A full-throttle nuclear arms race is underway in a region where terrorism, ethnic violence, and border disputes are endemic. But the flashpoint isn't Iran. It's Pakistan and India.
In a changing political and social environment Greek youth face the consequences of the debt crisis and at the same time re-examine their identity and values.
After decades of isolation, Burma is taking fresh steps toward democracy. The West has strengthened diplomatic ties and trade, but familiar fault lines still threaten prospects for lasting stability.
Facial tattoos, once popular among Chaouia women in Algeria, are now less prevalent. This project examines their contribution to identity, their symbolic meaning, and reasons for their disappearance.
Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?
After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the move. Its young people are finding new homes in—and out—of the country.
Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.
Shiho Fukada documents the lives of disposable workers in Japan in stories that illustrate the global unemployment crisis and the growing gap between rich and poor that has provoked much turmoil.
Oil in the Caspian Sea is making Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan rich. But with Iran and Russia on the sea, too, is it fueling a naval arms race as well?
In Ivory Coast—the world’s top cocoa producer—cocoa farmers bore the brunt of a civil war that killed thousands and displaced more than a million. A year after a power transfer, has anything changed?
Back in power since 2007, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is leading what he claims is a “second phase of the Sandinista revolution.” Some fear Nicaragua is repeating a cycle of social unrest.
Suriname, with its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the United States toward China.
After years of isolation, Burma is experiencing a political thaw that has taken even jaded observers by surprise. But the "New Burma" is not for everyone. Jason Motlagh shares more.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks about the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining.
Allison Shelley and Allyn Gaestel report on the silent crisis of abortion in Nigeria.
Journalist Beenish Ahmed discusses what drove her to report on education in Pakistan and why it's such a vexed and critical question for the future of the country.
In Mali children are given anti-malarials to prevent the disease. Use on a large scale is leading to drug-resistant strains of malaria, yet health workers say the benefits outweigh the risks.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jeffrey Stern talks about his project reporting on the lives of ordinary Afghans.
The FT's Robin Wigglesworth reported on the impact of economic crisis on the Caribbean with videographers Veronica Kan-Dapaah and Steve Ager and freelance photographer Andrea de Silva.
The journalist behind the Atlas of Pentecostalism explains the origins and techniques of a uniquely innovative reporting project.
Journalist Ken Weiss has spent several years documenting the causes and consequences of rapid global population growth.
Will leftover plutonium from the Cold War fall into the hands of terrorists? Journalists David Hoffman and Eben Harrell discuss their reporting in Kazakhstan.
Jason Motlagh returns to Bangladesh to investigate its export garment industry in the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy.
Journalist Sharon Schmickle reports on food security in Africa. Four Tanzanian journalists join her to look into the reasons behind malnourishment in their country and the struggles farmers face.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
This lesson introduces students to the individual experiences of child soldiers as well as larger issues like the impact of war on children through reporting on Boko Haram.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students learn about the emerging cohort of women lawyers in Saudi Arabia and explore the history, culture, and politics of Saudi Arabia to understand the situation for women lawyers and law...
Use reporting on Zambia’s lead mines by Damian Carrington and Larry C. Price to explore the causes, effects and responses to toxic lead poisoning.
In this lesson, students learn about the experience of international reporting from Iona Craig’s work in Yemen and her reflections on the reporting process.
This group of lessons explores the interplay between religion and power. Students evaluate the degree to which religious forces impact the strength of a country's democratic institutions.
Students analyze why religions have internal conflicts and discuss whether these conflicts are truly religious in nature.
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.
Students explore the impacts of the century-long relationship between Alcoa, an American corporation, and Suriname. They then debate the terms of Alcoa's exit from the country.
This lesson uses a photo essay as a primary source so students can identify the Seven Economic Principles in a real world situation.
In this lesson, students learn about Berta Cáceres, the risks that environmental activists face in Honduras, and how threats to activists fit into larger political, social, and cultural conflicts.