Both moderate Muslims and Pope Francis will seek to soothe conflicts between religions when the Pope visits Al-Azhar University, a beacon of Sunni Islam, this week.
Travel bans and negative rhetoric have fueled concern for Arab overseas students, and U.S. institutions stand to lose more than revenue.
What makes an activist, a Tunisian researcher asks.
Universities have an important role to play in the healing and rebuilding of Iraq after Da’esh.
A writer calls for a unified approach to support academic freedom in Egypt.
Obay al-Dewachi has kept Mosul’s university running in exile and represents the resilience of the city’s people.
An Egyptian journalist recalls a program that helped her think in new ways and reflects on the connection between education and social progress.
A commentator describes what education should be like after coalition forces have expelled Islamic State forces from Mosul.
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.
Empowering youth requires encouraging enrollment in academic programs that include courses in philosophy, poetry and art history, the writers believe.