Indira Lakshmanan is an Executive editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and a columnist for The Boston Globe. On September 13, 2019, she appeared on NPR's 1A Friday News Roundup.
When families flee conflict, they are forced to choose what to bring and what to leave behind. Tomik the dog refused to stay.
A third of the world's food goes to waste, but France is attempting to do something about it. Since 2016, large grocery stores in the country have been banned from throwing away unsold food that could be given away.
Countries all around Europe are dealing with the same dilemma: what to do with citizens who went to join ISIS. Tiny Kosovo is alone in opting to bring back a large group of its citizens.
Five years after the conflict on the eastern front of Ukraine began, how have women defined the war? And, perhaps, has the war created a new landscape for women?
Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Tom Cole discussed the U.S. role in promoting democracy and freedom.
"Democracy thrives when women and young people stand up and demand more from authority," said former President of Malawi Joyce Banda.
"Autocracy is really on the rise," said Congressman Adam Schiff at the 2019 Copenhagen Democracy Summit.
In Sudan, civilians and the military have reached a power-sharing agreement. But how will they implement it?
Hungary's Central European University, backed by George Soros, still faces uncertainties about whether it will be forced to leave the country and what that would mean for students and the school.
In an interview with Laura Butterbrodt, Central European University's Zsolt Enyedi explains continuing uncertainty at CEU.
Are we visible? Women in five countries attempt to answer that question.
For thousands of refugees, the shores of Lesbos are their first passage into Europe. Can locals cope with the arrival of tens of thousands each month?
A small community of Irish citizens is now responsible for an entire nation's cultural revival.
For at-risk LGBT asylum seekers from former British protectorates, the UK is an ideal and obvious destination. But what happens when the British government won't allow them to stay?
Poland gets 90 percent of its power and much of its heat by burning coal, one of the dirtiest of fuels. The consequences for Poles' health are severe, and one polluted city is now pushing back
Thousands of displaced Syrians have made treacherous journeys across land and sea to the safe haven of Europe. But many here don’t want them. How are the new immigrants adapting and adjusting?
Half the population of the United Kingdom may be obese by 2050. What are the causes and what is being done?
When people think of a tax haven, most have visions of a tropical island in the Caribbean. But what if there was a tax haven hidden right among us?
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
Robert Eric Shoemaker presents a multimedia excavation of the artisans of Venice through the lens of climate change: a conversation between art and science.
To escape poverty and social exclusion in their countries of origin, many Roma seek refuge in France. Often they face the same discrimination in their new home.
Pulitzer Center student fellow Britton Nagy from High Point University takes a look at Norway's rehabilitation-focused prison system and finds that low security brings high benefits.
The Catholic Church stands at a crossroads—church attendance in Europe has decreased and the millennial generation is becoming detached. Can Pope Francis and the Church adapt to the modern era?
Today is International Women’s Day and the plight of women and children in crisis is a recurring theme in much of the reporting that the Pulitzer Center supports.
As the cardinals of the Catholic Church gather in Rome to elect the next pope, one constituency whose voice will not be heard in the Sistine Chapel are the women who make up at least half the church.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week reporting on human rights in Turkey and Cuba.
This Week in Review: Bishops Behaving Badly
Guardian/Observer Calls Paul Salopek Out of Eden project the "most arduous piece of reportage ever undertaken."
The Pulitzer Center education team, and journalist grantees, presented reporting on water and sanitation, resource extraction, and gender imbalance to students in London, Paris, and Berlin.
This Week in Review: Europe's Dark Dawn
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting, from nuclear-powered icebreakers in Russia to trampled human rights in Turkey.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Brazilian health care and unrest in Turkey.
Global health journalism is not an easy sell in today's media market. The Pulitzer Center is working to change that thinking.
Pulitzer Center grantees Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac uncover stories of peace among people of diverse ethnicities in their third book together, “Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds."