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

IPS Celebrates the Life of former IPS Board Chair Frances “Sissy” Farenthold (1926-2021)

Sissy Farenthold was a dynamic trailblazer in every sense of the word. We celebrate her courage, her activism, her public service, her championing of women, and her humor.

Remembering Frances “Sissy” Farenthold

Sissy’s resume displays her will, her intelligence and her remarkable energy. What it doesn’t reveal is her warmth, her generosity, and her empathy.

Why Billionaires Love to Park Their Dynastic Wealth in Places Like South Dakota

State-level loopholes have made it possible for some of the wealthiest families in the world to make sure most of their riches are never taxed.

The Least Sympathetic People in the Entire World?

They just may be the super rich who’ve bought mega-million condos in midtown Manhattan’s now infamous needle towers.

The UN Crisis

This problem of rogue actors has long bedeviled the United Nations. But the rise of right-wing populists who insist on their sovereign right to do whatever they please poses an additional challenge to the international community.

Why Did a U.S. Envoy Meet With the Head of a Fascist Militia in India?

The fact that India is well on its way to full-fledged authoritarianism hasn’t factored into the Biden administration’s approach to the “world’s largest democracy.”

Creating a Powerful, Broad-Based Moral Movement

Today’s voting rights and economic justice advocates must apply two key lessons from the courageous activists of a half-century ago.

Ariel Dorfman: Chile is Taking the Final Steps of Dismantling Dictatorship

Renowned Chilean author and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivered these remarks at the 45th anniversary Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Program on September 19, 2021.

Close the Carried Interest Loophole and End Private Equity Abuse

To help pay for vital public investments, Congress needs to end a tax loophole that has allowed greedy private equity execs to pay a lower tax rate than many middle-class Americans.

Bush Was a Disaster – Only Trump Looks Worse by Comparison

More than 140 historians ranked past American presidents. If not for Trump, Bush’s ranking would have nosedived.