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.
Karen Dolan speaks at "Taking Back the Budget Debate" Town Hall
September 22 - Karen Dolan spoke to 500 Marylanders at a Town Hall to address issues raised by the economic recession and the budget deal passed by Congress in August -- and the need to significantly cut military spending as a key way to cut the deficit.
Mr. President, Maybe You've 'Got This' After All
September 20 - After that Rose Garden speech, it looks like maybe I didn't dance for you in vain.
With Poverty on the Rise, this is no Time to Slash the Safety Net
September 19 - The tea party and its ilk offer us only cold cups of bitter tea while serving up fountains of champagne to the super-rich, Wall Street, and big corporations. Published in The Ellsworth (KS) Independent-Reporter and Progressive Charlestown (RI).