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James G. Basker — Black Writers of the Founding Era

Posted on April 3rd, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the new Library of America anthology Black Writers of the Founding Era featuring the historian, author, and editor of the volume James G. Basker in conversation with televisi... Read more

Terry Golway — I Never Did Like Politics: How Fiorello La Guardia Became America’s Mayor, and Why He Still Matters

Posted on April 1st, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of historian Terry Golway’s new book I Never Did Like Politics: How Fiorello La Guardia Became America's Mayor, and Why He Still Matters. In this vivid an... Read more

The 2024 Jack Newfield Lecture — Dan Barry — Jimmy Breslin: Essential Writings

Posted on March 28th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
We are proud to continue our tradition of public conversations and lectures in the name of legendary investigative journalist and Hunter alumnus Jack Newfield ('60), illuminating his enduring relevance and influence. To do so, Roosev... Read more

Alan Mallach — Smaller Cities in a Shrinking World: Learning to Thrive Without Growth

Posted on March 26th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Policy Program Events
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a lecture and facilitated discussion with urban policy expert Alan Mallach on his new book Smaller Cities in a Shrinking World: Learning to Thrive Without Growth.Over the past hundre... Read more

The Enduring Impact of the Roosevelt Presidency — on Wall Street and the Supreme Court

Posted on March 7th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of two new histories that illuminate the enduring effect of FDR’s presidency on vital American institutions, one financial and the other legal. The groun... Read more

Jeffrey Rosen — The Pursuit of Happiness: How Classical Writers on Virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founders and Defined America

Posted on February 20th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a lecture by legal scholar and president of the National Constitution Center Jeffrey Rosen on his new book The Pursuit of Happiness: How Classical Writers on Virtue Inspired the Lives of the Founde... Read more

POSTPONED — Mapping the Future of Higher Ed — featuring John Mogulescu in conversation with Dara N. Byrne

Posted on January 26th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Hunter College PresidentAnn Kirschner and the Petrie Foundation Inv... Read more

Cara Fitzpatrick — The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America

Posted on January 18th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the new book The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America by Cara Fitzpatrick. In this urgent historical analysis, a Pulitzer Prize–... Read more
Billie Holiday Singing

The Billie Holiday Symposium at Hunter College

Posted on January 10th, 2024 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
Please join us as Roosevelt House celebrates the artistry of the great Billie Holiday and the publication of ... Read more

CANCELLATION NOTICE — Charlotte Gray — Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons: The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt

Posted on November 27th, 2023 · Posted in Book Discussions, Public Programs
CANCELLATION NOTICE Please note: Because author Charlotte Gray is unable to travel, we must postpone the event Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons, scheduled fo... Read more