1112 16th St NW Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20036
Areas of Expertise:
Progressive movement, policymakers
Poverty, economic hardship
Cost of war and militarism at home
Karen joined IPS in 1996. Her public scholarship and activism at IPS has linked community-led organizations with policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels. The focus of her work is on anti-poverty issues, local democracy and empowerment, and peace. Karen currently coordinates the Economic Hardship Reporting Project with New York Times Best-Selling Author Barbara Ehrenreich. The project focuses on telling the stories of widespread economic hardship in the United States.
Some of Karen’s publications include: Battered By The Storm: How the Safety Net is Failing Americans and How to Fix it; Our Communities are Not for Sale; Paying the Price: the Mounting Costs of War in Iraq; Foreign Policy Goes Local; and she was a contributor for Mandate for Change. Karen blogs for Huffington Post and regularly appears in other media outlets. Karen serves on the boards of The Participatory Budgeting Project and Jobs With Justice Worker Rights Board.
Ending Poverty in America, a Discussion with Peter Edelman
May 29 - Karen Dolan speaks with Georgetown Law professor Peter Edelman to discuss his decades of anti-poverty work and his new book, "So Rich So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty In America."
A Ditty on Newt Gingrich: The Apogee of a Would-be Nominee
May 3 - We'll carry on with Barack and Mitt, but we lament that you called it quits.
If Health Care Reform Falls, Look in the Mirror
April 1 - It didn't have to be this way. We had the power to make things different. In fact, we still have the power to make things different.