Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Institute for Policy Studies

  • Washington, DC
  • www.ips-dc.org

Mission Statement

The Institute's public scholars support social justice campaigns worldwide with research, talking points, convenings, and strategic counsel. Other think tanks serve elites; IPS works to connect progressive decision-makers and opinion leaders with grassroots campaigners working on issues from climate justice to extreme inequality to human rights.

Main Programs

  1. IPS Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

aimed at pioneering social movements in the United States and throughout the world

ruling year

1965

Principal Officer since 1998

Self-reported

John Cavanagh

Keywords

Self-reported

justice, economic justice, environmental justice, climate justice, peace, multipolar, IFIs, International institutions, Letelier-Moffett, Human Rights, Racial Wealth Divide, Inequality

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EIN

52-0788947

 Number

1792002960

Also Known As

IPS

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (A05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

IPS Programs

Democracy and Fairness: IPS engages in vigorous public education?through research, writing, speaking, media appearances, and organized public forums-- among labor, religious, small business, other grassroots audiences, opinion leaders, and public officials to expose and address the causes and consequences of income inequality. Peace and Security: IPS develops and promotes alternative approaches to setting national security and foreign policy priorities. We promote these approaches with vigorous, multi-platform, public education campaigns. Our recommendations emphasize non-military solutions to the core security challenges of climate change, global poverty, terrorism and regional wars. We also educate locally elected officials about this approach and helpthem to start dialogues in their communities about these issues. Global Justice: IPS exposes injustice in many trouble spots around the globe including: child labor in Liberia, environmental harm and public health risks caused by ill-conceived energy development schemes in Asia and Africa, and elsewhere. Through our research and networking, we develop and helped to promote alternative development strategies that protect health and promote equity, among a variety of grassroots partners around the world. Special Projects: Through fiscal sponsorship and other forms of support, IPS nurtures the development of projects working to build a more just, peaceful and sustainable world in the US and around the globe.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$3,183,429.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

aimed at pioneering social movements in the United States and throughout the world

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INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Institute for Policy Studies

Leadership

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Principal Officer

John Cavanagh

BIO

John Cavanagh has been Director of IPS since 1998. In this capacity, he oversees programs, outreach, and organizational development. John has a BA from Dartmouth College and a MA from Princeton University. He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). He directed IPS's Global Economy Project from 1983-1997. He is the co-author of 10 books and numerous articles on the global economy.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

E. Ethelbert Miller

African American Resource Center, Howard University

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