Projects

Launched March 21, 2017 Howard W. French
Why, despite growing vastly richer and steadily more powerful over the last generation, has China remained frustrated in its goal of bringing Hong Kong and Taiwan under its unquestioned authority?
Launched March 15, 2017 William Neely, Madeline Bielski
The Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary continue their unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.
Launched March 9, 2017 Mark Hoffman, Mark Johnson
The closer the contact the greater the risk humans and animals will pass devastating diseases to each other.
Launched March 3, 2017 Jason Motlagh
In El Salvador, the murder capital of the world, authorities are failing to combat a brutal gang war that is driving a mass exodus out of the country.
Launched March 3, 2017 Krithika Varagur
An inside look at how Saudi Arabia uses money, scholarships, diplomacy, and media to propagate its brand of fundamentalist Islam in the world’s most populous Muslim country, Indonesia.
Launched March 2, 2017 Daniel Brook
This global reporting project on urbanization in the developing world examines how three major countries—China, India, and Mexico—are dealing with a similar challenge in their own unique ways.
Launched March 1, 2017 Caitlin J. Cotter
An Andean village has battled severe lead toxicity from ceramics production, and now residents face the challenges of alternative glazing compounds or abandoning their cottage industry altogether.
Launched February 23, 2017 Nathalie Bertrams, Ingrid Gercama
Globally, cooking smoke causes over 4 million deaths per year. Can improved cookstoves save lives, the environment and is the promise of ‘clean cooking’ fulfilled in Malawi?
Launched February 22, 2017 Michael Scott Moore
Smugglers along the trail from East Africa to Europe, through Libya, tend to look after their own. Are former Somali pirates running Somali migrants?
Launched February 17, 2017 Miriam Berger
The privatization of the Israeli and Palestinian security, labor, and welfare sectors is among the most important—and under-reported—factors shaping Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Launched February 10, 2017 Jahd Khalil
Egypt’s infrastructure has real life costs for its citizens, and requires targeted and accountable investment. Can the government make the right ones?
Launched February 6, 2017 Caitlin Bawn
High levels of poverty and malnutrition in the UK are triggering a re-emergence of related “Victorian” diseases, such as scurvy, rickets and TB—and even cholera and diphtheria. But who is most at risk?
Launched February 6, 2017 Geneive Abdo
After years of the raging wars in Iraq and Syria, most people still think the conflicts are about territory and political power. But religious practice and belief have a lot to do with it.
Launched January 31, 2017 Joanne Silberner
Mental illnesses take a huge toll on people in low and middle income countries, yet they're virtually ignored by most governments and aid agencies. That's starting to change.
Launched January 23, 2017 Jon Sawyer
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley will tour high schools and universities with the Pulitzer Center's Executive Director Jon Sawyer starting in February 2017.
Launched January 19, 2017 James Fenton
A new president is elected in the Philippines on a promise that he will crack down on drugs, dealers and users. Thousands of poor people have already been killed.
Launched January 19, 2017 May Jeong
The task of making peace in Afghanistan seem to have fallen on the shoulders of unlikely men. This is the story of their efforts to end the war in Afghanistan.
Launched January 16, 2017 Jonathan Blitzer
Thousands of Salvadorans deported by the Obama Administration find a surprising new life in an unfamiliar homeland.
Launched January 13, 2017 Xyza Bacani
Singapore is a prosperous country in Asia and migrant workers have played an important role in its success, but at what cost?
Launched January 10, 2017 Rachel Bronson, John Mecklin
Can and should nuclear power play a significant role in combating climate change?
Launched January 4, 2017 Rong Xiaoqing
Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?
Launched January 2, 2017 Cassandra Vinograd
Mass killings, mass rape, ethnic cleansing, starvation and a lack of international will to act against the specter of genocide: A rare look inside the crisis in South Sudan.
Launched December 23, 2016 Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
Launched December 20, 2016 Aaron Nelsen, Julysa Sosa
For years Central Americans have transited Mexico en route to the United States, many are never heard from again. In a country teeming with the disappeared, Central American mothers search for theirs.