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Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

In August 2017 Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston. With predicted increases in extreme weather events, city planners across the globe are faced with the task of working with, rather than against, nature.

September 01, 2015

Hurricane Katrina and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Paul A. Kramer

What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.

July 31, 2015

Rearming: America's New Nuclear Arsenal

Dan Sagalyn, Jamie McIntyre

The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?

July 17, 2015

HIV/AIDS in Tijuana and San Diego

Jon Cohen, Malcolm Linton

Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.

July 02, 2015

The Last Hunt

Katie Orlinsky, Julia O’Malley

A look at how climate change is challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies.

June 08, 2015

The Geography of Poverty

Matt Black

The Geography of Poverty is a digital documentary project that combines geotagged photographs with census data to create a modern portrait of poverty in the US.

April 07, 2015

The Business of Aid

Matt Kennard, Claire Provost

Aid agencies and NGOs are increasingly partnering with large corporations. Is this the answer to global development in the 21st century—or is it just corporate welfare for the One Percent?

March 05, 2015

William & Mary 2014-2015 Sharp Reporting Projects

Hannah Berk, Akshay Deverakonda, Alexis Foxworth, Akela Lacy , Rachel Merriman-Goldring , Katharine Sucher, Becca Thorpe, Ellen Wexler

The Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary continue their unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.

May 18, 2014

Wasted

Karim Chrobog

About a third of all the food we produce goes to waste. What we thoughtlessly leave to rot in fields, landfills, and our own refrigerators could alleviate world hunger and help reverse climate change.

May 06, 2014

The Nanny's Child

Alissa Quart, Alice Proujansky

Millions of women from poor countries come to work in America as caregivers or nannies. Who looks after their children back home?

April 18, 2014

Blue Sky Days

Tomas van Houtryve

A drone's-eye view of America reveals the changing nature of war, privacy, and government transparency.

The Future of Xcel Energy in Colorado

Boulder, known for its green ideology, is preparing to take over the town's electrical utility in an effort to become more sustainable and bring the power of choice back to the public.

Capturing the ‘I’iwi

Hawaii's ‘i’iwi honeycreeper may not last another generation and its extinction would change the biological diversity and culture of the islands.

Labor Policy in the 2012 Farm Bill

Every five years the federal government passes a Farm Bill to outline agriculture and food policy. This year, interest groups are trying to get a policy protecting farmworker rights included.

Visualizing the Drones Debate

Students examine details from photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve's drone photography project "Blue Sky Days" to analyze the author's purpose for the project and design their own visual arts projects.

To End AIDS: Addressing Community Needs

Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.

Heroes of HIV in the Caribbean

The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.

International Adoption: Ethics and Effects

This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.

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