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

Born on Third Base: Chuck Collins Interview with The Question Lane Podcast

Inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins, who gave away his inheritance at 26, uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative.

Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires

Protesters around the world are singling out the bad actors like Blackrock, Cargill, ADM, and others for profiting off deforestation.

Burning Down the House

Far-right governments in the U.S., UK, and Brazil are laying bare their nihilistic roots and full destructive potential.

Tax the Rich Before the Rest

Candidates should pledge that the middle class won’t pay $1 more in new taxes until billionaires put up at least $1 trillion.

Hurricane Dorian Is a Grave Climate Injustice

The destruction of the Bahamas highlights the Global North’s debt to the South for slavery, colonialism, and the climate crisis.

Trump Silences Tlaib and Omar for Embracing Palestinians’ Humanity

Palestinians deserve to live freely, but their personhood and freedom are denied every day — with great assistance from the United States.

Remembering Frances Crowe

Frances Crowe dedicated her life to peace. We asked a few experts and activists who knew her to share stories about her impact.

Big Pharma to Pay for Opioid Crisis, But What Happens to the Money?

Big Tobacco settlements didn’t help those in need. Let’s ensure opioid settlements actually go toward helping impacted people and communities.

We’re the Wealthiest Country — Our Kids Shouldn’t Go to School Hungry

The Trump administration recently proposed cuts to SNAP. Now they want to roll back national nutrition standards for school lunches.

Reflections on the Opioid Epidemic

What we can do to stop America’s next horrific eruption of corporate greed?