Traveling With The Respect You Deserve

Maha Bali / 07 Apr 2017 / Opinion

An Egyptian academic reflects on how people react to her when she travels and on the latest indignity, the U.K. and U.S. laptop ban.

How Plans Work In Real Life

Nur Al-huda Hamdan / 16 Mar 2017 / Opinion

Finding a mission in life is the result of hard work, not chance.

A Moroccan Scholar Uncovers Hidden, Connected Histories

Ursula Lindsey / 16 Jan 2017 / Opinion

A New York-based researcher and music-lover studies the way people, identities, and sounds travel.

Rebuilding Health Care After Conflicts: Lebanon as a Case Study in Failure

Habib Battah / 10 Jan 2017 / Opinion

Experts are beginning to mull how to rebuild health-care systems after conflicts ease in the Arab region. Lebanon provides a case study in dysfunction, the author argues.

Amplifying the Voices of Global-South Scholars

Maha Bali / 07 Oct 2016 / Opinion

The writer discusses what are the possible ways to strengthen the voices of scholars from the Global South.

In Homs, a “Battle for Home”

Ursula Lindsey / 12 Sep 2016 / Opinion

A young Syrian architect uses her hometown as a basis for reflecting on the larger social and political role of architecture.

A Conversation With Seteney Shami

Rasha Faek / 30 Aug 2016 / Opinion

The social sciences are essential to understanding social change in the Arab region, says the director general of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences.

Why Social Science Risks Irrelevance

Danah Boyd / 05 Aug 2016 / Opinion

The privilege to pursue knowledge carries a responsibility to share it with the world.

Inspiring Youth: A Personal Tribute to Ahmed Zewail

Maha Bali / 03 Aug 2016 / Opinion

A professor recalls how her personal encounters with Ahmed Zewail, the Nobel-Prize winning Egyptian scientist who died yesterday, have changed her life.

Dresden, a Top German Research Center, Beats Expectations

Eman Kamel / 04 May 2016 / Opinion

An Arab journalist’s visit to Dresden, a German city rich with history but troubled by a xenophobic minority, takes some surprising turns.