Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey has been the Middle East correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education since 2010. She was based in Cairo, Egypt from 2012 to 2014, and now lives in Rabat, Morocco. She writes about education, media, culture and politics in the Arab world.

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With the Pope in Egypt, Debate on Al-Azhar’s Role

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Apr 2017 / Opinion

In the wake of Coptic church bombings, educators are reflecting on what role universities, including Al-Azhar, the beacon of Sunni Islam, might have in teaching tolerance—or intolerance.

Moroccan Academic Plays Matchmaker Between Books and Readers

Ursula Lindsey / 19 Apr 2017 / Opinion

A retired professor hunts down books published in Morocco and makes them available to a wider audience. His challenges reflect the wider problems of Arab publishing.

UAE Jails Economist: The Silence is Deafening

Ursula Lindsey / 05 Apr 2017 / Opinion

A court has sentenced economist and human rights advocate, Nasser Bin Ghaith, to ten years in jail over his Tweets. The “bubble universities” are quiet.

What Art Can Teach Us About the Arab World

Ursula Lindsey / 31 Mar 2017 / News

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, art enthusiast and Arab-affairs commentator, sees the burgeoning Arab art scene as a way to bring fresh insights to stale discussions.

Can Extremism Be Fought In the Classroom?

Ursula Lindsey / 21 Mar 2017 / Opinion

An author investigates the link between how Islam is taught and the radicalization of youth in Morocco.

Women and Islam: A Topic that Troubles

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Mar 2017 / News

Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.

Students as a Political Barometer of Tunisian Society

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Mar 2017 / Opinion

What makes an activist, a Tunisian researcher asks.

A Dispatch from the Casablanca Book Salon

Ursula Lindsey / 20 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Morocco’s national book fair has a cosmopolitan feel, offering discussions, events and important new publications.

Getting Books Into the Hands of Arab Readers

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Feb 2017 / News

Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.

U.S. Travel Ban Temporarily Halted Amid Global Outcry

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Feb 2017 / News

The president’s executive order has provoked criticism from U.S. academics, but little debate in the Arab world.