Informal Schools in Lebanon Reach Out to Syrian Families

Motiaa Hallak / 31 Jan 2017 / News

A program for the children of Syrian refugees tries to fill an educational gap in the Beqaa’ Valley.

Young Arabs Don’t Want to Emigrate, New Study Says

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 14 Dec 2016 / News

Young Arabs face countless difficulties in trying to build a future, but contrary to many other reports a new study says most of them do not want to leave their countries.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

Social Scientists Work Amid Rising Suspicion

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Nov 2016 / News

Arab researchers in the social sciences have always faced intense government scrutiny. Now they say it’s getting worse.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

Wider Lessons From Vocational Education for Refugees

Benjamin Plackett / 01 Nov 2016 / News

UNICEF report shows how lessons learned from vocational training for refugees could help Arab students across the region find jobs.

Circles of Trust: New Insights Into Arab Youth

Ursula Lindsey / 31 Oct 2016 / News

A consortium of researchers who have studied young people in five Arab countries and Turkey find that young people place most of their confidence in their family network.

Young Researchers’ Funding Struggles Magnified in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Aug 2016 / News

A recent study of the difficulties young U.S. researchers face echoes in the Middle East—but the story is slightly different.

New Battle in One of the World’s Oldest Cities

Habib Battah / 24 Jun 2016 / News

The struggle between developers and activists who seek public access to Lebanon’s coast has now swept up an important new archaeological site.

Lebanese American University’s Unique Perch in New York

Benjamin Plackett / 23 Jun 2016 / News

The university increases its reach in the West while keeping things simple.