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Past Public Programs

5:30PM: Reception co-hosted by The History Channel 6:00PM: Screening 761st Tank Battalion (1hr 26min) 7:30PM: Post-screening discussion... Read more
 
Hunter College PresidentAnn Kirschner and the Petrie Foundation Invite... Read more
 
Billie Holiday Singing
Please join us as Roosevelt House celebrates the artistry of the great Billie Holiday and the publication of ... Read more
 
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... Read more
 
CANCELLATION NOTICE Please note: Because author Charlotte Gray is unable to travel, we must postpone the event Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons, scheduled... Read more
 
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the new book The Peer Effect: How Your Peers Shape Who You Are and Who You Will Become by leading sociologists Margaret M. Chin and Syed Ali. In this... Read more
 
Roosevelt House is proud to present a discussion of the monumental, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J.... Read more
 
Roosevelt House, together with the New York City Chapter of the Living New Deal, is pleased to present a discussion of the women who supported Eleanor Roosevelt and Frances Perkins in their pathbreaking endeavors to rescue the nation and create a... Read more
 
Hunter College President, Ann Kirschner Invites you to the Roosevelt House series  ... Read more
 
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the new book Purgatory Citizenship: Reentry, Race, and Abolition by Hunter College Associate Professor of Sociology Calvin John Smiley. In this eye-opening and urgent... Read more
 
Hunter College President Ann Kirschner Invites you to the launch of a new Roosevelt House series Mapping the Future of Higher... Read more
 
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the new book The Times: How the Newspaper of Record Survived Scandal, Scorn, and the Transformation of Journalism by veteran Times reporter Adam Nagourney.... Read more
 
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of the new book The First Lady of World War II: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Daring Journey to the Frontlines and Back by Shannon McKenna Schmidt. In this captivating,... Read more
 
This event has been postponed.In June of this year, on the eve of the annual NYC Pride March, Governor Kathy Hochul signed new, nation-leading... Read more
 

Fall 2023 Open House

September 12, 2023

Learn more about Roosevelt House’s two academic programs, Public Policy and Human Rights, which both offer Minor and Certificate tracks. Students will have an opportunity to meet with program directors Basil Smikle and... Read more
 
Kicking off a new season of public programs at Roosevelt House, we are pleased to present a discussion with acclaimed journalist Samuel G. Freedman on his widely praised new book, Into the Bright... Read more
 
As part of its Pride Month programming, the LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House is pleased to present a showcase of new short films made by local, award-winning LGBTQ filmmakers. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session... Read more
 
The LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of Craig Seligman’s new book Who Does That Bitch Think She Is? Doris Fish and the Rise of Drag. The acclaimed book provides a vivid new history of drag as... Read more
 
Roosevelt House is pleased to present—on the day of its publication—a discussion of James B. Conroy’s new book The Devils Will Get No Rest: FDR, Churchill, and the Plan That... Read more
 
Please join us as Roosevelt House and Hunter’s Jewish Studies Center co-host a discussion of the new book Providence and Power: Ten Portraits in Jewish Statesmanship by Rabbi Meir... Read more
 
As Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to an end, please join us for a discussion with leading policymakers and educators about the importance of a newly introduced bill that calls for the inclusion of AAPI history in New... Read more
 
Please join us for the opening of an important new exhibition Roosevelt House: Saving a National Treasure for a New... Read more
 
 
Jennifer J. Raab, Hunter College President, invites you to a documentary film screening and discussion Rabble Rousers:... Read more
 
During this Lancet Webinar, a panel of experts will examine the crisis of primary care in the USA and the bold policy actions needed to revitalize this critical sector. They will consider what can be learned from the UK’s National Health... Read more
 
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of One Thought Scares Me…: We Teach Our Children What We Wish Them to Know; We Don’t Teach Our Children What We Don’t Wish Them to Know by Academy Award winning actor... Read more
 
Please join us as Roosevelt House... Read more
 
Jennifer J. Raab, Hunter College President invites you to attend a very special in-person event  ... Read more
 
Roosevelt House is pleased to present a discussion of The Present Illness: American Health Care and Its Afflictions by physician, health services researcher, and professor of medicine Martin F. Shapiro. In this eye-opening and... Read more
 
Please join us as Roosevelt House marks the 60th anniversary of the death, and 90th anniversary of the birth year, of one of the 20th century’s most essential writers: Sylvia Plath. To commemorate these... Read more
 

Public Programs at Roosevelt House are free to the public and open with advance registration, made possible through the support of the Charina Endowment Fund and other generous donors.