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Karen Dolan
Fellow
Cities for Peace
Fellow
Cities for Progress

karen@ips-dc.org
1112 16th St NW Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20036
USA


Cities for Peace Cities for Progress

Karen Dolan

Areas of Expertise:
Progressive movement, policymakers
Poverty, economic hardship
Cost of war and militarism at home

Karen Dolan is a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Karen holds an M.A. With Highest Distinction in Philosophy and Social Policy from the American University in Washington DC.

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.

 

Recent Work

Blog
The High Road to Profitability in the Restaurant Industry
February 14 - Local summit on the restaurant industry shows us that the choices that restaurant owners make affect not only their workers, but the rest of us as well.

Blog
Liberation of a Nation: a Timeline
February 11 - A series of links symbolizing the key moments that led to victory for the people of Egypt and to honor their inspiring call for democracy. From desperation to celebration!

Blog
SOTU: Glossing over the Pervasive Suffering Caused by Joblessness
January 26 - The freeze on the funding of discretionary domestic programs would choke off vital assistance to a shrinking middle class and growing numbers of poor and low-income families.

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