A Conversation with Marlene Johnson, the CEO of NAFSA

Rasha Faek / 07 Jun 2016 / Opinion

Ms. Johnson has led NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the largest professional association dedicated to international educators, for 18 years. She retires at the end of 2016.

A Conversation With Boutros Boutros-Ghali, on Education

David Wheeler / 17 Feb 2016 / Opinion

The editor of Al-Fanar Media recalls an interview with the one of the most internationally famous Egyptians of his age.

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 the LAU President: Education and Lebanon’s Future

Ida Sophie Winter / 09 Oct 2015 / Opinion

Joseph Jabbra, the president of Lebanese American University, talks about steering his institution through difficult political and economic times.

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.

Iraqi Champion of Diversity, in a Discouraging Time

Gilgamesh Nabeel / 27 Aug 2015 / Opinion

An Iraqi scholar says that tolerance and minority rights are an essential part of keeping societies strong.

A Conversation With Effat University President Haifa Jamal Al-Lail

Ahmad Sabri / 25 Jun 2015 / Opinion

Haifa Jamal Al-Lail spoke with Al-Fanar Media about the challenges Saudi universities face and the obstacles and opportunities for women in higher education.

A Conversation with Hanan Badr: Journalism’s Future in Egypt

Benjamin Plackett / 27 May 2015 / Opinion

A journalism professor at Cairo University discusses the profession’s outlook in the North African nation.

A Conversation With the Leader of the UAE’s Largest University

Sarah Lynch / 04 Mar 2015 / Opinion

The chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology talks about the institution’s organization and teaching style.

A Conversation With Zahra Babar: Social Science Research in Qatar

Eman Kamel / 13 Feb 2015 / Opinion

A researcher interested in citizenship and families talks about taking on sensitive topics in Qatar.