Building Peace in the Middle East

Building Peace in the Middle East

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to hear two leading authors and commentators, IPS’s New Internationalism Project Director Phyllis Bennis and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Director Dan Smith, make sense of the complexities of the...
Author Event: Class Lives

Author Event: Class Lives

Three class-diverse contributors to “Class Lives: Stories from Across Our Economic Divide” – Camisha Jones, Betsy Leondar-Wright and Michelle Tokarczyk – will read from their heartfelt pieces and invite participants to share their own class...
Author Event: Part of The Family?

Author Event: Part of The Family?

The economy, and society generally, has long devalued workers who toil inside of homes to care for children, elders, and people with disabilities. Because of workers and organizers in the U.S., this has finally begun to change. Part of the Family is the first book to...
Collective Courage: Economic Thought & Practice

Collective Courage: Economic Thought & Practice

Join us for a special book launch event to learn about the history of African American cooperative economics from a leading co-op scholar/activist, and hear local updates on ONE DC’s Black Worker’s Center and Impact Hub DC‘s worker cooperative...
Author Event: Missing Class

Author Event: Missing Class

Join the Institute for Policy Studies’ Inequality and the Common Good project, Class Action, Washington Peace Center, Teaching for Change, and Busboys & Poets for a dynamic and participatory workshop. Building on insights from the groundbreaking new book...
Author Event: Life Interrupted

Author Event: Life Interrupted

With IPS’ Break the Chain Campaign prominently featured in the book, Life Interrupted: Trafficking Into Forced Labor In The United States introduces us to survivors of human trafficking who are struggling to get by and make homes for themselves in the United...
Author Event: Blue Future

Author Event: Blue Future

Join water warrior Maude Barlow for a discussion of her bold new book: Blue Future; Protecting Water and People and the Planet Forever (New Press, 2014). Maude is the author of 17 books, the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, the board chair of Food and...
Author Event: Gbagba: A Children’s Book

Author Event: Gbagba: A Children’s Book

Gbagba follows a few days in the life of Liberian twins, Sundaymah and Sundaygar, who leave their hometown of Buchanan to visit their aunt in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. The twins encounter characters and have experiences that introduce them to the word gbagba,...
Author Event: The Oil Road

Author Event: The Oil Road

In a unique journey from the oil fields of the Caspian to the refineries and financial centres of Northern Europe, Platform tracks the concealed routes along which the lifeblood of our economy is pumped. The stupendous wealth of Azerbaijani crude has long inspired...
Author Event: A Dream Foreclosed

Author Event: A Dream Foreclosed

The publication A Dream Foreclosed coincides with both the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “I Have Dream” speech and the 50th anniversary of the terrorist attack on Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. Black history seems to struggle within the...
Author Event: What Then Must We Do?

Author Event: What Then Must We Do?

Distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz offers a stunning roadmap for systemic change in his new book, What Then Must We Do? Alperovitz points to efforts already underway in thousands of communities across America, from co-ops, community land...
Author Event: Playing Bigger Than You Are

Author Event: Playing Bigger Than You Are

On the heels of May Day (International Workers’ Day, May 1st) join Institute for Policy Studies, Teaching for Change book store, and Busboys and Poets for this fitting discussion and book signing with veteran organizer and author Stewart Acuff. Playing Bigger...