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

Hamilton and the Iconoclasts of Tomorrow

What blind spots will future generations condemn us for as they tear down today’s statues tomorrow?

A message from John and Kathleen

IPS has pivoted our work to address the pandemic and economic crisis, and to deepen our work in partnership with movements challenging systemic racism.

Why Palestinians Are Mourning George Floyd

Black Lives Matter protests have jumped U.S. borders and reached across the world, including Palestine, where Floyd’s murder has struck a chord.

Cut the Pentagon 10 Percent, Invest in Public Health

Tanks and ships can’t save us from our greatest dangers, so let’s pay for the things that can.

Now Is the Time for Free College

With youth unemployment and student debt skyrocketing, young people need free higher education.

The Simplest Way to Close the Racial Wealth Gap? Direct Cash Payments

Here’s my proposal: give $20,000 to every American with an enslaved ancestor, every year, for 20 years. We can afford it

More Republicans Should Support Crisis Aid for the Postal Service

A bipartisan Senate bill would ensure that frontlines postal workers can continue providing essential services.

The Global Rushmore of Autocrats

It’s not Washington and Lincoln Trump imagines himself in the footsteps of — it’s Xi and Putin.

Shrink Wall Street to Guarantee Good Jobs

A new bill would fund a federal jobs guarantee by taxing the high-volume Wall Street trades favored by pandemic profiteers.

How Military Contracting Hides Human Costs and Increases Inequality

Some 8,000 U.S. contractors have died abroad since 9/11, compared to 7,000 U.S. troops.