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  • April 14, 2011 | Bruno Werneck
    First developed in Brazil, Participatory Budgeting (PB) has spread throughout Latin America and has been implemented in over 1,000 municipalities worldwide. But it has only recently arrived in the US—in Chicago’s 49th Ward. Chicago Alderman Joe Moore, named the “Most Valuable Local Official” in the country by The...
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    March 30, 2011 | Bruno Werneck
    Tomorrow fellow Roosevelter Todd Faulkenberry '13 and I will grab our packed bags, head to Bradley International Airport and fly across the country to participate in this years' Clinton Global Intiative University annual meeting. Since November we have been working on our Commitment to Action 'Generation Education,' a three-year multi-...
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    February 23, 2011 | Bruno Werneck
    For the second time in as many years, the Amherst College chapter of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network has sponsored and conducted a succesful Interterm course uniting public policy, local not-for profits and other stakeholders, and home-grown, community based solutions. Check out the final presentations and reports of the course here:...
  • January 24, 2011 | Adam Jutha
     Tuesday evening at 9:00pm EST, millions of Americans and the larger international community will join together to listen to President Barack Obama deliver his second State of the Union Address (SOTU). Roosevelt students across the nation will be doing exactly the same thing. We'd like to strongly recommend and encourage you to throw...
  • December 7, 2010 | Zachary Kolodin
    As President Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission releases its recommendations, we’ll continue to hear how the plan stands up for young people—people like Alan Simpson’s grandchildren: “Erskine and I are in this one for our grandchildren,” said Simpson. I’m 26. Like my fellow Millennials, I could be...
  • September 22, 2010 | Cindy Khor
    Author(s):  Elizabeth Miller School:  Northwestern University   THE IDEA By implementing a twenty-cent tax on paper and plastic bags, cities would generate temporary revenue for local governments, help businesses cut down on costs, and take steps to reverse the ecological damage inflicted by disposable shopping bags....
  • July 22, 2010 | Bruno Werneck
         It has been two months since governors and state school chiefs met to discuss the current condition of the American educational system and submitted a statement outlining a series of national education standards. As of Monday, 27 states agreed to adopt the recommendations and a dozen more states, including educational...
  • July 8, 2010 | Nick Rosellini
    On June 28th the Supreme Court released its much-anticipated ruling in the landmark gun-control case McDonald v. Chicago. Predictably falling along partisan lines, the Court formally incorporated the Second Amendment using the due process clause of the 14th Amendment. In laymen’s terms, this means the decision extends gun rights protections...
  • June 24, 2010 | Nick Rosellini
     Author(s):  Sam Klug School: Columbia University The Idea The U.S. should commit itself to strengthening nuclear nonproliferation treaties by pressuring other nuclear weapons states to sign these treaties and by reducing the U.S.'s own arsenal. Think 2040 Impact Reducing arsenals now and buttressing the current non-proliferation...
  • June 24, 2010 | Nick Rosellini
     Author(s): Nazir Harb School: Princeton University The Idea Investing in diplomacy means investing in language training.  The establishment of a National Association of US Middle Eastern Studies would facilitate enhanced Middle Eastern language training and area expertise, and would demonstrate the US's commitment to...