Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

The Institute for Policy Studies is proud to join CodePink and the Women’s Media Center as co-sponsors of this Arena Stage performance by Kathleen Turner. Join us for a post-performance reception with Ms. Turner and Gloria Feldt.

Cuba Today With Saul Landau

Cuba Today With Saul Landau

Join this discussion with IPS Fellow and Emmy-winning filmmaker Saul Landau about the contemporary dynamics of this revolutionary experiments 90 miles away from the United States.

Concert: 5 Franjas y una Estrella with Vincente Felui

Concert: 5 Franjas y una Estrella with Vincente Felui

On the 14th Anniversary of the imprisonment of the Cuban 5 The Institute for Policy Studies joins with The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 to present a musical tribute by the leading voice of the Cuban Nueva Trova Movement

Obama, Give me Five!

Obama, Give me Five!

Attend an exciting evening with actor, director and activist Danny Glover, United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, an art exhibit, poerty music and more, all in support of freeing the Cuban 5 and normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations.

The Change We Must Fight For

The Change We Must Fight For

Award-winning author and poet, E. Ethelbert Miller interviews Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel on the state of the world, the nation, the elections, the 99% spring, and the right battles for the change we must fight for.

Crusade 2.0: The Rise of Islamophobia

What’s behind the recent surge in anti-Islamic sentiment in the United States and Europe? John Feffer, author of a new book on the subject, looks at the three unfinished wars of the West against Islam and how they shape current public opinion in this class for Knowledge Commons DC.

Teach-in at Occupy AIPAC Summit

Teach-in at Occupy AIPAC Summit

Join The Nation, CODEPINK, Just Foreign Policy, the Institute for Policy Studies and over a hundred other organizations for the 2012 Middle East Summit on March 3rd in Washington DC. With panels on Iran, the Arab uprisings, and Palestine/Israel, this summit will challenge the Israel lobby in their pursuit of war with Iran and promote a just foreign policy in the Middle East.

FILM: Growing Change

FILM: Growing Change

Growing Change follows the filmmaker’s journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger.  It’s a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges. At the core of Venezuela’s country-wide process toward “food sovereignty” are principles of social justice and sustainability.  It’s an inspirational story full of lively characters, thought provoking insights, stunning scenery and ideas to transform the food system.

Panel Discussion on Arts Funding in DC

Panel Discussion on Arts Funding in DC

DC government funding for the arts has declined over 65% from Fy09 to Fy12, and private funding is down as well. Join DCCAH director Lionell Thomas, Busboys and Poets founder Andy Shallal, Ward Two councilmember Jack Evans and for a panel discussion on Arts Funding in DC moderated by Robert Bettmann of the DC Advocates for the Arts.

Occupy to Liberate & Take Back the Land Movements

Occupy to Liberate & Take Back the Land Movements

The Institute for Policy Studies invites you to a cutting edge and interactive forum featuring one Take Back the Land leader (TBL), Max Rameau. Accompanied by video presentations, Max will lead a discussion about  the historical context; an analysis of how the Occupy movement relates to TBL ; and the differences, similarities, and synergies between the Occupy Movement and TBL. An integral part of this discussion will be about race, class, and internationalism issues.

Close the U.S. Military Base in Okinawa, Japan

Close the U.S. Military Base in Okinawa, Japan

U.S. military bases in Okinawa have been the source of dramatic controversy in Japan and the US for decades. Many in Okinawa have criticized US bases for the dangers they pose, including military accidents, environmental and health damage, and crimes committed by US military personnel–most infamously, the 1995 rape of a 12-year-old girl. Join a delegation of Okinawan students, activists, and politicians to learn more about living with US bases and to engage in a constructive dialogue about US-Okinawan-Japanese relations.

USLAW Celebrates Its 9th Birthday

USLAW Celebrates Its 9th Birthday

Which is true?
► The Iraq War is over  
► The Afghan War is winding down.  
► The economy is on the rebound.  
► Prosperity is just around the corner.  
► Corporate money doesn’t affect elections.  
► We can have guns and butter.  
► Our right to dissent is protected by the Constitution.

If you answered “none”, you’d be right. Not convinced? Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, will explain why.

Durban Download: Report Back From UN Climate Summit in Durban, South Africa

Durban Download: Report Back From UN Climate Summit in Durban, South Africa

Please join us in welcoming IPS staff and guests home from the UN climate summit held in Durban, South Africa this past December. While some are touting the outcome of the negotiations as a success, others have raised serious concerns about a lack of urgency and equity in tackling the climate crisis. Panelists will give their perspectives on what was won and lost for people and the planet.