Students as a Political Barometer of Tunisian Society

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Mar 2017 / Opinion

What makes an activist, a Tunisian researcher asks.

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.

The Paradox of Higher Education in MENA

Shanta Devarajan / 30 Jun 2016 / Opinion

To improve higher education in the Middle East and North Africa, the writer urges a shift in the focus of education away from public-sector jobs.

A New Perspective on the Last Days of the Prophet

Ursula Lindsey / 12 Jun 2016 / Opinion

A Tunisian literature scholar looks at how the circumstances surrounding the death of the Prophet Mohamed have affected Islam.

An International Conference Through a Tunisian Writer’s Eyes

Ibtissem Jamel / 05 Jun 2016 / Opinion

A Tunisian writer has a fresh perspective on the British Council’s annual Going Global conference, held this year in South Africa.

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.

How to Avoid Getting Cheated by Phony Scholarships

Benjamin Plackett / 24 Feb 2015 / Opinion

Fraudulent universities use fake scholarships as bait to lure unsuspecting students to part with their money. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Tunisia’s Student Unions Should Stay Out of Politics

Mohamed Abdel Salam / 28 Jan 2015 / Opinion

Tunisian student unions need to fight for on-campus freedoms of their members and avoid national politics, the author argues.

A Conversation With Tunisia’s New Higher-Education Minister

Burton Bollag / 09 Apr 2014 / Opinion

In a frank, wide-ranging interview, Tawfik Jelassi talks about the country’s efforts to improve its universities.