Big Ideas Breakfast Series

Our Big Ideas Breakfast Series features leaders, scholars, and policy experts in fields ranging from economics to human and civil rights, presenting their views on current and emerging issues. Breakfasts are by invitation only. To learn more about attending a future breakfast, please contact Monica Gonzalez at mgonzalez@rooseveltinstitute.org. Past Breakfasts The Politics of Reproductive Rights and Economic

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The Roosevelt Institute joined Fellows Mike Konczal and J.W. Mason, with keynote speaker Senator Tammy Baldwin and moderator Jim Tankersley of The Washington Post, at the National Press Club as we release two papers on corporate short–termism. Opening remarks were given by Senator Baldwin, followed by a panel with Cornell University’s Lynn Stout and the AFL-CIO’s Heather

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The Four Freedoms Awards are presented each year to men and women whose achievements have demonstrated a commitment to those principles which President Roosevelt proclaimed in his historic speech to Congress on January 6, 1941, as essential to democracy: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear. For more

About the Awards The Four Freedoms Awards are presented to men and women whose achievements have demonstrated a commitment to the principles which President Roosevelt proclaimed in his historic speech to Congress on January 6, 1941, as essential to democracy: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear. The

On September 17, 2015, the Roosevelt Institute and Ford Foundation hosted a launch for the book Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world. With a keynote by Shahra Razavi of UN Women, the event also celebrated of the 20th anniversary of the historic UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. The

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In 2015, at a time when innovative ideas are needed in politics more than ever, Roosevelters are organizing their peers to take their ideas to their elected officials – online and offline. By connecting our ideas to decision makers and power-players, we are creating a groundswell of real policy change. We’re taking our ideas to the place

On May 12, Roosevelt launched Rewriting the Rules, our comprehensive new economic agenda, at the National Press Club. Heralded as ground-breaking, the report provides a counter to the prevalent trickle-down economics. Author and Roosevelt Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz was joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Bill de Blasio at the launch event. We were joined by

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The FDR Distinguished Public Service Awards honor individuals whose careers exemplify President Roosevelt’s extraordinary dedication to public service and seek to inspire a renewed national commitment to the principals for which FDR stood. Change can take a lifetime, and these men and women have dedicated their lives to the public good, never limiting themselves to

NextGen Illinois Convention

On September 27th, 2014, hundreds of young people gathered together in the University of Illinois Chicago Forum for a first of it’s kind convention designed to create a statewide policy agenda for Illinois. This event represented the culmination of six months of work on the NextGen Illinois project, including over 60 in person discussions on

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In September 2014, the Roosevelt Institute hosted the Women and Girls Rising: Historical Reflections and Future Prospects conference at the Ford Foundation in New York City. The two-day convening was an opportunity for policymakers, activists and scholars to strategize about how to ensure that women and girls around the world have the rights and opportunities

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