Rebuilding Health Care After Conflicts: Lebanon as a Case Study in Failure

Habib Battah / 10 Jan 2017 / Opinion

Experts are beginning to mull how to rebuild health-care systems after conflicts ease in the Arab region. Lebanon provides a case study in dysfunction, the author argues.

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.

Intense Traffic: U.S. Teacher Meets Syrian Students

Jeffrey R. Young / 27 Sep 2016 / Opinion

A U.S.-based journalist spends three days running a multimedia workshop with students who have fled the Syrian conflict.

A Conversation With Seteney Shami

Rasha Faek / 30 Aug 2016 / Opinion

The social sciences are essential to understanding social change in the Arab region, says the director general of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences.

Survey Gives Panoramic View of Arab Higher Education

Karma El Hassan / 10 Aug 2016 / Opinion

A survey of universities across the MENA region shows many are checking students’ learning outcomes and institutional quality.

Who Defines “Excellence” in Education? And How?

Clara Morgan / 13 May 2016 / Opinion

A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.

An Ambitious Agenda for the American University of Beirut

Fadlo R. Khuri / 04 Apr 2016 / Opinion

As the Lebanese university enters its 150th year, its new president has outlined big plans for what it needs to accomplish.

Online Media Expands, Digital Divide Persists

Ursula Lindsey / 29 Mar 2016 / Opinion

A new report on media in the Middle East documents television’s dominance and sharp differences in who has Internet access.

2016 Prediction: Individuals Not Governments Spur Educational Change

Rasha Faek / 13 Jan 2016 / Opinion

With the chances low for real change in educational policies in the region, the author believes informal initiatives may make an important difference.

Conversation With Steven Salaita: A Controversial Scholar Reflects on His Move to Beirut

Jason Lemon / 22 Oct 2015 / Opinion

An American university fired Steven Salaita for anti-Israel tweets. Our writer catches up with him in Lebanon.