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

Workers Need the Right to Sue

Republicans want to give corporate CEOs a five-year “get out of jail free card” for jeopardizing the health and safety of their workers.

Voices from the Field: Giving Pledge at 10, Peril and Possibility

The Giving Pledgers set out to give away half of their wealth. Ten years later, their assets doubled. How do we break this pattern?

In a Pandemic, Billionaires Are Richer Than Ever. Why Aren’t They Giving More?

Billionaires get huge tax breaks to park money in private family foundations operated by wealthy heirs. Little goes to actual charity work

America’s Multiple Infections

Too many Americans belong to the cult of selfish individualism. In the COVID era, this has become a death cult.

I Was Tear Gassed in Portland — and Not Just by Feds

Police departments are over-militarized at the local level, too. Ending the 1033 program is one way to change that.

The Pandemic Reveals a Europe More United than the United States

A world led by a unified Europe would be a significantly better place than one mismanaged by a fragmented United States.

The Perils and Possibilities of Billionaire Charitable Giving: MacKenzie Scott (Bezos) Makes Her First Move

Philanthropy is at risk of becoming another extension of the private power of plutocrats, alongside monopoly ownership and media domination.

COVID-19 Can Change International Politics Forever

Countries’ bungling their responses to the coronavirus as others seal themselves off could lead to a total transformation of geopolitics.

Teach Anti-Racism in Schools. It’s Worth It.

Research shows engaging directly with our country’s racist past and present helps students of all colors.

At a Time of a Global Crises, the United States Is Weaponizing Its Humanitarian Aid

The US should prioritize humanitarian aid over military aid. The former makes for a safer future for all, while the latter makes the world more volatile.