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Joy Zarembka IPS Associate Director

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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.

Recent Work

Unconventional Wisdom: Rebuilding the American Dream
August 12 - IPS is working hard to generate ideas and policies around many of the core 10 pieces of the Contract for the American Dream.

Unconventional Wisdom: Scorching the Budget
July 28 - The rhetoric around the budget and the debt ceiling simply can't get any hotter without melting down the country.

Unconventional Wisdom: Fighting with Love
July 14 - Resilience Circles and a new campaign called Caring Across Generations are putting people at the center, to fight the economic downturn with the strongest weapon available.

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