Pursuing the


Who were Franklin, Eleanor, and Theodor Roosevelt? What values did the three Roosevelts (3Rs) stand for? How did these two presidents and one first lady influence the world we live in? 

This online course, created by RIAS members Giles Scott-Smith and Dario Fazzi with support from Leiden University, is freely available via the Coursera platform. The course explores twentieth century US history in an innovative way through these three unique leaders. The 3Rs propelled the United States into a superpower. They were innovators, campaigners, mobilisers, communicators, and transgressors of tradition. They changed the way we think about security, equality, and freedom. They gave us images of the future which still inspire us today. 

Follow the course and experience the Rooseveltian Century for yourself!    

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