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

Before His Time, a Billionaire Passes On

Paul Allen’s friends are saluting his life. For the sake of our own loved ones, we need to end his billionaire epoch.

Assassins Without Borders

Saudi Arabia’s apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States.

The World Would Be a Better Place Without the Rich

They coarsen our culture, erode our economic future, and diminish our democracy. The ultra-rich have no redeeming social value.

Black Domestic Workers Call for Pay, Professionalism, and Respect

A new report shines a light on the Durham and Atlanta healthcare workers raising the standards of care in America.

Saudi Government Claims Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Wasn’t Sanctioned; Blames ‘Rogue Killers’

Saudi Arabia’s government is tightly controlled by crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman, making It highly unlikely that a team of ‘rogue killers’ carried out the murder of prominent Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi without his knowledge or approval.

Promoting Luxury Housing with an Ironic Twist

The artist behind a provocative faux sales office highlights the dangers of Boston’s luxury housing boom.

US, UK Progressive Leaders Aim to Open Corporate Boardrooms to Workers

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren have both launched plans to shift the balance of power from shareholders to workers, including requiring worker representation on boards.

Confronting Climate Change in a Deeply Unequal World

The global reaction to two landmark new reports suggests the world could well lose that confrontation.

In Yemen, Trump Is Taking Tolerance for War Crimes to a New Level

Those of us who oppose the war in Yemen must dig in for a serious fight.

The Discourse on Palestine Is Shifting. Will Concrete Policy Changes Follow?

The conversation is still overwhelmingly one-sided. But that’s slowly changing thanks to the hard work of activists.