A federal court ruled last week that the U.S. government could reject asylum seekers who failed to seek protection in other countries first — but only applied the ruling to Texas and New Mexico. Will that push migrants to try their luck in Arizona and California?
Colleagues of a former Navy SEAL say the decision to pass him over smacks of retribution over his willingness to stand up to the military tribunal system.
Sarah Shourd’s play, based on her 3-year investigation into the horrors of solitary confinement, is a piece of transformational theater that asks us to re-examine long-held notions of punishment as it reveals the tragic—and sometimes painfully comic and absurd—realities that dictate life “inside the box.”
At a shop that at times functioned as a sanctuary after the Tree of Life shooting, the owner sees his job as “a moral obligation.”
Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Daniel Green at Journalism.Co.UK about the Pulitzer Center's 'Bringing Stories Home' initiative and the importance of bringing global stories to local audiences.
As the Arctic warms and tensions over its future rise, the Canadian and U.S. militaries have stepped up operations in the region.
When Palmer Square, LLC recently wanted to sell their apartment building, they went through all the usual hoops that most homeowners are familiar with. But selling the property outright would have cost $65,000 in conveyance fee taxes, and annual property tax would bump up an additional $309,000 dollars per year.
Alex MacLean’s aerial images of the US East Coast convey just how much infrastructure perches in the coastal danger zone.
During a hearing in 2015 at the Guantánamo war court, a defendant recognized an interpreter from the black-site prison network where the United States tortured detainees. What followed was an epic legal tangle.
Migrants are being bused to Monterrey and Chiapas under an ever-changing and often brutal “remain in Mexico” program carried out in a partnership between Mexico and the Trump Administration.
Miguel Pérez Jr. was among the first troops deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Now he's one of dozens of deported veterans who say they've been exiled from the country they fought for.
The Mexican government has converted a former factory into a shelter that could potentially house thousands of migrants. But in El Paso, a number of churches have closed their emergency shelters as the number of migrants has dropped.
Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented flooding of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Alex MacLean and Daniel Grossman fly over the region to report on the damage and seek lessons for better storm resilience.
At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small agricultural state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
The uranium boom reshaped the American southwest in the 1950s and 1960s. Ben Mauk reports on the industry's environmental legacy and economic future.
An extraordinary collaboration between U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists is setting the stage for greater cooperation between the two countries in addressing security threats.
While the U.S. lives through the domestic storms of the Trump presidency, China is moving boldly in Asia, with historic consequences for American friends, from Taiwan to Thailand.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies for them.
Mexicans call it The Wall of Shame. Few people north of the border ever ask, what does the wall look like from Mexico, not just to ordinary Mexicans but those whose homes literally touch the wall?
The closer the contact the greater the risk humans and animals will pass devastating diseases to each other.
Can and should nuclear power play a significant role in combating climate change?
Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?
An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?
As news broke of a hate-filled week, student journalists offered a glimpse of hope.
Pulitzer Center grantee Maggie Michael wins highest internal honor of The Associated Press.
Grantees Nathaniel Rich and George Steinmetz and Pulitzer Center staff visited a San Francisco high school to discuss with students the worldwide impact of climate change.
Pulitzer Center board member will chair a leading global asset management firm.
While different in scope, two events in Washington, D.C., share the same theme: the American prison system is broken, and we need to fix it now.
Inspired by The New York Times Magazine's "Fractured Lands" project, a high school class in Philadelphia, PA presented a multimedia event to educate their community about the Arab Spring.
Jon Sawyer moderates a panel discussion with Larry C. Price, George Steinmetz, and Karen Weigert about the impact of visual storytelling on climate change action.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
An important gatekeeper: the Pulitzer Center was featured in a study on foundation support for international news coverage.
Kem Knapp Sawyer, contributing editor at the Pulitzer Center and director of its Campus Consortium student fellowship program, has been elected associate board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, the nation's oldest and largest journalism association engaged in global news.
This week: cobalt mining comes from one of the planet's poorest countries and all too often it is mined by children, skepticism about Kosovo's deradicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning jihadists, and Pulitzer Center welcomes new Executive Editor, Indira Lakshmanan.
Award-winning photographer Daniella Zalcman discusses her ongoing "Signs of Your Identity" project and the importance of diverse storytelling.
This unit asks middle school students to explore the varying roles beliefs play in people's lives through the lenses of world religions, science, and social relationships.
Students learn about asylum seekers and the boundaries between refugees and migrants. They explore how current refugee and migration policies impact women and children.
This lesson provides resources for teachers in Winston-Salem, NC as they create lesson plans connected to the "Dispatches" exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
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.
Links to curricular resources for Daniella Zalcman’s Signs of Your Identity project.
Students discuss culture, identity and the impact of government-mandated residential schools for indigenous children in the U.S. and Canada using photography and reporting by Daniella Zalcman.
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.
Students explore photographs of Canadian residential schools, composite portraits, and interview excerpts of residential school survivors from Daniella Zalcman's "Signs of Your Identity."
Students explore how climate change is affecting the work of archaeologists in the arctic using Eli Kintisch's project "Thawing Arctic Soils: A Tenuous Present and Dangerous Future.”
This lesson asks students to compare the water crisis facing Flint, Michigan to a water crisis in China. Students use digital resources and practice cooperative learning and writing skills.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
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.