Half of the Arctic is in Russia, and half of Russia is in the Arctic. A web of complicated environmental stories needs to be told. But in Russia, investigative journalists are an endangered species.
The Barents Observer keeps a close watch on the Russian Arctic because it’s part of the neighborhood, and because there’s a lot at stake there, for Russians and the rest of us.
Swedish women have joined the infantry for decades. The question is not whether women can be combat-effective, but whether a hypermasculine military culture can adjust.
Twenty years on from the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Irish women are holding their communities together—even as they’re faced with an ever-depleting lack of resources and government support.
As the Arctic loses ice at dramatic rates, people in Qaanaaq, the northernmost town in Greenland, are finding their homes, livelihoods, customs, and very survival at risk.
Trump-loving protesters rallying in London are part of a larger nationalistic movement around the world that predates Trump, but is being actively stoked by those close to the president.
We know it's bad news that Arctic sea ice is melting. But what happens when people see opportunity in sea ice loss?
After centuries on the margins, the Indigenous Sámi of the Arctic regions of Scandinavia are starting to reassert their cultural identity. And they say the world can't solve the climate crisis without perspectives like theirs.
In Spain, a constitutional debate has arisen over the body of former dictator Francisco Franco.
What do you do when a shifting climate upsets thousands of years of tradition—but so do some of the climate solutions? A look at a Sámi reindeer herding family in northern Norway.
Just how quickly will billions of tons of carbon locked up in the Arctic's melting permafrost be released into the atmosphere? Scientists in the Arctic say finding out could be a matter of survival.
Host Heather Goldstein from WCAI's Living Lab Radio speaks with Amy Martin about her climate change reporting for the Threshold Podcast.
A ship enters punishing seas. A plane skims above a heaving ocean. All to determine the origins of the coldest, densest water of the North Atlantic—which fuels the ocean's global circulation system.
In the last two years, voters across Europe have elected new governments whose platforms rest, in more or less explicit ways, on the politics of "identitarianism."
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Current political events have demonstrated the fragility of Slovenia's government. From resignations to emerging political parties—what do the people of Slovenia want for their future?
Texas is searching for ways to curb the alarming number of women dying less than a year after their pregnancies. Poland, a conservative, anti-abortion, religious country may have solutions.
During World War II, a French village helped Jews escape the Nazis at great peril. Today, as the world turns its back on refugees, they welcome them. We explore why.
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.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin reported from Russia on patriotism, media, radicalism, the Kremlin’s enemies, the country’s relationship with the United States, and the emerging protest movement.
Eli Kintisch discusses climate change in Greenland, both in recent years and in the distant past.
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?
"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.