Can Extremism Be Fought In the Classroom?

Ursula Lindsey / 21 Mar 2017 / Opinion

An author investigates the link between how Islam is taught and the radicalization of youth in Morocco.

A Dispatch from the Casablanca Book Salon

Ursula Lindsey / 20 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Morocco’s national book fair has a cosmopolitan feel, offering discussions, events and important new publications.

A Moroccan Scholar Uncovers Hidden, Connected Histories

Ursula Lindsey / 16 Jan 2017 / Opinion

A New York-based researcher and music-lover studies the way people, identities, and sounds travel.

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.

Professor-Politician Puts Education On the Agenda

Ursula Lindsey / 11 Oct 2016 / Opinion

The first female head of a political party in Morocco is a professor, and a defender of the country’s public education.

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.

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.

A Long-Shuttered Moroccan Magazine Still Wields Powerful Influence

Ursula Lindsey / 19 Apr 2016 / Opinion

Souffles, a firebrand Moroccan cultural magazine, still influences intellectuals and attracts scholars fifty years after its was forced to close.

A New Moroccan University Press Aims to “Open Windows in People’s Minds”

Ursula Lindsey / 08 Dec 2015 / Opinion

The first volume of a new press provides an introduction to exceptional scholars whose work seeks to engage the public.

An Academic’s Hunger Strike for Freedom of Speech

Ursula Lindsey / 19 Oct 2015 / Opinion

A Moroccan intellectual has stopped eating, saying the government has blocked him from leaving the country.