A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls also drive the prosperity and security of families, communities, and nations.  In recent years the US government has incorporated gender equality as a metric of policy development and program investment of its domestic and foreign policies.  Yet despite many indicators of

  We’ve all read about skyrocketing tuition costs and declining state support for universities, but what’s often overlooked is how Wall Street has contributed to the budgetary crisis in higher education. The Roosevelt Institute network and the ReFund America Project’s latest report, The Financialization of Higher Education, sheds light on the toxic financial deals that have cost

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Sept 26: Roosevelt Debate Watch Party

On Monday, September 26, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go head-to-head for the first time at Hofstra University. Will the former Secretary of State and the former Apprentice host have a real debate on the issues, or will we have to settle for more reality TV? Join us for the Roosevelt Institute’s first general election debate watch

As the presidential election enters the homestretch, many political analysts are focusing on swing states and white working class voters.  But the American electorate is increasingly young and diverse: A third of the voting public is under 35, and Latinos make up a larger part of the potential electorate than any other ethnic group.  In

What’s needed to win an economic mandate in 2016 and rewrite the rules of our economy? On Thursday, July 28, 2016, joined Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz and Democracy Corps Co-Founder Stan Greenberg at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to unveil new polling on voters’ views of the economy. Time columnist and “Makers and Takers” author

We live in a period of seismic social and economic shifts, and now is the time to reimagine the rules for a changing America. But at Roosevelt, we believe that who writes the rules is as important as what rules are written. Young Americans will represent more than 30 percent of eligible voters in 2016.

Mingle with alums and meet new Roosevelters from our vibrant community of young professionals. Enjoy delicious, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Friends, partners, and other progressive supporters are also welcome to attend. This party is brought to you with the support of Alumni Committee members Paola Martinez ’14 and Rajiv Narayan ’12, as well as

Eight years after the biggest market meltdown since the Great Depression, the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 are forgotten — and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever. We know that our government failed to fix the banking system after the subprime mortgage crisis. But it’s not just banks. The misguided

New Rules for the New Deal

Last May, the Roosevelt Institute called on policymakers to rewrite the rules of the American economy. Now it’s time to set the agenda for 2016 and beyond. For decades, America has rigged the economy in favor of the wealthy and rolled back the victories of the civil rights movement, reinforcing centuries-old racial barriers. As a

The Roosevelt Institute hosted and in-depth breakfast discussion on the economic policies that resonate in the current political climate.with Felicia Wong, President of the Roosevelt Institute, Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps, and Nell Abernathy, Roosevelt’s Director of Programs. “Rewriting the Rules,” our comprehensive economic agenda authored by Nobel Laureate and Roosevelt Chief Economist Joe Stiglitz,