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

Afghanistan’s Green Future?

Can Afghanistan’s mineral wealth finance a transition to a carbon-neutral future?

Migrant Women Farmworkers: An Invisible Essential Labor Force

The Biden administration must address the industry’s long-standing gender discrimination and systemic inequalities, which have become even more severe during the pandemic.

Rebuilding Black-Owned Businesses after COVID-19

The pandemic hit Black entrepreneurs especially hard. To recover, we need to treat the pre-existing conditions.

Responding to Concerns about the Emergency Charity Stimulus Proposal

Make no mistake: this pandemic is the “rainy day” DAFs and foundations have been saving for.

What Can We Do to Start Civilizing Our Richest?

Worldwide, ever more of us are realizing we need a ceiling on what our greediest can grab.

Biden’s Pentagon is Still Trump’s Pentagon

Biden’s recent Pentagon budget proposal would increase Pentagon and war spending from $740 billion in FY2021 to $753 billion in FY2022.

The Spread Of Global Hate

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter helped right-wing populists take power. Can they now help rein them in?

What Does Biden’s Decision to Withdraw From Afghanistan Mean?

Ending the war will take more than bringing home the troops, but it’s a start.

A Third of U.S. Billionaire Wealth Gains Since 1990 Have Come During Pandemic

U.S. billionaire pandemic profit balloons to $4.56 trillion, a 55 percent increase.

Excerpt From ‘A Particular Kind of Black Man’

Tope Folarin shares an excerpt from his new book, ‘A Particular Kind of Black Man.”