Roosevelt @ University of Georgia is part of a network of emerging leaders who focus on finding policy solutions at the University of Georgia. The chapter meets weekly to discuss important issues occurring in our community and to craft policy solutions to solve these issues. Last year, 8 Roosevelt @ UGA members were published in Roosevelt’s10
From championing civil rights through Freedom Summer to fighting sexual assault, college students have long made a name for themselves as leaders of ideas, activism, and innovation. It should therefore come as no surprise that the fossil-fuel divestment movement—the campaign to get institutions to pull their financial investments from fossil fuels and redirect that money
Roosevelt @ U of Georgia is profiled on their campus’ website for being a highly active, impactful and sustainable chapter. UGA’s Roosevelt students have presented their white papers in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and around the world. Congressmen and government officials have attended Roosevelt-sponsored symposiums on UGA’s campus. Read the full profile below.
Roosevelter Meili Swanson on using Telemedical Healthcare to address PTSD in American veterans. This paper examines policy alternatives and evaluates them based on effectiveness, cost, and political feasibility. From the research conducted, telemedical healthcare is a way to increase veteran access to PTSD screening and further treatment. Telemedical healthcare utilizes a Skype-like platform to connect patient
Cutting Carbon in the Empire State of the South: a Policy Proposition for Putting Georgia Ahead of the Curve
Roosevelter Jonah Driggers co authored a paper encouraging Georgia to seriously address the threat of climate change. This paper argues that Georgia should establish itself as a leader in energy innovation and sustainability for both economic and social benefits. To this end, a literature review and subsequent cost-benefit analysis were conducted to evaluate the status
The president’s veto of Keystone XL was not the decisive step towards transforming the country’s energy usage that Millennials are looking for. In June 2013, President Obama revealed his carefully crafted litmus test for approving the Keystone XL pipeline, stating that the project’s effect on climate change would be the deciding factor in his decision.
None of the candidates for major statewide office in Georgia are talking about carbon emissions or climate change, despite major new policy from the EPA that will make these issues central to their terms in office. The Environmental Protection Agency’s groundbreaking new carbon emissions proposal hedges some pretty hefty bets: the new rules require the
As the Geneva II talks on Syria begin, Iran’s absence at the negotiating table reveals the problems in attempting to reach an agreement if the actors involved in this crisis aren’t invited to help end it. The situation in Syria has grown increasingly desperate, though the decrease in news coverage might lead you to believe
On Wednesday, October 16, the Roosevelt Institute will present the 2013 Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards, honoring individuals and organizations whose work exemplifies FDR’s vision of democracy. Click here to RSVP for the free public ceremony.
The Justice Department’s ruling in Mia Macy’s lawsuit against the ATF is a significant win in the fight against employment discrimination for the transgender community, but there’s still more to be done. It has been over a year since I last wrote about Mia Macy and her lawsuit, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and the