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.
Europeans drew Africa’s borders long ago. Today these lines are often deserted and sometimes dangerous. Mali is the legacy: A crumbling state, rump of ancient empire between desert and forest.
Anonymous and spoken, landai , two-line Pashtun poems, have served for centuries as a means of self-expression for women. Today they are an important vehicle of public dissent.
An immersive, transmedia book project for the iPad on the birth of the world's newest country from photographer Trevor Snapp and reporter Alan Boswell.
With the same ruthless skill it uses to keep its population in check, North Korea also keeps journalists in the dark. But much can be learned from the outside looking in.
From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.
Scotland is set for a vote on independence. It is expected to take place in 2014, meaning that the United Kingdom could be dissolved in 2015. Tim Judah looks at defense and foreign policy implications.
Nairobi’s Dandora Municipal Dump Site has been officially "full" for years and is implicated in a host of diseases--yet provides employment to scavengers. Views from the dump and from those nearby.
Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as boys will attend school and learn to read, and that all will have safe water and access to healthcare.
UN peacekeepers have been stationed throughout Haiti to help stabilize the country and protect Haitians. But repeated allegations of human rights abuses have sent their popularity to an all-time low.
From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.
Popular demonstrations against the rule of Vladimir Putin are sweeping across Russia. Will the demands of the middle class protesters force Putin to liberalize—or keep him from returning to power?
Journalists Alisa Roth and Hugh Eakin traveled the perimeter of Syria, to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Northern Iraq to cover the Syrian refugee crisis.
"Be a friend to the whole human race"— Pulitzer Center developmental workshop in Philadelphia brings journalists and educators together.
In preparation for a visit by Pulitzer Center grantee Yochi Dreazen, a Davidson alumna writes an article highlighting both Dreazen's work and that of the College's recent Pulitzer Center fellows.
Pulitzer Center editor Kem Knapp Sawyer opened the Global Classrooms Model UN conference with a talk on child soldiers—and on programs aimed at helping them find "the resilience to begin again."
Robin Hammond discusses the mental health issues facing former child soldiers. His work documents the treatment of mental health issues in various African countries, focusing specifically on Liberia.
In 2012, 80 Tibetans set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. Jeff Bartholet investigates the practice of self-immolation, its history, and its impact.
This lesson plan has been designed for high school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
This lesson plan has been designed for middle school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
This lesson plan has been designed for elementary school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
What does it mean to apply soft power?
Tomas van Houtryve talks about photographing North Korea from the outside.
The Pulitzer Center continues its summer collaboration with Free Spirit Media in Chicago, providing grantee journalists to serve as mentors during student documentary filmmaking workshops.
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.