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.

Palestinian Universities on the Frontlines

Sam Bahour / 14 Oct 2016 / Opinion

In Palestine, institutions of higher education are vital to the future but have to fight on two fronts just to survive, says the author, a Palestinian-American businessman.

A Palestinian’s Tapestry: Teacher, Student, Journalist

Asma' Jawabreh / 11 Sep 2016 / Opinion

Grappling with the direction of her career, a young woman tries to find her niche in a blend of education and journalism.

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.

Palestinian Student Faces the End of Her Undergraduate Experience

Asma' Jawabreh / 07 May 2016 / Opinion

The barriers Asma’ Jawabreh faces as she tries to complete her senior project offer some last lessons as she finishes her undergraduate education.

A Student in the Midst of an Intifada

Asma' Jawabreh / 12 Jan 2016 / Opinion

Asma’ Jawabreh is immersed in East Jerusalem’s troubles after a breather in Berlin.

Education: The Only Weapon Left

Asma' Jawabreh / 24 Oct 2015 / Opinion

In her last year in university, Asma’ Jawabreh writes about the difficulties she faces as the Israel-Palestine conflict flares up again.

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.

A Conversation With Sari Hanafi: The State Of Arab Research

Benjamin Plackett / 23 Sep 2015 / Opinion

A prize-winning social scientist at the American University of Beirut talks about Arab research and the challenges it faces.

Journalism: Not for Girls?

Asma' Jawabreh / 24 Aug 2015 / Opinion

A young aspiring reporter in Palestine is stunned by the barriers that confront her.