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

Bus Drivers Refuse to Help Police Transfer Protesters to Jail

Transit workers backed by unions and equity groups in solidarity with demonstrators demanding justice for Black people killed by police.

‘Failed State’ Status Here We Come?

Societies that tolerate deep divides in income and wealth invite pandemic disasters.

Coronavirus Denial and Climate Denial Have One Thing in Common: Greed

Despite 100,000 confirmed US coronavirus deaths, powerful economic interests are fighting to reopen the country prematurely — no matter the cost to workers.

Corporate Lawsuits Could Devastate Poor Countries Grappling with COVID-19

Wealthy corporations may use trade courts to keep public health measures from cutting into their profits.

Is It Time to Boycott the United States?

The G7 kicked Russia out over its invasion of Crimea. Does the U.S. assault on international laws, treaties, and democracy warrant the same treatment?

A Virtual Assembly Takes On BlackRock’s Big Problem

‘We can’t address the climate crisis without big changes at BlackRock.’

Hot and Cold Wars: Militarism and Pandemic

War hasn’t taken a break during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Inefficient and Incredibly Lucrative Chase for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Our hottest biotech firm hasn’t yet manufactured an antidote to COVID-19. Still, the company has manufactured three billionaires.

Elon Musk and the Billionaire War on Public Health

The billionaire Tesla CEO made hundreds of millions more by illegally forcing his employees back to work in a pandemic.

A Simple Solution for the Coronavirus Crisis in Prisons

Prison infection rates are out of control. We must release more vulnerable and low-risk people now if we’re serious about public safety.