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.

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.

Increasing The Competitiveness of Arabic Language: Some Unusual Alternatives

Helen Abadzi / 21 Oct 2016 / Opinion

The challenge of Arabic script is one of the reasons behind Arab students’ disappointing performance results, the author explains.

Deep Generation Gap: Arab Professors Vs. Students

Ursula Lindsey / 20 Sep 2016 / Opinion

Professors have long grumbled about the quality of students, and students about rigid professors, but the tension between them is now especially high.

Palestinian Roots, Syrian Home, U.S. Destination

Riham Alkousaa / 17 Sep 2016 / Opinion

A young writer makes a leap of faith turning down British and European scholarships, and heads for New York City.

In Sudan, U.S. Sanctions Cripple Higher Education

Alaa Shibeika / 18 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Local scientific organizations and scholars use workarounds to continue their research under difficult conditions.

Stop Sending So Many Young People to University

Nathan Field / 11 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Vocational education paired with industry development is the best solution to Arab-region unemployment, the author argues.

Where are the Arabs? A Visit to a Global Conference

Rasha Faek / 20 Jun 2016 / Opinion

At one of the world’s largest international educational events, the agenda was rich and the audience diverse but visitors from Arab countries were hard to find.

Palestinian Student Faces the End of Her Undergraduate Experience

Asma' Jawabreh / 07 May 2016 / Opinion

The barriers Asma’ Jawabreh faces as she tries to complete her senior project offer some last lessons as she finishes her undergraduate education.

An Ambitious Agenda for the American University of Beirut

Fadlo R. Khuri / 04 Apr 2016 / Opinion

As the Lebanese university enters its 150th year, its new president has outlined big plans for what it needs to accomplish.