Teaching Religious Tolerance in a Sectarian Time

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Apr 2017 / Opinion

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.

Unfriendly U.S. Policies Threaten Arab Student Flows

Dean Hoke / 13 Apr 2017 / Opinion

Travel bans and negative rhetoric have fueled concern for Arab overseas students, and U.S. institutions stand to lose more than revenue.

Students as a Political Barometer of Tunisian Society

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Mar 2017 / Opinion

What makes an activist, a Tunisian researcher asks.

A Roadmap for Rebuilding Higher Education in Iraq

Lori Mason / 14 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Universities have an important role to play in the healing and rebuilding of Iraq after Da’esh.

Academic Freedom in Egypt Needs More Vocal Support

Mohamed Abdel Salam / 07 Feb 2017 / Opinion

A writer calls for a unified approach to support academic freedom in Egypt.

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.