Field reporting can lead to surprising discoveries. But Scales wasn't expecting to find a possible link between Lyme, mushroom foraging, and a medieval wine cellar below a French hospital.
France's fact-based approach is often standard procedure in public health awareness campaigns, but on contentious or political topics, it can backfire.
Europe is expelling thousands of Africans. To one Malian deportee, that looks like a recipe for revolution.
France is the first country to have a national plan to combat tick-borne diseases. What can we learn from their experience?
Sarah Wildman discusses the lead-up to the French election, which saw heightened support and opposition to France's far-right Front National party.
Marine Le Pen promised to protect women, Jews, and the LGBT community. Not many believed her.
Marine Le Pen of the National Front loses historic vote for the French presidency.
After decades of hunting down Nazis, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld are working to stop Marine Le Pen.
With the French election a week away, the National Front candidate is trying to appeal to more voters—by any means necessary.
In France, a uniquely French phenomenon was triggered: a wave of endorsements for centrist Emmanuel Macron and calls to protect the State against the far right.
Can Marine Le Pen really remake France's National Front?
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron come out on top.
Despite having fewer yearly cases than Massachusetts, France is the first country to release a national plan on Lyme disease. What can France's prevention, research and treatment efforts teach us?
The French elections are the next major test for gauging the global impact of populism, nativism and Islamophobia.
What is home for war refugees and the communities trying to integrate them? Where do conflicts arise and how do diverse people find common ground? A series about war refugees starting over in Europe.
The French government is pouring money into developing new "deradicalization" programs for French youth. But does anyone really know how to "deradicalize" someone?
French authorities are countering Islamic radicalism in prisons with a ground-breaking new program.
Feminists, LGBT people, artists and other progressive European Muslims are taking ownership of their their faith in innovative ways. How are they shaping the future of Islam in Europe?
Tension regarding France’s 5 million Islamic inhabitants can pervade everyday life for Muslim youth in Paris. Many struggle in the tumultuous conditions of run-down suburbs dubbed the "Other France."
Members of the African diaspora in France share many common experiences; discrimination, lack of acceptance, and the struggle to succeed to become educated and full members of society.
To escape poverty and social exclusion in their countries of origin, many Roma seek refuge in France. Often they face the same discrimination in their new home.
Planet Earth's average temperature has risen about one degree Fahrenheit in the last fifty years. By the end of this century it will be several degrees higher, according to the latest climate research. But global warming is doing more than simply making things a little warmer.
Scales travels to Nancy and Strasbourg to understand how the new French plan to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases was unfolding. Here, he shares some surprises he found along the way.
Refugees are using technology in unprecedented ways to connect with loved ones and document their time in exile. Photographer Tomas van Houtryve explains how his project came together.
Journalist Elisabeth Zerofsky talks about the French government's efforts to create new deradicalization programs to address the increase in young French citizens drawn to jihadism.
Grantee Christopher de Bellaigue investigates the impact of deradicalization programs in the French prison system.
Pulitzer Center grantees provide insights into the lives of refugees affected by United States' recent ban of migrants from seven countries.
The plan inside French jails to "save" extremists.
A look at school lunches around the world compared to those in the U.S.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Pulitzer Center grantees Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac uncover stories of peace among people of diverse ethnicities in their third book together, “Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds."
Students use journalist Sarah Wildman’s analysis on the 2017 French election to discuss and write about differing perspectives on the final two presidential candidates.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson looks at climate change and how some countries are trying to combat it.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.