Elaine de Leon Ahn is a strategic communications professional with experience developing campaigns that seamlessly combine traditional and social media tactics. Elaine has worked with faith-based and secular non-profit organizations on a variety of issues, including the death penalty, reproductive rights, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has also conducted various workshops and trainings in public opinion research, message development, media interviews, and online communications strategy. Elaine holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Communications from American University, and a Masters in Theological Studies, with an emphasis on ethics and public theology, from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.


IPS Response to Supreme Court Stay of Clean Power Plan

Janet Redman, IPS’s Climate Policy Director, responds to the Supreme Court ruling.

By Signing the World’s Largest Trade Pact, U.S. Government is Gambling with our Future

IPS Statement on the Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

IPS Congratulates Associate Fellow John Kiriakou

Kiriakou will receive the 2015 PEN Center USA First Amendment award on November 16.

Hell on Earth

Reflections on Charleston, racism, and justice from a progressive person of faith


IPS Expert Available for Comment on Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

IPS Celebrates Rep. John Conyers and His Historic 50-Year Service in Congress

Congressman Conyers is the first African-American to serve in Congress for at least 50 years and the longest-serving African-American in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Congress.

Marc Bayard Appointed IPS Associate Fellow

Leading expert on racial equity in the U.S. and international labor movement will launch a new Black Worker Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Obamacare Prescription for Bloated CEO Pay

IPS report reveals hefty taxpayer savings from little-known Affordable Care Act executive compensation reform

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPS Expert Available to Discuss Alternatives to Military Action in Iraq

Phyllis Bennis, director of IPS’ New Internationalism project and whose books include Ending the Iraq War: A Primer, is available to discuss possible alternatives to U.S. military intervention in Iraq.

EPA’s Carbon Rule Falls Short of Real Emissions Reduction

Statement from Institute for Policy Studies Climate Policy Program Director Janet Redman and Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter

Student Debt Report Captures National Attention

IPS’ recent report has garnered significant attention in prominent national media outlets.

UPDATED: The One Percent at State U

After minor revisions due to updated data from the American Federation of Teachers, the report still concludes that student debt and low-wage faculty labor are rising faster at the state universities with the 25 highest-paid presidents.

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