Democracies can fall many ways: military coups, assassinations, mass protests. But what does it look like when a democracy quietly backslides into autocracy?
The global circulatory system is incredibly complex, and parts of it, like the North Icelandic Jet, are barely understood. That's why these scientists are in Iceland in the dead of winter.
Losing Earth: The decade we almost stopped climate change. Online August 1.
Poland and Texas have comparable populations, conservative governments, and stringent anti-abortion policies, but they differ in the role they allow midwives to play in the childbirth process.
Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker, and Francesca Trianni's project 'Finding Home' has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in Social Media and Innovation.
During World War II, an isolated French village helped over 3500 Jews escape the Nazis. Today, as the world turns its back on refugees, the villagers of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon welcome them.
Dr. Jason Husser, Director of the Elon University Poll and Assistant Professor of Political Science, discusses the relationship between political socialization and radicalization in the 2018 global political climate.
Southern aquatic species are flooding into the far north.
A new “cyber corridor” in England is attracting secretive companies that are producing cutting-edge government surveillance tools.
On paper, it’s a program that can be lauded for its attention to detail; in practice, things are more complicated. London's Belmarsh prison has a radicalization problem, and there are no clear answers.
Is there a link between the vanishing Arctic sea ice and extreme weather? In part two of a two-part series, Eli Kintisch explores the effects of climate change in the Arctic.
Light is flooding into the Arctic. There will be winners and losers. Vox's Eli Kintisch joined a scientific expedition to investigate.
This project examines de-radicalization efforts inside London's highest security prison following a string of terrorist attacks that have rocked Europe in recent years.
As the ice vanishes, will the Arctic die? Aboard the Norwegian research vessel Helmer Hanssen, Eli Kintisch explores the mystical Arctic ocean during Polar Night, and finds surprising answers.
After a failed attempt to completely ban abortion, a look at the ongoing reality of women's rights in Poland.
Season two of Threshold takes listeners to the homes, hunting grounds, and melting coastlines of Arctic peoples, where climate change isn’t an abstract concept, but a part of daily life.
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.
Hackers are targeting nuclear facilities around the world. Understanding why the nuclear sector's cyber defenses are vulnerable—and how leaders are responding—has never been more urgent.
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?
A team of German prosecutors are scouring two continents for Nazis who have managed to escape justice, hoping to bring them to trial before it's too late.
How are newly arrived refugees interacting with preexisting Muslim, Christian and other religious communities in Germany? What role does faith play in their integration, or lack thereof?
PBS NewsHour goes inside Russia for a series that explores everything from the bilateral relationship with the United States to ascendant nationalism, widespread propaganda, and the fate of the President Vladimir Putin’s enemies.
Thousands of lone minors fled war to find shelter in Sweden, a once exceptionally welcoming country. Now, asylum regulations are tightening, leaving refugees uncertain of the future.
Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie report on those profiting from the refugee crisis from smugglers in an outpost on the edge of the Saharan desert to small-time drug dealers in Sicily.
Ben Mauk discusses his year-long Pulitzer Center project on the EU asylum crisis, which culminated in three wide-ranging stories on migration, asylum, and xenophobia.
"What does home mean?" Jeanne Carstensen asks as she reports from the Serbian border with Hungary. To many home may mean security—but for refugees that is not a simple matter.
Photographer Diana Markosian discusses her collaborative series, 'Year One,' which profiles a refugee family's first year in Germany as they witness some of their first experiences.
Joshua Kucera traveled along the conventional border between Europe and Asia, from Istanbul's Bosphorus to the Russian Arctic—reporting on the people who live between East and West.
Laura Kasinof learns what it means to leave everything behind and move to a new country with little knowledge of what the future will hold.
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.
Europe's extremist Muslim fringe dominates headlines, but progressive artists and activists on the "other Muslim fringe" are at the forefront of efforts to shape the future of Islam in Europe.
Tens of thousands of people fleeing bombs and beheadings are trapped in squalid refugee camps and ad hoc settlements across Greece. Will the country's tattered health system be able to prevent an epidemic?
Daniel Grossman and Alex MacLean traveled to northern Europe to report on the low carbon footprint, adaptation to sea level rise, and creative solutions that might be useful models for the U.S.
The first time she visited Northern Ireland, Laura Flanders, who grew up in London, was just 22 years old. Thirty years later, she returns to report on how the country may have changed.
"Finding Home" and "Down from the Mountains" were awarded first place in their categories at the eighth annual Digital Storytelling Contest.
Pulitzer Center grantees take first place in the online feature story visual editing category for work on Syrian refugees.
Sixth grade students in Wheeling, IL completed a six-week social studies unit using Pulitzer Center reporting projects and journalist visits to connect ancient civilizations with the present day.
Two projects sponsored by the Pulitzer Center have received a World Press Photo nomination.
This week: Syrian refugees try to find home after leaving their country, a special investigation into the killing of Rohingyan Muslims, and your chance to take home a print from a Pulitzer Center-sponsored photographer.
This week: A deep dive into the complexities of European migration, our grantees win an Emmy, and how the Internet hurt Myanmar overnight.
Middle and high school students across New York City got an inside look into the stories of three mothers swept up in Europe's refugee crisis.
Since September 2016, the TIME team has been documenting three pregnant women and their families at the heart of Europe’s refugee crisis.
The Pulitzer Center partners with Skype in the Classroom to facilitate engaging virtual conversations with professional journalists in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.
This week: the global rise of private security services, China's motivation for investing in renewable energy, and photographs from a teenage refugee.
Grantee journalists present thought-provoking narratives on the refugee crisis, exhibiting a myriad of lessons learned and reflecting on questions that linger after returning from the field.
Persephone Miel fellow and photojournalist Anastasia Rudenko to report from Russia.
Students analyze how photojournalist applies different photography techniques to communicate his reporting on a variety of global issues in order to plan and execute their own photo stories.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
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.
After reading Erik Vance's The Science Behind Miracles, students discuss what it means to have a “limitless” world and whether or not science has anything to do with achieving the impossible.
An extension of "Seeking Asylum: Women and Children Migrating Across Borders", this lesson provides suggestions for student research, reporting, arts activities, and community service.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Students learn about asylum seekers and the boundaries between refugees and migrants. They explore how current refugee and migration policies impact women and children.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.
Students look at the journey and struggle that immigrants endure to come to the United States through their perspectives.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.