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The Cornell Roosevelt Institute is Cornell University's premier student-run think tank that empowers students by providing them with a platform to publish and circulate their policy ideas. Members write policy proposals and op-eds for publication and contribute to political advocacy and outreach projects. Through Cornell Roosevelt's affiliation with the Roosevelt Network, a nation-wide network of over 140 universities, student policy proposals are also eligible for national publication.

Recent Blog Posts

Shifting the Focus of Health Care To Preventive Care: Cancer Screening

This article stresses the importance of cancer screenings in Tompkins County. This article also explores important ways to maximize accessibility and considerations to keep in mind during implementation.

The Rock-Solid Consequences of the Pebble Mine

Salmon swimming in the Bristol Bay region

Developers have proposed building a massive mine in one of the most pristine regions of the United States, but the massive risks associated with the project mean the mine would do more harm than good.

Op-Ed: The U.S. Must Further its Climate Commitment to Live Up to its “Fair Share”

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on tackling climate change prior to signing executive actions in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2021.

While President Biden’s climate leadership has been a positive development, the U.S. has a serious responsibility to go much further in order to combat the global climate crisis.

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