Making Sense of the Arab Uprisings’ Aftermath: Think Small

Ursula Lindsey / 14 Jun 2017 / Opinion

In drawing lessons from the 2011 Arab uprisings and their after-effects, scholars should zoom in on experiments in governance and activism, even if they failed.

The Light Inside the Tunnel

Sabah Hamamou / 22 May 2017 / Opinion

A slight twist on an old saying can help those discouraged by the situation in the Arab world, says an Al-Fanar Media editor.

Host-Country Universities Must Evolve To Help Refugees

Hana Addam El-Ghali / 02 May 2017 / Opinion

Change in curriculum and ways of delivering education are the key to helping Syrian students succeed and will ultimately help all students.

In Rural Lebanon, Lessons for Children, and Humanity

David Wheeler / 16 Mar 2017 / Opinion

Two educational programs in the countryside north of Beirut for Syrian children show how ingenuity can create educational access for children.

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.