Institute for Policy Studies

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Phone: (202) 234-9382

Institute for Policy Studies

The Institute for Policy Studies is a community of organizers and scholars that links peace, justice and the environment in the U.S. and globally.

IPS is a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally. We work with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.

As Washington’s first progressive multi-issue think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for over four decades — from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960s to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade.

Today the Institute’s work is organized into more than a dozen projects, reflecting our public scholars’ diverse areas of expertise. In practice, these projects collaborate strategically to pursue three overarching policy goals: Peace, Justice and the Environment

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Past Events

Climate Justice and the U.S. – Mexico Border

Climate Justice and the U.S. – Mexico Border
12:00 pm - 04/17/2018

At Institute for Policy Studies

RSVP: act.ips-dc.org/site/Calendar/906716403?view=RSVP&id=101122 This brown bag forum, *Climate Justice and the U.S. – Mexico Border: How Militarized Immigration...

Systemic Change & Environmental Justice: India, the US & Beyond

Systemic Change & Environmental Justice: India, the US & Beyond
06:00 pm - 04/11/2018

At Institute for Policy Studies

RSVP: act.ips-dc.org/site/Calendar/652440725?view=RSVP&id=101101 In what ways are our political and economic systems designed to produce unjust, unequal outcomes...

International Women's Day Celebration with Dr. Nina Daoud

International Women's Day Celebration with Dr. Nina Daoud
06:00 pm - 03/08/2018

At Institute for Policy Studies

As part of Justice For Muslims Collective's Muslim Women's Wellness and Resistance program, join us for an exciting event to celebrate International Women's day...

Institute for Policy Studies screening

Institute for Policy Studies screening
12:00 pm - 11/07/2017

At Institute for Policy Studies

Flmmaker Beth Sanders and Phyllis Bennis will discuss the lasting impact of the draft and the Vietnam War on America's current foreign policy. Sure to be addressed...

Muslim Ban 3.0 and the Legacy of Institutionalized Islamophobia

Muslim Ban 3.0 and the Legacy of Institutionalized Islamophobia
06:30 pm - 10/12/2017

At Institute for Policy Studies

In the wake of President Trump's immigration proclamation, dubbed Muslim Ban 3.0 and the Supreme Court's cancellation of the hearing on the constitutionality of...

41st Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

41st Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards
05:00 pm - 09/21/2017

At Institute for Policy Studies

Please join us at the 41st Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards as IPS honors two outstanding champions of human rights and celebrate the work we do along...

Part and Parcel: Islamophobia and Guantanamo in the Trump Era

Part and Parcel: Islamophobia and Guantanamo in the Trump Era
06:30 pm - 07/06/2017

At Institute for Policy Studies

This panel will include prisoner attorneys and advocates to share their stories – as well as to revive the conversation on what is at stake in operating Guantanamo...

Bringing the Global to the Local

Bringing the Global to the Local
06:30 pm - 05/25/2017

At Institute for Policy Studies

U.S. militarism and Trump’s so-called “Foreign Policy” pose some of the greatest threats to international peace abroad. They also threaten us at home as the...

State and Local Strategies for Reversing Inequality: Webinar

State and Local Strategies for Reversing Inequality: Webinar
03:00 pm - 05/10/2017

At Institute for Policy Studies

As progressives battle in Washington to protect hard-fought gains for working people, they are also going on offense to win new state and local policies to reverse...

Queen Resistance

Queen Resistance
06:00 pm - 02/22/2017

At Institute for Policy Studies

Queen Resistance is an event highlighting Black women resisting patriarchy, sexism, and capitalism in our path to collective liberation. Our panel will analyze how...

Implications for Syria, ISIS & the Middle East from Trump’s US

Implications for Syria, ISIS & the Middle East from Trump’s US
10:30 am - 02/08/2017

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With the many distracting issues we’ve all had to pay attention to in this alarming post-election period, we are very fortunate that someone steeped in the complexities...

Book Tour Continues: Born on Third Base

Book Tour Continues: Born on Third Base
06:30 pm - 02/06/2017

At Institute for Policy Studies

Join IPS’s Chuck Collins for a stop or two on his national tour for discussion, Q&A, and signings of his new book Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the...

Liberation In Action: Black History Month Series

Liberation In Action: Black History Month Series
06:00 pm - 02/06/2017

At Institute for Policy Studies

In honor of Black History Month, the Institute for Policy Studies will host a series of events, which will serve as an opportunity to engage the public in social...

Election Debrief: Next Steps for the Progressive Movement

Election Debrief: Next Steps for the Progressive Movement
12:30 pm - 11/09/2016

At Institute for Policy Studies

The election is over. Racism, xenophobia, corporate greed, climate change, inequities and inequality – too name just a few challenges – are still with us. So...

Film Screening: People Are the Sky

Film Screening: People Are the Sky
06:00 pm - 06/24/2016

At Institute for Policy Studies

***Please RSVP at the link above to let us know you will be joining us.*** This is a free event. Join Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, a North Korea born, Korean American filmmaker...

Q&A with South African Labor Leader Irvin Jim

Q&A with South African Labor Leader Irvin Jim
07:00 pm - 06/14/2016

At Institute for Policy Studies

A public interview and discussion with Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metal Workers South Africa (NUMSA) will shed light on the social, political,...

How Do We Tackle Climate Change and Equity in a Transformative Way?

How Do We Tackle Climate Change and Equity in a Transformative Way?
12:30 pm - 05/24/2016

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**Please be sure to RSVP at the link above!** In the U.S. and around the world, people are grappling with a massive transition from a fossil fuel, militarized,...

Inequality and Presidential Politics: Opportunities for Changing the Game

Inequality and Presidential Politics: Opportunities for Changing the Game
12:30 pm - 05/17/2016

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**Please be sure to RSVP at the link above!** Candidates Sanders, Clinton, and Trump have each brought inequality into the heart of the presidential debates in...

Demilitarization, Disarmament, Drugs, and Diplomacy of the Decade

Demilitarization, Disarmament, Drugs, and Diplomacy of the Decade
04:00 pm - 05/10/2016

At Institute for Policy Studies

**Please be sure to RSVP at the link above!** The U.S. has been using war to challenge terrorism for 15 years now, and terrorism is doing just fine. And if the...

IPS and NDWA: Working Together for Worker Justice

IPS and NDWA: Working Together for Worker Justice
12:00 pm - 05/03/2016

At Institute for Policy Studies

**Please be sure to RSVP at the link above!** IPS believes that dynamic social movements, equipped with cutting edge research and analysis are the key to meaningful...

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