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

Remembering Ike, Our Unexpected Egalitarian

Former president Dwight Eisenhower deserves his new memorial. We deserve the greater economic equality he worked to help achieve.

Trump’s Scorched-Earth Doctrine

Trump is doing whatever he can to make it impossible for his successor to resolve some of the world’s most intractable problems.

Let ‘Gender Reveal’ Parties Burn

Even their creator says enough is enough. Let children discover themselves on their own terms.

How U.S. Trade Policy Failed Workers — And How to Fix It

Now more than ever, we need a new trade policy to support an economic recovery from the pandemic and to start building an economy that works for everyone.

Why Don’t People Call You a Genius? You Don’t Have a Billion Dollars.

The latest Forbes 400 can help us see why you don’t need a great intellect to become insanely wealthy.

This Is a Climate Emergency. We Need More Than Half-Measures from Democrats.

How to get the Democrats’ climate policy from “better than the Republicans” to “sufficient to save the planet.”

The NFL Can’t Avoid Politics Even If It Wants To

NFL owners and even some fans might want to simply watch their teams compete and forget about the world’s problems. Right now, that’s just not possible.

Save Lives. Fill Out Your Census.

Taking the census ensures your community gets its fair share of funding — and representation — during the pandemic and beyond.

Reimagining School Safety

A look at the dangers posed to students by law enforcement and how to invest in real school safety for our nation’s children.

Killing Someone Is Not Like Missing a Golf Putt

Trump’s vile equivalence of a golf putt to police violence says a lot about the bubble America’s super rich live in.