Public Policy Program Past Events

Throughout the semester our students grappled with difficult questions related to public policy, explored current events, considered ongoing political cycles, and confronted conventional wisdom to produce a policy recommendation that addresses... Read more
Join via Zoom: The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the depths of chronic food insecurity in New York City. Countless... Read more
Born after 1996, Gen Z is the most racially diverse and digitally connected generation in the U.S., and its members’ formative years have been defined by recession, mass shootings, climate crisis, and war. Now, as the 2020 election approaches... Read more
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Program Presents: Modeling COVID-19: Disease Burdens, Economic Activities, and Policy Outcomes Join via Zoom:  ... Read more
Statistics show that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the United States are disproportionality impacted by COVID 19. This reality is not only true for health outcomes, but also for educational outcomes. Prior to COVID 19,... Read more
Watch the series on PBS online  Join Roosevelt House, Asian American Studies Center &... Read more
As the coronavirus pandemic reveals stark fault lines in New York City, with disparate impacts based on race, class, immigration status, and justice system involvement, community organizations are mobilizing to respond even as their resources... Read more
The Public Policy Program and the Hunter College Economics Department present Awakening in Tomorrow’s Post-Pandemic World: Economic Policy in the Aftermath of... Read more
2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage and Citizenship will critically examine the movement that led to women receiving the right to vote in the United States
Public conversations about poverty and welfare, even today, rarely acknowledge the nexus between racialized gender inequality and the economic vulnerability of single-mother families. Felicia Kornbluh will gather with panelists... Read more
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The last decade has seen a rapid increase in the number of South Asian Americans interested... Read more
Democrats and Republicans
A year after Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States, there has been much discussion about the unorthodox nature of his presidency and the changes to the country’s traditional two-party system. Does the new... Read more
Organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, Basic Income Canada, and Silberman School of Social Work (Hunter College) Associate Professor Michael A. Lewis, this year’s Congress will bring together researchers, activists,... Read more
President Obama’s election in 2008 cemented the importance of the youth vote. As the largest and most diverse voting bloc in the country, Millennials are a political powerhouse that are increasingly shaping the... Read more
A Panel Discussion with: Thomas Allen Harris photographer and documentarian Shanti Thakur... Read more
On Thursday, November 19th, New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will visit the Roosevelt House to discuss landmark legislation passed in New York State to prevent sexual violence on... Read more
Note: This event will be held in the Broadcast Media Studio, HN436. Through artistic process and provocation, the featured artists — Dread Scott, Miguel Gutierrez,... Read more
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The indelible image of Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year old boy who drowned in Turkey’s Bodrum peninsula while fleeing along with his family members his home in Syria for a new life, finally caught the world’s attention about the movement of tens of... Read more
Please join us on for a special conversation with Annie Valliere, who will discuss her current research project. In “‘A Tiny Red-Haired Bundle of Social Dynamite: The Life of Rose Schneiderman,” Valliere explores the extraordinary life of... Read more
Can Cops and Community Get Together?
One can scarcely pick up a newspaper without reading some story about money in politics, its regulation, or corruption charges against a public official.  The calls for greater restriction of private funding of campaigns for public office are... Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College 3:30-5:30pm Second Floor Conference Room Join us for a lively discussion from a... Read more
Roosevelt House will host a panel discussion, “Politics of Gentrification: Investment, Displacement and the Fight for the Future in Greenpoint and Chinatown,”  which picks up on a recent series of Issue Briefs on affordable housing in New... Read more
By 2050 it’s estimated that sixty-six percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. What challenges will this create to infrastructure systems around the globe? How can investment in infrastructure address issues of inequality... Read more
The James G. McDonald Distinguished Lecture on Humanitarian Intervention, co-sponsored by The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. ... Read more