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

JPMorgan Might Kneel for ‘Justice’ But It Isn’t Standing For True Racial Equity

As is clear from the immense harm corporations continue to cause to communities of color, a racial equity audit is just the first step of many to hold these companies accountable.

The Height of Folly: Safeboxes in the Sky

Can’t our society find something better to do than give billionaires playpens over a quarter-mile up?

Why We Need a Black Worker Bill of Rights

“From warehouses to board rooms, from the Deep South to Silicon Valley, we face discrimination in hiring, promotions, treatment, and pay.”

Overturning Roe Will Lead to a Human Rights Crisis for All Americans

Generations have fought for the constitutional rights to privacy and bodily autonomy. We must protect them.

No Victory Day

Dealing with stalemates between Russia and Ukraine, environmentalists and climate change, and COVID and humanity.

An Ugly New Era of ‘States’ Rights’

The Supreme Court is giving extreme new powers to increasingly autocratic state governments. That’s not democracy.

Beyond the Enforcement Paradigm

A vision for a transformative budget for U.S. immigration.

It’s Almost As If Military Spending Isn’t the Key to Peace

U.S. and NATO militaries spent more than 17 times as much as Russia. Putin still waged war on Ukraine.

India and Pakistan Are Baking, and Every Powerful Institution Is to Blame

Indians know they can’t rely on elites to save them from catastrophe. That’s exactly what could make a climate movement there so powerful.

Our Outrageous CEO-Worker Pay Gap: Unfair and Unwise

Why support for capping CEO pay will only keep growing.