Reporter Michelle Nijhuis and photographer Jeffrey Barbee spent 10 days on the Juneau Icefield following a research team led by veteran glaciologist Maynard Miller. Miller's half-century commitment to research and teaching on the icefield has given him a rare first-hand perspective on climate change. He has watched the Juneau...
Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo have resulted in millions of Congolese lives lost, while benefiting the trade of small arms and valuable minerals like coltan.
In Zimbabwe, growing political and economic instability has put unprecedented pressure on the country's environment. Deforestation, poaching and unsustainable resource exploitation are destroying what was once among the best-managed park systems in Africa. As a result, people who depend on the country's natural resources - either for day- to-day...
Tyler Marshall reports on the prodigious spread of China's geopolitical influence across southeast Asia and the western Pacific, often in territories long noted as American allies.
In the thick green rainforest at the triple frontier of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, a Muslim Arab community stands accused — yet again — of complicity in international terrorism. So far, investigations have turned up empty, but the community is learning to live with a target on its back....
Reporter Stephanie Hanes and photographer Jeffrey Barbee traveled around Rwanda to look at the lasting impact of choices made about the environment during conflict. The Rwandan genocide of 1994 left an estimated 800,000 people dead, and helped destabilized central Africa. In the face of this human catastrophe, few people...
As the world watches Darfur to the West, government harassments in East Sudan have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. Like their counterparts in Darfur, eastern rebels complain that successive governments in Khartoum have left their region under-developed, whilst exploiting its natural resources.
East Sudan is...
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center executive director, traveled to Sudan in early 2006 to investigate the effectiveness of the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Darfur.
Students will analyze the role of religion in many different aspects of people’s lives and analyze how deeply faith can impact a society’s progress.
In the following global affairs lesson plan, students analyze how an author utilizes diverse and conflicting viewpoints to communicate the Iranian perspective of U.S. sanctions.
In the following global affairs lesson plan, students demonstrate understanding of current events in Saudi Arabia by providing objective summaries of three texts from journalist Caryle Murphy.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
Students will analyze how authors order ideas and emphasize details to report on a global conflict. They will reflect on injustices they have witnessed and write their own reports on local conflicts.
Students will evaluate President Obama’s Food Plan and discuss/debate whether the initiative will be effective or not.
Students will (1) discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using social media and other forms of communication to bolster a movement and (2) create and present a text that promotes an issue.
Students will integrate information from multiple news sources in order to explore gender inequality issues around the world.
Students will be able to identify the push and pull factors of Chinese migrant workers, analyze their living conditions in Beijing.
Students will identify the discriminatory nature of Russia’s Anti-Propaganda Law, analyze ways it violates Russian citizens’ constitutional rights, and propose solutions.
India's midday meal program is the largest free lunch school program in the world. Through animation, radio reports and articles, students discover the successes and failures of the program.
In this lesson, students evaluate the impact of how an author orders information by analyzing two articles about Filipino women leaving their countries to work as domestic workers in the Middle East.