Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Announces Partnership with Hunter Professor Larry Shore, Director of “RFK In the Land of Apartheid”
Academic Conferences and Events
- Legacies of the Great Society: War, Poverty, and Voting Rights
- Realizing Democracy, Theorizing for a Global Age
- Making the Emergent City: A Panel Discussion