U.S. Travel Ban Temporarily Halted Amid Global Outcry

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Feb 2017 / News

The president’s executive order has provoked criticism from U.S. academics, but little debate in the Arab world.

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.

U.S. Selective Ban on Visas Shuts Out Arab Students

Burton Bollag / 30 Jan 2017 / News

President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily blocking the citizens of seven countries from entering the United States could ultimately affect up 17,000 Arab and Iranian students.

How to Help Refugee Youth Recover From Trauma

Benjamin Plackett / 27 Jan 2017 / News

Recent studies offer promising therapies, but finding enough professionals to deliver them is an uphill battle.

Challenges of Academic Research in the Midst of War

Eman Kamel / 05 Jan 2017 / News

To get insights into armed conflicts, academics need to conduct research in conflict zones, but such research poses methodological, logistical and ethical challenges.

Refugee Youth Traumatized by War: Overwhelmed, Understudied

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Dec 2016 / News

Research with refugee children is scarce, but what research there is shows a strong need for early intervention, and a risk of perpetuating a cycle of violence.

Young Syrians Take Their Chances in Sudan

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 06 Dec 2016 / News

Sudan is the one Arab country that allows Syrians unconditional entry. But they face difficulties settling there, especially in education.

A Double Win: Educating Syrians to be Teachers

Jeffrey R. Young / 04 Dec 2016 / News

In Lebanon, a diploma program improves teaching in the classrooms for refugee children and opens employment possibilities for Syrian university graduates.

Refugee Status Forces A Student to Switch His Studies

Hamad Othman / 18 Nov 2016 / News

Basim Abdallah started out studying law at the University of Damascus. Now he is studying Arabic in Jordan, trapped by educational and employment restrictions.

Slamming the Door in Syrian Faces

Rasha Faek, Sarah Lynch / 01 Nov 2016 / News

Syrians seeking to leave their country and neighboring countries to reach greater economic and educational opportunity are finding themselves trapped.