A Summer Course That Shaped My Way of Thinking

Sabah Hamamou / 10 Jan 2017 / Opinion

An Egyptian journalist recalls a program that helped her think in new ways and reflects on the connection between education and social progress.

How Egypt’s Currency Plunge Trapped a University

Mai Shams El-Din / 13 Dec 2016 / Opinion

The chief financial officer of the American University in Cairo explains how a financial event the institution planned for still wound up making life harder for everyone involved.

New Insights On the Arab World: 2016 Books

Ursula Lindsey / 12 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.

Funds Cut for Prominent Arabic Language Program

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Dec 2016 / Opinion

The U.S. government has slashed support for the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad, a renowned Arabic program that provides language training in the Arab world for foreigners.

The Liberal Arts As Antidote to Political Extremism in Mideast

Allison Hodgkins, Ted Purinton / 24 Oct 2016 / Opinion

Empowering youth requires encouraging enrollment in academic programs that include courses in philosophy, poetry and art history, the writers believe.

Amplifying the Voices of Global-South Scholars

Maha Bali / 07 Oct 2016 / Opinion

The writer discusses what are the possible ways to strengthen the voices of scholars from the Global South.

Deep Generation Gap: Arab Professors Vs. Students

Ursula Lindsey / 20 Sep 2016 / Opinion

Professors have long grumbled about the quality of students, and students about rigid professors, but the tension between them is now especially high.

Inspiring Youth: A Personal Tribute to Ahmed Zewail

Maha Bali / 03 Aug 2016 / Opinion

A professor recalls how her personal encounters with Ahmed Zewail, the Nobel-Prize winning Egyptian scientist who died yesterday, have changed her life.

Stop Sending So Many Young People to University

Nathan Field / 11 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Vocational education paired with industry development is the best solution to Arab-region unemployment, the author argues.

Why Don’t Arabs Read?

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Publishing statistics hint at low readership in the region, but many new ventures, large and small, seek to encourage reading.