Institute for Policy Studies IPS

Linked with Phyllis Bennis – USA, and with the Transnational Institute TNI (will appear on March 27).

The Institute for Policy Studies turns Ideas into Action for Peace, Justice and the Environment. We strengthen social movements with independent research, visionary thinking, and links to the grassroots, scholars and elected officials. I.F. Stone once called IPS “the think tank for the rest of us.” Since 1963, we have empowered people to build healthy and democratic societies in communities, the US, and the world. Click here to learn more, or read the latest below. (Frontpage).

Events; History; Projects; Partner Organizations;
Publications: Books, Reports; Paths for Reconstruction in the 21st Century;
Internship and Jobs; Staff; Trustees; The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards;
Address: 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, Washington DC 20036, USA; map: find 52 results on 4 pages;
Contact: Tel. 202-234-9382, e-mail.

About:   Ideas into Action Since 1963:

  • Richard Barnet and Marcus Raskin founded the Institute in 1963. Reeling from the shock of the Cuban Missile crisis and wary of the looming disaster in Vietnam, they saw their country losing its way, increasingly unable to give human needs priority over an insatiable and permanent national security state. The nation’s capital needed an independent source of policy alternatives.
  • As Washington’s first progressive multi-issue “think tank,” IPS has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for four decades: from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960’s to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade.In September 1976, the Institute’s destiny became irrevocably linked with the international human rights struggle when agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet murdered two IPS colleagues on Embassy Row. Since then, our annual Letelier-Moffitt human rights awards ceremony has celebrated heroes of human rights in the U.S and Latin America.

A Better World: Peace, Justice, and a Sustainable Environment:

  • Washington is awash with dealmakers who pursue narrow, short-term interests. But who looks out for future generations?  Who is responsible for the stewardship of the planet?  Who seeks to go beyond temporary peace to a future without the possibility of war? Who says, “Let’s try an approach that protects human rights, meets human needs and that our resources can sustain over decades and centuries, not election cycles”?
  • The Institute for Policy Studies is the counterweight to the dealmakers. We work to reclaim democracy. We collaborate with grassroots movements to foster the conditions for long-term change. We promote relationships, linking activists and public officials who share our belief that a better world is possible, We launch inform and sustain democratic movements.

The Institute’s work is organized into over a dozen projects, reflecting our public scholars’ diverse areas of expertise.  In practice, these projects collaborate strategically to pursue three overarching policy goals: … (full text).

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