• Watch Live: The 2013 Four Freedoms Awards in New York City

    Oct 16, 2013
    Tonight, the Roosevelt Institute will honor five incredible laureates whose work has carried on the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Click here to watch the livestream beginning at 6 p.m.

    Tonight, the Roosevelt Institute will honor five incredible laureates whose work has carried on the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Presented in alternating years in the U.S. and the Netherlands, the 2013 Four Freedoms Awards mark the U.S. ceremony's return to New York City after many years in Hyde Park, NY. This year's laureates include poet, novelist, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry (Freedom Medal); economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman (Freedom of Speech and Expression); NETWORK director Sister Simone Campbell (Freedom of Worship); the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (Freedom from Want); and Violence Interrupter Ameena Matthews (Freedom from Fear). 

    The free public ceremony will take place at St. James' Episcopal Church on 71st Street and Madison Avenue. If you're in the area and want to join us in person, you can click here to RSVP. If not, you can click here to watch the livestream beginning at 6 p.m.

    For more on the 2013 Four Freedoms Awards, check out Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch's Q&A with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Campus Network Senior Fellow Jacqueline Van de Velde's what Sister Simone's work tells us about religious values and progressivism.

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  • Tune in for Telecom Equality: Susan Crawford Criss-Crosses the Nation's Radio Stations

    Mar 26, 2013

    From staying connected to family and friends to accessing vital resources like job openings, access to high-speed Internet is as vital to today’s Americans as access to electricity was in FDR’s day. No one makes the case stronger than Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford, and you can catch her making this argument live today as she does a national radio tour from cities from Seattle to Dayton. Tune in live: 11:30 a.m. on KJR in Seattle, WA; 12 p.m.

    From staying connected to family and friends to accessing vital resources like job openings, access to high-speed Internet is as vital to today’s Americans as access to electricity was in FDR’s day. No one makes the case stronger than Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford, and you can catch her making this argument live today as she does a national radio tour from cities from Seattle to Dayton. Tune in live: 11:30 a.m. on KJR in Seattle, WA; 12 p.m. on KXYL in Brownwood, TX; 1:20 on America’s Radio News Network in Alexandria, VA; and 3:30 on BlogTalkRadio in Charlotte, NC. Even more interviews will be aired later on in cities from St. Louis to Tampa – the full schedule can be found here. And if you can’t make any of these appearances, don’t forget to get your copy of her book Captive Audience

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  • Join Us for the Launch of a New Report on Millennial Attitudes About Government

    Jan 29, 2013

    eventOn Thursday, January 31, the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network is celebrating the launch of Government By and For Millennial America, a new report on Millennial attitudes toward government and their proposals to reform it, with a discussion panel and reception in Washington, D.C.

    eventOn Thursday, January 31, the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network is celebrating the launch of Government By and For Millennial America, a new report on Millennial attitudes toward government and their proposals to reform it, with a discussion panel and reception in Washington, D.C. The report, a visionary publication that engaged over 1,000 young people and 40 student writers from across the country, serves as a generational action plan for 21st century government. Click here to RSVP for one or both of the events listed below.

    1. Creating a Government By and For Millennial America (panel discussion)

    Where: Center for American Progress

    When: Thursday, January 31, 4:00 p.m.

    Moderator: Anne Johnson, Director of Campus Progress

    Panelists include Aaron Smith, Co-founder and National Director of Young Invincibles; Eric Mill, Developer and International Program Officer at Sunlight Foundation; Liz Stokes, Senior at University of Pennsylvania and Lead Author for Government By and For Millennial America; and Taylor Jo Isenberg, National Director of Roosevelt Campus Network.

    2. Toast the unveiling of Government By and For Millennial America 

    Where: 729 15th Street, NW

    When: Thursday, January 31, 5:30 p.m.

    Click here to RSVP.

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  • Mark Schmitt to Discuss the Need to Do More Than Create Jobs

    Jul 9, 2012

    eventOn Wednesday, July 11, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Mark Schmitt will join the New America Foundation for its event, "Jobs are Not Enough: Why are the Campaigns Ignoring Americans' Lost Wealth?" at the New America offices in Washington, DC. The 2012 presidential race is shaping up to be about one thing: jobs.

    eventOn Wednesday, July 11, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Mark Schmitt will join the New America Foundation for its event, "Jobs are Not Enough: Why are the Campaigns Ignoring Americans' Lost Wealth?" at the New America offices in Washington, DC. The 2012 presidential race is shaping up to be about one thing: jobs. But are jobs enough to get this economy going when the average American feels broke? Panelists will look at questions including: What can government do to help ordinary Americans avoid ruinous debt and rebuild their wealth? Can a tax code that directs nearly half a trillion dollars in investment subsidies mostly to Americans who are already well-to-do be reformed to provide an opportunity to help average Americans build wealth? Could such an agenda put the economy back on a path to sustained, broad-based economic growth?

    Where: New America Foundation, 1899 L St. NW Suite 400, Washington DC, 20036

    When: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Panelists:

    Senior Fellow Mark Schmitt

    Phil Longman, Senior Fellow and Project Editor, Washington Monthly

    Dana Goldstein, Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation 

    Reid Cramer, Director, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation 

     

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  • Mark Schmitt to Discuss the Growing Role of Political Nonprofits in Elections

    Jun 19, 2012

    eventOn Wednesday, June 20, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Mark Schmitt will join the Center for Responsive Politics for its event "Shadow Money: Stealth, Wealth and Political Nonprofits." The conference will be held at the National Press Club and will focus on the growing role of politically active non-profit organizations in elections.

    eventOn Wednesday, June 20, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Mark Schmitt will join the Center for Responsive Politics for its event "Shadow Money: Stealth, Wealth and Political Nonprofits." The conference will be held at the National Press Club and will focus on the growing role of politically active non-profit organizations in elections. Panelists will discuss a range of topics, including nonprofit tax law, the groups' political activity vs. their social welfare mandates, the types of political advertising being sponsored by these groups and arguments for and against disclosure of donors. Other speakers at the conference will include Marcus Owens of Caplin & Drysdale, David Keating of the Center for Competitive Politics, Paul Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center, Ken Doyle of Bloomberg BNA, and the New Yorker's Jane Mayer. The keynote speaker will be Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the sponsor of the DISCLOSE Act, which would tighten restrictions on corporate campaign spending and increase disclosure requirements for groups engaging in political spending.

    Where: National Press Club

    When: Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m.

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  • Join Dorian Warren for a Discussion of Black LGBT Americans

    Jun 18, 2012

    eventThe Congressional Black Associates & LGBT Congressional Staff Association and the FIRE Initiative of the Center for American Progress are presenting "Invisible Lives: Conversations on the experiences, struggles, and triumphs of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Americans" on Friday, June 22, 2012.

    eventThe Congressional Black Associates & LGBT Congressional Staff Association and the FIRE Initiative of the Center for American Progress are presenting "Invisible Lives: Conversations on the experiences, struggles, and triumphs of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Americans" on Friday, June 22, 2012. Join Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren for his panel called, "Expanding the Dialogue How do we build an affirming community for LGBT people of color?"

    For more information, contact Isaiah Wilson at Isaiah.Wilson@mail.house.gov.

    Where: Cannon Caucus Room 345

    When: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2 p.m.

    Panelists:

    Moderated by Roosevelt Institute Fellow DorianWarren

    Terra Moore, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health's National Advisory Board Member

    Sharon Lettman-Hicks, National Black Justice Coalition Pastor Delman Coates, Mt. Ennon Baptist Church

    Keli Goff, Author & Political Analyst 

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  • Jeff Madrick Leads Expert Panel on Government's Economic Impact

    Jun 12, 2012

    event Join the Roosevelt Institute for our latest Rediscovering Government event in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 21.

    event Join the Roosevelt Institute for our latest Rediscovering Government event in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 21. Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jeff Madrick will lead a roundtable of scholars including public opinion expert Ruy Teixeira and economists Peter Lindert, Lane Kenworthy, and Jon Bakija as they present the best available evidence about how the size and scope of government affect the U.S. economy. 

    As Republicans cheer for public sector job losses and warn that big government is crowding out the private sector, our roundtable seeks to challenge anti-government economic myths and reframe the national dialogue around the positive impact and irreplaceable role of government spending.

    To RSVP for the event, please contact Madeleine Ehrlich.

    Date: June 21, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Location: Washington, D.C.

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  • Join Katrina vanden Heuvel at Take Back the American Dream

    Jun 11, 2012

    eventJoin Roosevelt Institute Board Member Katrina vanden Heuvel and others at Campaign for America's Future's Take Back the American Dream conference on June 18-19. Van Jones, Paul Krugman, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ai-jen Poo, Sandra Fluke, Gov. Howard Dean, Melissa Harris-Perry, Chris Hayes, and many more will share ideas and forge the strategy to make sure that the 99% is heard.

    eventJoin Roosevelt Institute Board Member Katrina vanden Heuvel and others at Campaign for America's Future's Take Back the American Dream conference on June 18-19. Van Jones, Paul Krugman, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ai-jen Poo, Sandra Fluke, Gov. Howard Dean, Melissa Harris-Perry, Chris Hayes, and many more will share ideas and forge the strategy to make sure that the 99% is heard.

    It will also feature leading activists from Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org, Occupy, 99% Spring, labor unions, civil rights and women’s rights groups who know how to win on the ground.

    Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

    Date: June 18-20, 2012

    Location: The Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

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  • Hear Caitlin Howarth Discuss Technology and Human Rights at Netroots Nation

    Jun 6, 2012

    eventJoin Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline Fellow Cailin Howarth as she moderates a panel entitled "Safeguarding Democracy: Innovations in Technology and Human Rights" at this year's Netroots Nation.

    eventJoin Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline Fellow Cailin Howarth as she moderates a panel entitled "Safeguarding Democracy: Innovations in Technology and Human Rights" at this year's Netroots Nation. Activists now have access to unlikely tools: satellite technology to deter mass atrocities in South Sudan, civil society leaders in Iran and Southeast Asia distributing encrypted media of demonstrations and geo-targeted apps that aid famine relief in East Africa and combat global human trafficking. Technology has transformed the way governments, corporations and movements around the world are held accountable, and it shapes how the world watches history unfold. With these advancements come increased scrutiny, privacy concerns and a battle for access to the new technology. How we continue to innovate and anticipate challenges will steer the future of human rights. This panel will discuss the power dynamics between movements and governments using technology as an accountability tool in global human rights, cases from the frontlines in humanitarian technology and why we need to create progressive policies that support innovation in human rights.

    Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

     

    Starts: Saturday, Jun. 9 10:30 AM

    Ends: Saturday, Jun. 9 11:45 AM

    Moderator:

    Caitlin Howarth

    Panelists:

    Matisse Bustos Hawkes

    Sabrina Hersi Issa

    Emily Jacobi

    Lauren Wolfe

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  • Hear Mike Konczal Discuss the Fed at Netroots Nation

    May 18, 2012

    eventJoin Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal as he moderates a panel entiteld, "Why the Fed is the Most Important Economic Issue You Know Nothing About" at this year's Netroots Nation. Years worth of bailouts and bank regulation debates have placed a new level of political focus on the Federal Reserve.

    eventJoin Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal as he moderates a panel entiteld, "Why the Fed is the Most Important Economic Issue You Know Nothing About" at this year's Netroots Nation. Years worth of bailouts and bank regulation debates have placed a new level of political focus on the Federal Reserve. It has been a topic for the Occupy movement and those concerned with out-of-control financial institutions and the weak recovery. And in the next year, the Federal Reserve, without political pressure, could dismantle financial regulation and stop an economy about to take off. How does the left engage the Federal Reserve? This panel will dive into potential answers.

    Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

     

    Starts: Thursday, Jun. 7 4:30 PM

    Ends: Thursday, Jun. 7 5:45 PM

    Moderator:

    Mike Konczal

    Panelists:

    Lisa Donner

    Karl Smith

    Matthew Yglesias

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