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Roosevelt intitute purdue callout presentation sept.1.2010 lr

  1. 1. The Roosevelt Institute at Purdue University WANTED: your ideas
  2. 2. Video: http ://
  3. 3. What is the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network? <ul><li>Student-run policy organization with chapters at 80 campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering students to develop innovative policy solutions to the global challenges of 21 st century </li></ul><ul><li>Training the next generation of progressive leaders and promoting their ideas for change </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliated with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the FDR Presidential Library </li></ul>
  4. 4. Organizational Structure
  5. 5. Purdue Chapter
  6. 6. What we have to offer <ul><li>Opportunities to gain real-world experience in policy development and publish your work in national journals </li></ul><ul><li>IMPACT your campus and community – develop proposals for local change and put your ideas into action! </li></ul><ul><li>$$ (+ knowledge & expertise) to fund your projects </li></ul><ul><li>Access to a national support network, relationship with GPRI </li></ul><ul><li>Summer internships, fellowships, jobs opportunities </li></ul>
  7. 7. … we want your ideas
  8. 8. Energy & Environment <ul><li>Finding alternative energy sources and solving infrastructure challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Food policy and agriculture reform, smarter land use practices, water & natural resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Creating “Sexy Cities” - revitalize urban centers - expand pubic transportation - green buildings & industry - reduce urban pollution </li></ul>
  9. 9. Equal Justice <ul><li>Comprehensive immigration reform </li></ul><ul><li>- The Dream Act </li></ul><ul><li>Electoral reform and voter protections </li></ul><ul><li>Workers’ rights and fair labor standards </li></ul><ul><li>Fairness in the criminal justice system, sentencing, and the death penalty </li></ul><ul><li>LGBT and minority rights </li></ul>
  10. 10. Education <ul><li>Closing the achievement gap in urban schools </li></ul><ul><li>Saving failing schools </li></ul><ul><li>Improving rural access to education </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing fair standards for teacher evaluation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Economic Development <ul><li>Modernizing Social Security </li></ul><ul><li>Financial reform, regulating the student loan industry </li></ul><ul><li>Community development, affordable housing, bringing families out of poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Job creation, especially high-tech and green jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding national service programs like Peace Corps </li></ul>
  12. 12. Defense & Diplomacy <ul><li>“ The New Marshall Plan” - Developing the next Grand Strategy for national security based on our core values </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear nonproliferation </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster preparedness and recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting developing nations and reducing global poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Energy & resource security </li></ul>
  13. 13. Health Care <ul><li>Implementing national reforms in local areas with a focus on developing community health solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Improving childhood nutrition and combating obesity </li></ul>
  14. 14. Success Stories 1 <ul><li>With the support of a grant from the national office, University of Michigan members traveled to New Orleans in 2006 to volunteer their time to help Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and investigate the progress of those efforts through interviews with local officials and residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Through this efforts, they developed a set of policy recommendations that were published in a national journal and influenced federal policy. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Success Stories 2 <ul><li>American University received a $1 million grant to launch the Next Frontier Haiti Initiative for sustainable community development projects in Haiti. </li></ul><ul><li>Roosevelt Summer Fellows successfully lobbied the City of Chicago to implement innovative green policy initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter members have testified before Congress on youth job creation, student loan reform, and policies for debt reduction. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Contact Us: The Roosevelt Institute at Purdue University Web : Email: [email_address] Phone: 765.237.1855 (Milad) Facebook: Roosevelt Institute @ Purdue Dr. Daniel Aldrich (Faculty Advisor) Prof. Political Science