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  • Author Event: The Inner Level with Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

    January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Economic Policy Institute

    The DC stop of the U.S. tour and book signing on "How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-Being."

  • Transit Equity Day 2019

    February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at

    A collaborative effort of several organizations and unions to promote public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change.

  • War with Russia?: Stephen Cohen in conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel

    February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    IPS Board member and editor and publisher of The Nation, Katrina vanden Heuvel will lead a discussion with Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton, Stephen F. Cohen is about who is right and are we living in a time of unprecedented perils at home and abroad?

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