Discussion series on sustaining the political revolution

Institute for Policy Studies

A Discussion Series Exploring the Many Facets of IPS’s
Movement-Building Work

IPS and NDWA: Working Together for Worker Justice
Tuesday, May 3, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) believes that dynamic social movements, equipped with cutting edge research and analysis is the key to meaningful change.

Join staff from the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and IPS as we present our partnership as a case study for collaboration between a movement-building group and a research and policy advocacy organization.

Participants will discuss how a need to work together emerged, lessons learned along the way, and our ideas and plans for moving forward. Learn about some exciting upcoming campaigns around worker justice, including immigrant women workers. Come share your own stories, experiences, and ideas on cross-issue collaboration at this informal lunch conversation.


Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director, NDWA
Tiffany Williams, Associate Director, IPS
John Cavanagh, Director, IPS

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Demilitarization, Disarmament, Drugs, and Diplomacy of the Decade
Tuesday, May 10, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The U.S. has been using war to challenge terrorism for 15 years now, and terrorism is doing just fine. And if the 2016 presidential race comes down to Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, there will be a candidate backed by neoconservatives facing off against a candidate backed by neo-fascists.

The drug war too has long been a cornerstone of our modern culture wars, but its shelf-life is approaching the expiration date. Where would our presidential candidates take us on military spending, and would Congress go along? How do we make space for a more peaceful internationalism? Let’s discuss these heavy questions and more in an informal and intimate conversation with IPS experts.


Miriam Pemberton, Director, Peace Economy Transitions, IPS
Peter Certo, Editor, Foreign Policy in Focus, IPS
Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism, IPS
Sanho Tree, Director, Drug Policy, IPS

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Inequality and Presidential Politics: Opportunities for Changing the Game
Tuesday, May 17, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Candidates Sanders, Clinton, and Trump have each brought inequality into the heart of the presidential debates in very different ways.  How can progressive people seize this moment to put forward game-changing ideas that build power and engage the public in game-changing campaigns that address inequality? Join some of IPS’s economic policy experts as we discuss game-changing rules to reverse runaway inequality.


Chuck Collins, Director, Inequality and the Common Good, IPS
Sarah Anderson, Director, Global Economy, IPS
Marc Bayard, Director, Black Worker Initative, IPS
Karen Dolan, Director, Criminalization of Poverty, IPS

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How Do We Tackle Climate Change and Equity in a Transformative Way?
Tuesday, May 24, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

In the U.S. and around the world, people are grappling with a massive transition from a fossil fuel, militarized, unequal Wall Street economy to a new economy that puts people and planet first. What are strategies to make the transition “just” for communities of color, for working people, and for the poor in ways that deepen democracy? We believe that real, transformative solutions need to cut across issues instead of perpetuating silos. Join IPS experts as we discuss how we promote equity in a finite planet.


Janet Redman, Director,Climate Policy, IPS
Jennifer Bryant, Organizer, Cooperation DC
Jordan Estevao, Senior Strategist, People’s Action

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