Pulitzer Center Update

This Week: The U.S.-Mexico Border: A View from Above

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A man later identified as a 24-year-old citizen of India attempts to illegally enter the United States near San Diego. He was apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol on Jan. 19. Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2018.

A man later identified as a 24-year-old citizen of India attempts to illegally enter the United States near San Diego. He was apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol on Jan. 19. Image by Tomas van Houtryve. United States, 2018.

A Wall that Divides Americans
Tomas van Houtryve

Many experts say President Trump’s plan for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico would do little to stem illegal immigration. Mexico won’t pay for it, and Congress has yet to fund it, but “The Wall” has already succeeded in dividing Americans against each other. In this project for Time magazine, grantee Tomas van Houtryve uses drone photography to offer a different perspective on life along the border.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with the president of Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera. Image from President of Russia for media use. Russia, 2018.

Russian President Vladimir Putin with the president of Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera. Image from President of Russia for media use. Russia, 2018.

A New Cold War in Africa
Cassandra Vinograd
 
Grantee Cassandra Vinograd reports that what began last year as an unusual arms deal between Russia and the Central African Republic has now expanded to include military training and a push by Moscow to challenge U.S. influence in the region.

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Ambassador Swanee Hunt gives the opening remarks at the dinner on Saturday, June 2. Image by Jin Ding. Washington, D.C., 2018.

Ambassador Swanee Hunt gives the opening remarks at the dinner on Saturday, June 2. Image by Jin Ding. Washington, D.C., 2018.

Beyond War

The Pulitzer Center hosted more than 300  journalists, activists and policymakers at a two-day "Beyond War" conference last weekend. Check highlights of panel discussions and workshops here.