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.
Morocco’s national book fair has a cosmopolitan feel, offering discussions, events and important new publications.
Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.
The president’s executive order has provoked criticism from U.S. academics, but little debate in the Arab world.
In Morocco, philosophy teachers object to religious textbook that calls their discipline “contrary to Islam”.
A New York-based researcher and music-lover studies the way people, identities, and sounds travel.
Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.
The U.S. government has slashed support for the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad, a renowned Arabic program that provides language training in the Arab world for foreigners.
In Morocco, a meeting emphasized the need for more arts in school curriculum and for more facilities to train creative professionals.
A consortium of researchers who have studied young people in five Arab countries and Turkey find that young people place most of their confidence in their family network.
The first female head of a political party in Morocco is a professor, and a defender of the country’s public education.