What to Expect When Your Employees Are Expecting: Universal Paid Leave and Business in Washington, D.C. seeks to analyze how paid family/medical leave affected state economies in California and New Jersey, which established paid family leave programs in 2004 and 2009, respectively. The report combines empirical analysis of existing policy with primary sources through interviews

In this Report, Emerging Fellow for Energy & Environment Eric Wolfert argues that Solar energy has the potential to solve many of the most pressing issues facing society today, mostnotably climate change and public health. However, purchasing solar panels is prohibitivelyexpensive to all but the affluent, and many are not aware of cheaper options such

Catalyzing an Anchored Economy in DC

In this report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Economic Development Zach Komes argues that African American–owned businesses located in low-income neighborhoods have yet to experience significant benefits from economic changes that have occurred over the last decade in the District of Columbia. Faced with limited access to contracting opportunities, capital, and technical assistance, Black-owned firms have seen limited revenue

In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Education Kinjo Kiema argues that state governments should require that every public university within their jurisdiction maintain a safer ratio of counselors to students. Using Virginia as a model, this paper will examine how this policy would work to demonstrate how it could also be implemented in other cities and states.

In the wake of President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, Emerging Fellow for Energy and Environment issued the following statement:                         Full text of statement below: President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline is a win for climate, agriculture,

Roosevelt @ GW is part of a national network of over 10,000 emerging leaders actively engaging on college campuses and in communities to re-imagine and rewrite the rules. A student-led think tank and act tank, Roosevelt @ GW  engages students in solutions-based progressive activism that empowers their ideas for change. Founded in 2003, and re-established

David Meni of Roosevelt @ George Washington talks about the problems with under banking in D.C. Filmed and edited by Kinjo Kiema and Simone Rochelle Jackenthal

Roosevelt @ George Washington co-hosted an event to support council member David Grosso’s legislation on Universal Paid Leave. The GW chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, a group that pushes for progressive legislation, hosted representatives from Jews United for Justice Tuesday to discuss ways students can advocate for the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015. Read the

Despite the incredible progress made in recent years toward mitigating global climate change, the politics of this issue in the United States are still sobering. As of January 2015, only half the members of the United States Senate even acknowledge the existence of anthropogenic climate change. For some, it even goes beyond rhetorical denial: Republican

The Roosevelt Institute’s annual 10 Ideas series is the largest undergraduate policy journal, sharing locally-generated student ideas from across the country to create policy change. Read our 10 Ideas for Energy & Environment 2015 below: 10 Ideas for Energy and Environment, 2015 by Roosevelt Campus Network Closing Orphaned Wells: Preventing Spills When Oil Companies Go Bankrupt