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

Why We Need a Black Worker Bill of Rights

“From warehouses to board rooms, from the Deep South to Silicon Valley, we face discrimination in hiring, promotions, treatment, and pay.”

Overturning Roe Will Lead to a Human Rights Crisis for All Americans

Generations have fought for the constitutional rights to privacy and bodily autonomy. We must protect them.

No Victory Day

Dealing with stalemates between Russia and Ukraine, environmentalists and climate change, and COVID and humanity.

Beyond the Enforcement Paradigm

A vision for a transformative budget for U.S. immigration.

It’s Almost As If Military Spending Isn’t the Key to Peace

U.S. and NATO militaries spent more than 17 times as much as Russia. Putin still waged war on Ukraine.

India and Pakistan Are Baking, and Every Powerful Institution Is to Blame

Indians know they can’t rely on elites to save them from catastrophe. That’s exactly what could make a climate movement there so powerful.

Our Outrageous CEO-Worker Pay Gap: Unfair and Unwise

Why support for capping CEO pay will only keep growing.

The Gilded Glamour Met Gala Was a Fantasia of Inequality

Our second Gilded Age isn’t as enchanting as Condé Nast and celebrity spectacle make it seem – but a red carpet parade while event workers struggle for dignified treatment epitomizes the era.

What Remains of the U.S. Green New Deal?

Build Back Better is on the ropes. But other parts of a just transition are moving forward.

Billionaire Wealth up $1.7 Trillion as U.S. Passes 1 Million COVID Deaths Milestone

The U.S. has recorded 1 million COVID deaths. In the time it took to reach that grim milestone, billionaire wealth is up $1.7 trillion.