E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist. He is the board chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). He is a board member of The Writer’s Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. Since 1974, he has been the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University. Miller is the former chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. and a former core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College.
There's a subset of think tanks like IPS that don’t solicit contributions from governments and large corporations.
IPS's Board Chair reflects on Pope Francis's upcoming visit
E. Ethelbert Miller, IPS Board Chair, commemorates the legacy of IPS Fellow, filmmaker, and author Saul Landau.
Would you recognize a torturer if you saw one?
George Washington University Library held an event to honor IPS co-founder Marcus Raskin, whose collected papers will be archived at the library's Special Collection Research Center.
With worldwide desecration of the environment by oil spills, the words "black planet" take on new meaning.
What if Ariel Sharon awoke from his vegetative state?
Cuban-American poet Virgil Suarez talks about the literal and literary bridges between Cuba and America.
On the issue of torture, what goes around comes around.
We asked FPIF's senior analysts to weigh in on the future course of American foreign policy: maintenance of empire or its rejection?
Sign this petition, sponsored by IPS and Split this Rock, urging Congress to allocate 1 percent of the stimulus package to the arts.
What will be the fate of the arts during this recession? The Institute for Policy Studies recently launched a petition calling for 1 percent of the stimulus package to be spent on the arts.
Here’s a detailed call for the stimulus plan to include a program that will support artists and writers.
On the 100th anniversary of Richard Wright's birth, E. Ethelbert Miller interviews three scholars on the writer's take on Africa and colonialism.
E. Ethelbert Miller talks with R. Victoria Arana about new black literature in Britain and its take on empire.
Fernando Botero has created a powerful series of paintings about torture. An interview with two poets on this groundbreaking work.
E. Ethelbert Miller talks with Edwidge Danticat about her new memoir, U.S. immigration law, and U.S.-Haitian relations.
E. Ethelbert Miller talks to novelist Anya Achtenberg about Cambodia, memory, and the lives of others.
The Japanese American writer talks with E. Ethelbert Miller about Asia, racism, and the foreign policy of Minnesota.
Poet and educator Kalamu ya Salaam talks with E. Ethelbert Miller about Hurricane Katrina, war, and geopolitics.