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

Will the status-quo trade order survive, implode, or be reformed? From the campaign trail to his unrelenting tweets, President Trump has made clear that he thinks trade pacts are rigged against American interests, causing many to wonder about the fate of the liberal world order. Please join Roosevelt fellow and political scientist Todd N. Tucker and TIME Magazine’s Haley

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How does corporate power suppress worker wages? And why has it hit rural America especially hard? Please join Roosevelt Research Director Marshall Steinbaum and CNN’s Lydia DePillis on March 23 for a conversation about a key force driving Americans’ economic insecurity. Steinbaum’s latest research reveals how employers are using increasingly concentrated corporate power to shape the labor market

Politics at Work: A Discussion of Corporate Influence Over Worker Politics with Alex Hertel-Fernandez Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 Registration at 5:30 PM Discussion begins promptly at 6:00 PM Program concludes at 7:15 PM The Roosevelt Institute 570 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor New York, NY 11103 The Roosevelt Institute is a leading voice explaining how disparities

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Roosevelt Institute at Northeastern University is hosting a free Screening of Backpack Full of Cash followed by a community discussion of the film. The film focusses on issues of charter schools, vouchers, and privatization. This timely new documentary takes viewers into the world of market-based education reform. With cautionary examples of privatization and funding cuts have had a

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Chicago Leaders Class

From widespread privatization to the new Illinois state budget, Chicago has problems that demand solutions. Chicago Leaders Class (CLC) brought together students from Chicago area schools each semester for a crash-course in local public policy issues, grassroots organizing, and political discourse– helping to engage students during in the crucial upcoming local elections. CLC was an

On Tuesday, October 10, the Roosevelt Institute hosted the 2017 Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards at the remarkable St. James Church in New York City. The Four Freedoms Awards recognize the contributions of civil society leaders who embody the vision for a better world that President Franklin Roosevelt articulated in his 1941 “Four Freedoms” address.

The Least Among Us: The Importance of the Social Safety Net   The current administration has questioned the necessity of food stamps, Medicare, and workplace protections for working people across the country. Many conservatives insist these programs make poverty and inequality worse. Do these social programs help us or hinder us? Do they fulfill this country’s

Below please find the full video of the Roosevelt Institute and GWIPP’s Market Power Rising: Do we Have a Monopoly Moment? Event Info: Are we in a monopoly moment? From Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, to multi-billion dollar fines for Google in the EU, to the future of Net Neutrality, the intersection of competition policy

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Student Debt and the American Dream Please join us for lunch on July 27, 2017 for a conversation with Roosevelt Visiting Fellow Rohit Chopra and Washington Post‘s Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, on how student debt is shaping the economic and political identity of young Americans. Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, student debt in America has more than doubled to $1.4 trillion, raising