Projects

Launched October 12, 2018 Newsha Tavakolian
This project focuses on the nomadic communities of southern Iran whose pastoral lifestyle—and access to rangeland that such a lifestyle depends on—is threatened.
Launched October 12, 2018 Amna Al-Baker, Ayilah Chaudhary
For simply practicing their faith, Ahmadi Muslims are persecuted in Pakistan, but they find strength in numbers in Rabwah, a remote Ahmadi-majority village where victims often relocate.
Launched October 3, 2018 Kadia Goba
What are grassroots organizations doing about Sierra Leone's environmental crisis? How do various environmental solutions impact the country?
Launched September 28, 2018 Adam Yates
South African schools have long faced major infrastructure problems. Adam Yates investigates the historical causes and consequences of this issue. What hope exists for fixing these schools?
Launched September 25, 2018 Sharon Squassoni
These are trying times for diplomats hoping to make the world safe from nuclear weapons. Heading off a new arms race will require all their skill and, quite possibly, luck.
Launched September 24, 2018 Thea Piltzecker, Liz Scherffius
In the film A Table for All refugees and asylees seek employment in the New York City restaurant industry. Adapting to a kitchen in a new city, they find common ground in food and cultural exchange.
Launched September 20, 2018 Alexander Clapp
In October 2017, the most famous investigative journalist on the island of Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was murdered by a car bomb while driving home from work. Why?
Launched September 19, 2018 Ani Gururaj
Over 2,000 Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees have settled in Central Massachusetts since 2008. Adjusting to a new location, finding jobs, and learning English are some of the many barriers they face.
Launched September 18, 2018 Callum Macrae
In The Ballymurphy Precedent, Collum Macrae probes the killings of 10 unarmed Catholics, including a priest and a mother of eight, in the West Belfast housing estate of Ballymurphy in August, 1971.
Launched September 13, 2018 Gregory Orfalea
California has its faults, but innovation, tolerance for immigrants, and reverence for the environment are not among them. What are the roots of California exceptionalism? 
Launched September 13, 2018 Tina Rosenberg
We’ve all heard stories about abusive orphanages. But there’s a bigger problem: good orphanages. Rich countries abolished orphanages decades ago. So why do we keep them going in poor countries?
Launched September 11, 2018 Hannah Harris Green
India will soon be the most populous country in the world. Innovators throughout the country are creating new tools to help families stay small while taking control of their reproductive destinies.
Launched September 10, 2018 Julia Friedmann
As both sides struggle to implement the 2016 peace accords in Colombia, religious organizations have stepped in to support the fragile peace and rebuild communities previously divided by violence.
Launched September 7, 2018 Raghu Karnad, Arko Datto
In Odisha in eastern India, Arko Datto and Raghu Karnad cover the resistance of Dongria Kondh women to industrial interests that want to exploit their sacred hills for bauxite reserves.
Launched September 6, 2018 Krithika Varagur
Krithika Varagur reports on foreign religious and political investment in the Balkans, focusing on Bosnia and Kosovo, which have been affected by both rising extremism and populism.
Launched September 5, 2018 Timothy McLaughlin
This project explores efforts being made across India—from government, media and tech companies—to address the issue of disinformation spreading on social media and messaging platforms.
Launched September 4, 2018 Melissa Bunni Elian
AFROPUNK connects the African Diaspora not only through music, but also socially and politically, proving it to be a global movement that parallels the current politics facing young South Africans.
Launched August 30, 2018 Sam Eaton
Tropical forests are tipping from carbon sink to source, threatening a crucial hedge against runaway climate change in the violent, corruption-stained Brazilian Amazon.
Launched August 30, 2018 Jacqueline Flynn
Cape Town, South Africa, has saved its 3.7 million citizens from becoming very thirsty—for now. What lessons can the world learn about handling drought?
Launched August 29, 2018 M. G. Zimeta
Cambodia's post-genocide journey creates new opportunities and risks in national systems such as health, justice, and tech governance. It also reveals remarkable stories of human courage over time.
Launched August 28, 2018 Rohan Naik
The city of London is embroiled in a long-standing battle against air pollution. Are its latest efforts enough, or is it too little too late?
Launched August 27, 2018 Matthew Komatsu
From the personal to international, examining the long-term cultural impact of the 2011 Japan tsunami.
Launched August 27, 2018 Jaime Joyce
What challenges do kids face when a parent is imprisoned? “Children of the Incarcerated" introduces young readers to programs that help families stay connected when a parent is behind bars.
Launched August 27, 2018 AJ Naddaff
Kosovo has been one of the largest per-capita contributors of European jihadists to the wars in Syria and Iraq. Now many fighters are returning home. How is the state handling them?