Posted on July 27, 2016 · Posted in P-cubed News, Roosevelt House General News

On May 18th, 2016, the Spring 2016 Public Policy Capstone students presented their semester research projects to an audience of students, faculty, and the general public at Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. The research projects proposed solutions to some of today’s most pressing policy challenges, including mass incarceration, residential displacement due to gentrification, and climate change, among many others. A video of the presentations can be found below, as well as a list of student names and project titles.

Stephen Braren, Increasing Equity in Educational Outcomes for Community College Students in New York City

Melanie Dieg, Pretrail Detention in New York City

Jonathan Eckman, Working Towards More Equitable and Ecological Food Practices in New York State

Jonah Garnick, Rethinking Green: Prioritizing the Intersectionality of Parks and Green Infrastructure in Managing Storm Water Runoff

Abraham Gutman, Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform for Adolescents in New York City

Christine Hirt, Restoring Coastal Wetlands in Long Island’s Great South Bay

Maria Ledesma, Rethinking Criminalization of the Mentally Ill by the New York City Criminal Justice System

Ellen Lindgren, Islamophobia: A Policy Problem

Michael Lopez, Combating Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Alexander Prescott, Environmental Injustices in Flint, Michigan

Paul Rivers, Urban Heat in New York City: An Environmental and Public Health Crisis

Korina Rud, Why Are Women Ending Up With The Shorter End Of The Stick? Domestic Violence in New York City and the Increase of Homelessness Among Women and Children

Peace Titilawo, Food Deserts and Food Insecurity: Local and National Crises

Viana Tran, Restructuring Foster Care Payments to Bolster Kinship Care

Dorian Walsh, Global Warming and Climate Change