University of Mosul President Looks to a Post-Da’esh Future

Edward Fox / 19 Jan 2017 / Opinion

Obay al-Dewachi has kept Mosul’s university running in exile and represents the resilience of the city’s people.

A Summer Course That Shaped My Way of Thinking

Sabah Hamamou / 10 Jan 2017 / Opinion

An Egyptian journalist recalls a program that helped her think in new ways and reflects on the connection between education and social progress.

What Education Should Look Like After Da’esh

Mosul Eye / 15 Nov 2016 / Opinion

A commentator describes what education should be like after coalition forces have expelled Islamic State forces from Mosul.

The University of Mosul Could Show the Way in Post-War Reconstruction

Katerina Siira, Thomas Hill / 13 Nov 2016 / Opinion

Many of those displaced from Mosul are deeply committed to their home. Harnessing their ideas and energy will be key when the battle to recapture the city is over, argue the authors.

The Liberal Arts As Antidote to Political Extremism in Mideast

Allison Hodgkins, Ted Purinton / 24 Oct 2016 / Opinion

Empowering youth requires encouraging enrollment in academic programs that include courses in philosophy, poetry and art history, the writers believe.

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.

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.

Engineers and Jihadists: The Curious Connection

Ursula Lindsey / 10 May 2016 / Opinion

A new book tries to solve the puzzle of why engineering students are overrepresented among Islamist radicals.

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 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.