Joy Zarembka

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Joy Zarembka

Joy Zarembka is the Associate Director for the Institute for Policy Studies and oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the organization. During 2010-2011, she served as the Interim Director of the organization while Director John Cavanagh took a sabbatical. Prior to her position as Associate Director, Joy served as Operations Director for the Institute. She was formerly involved in programmatic work at IPS, serving as the Director of the Break the Chain Campaign project, a coalition of legal and social service agencies, ethnically based organizations, social action groups and individuals devoted to protecting the rights of the migrant domestic working community. She has testified as an expert witness in over a dozen civil and criminal cases involving worker exploitation and modern-day slavery.

Joy M. Zarembka was “born, bred and buttered” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from Haverford College and Master’s degree from Yale University in International Relations. In February 2002, Joy was named one of the Women’s Information Networks’s Young Women of Achievement for the year. Her book, “The Pigment of Your Imagination: Mixed Race in a Global Society” remains number #1,201,456 on the Amazon bestseller list with little chance of budging from that coveted spot.

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The End of the Sacred Cow

Over the last decade, military spending has nearly doubled. We have a bold vision about ending waste in the vast military budget, and providing a road map on how to shift security resources more effectively.

Known Exposure

Throughout its history, IPS has worked to educate the public about the U.S. government's failure to inform the public about the extremely high risk of radiation.

Reflections on Inequality

This week's edition of Unconventional Wisdom focuses on inequality among powerful men and immigrant maids, as well as working-class taxpayers and the richest people in the country.

Talking The Talk

President Obama seems to be shifting his message but not his actions when it comes to reducing military spending and reigning in the Bush tax cuts.

A Better Way to Balance the Budget

Corporations benefit from tax breaks and loopholes, while armies get fortunes from governments. Without sacrificing social programs, there are better ways to balance the budget.

Name This Moment

Democracy Spring? The Great Neocon Refudiation?
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