No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance from US to Palestine

No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance from US to Palestine

Combining grassroots community engagement with municipal boycotts, community actions, testimony, and education campaigns, the tour–No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance From the US to Palestine–explores state violence, particularly the criminalization...
Book Event: The Way to Spring

Book Event: The Way to Spring

Join us for a Politics and Prose discussion with Ben Ehrenreich to present his new book The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine. Ben Ehrenreich first started reporting from the West Bank in 2011, on an assignment for Harper’s magazine.  He went back again...
Nakba Tour in DC: A Moment for Black & Palestinian Solidarity

Nakba Tour in DC: A Moment for Black & Palestinian Solidarity

IPS joins Pan-African Community Action, Free Palestine Movement, and al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition in inviting you to the DC stop of the “North America Nakba Tour,” an intimate sit down with “Stateless Palestinians from the Camps in Lebanon,” an event to...
Palestine: Human Rights and Humans Wronged

Palestine: Human Rights and Humans Wronged

Join us to hear from two of Palestine’s leading human rights defenders who will discuss conditions on the ground, the status of human rights and their violations, and the future facing Palestinians. IPS’s Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis will moderate the...
Wrestling with Wrestling Jerusalem

Wrestling with Wrestling Jerusalem

Solo shows are about journeys. The performer tells the story of how he or she navigated through an experience of life-altering importance. At the beginning of Wrestling Jerusalem, the new solo show that kicks off Mosaic Theater Company’s latest Voices from a Changing...
Will the U.S. Appease Netanyahu and Increase Military Aid to Israel?

Will the U.S. Appease Netanyahu and Increase Military Aid to Israel?

U.S. President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House Monday. It’s the first time the two leaders have met in more than a year. For more on the significance of this meeting and whether it would help smooth over strained...
The 5th Annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

The 5th Annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival

The Institute for Policy Studies proudly joins the fifth annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF), which will run from October 1 to October 4, 2015. This year’s program includes an opening reception, several feature-length and short films, in addition to...
Israel’s Nuclear Weapons a Major Factor in Mideast Arms Race

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons a Major Factor in Mideast Arms Race

Israel is making a concerted effort to forestall a resolution that would subject its nuclear facilities to inspection from the International Atomic Energy Agency. The resolution has been put forth by Egypt, and will be voted on in mid-September. New Internationalism...
One Year After Air Raids, Gaza Still in Ruins

One Year After Air Raids, Gaza Still in Ruins

After more than 12,000 homes were destroyed in the war along with another 100,000 damaged, Israel’s economic siege means construction materials have yet to reach areas most severely impacted, despite pledges of aid totaling more than $5 billion from the...
Fundraiser for Rasmea Odeh

Fundraiser for Rasmea Odeh

An evening to celebrate the resilience of Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh and raise funds for her legal defense fund on March 13, 2015. The Institute for Policy Studies joins the DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival will screen “Women in...
Protest Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Protest Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak next week in front of a joint session of Congress, by an invitation from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who did not seek approval from the White House before sending the invitation. His stated goal...
State of the Empire in 2015

State of the Empire in 2015

The Obama administration has never been one for grand State of the Union addresses. And once the commentariat has had its fun picking apart the subtle jabs, the applause lines, the body language, and whatever else, there’s often not a whole lot of oxygen left to dig...