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

Pardoning War Criminals Is a Monstrous Way to Honor Memorial Day

Trump’s recent moves encouraging war crimes rather than prosecuting them do a disservice to service members.

Great Fortunes are Suffocating Great Art

How can we save art from the soul-crushing dynamics that our extreme inequality imposes?

For Equality, This Labor Leader Gave a Maximum Effort

The transit worker union’s Larry Hanley lived a life that reminds us what beating back inequality truly takes.

Debunking Myths About Wealth and Race

It’s not individual behavior that drives the racial wealth divide — it’s a system that many folks pretend doesn’t exist.

Help Today’s College Students as We Did for Previous Generations

Can you imagine being 22 and having $150,000 in debt? This is generational abuse.

Victory on Elder Care Equity Sets a Marker for 2020 Debates

Of the 11 members of Congress running for president, eight have endorsed expanded public support for long-term care. Washington Governor Inslee can claim real action.

Trump, Bolton in Tug of War for Command of Foreign Policy

The only upside to Bolton’s dangerous aggression toward Iran is that it may put him too far out in front of Trump.

Let Prison Inmates Vote

Mass incarceration is now a bipartisan concern. Its effects on our democracy should be, too.

Mining Companies Use Excessive Legal Powers to Gamble with Latin American Lives

In more than two-thirds of the mining-related lawsuits against governments in the region, communities have been actively organizing against the mining activities.

Uber Drivers Strike As Execs Make Millions Off IPO

Rideshare drivers around the world strike for better pay and working conditions from the multi-billion dollar company.