Getting Books Into the Hands of Arab Readers

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Feb 2017 / News

Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.

Back to the Old Quarrel: Philosophy vs Religion

Ursula Lindsey / 05 Feb 2017 / News

In Morocco, philosophy teachers object to religious textbook that calls their discipline “contrary to Islam”.

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.

Calls For Education That Believes “Culture is the Solution”

Ursula Lindsey / 23 Nov 2016 / News

In Morocco, a meeting emphasized the need for more arts in school curriculum and for more facilities to train creative professionals.

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.

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.

New Drive for “People-to-People Education” in Region

Mai Shams El-Din / 24 May 2016 / News

Web-based learning platforms aim to boost educational opportunities in the Arab world.

How to Break the Informal Ban on Studying Evolution

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Apr 2016 / News

Despite the strong bias in many Arab countries against the study of evolution, some scientists find a way. Their secret? Strong patrons.

The Legacy of Fatema Mernissi, Moroccan Feminist and Scholar

Ursula Lindsey / 21 Jan 2016 / News

Sociologist Fatema Mernissi published ground-breaking, wide-ranging scholarship that influenced a generation of Arab feminists.