Rasha Faek

Rasha Faek

Rasha is an experienced journalist who has covered a diverse range of issues ranging from business and youth to citizenship and culture. She also has extensive experience in website management and online publishing. Rasha holds bachelor’s degrees in English literature from Damascus University, in dramatic arts from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, and in journalism from Damascus Open University. She has participated in a number of prestigious training programs hosted by organizations such as the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the BBC, Deutsche Welle, the United Nation University-International Leadership Institute, The Fund for American Studies, and the Foreign Press Centre of Japan.

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In Damascus, Little Water, Little Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Jan 2017 / News

The safety of children at schools is at risk following the water shortage in the Syrian capital.

Young Syrians Take Their Chances in Sudan

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 06 Dec 2016 / News

Sudan is the one Arab country that allows Syrians unconditional entry. But they face difficulties settling there, especially in education.

Slamming the Door in Syrian Faces

Rasha Faek, Sarah Lynch / 01 Nov 2016 / News

Syrians seeking to leave their country and neighboring countries to reach greater economic and educational opportunity are finding themselves trapped.

Meeting Syrian Students: A Mixture of Pride and Sadness

Rasha Faek / 04 Oct 2016 / Opinion

Syrian students face unique challenges. Still, many have been able to overcome many of them.

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.

The End of Sanctions Opens Iran’s Academic Gates

Rasha Faek / 26 Aug 2016 / News

Iran is expanding its higher-education connections internationally, although it faces reticence in the Arab world.

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.

A Conversation with Marlene Johnson, the CEO of NAFSA

Rasha Faek / 07 Jun 2016 / Opinion

Ms. Johnson has led NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the largest professional association dedicated to international educators, for 18 years. She retires at the end of 2016.

Study Explores the Deep Frustrations of Arab Youth

Rasha Faek / 25 Apr 2016 / News

A new study found the refugee crisis isn’t just hurting young refugees—it is pushing an entire generation of Arab youth toward hopelessness.

Arab Youth Survey Suggests Unemployment Drives Terrorism

Rasha Faek / 22 Apr 2016 / Resources

A survey found Arab young people believe religion plays too much of a role in society. But survey respondents said unemployment is driving some youth into the arms of the Islamic State.