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

Help Spread the Word: #Right2Root

Help us spread the word about our latest report, "Right to Root: Conceptual Designs for Equitable Development in Portland"

Report: Right To Root

Conceptual Designs for Equitable Development in Portland, Oregon
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Just How Rich are the Ultra Rich?

Some rich people fly first class to fancy hotels. Others fly private jets to private islands.
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BlackHer: A New Online Platform Raises the Voices of Black Women Politically and Economically

Black women, suffering from both the gender and racial wealth gap, are using their voting power to fight back.
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How to Offer Free College in California

Restore the state estate tax.
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Call It ‘Unileaderism’: Trump’s Foreign Policy of One

From the G-7 dustup to the flashy photo shoot with Kim Jong-Un, U.S. foreign policy is now determined solely by the president's pettiest personal preferences.
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Pardons Aren’t Policy

The president's offer to pardon people unjustly behind bars is a welcome one. But he could do so, so much more.
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Trump’s Giving Diplomacy a Chance. His Critics Should, Too.

But for the Korea talks to work, the administration will have to value diplomacy far more than it did on Iran.
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Inequality is the Undercurrent at FIFA’s World Cup

A toxic combination of exploitation, corruption, and greed tarnish soccer’s governing body.
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Remembering Grenfell: Who Are Our Cities For?

Local gentrification cycles have been “supercharged” by the fact that many cities are now a global destination to park investment capital.
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Nevermind the Wall — They’re Building Warehouses

The newest plank of immigration enforcement? Piling children into overcrowded detention centers.
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Dear White People: How Trump’s Racism Affects Foreign Policy

The Trump movement uses racism and immigration to turn the Roseanne Barrs of the world from eco-feminists to Trump supporters.
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Back When College Was Debt-Free

America's largest state once offered residents a world-class, debt-free college education. It could again, and so could your state.
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Why We Should Be Alarmed That Israeli Forces and U.S. Police Are Training Together

Black and Palestinian activists speak out about a dangerous pattern.
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Human Rights and the Trump-Kim Summit

The United States has neither the influence nor the leverage to talk human rights with North Korea.
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For Minimum Decency, a Maximum Wage

Amid rising inequality, a new book argues, the notion of capping income has suddenly become politically plausible.
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Gun Violence is a Disease — Has DC Found a Cure?

A DC law seeks to identify and address the root causes of crime while moving away from the failed status quo of policing and punishment.
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Trump’s Korean Shell Game

The U.S. and North Korean leaders are both playing a long con designed to maintain their own short-term political survival.
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Trump Thinks Propping Up Failing Coal Is a ‘National Security’ Emergency

Renewable resources won't threaten America's electric grid.
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These 'Blue Lives Matter' Bills Send the Wrong Message on Race and Violence

This is just the latest congressional favor for the Fraternal Order of the Police.

Economic and Racial Justice

Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. Learn more >

Climate Justice

In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy rooted in economic and racial justice. Learn more >

Peace and Foreign Policy

To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. Just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy. Learn more >

Community Engagement

Our community-based work is done through partnership with movement building allies on the ground. Learn more >

Leadership Programs

In order to sustain the movement, we need to continuing growing new generations of social justice leaders. Learn more >

Experts

Josh Hoxie

Project Director, Opportunity and Taxation

Program on Inequality and the Common Good

Basav Sen

Project Director

Climate Policy

Sanho Tree

Project Director

Drug Policy

Robert Alvarez

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Nuclear Policy

Dedrick Asante-Muhammed

Coordinator

Bridging the Divide

Julie Barnet

Associate Fellow

Marc Bayard

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Black Worker Initiative, Global Economy

Beverly Bell

Associate Fellow

Sarah Browning

Associate Fellow

Ron Carver

Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Steve Cobble

Associate Fellow

John Feffer

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

Jim Lobe

Associate Fellow

LobeLog

Manuel Perez-Rocha

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Janet Redman

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Oscar Reyes

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Adil E. Shamoo

Associate Fellow

Emira Woods

Associate Fellow