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.
Unconventional Wisdom: No Secrets at IPS
December 3 - News from the Institute for Policy Studies: Ideas into Action for Peace, Justice, and the Environment
Glenn Beck Attacks IPS
November 18 - Fox commentator Glenn Beck cites the IPS "Inside-Outside" strategy for social change we describe in our annual report as sinister, bizarrely reminiscent of 1940s Czechoslovakia.
September 13 - In 1976, Ronni Karpen Moffitt was killed on her way to work as the car she was riding in succumbed to a car bomb planted by agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Published in The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times.