Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

The Claudius Presidency

After four years of an American Caligula, will Joe Biden bring the United States back into the international community?

Returning to the Paris Agreement Is Just the Beginning

The U.S. is officially back in the Paris Climate Agreement. But Biden must do much, much more than restore the status quo under Obama.

Small Towns And Rural Communities Need Transit, Too

Millions of rural Americans don’t have a car. With the pandemic battering transit agencies, they’re being totally isolated.

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Grows $1.3 trillion Since Mid-March 2020

The 664 richest Americans are now worth a collective $4.2 trillion, up 44 percent since COVID shutdowns began in March 2020.

Danny Glover: Why I’m in Alabama with Amazon Workers

The Hollywood actor is mobilizing support for warehouse workers who are making their mark on the long history of southern organizing.

Law Enforcement’s Dangerous Double Standards on Protest

We’re getting an up-close look at how law enforcement treats left and right protests differently. But the solution is protecting protest, not supercharging law enforcement.

Fossil Fuels Caused the Texas Freeze

The state’s fossil-fuel heavy electric power grid simply couldn’t handle the peak load.

Nomadland: The Impact of Gender-Bias in Wages

If you grew up agitated that “women earn 59 cents on the dollar,” for the same work as men, there’s a movie for you.

Caregivers Need Care Too

A new documentary exposes the need for a federal lifeline for child care providers and working mothers.

Could Biden’s Climate Policy Invite More Militarism?

Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon.