On War and Peace

Murals of Palestinians killed by Israel decorate the walls around Qalandia village near the checkpoint. Image by Matt Kennard. West Bank, 2016.
August 18, 2017
by Matt Kennard, Claire Provost

In this project, Matt Kennard and Claire Provost examine an industry that deals in services that have long been considered duties of national police and military forces.

A Syrian family watches as Gayle Tzemach Lemmon conducts an interview. Image by Jon Gerberg/PBS NewsHour. Syria, 2017.
August 17, 2017 / PBS NewsHour
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The kids were everywhere — full of joy, full of spirit, full of exhaustion. Full of life. And they both inspired and broke my heart.

Still image taken from PBS NewsHour video, Syrians try to salvage life from the wreckage of Raqqa. Aired August 16, 2017.
August 17, 2017 / PBS NewsHour
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

On the outskirts of Raqqa, amid death and destruction, there are signs of life—and hope. Tens of thousands of Syrian families are living in rubble, preparing for a future after ISIS.

Still from PBS NewsHour broadcast, August 16, 2017.
August 17, 2017
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The Syrian war: We see the headlines, but know far less about the people caught in the conflict's crosshairs. What comes next for them, and how will that impact the future of the country and the...

Returning to its iconic location at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza—located in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— Photoville will once again create an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.
August 11, 2017
by Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker

Pulitzer Center projects will be featured at Photoville 2017 in New York starting September 13.

Emsallam Hdaib looks at his artwork in his Amman studio. Image by Aman Madan. Jordan, 2017.
August 8, 2017 / Global Voices
by Aman Madan

Through his artwork and rap music, Emsallam Hdaib challenges Jordan’s conservative majority and its long-held assumptions on gender, sexuality, and freedom of expression.

Getting refugee children through school is difficult, but chances of attending university are slim. Image courtesy of DFID / CC BY 2.0. Jordan, 2015.
August 7, 2017 / The New Arab
by Aman Madan

Banned from public universities, even with a hard-won high school diploma, many refugees—particularly women—give up on their hopes of pursuing education, writes Aman Madan.

A physician checks on Ibrahim Hassan (left), who lives as a displaced person in Jordan after fleeing the regime in Syria. Image by Neil Brandvold. Jordan, 2017.
August 6, 2017 / Nature
by Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold

Rising rates of chronic disease and deaths from violence can be curbed only if fighting is brought to an end, say researchers.

Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, one of Jordan’s leading science advocates. Image by Neil Brandvold. Jordan, 2017.
August 6, 2017 / Nature
by Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold

The country wants to use a focus on research to solve economic challenges and build diplomatic ties in the Middle East.

A doctor from Médecins Sans Frontières speaks with Ibrahim Hassan, a Syrian refugee living in Northern Jordan. Staff from the Dharma Platform collect information and prepare to deploy new data-collection technology along the Syrian border. Image by Neil Brandvold. Jordan, 2017.
August 6, 2017
by Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold

In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump, right, and King Abdullah II of Jordan. Image by Shealah Craighead. United States, 2017.
July 27, 2017 / Open Democracy
by Aman Madan

Elections are not a bad thing. But for the sake of our own commitment to honesty, let us not deceive ourselves into believing that Jordan is democratizing.

Jason Stearns, director of the Congo Research Group, speaks at the U.S. Institute of Peace about the various and vast business interests of Congolese President Joseph Kabila and his extended family. Image by Sydney Combs. United States, 2017.
July 25, 2017
by Sydney Combs, Dan McCarey

Jason Stearns, director of the Congo Research Group, discusses a comprehensive report that documents the network of business interests of the Congo's President and his extended family.