Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Economic and Racial Justice

Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. Learn more >

Climate Justice

In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy rooted in economic and racial justice. Learn more >

Peace and Foreign Policy

To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. Just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy. Learn more >

Community Engagement

Our community-based work is done through partnership with movement building allies on the ground. Learn more >

Leadership Programs

In order to sustain the movement, we need to continuing growing new generations of social justice leaders. Learn more >

Latest Work

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How Wealth Managers Undermine Society and What We Can Do About It

An expert explains how shadowy practitioners of financial trickery help facilitate widespread tax evasion — and undermine democratic government.
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The Real Reason Trump's Trying to Derail Cuba Advances

Trump's motivations to reverse Obama-era policies have less to do with human rights, and more about fear of an example of a different kind of society, Netfa Freeman tells Rising Up with Sonali.
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If We Want the Arts in Baltimore, We Need Artists

It's not enough to see shows and buy local art. Policy changes are needed to fully acknowledge the value that artists bring to Baltimore.
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Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror

Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
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Historic Wins for Democracy and Rights in El Salvador

There have been two giant wins for democracy, human rights, and the environment in an unlikely spot: the small, embattled nation of El Salvador. What lessons can be learned, and can nations and activists build on these two victories?
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All Signs Point to a Coming Conflict with Iran

Behind all of Trump's boneheaded policies in the Middle East is an unmistakable urge for confrontation with Iran.
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London Fire Fuels Movement to Tackle Inequality in Britain

Building on the momentum of the recent election, activists are demanding justice for Grenfell Tower fire victims as part of a broader agenda to narrow economic and racial divides.
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No One's Leaving the Negotiating Table in Cuba

Negotiations between Cuban and American government representatives are ongoing, James Early says, regardless of Trump's latest executive order.

We Need To Talk About Raqqa

The U.S. admitted to using white phosphorus in civilian areas in Syria, Phyllis Bennis tells The Real News.
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Companies Can Either Make Things Or Make CEOs Rich

Making breakthroughs for consumers is hard, companies have found. But making fortunes for CEOs is easy.
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America's Role in the Refugee Crisis

On World Refugee Day, let's examine our role in displacing millions around the globe.
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Remembering a Priest, a Diplomat, and a Voice for Palestine

Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
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Is It Possible to Undo 2016?

Bureaucracy may constrain the worst of Trump and Brexit, but returning to the status quo won't fix anything.
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Honor Juneteenth by Closing the Racial Wealth Divide

Even over 150 years after slavery, black families still lag centuries behind whites in household wealth.
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Who's To Blame for Inequality?

Deep pockets are pushing to place the blame on firms that can't keep up with the top 5% of companies, and want to see labor rights slashed accordingly.

Experts

Josh Hoxie

Project Director, Opportunity and Taxation

Program on Inequality and the Common Good

Marcus Raskin

Distinguished Fellow and Founder

Basav Sen

Project Director

Climate Policy

Sanho Tree

Project Director

Drug Policy

Robert Alvarez

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Nuclear Policy

Julie Barnet

Associate Fellow

Marc Bayard

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Black Worker Initiative, Global Economy

Beverly Bell

Associate Fellow

Sarah Browning

Associate Fellow

Ron Carver

Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Steve Cobble

Associate Fellow

John Feffer

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

Jim Lobe

Associate Fellow

LobeLog

Manuel Perez-Rocha

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Janet Redman

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Oscar Reyes

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Adil E. Shamoo

Associate Fellow

Emira Woods

Associate Fellow