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Tariq Ramadan and the ‘Muslim Exception’

Ursula Lindsey / 29 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The political frenzy over accusations of rape against a prominent Islamic scholar obscures the need for more women to feel free to speak out against abuse.

Helping Libyan Professors Become Better Teachers

Edward Fox / 29 Nov 2017 / News

A program at the University of Southampton trains faculty members at the University of Tripoli in new approaches to teaching.

A Team Effort to Combat Domestic Violence

Edward Fox / 28 Nov 2017 / News

In Lebanon, a university and a police force collaborate on a training program to improve the police response to domestic violence.

Celebrating Arab Artists as ‘Spiritual Historians’

Ursula Lindsey / 17 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture marks a decade of supporting artistic projects with an exhibition in Beirut’s new “museum of memory.”

Rebuilding a Space for Thought in Cairo

Ursula Lindsey / 15 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The Townhouse art gallery, a cultural landmark, has survived a raid by state authorities and a building collapse.

NYU Department Cuts Ties With Abu Dhabi Campus

Eric J. Lyman / 12 Nov 2017 / News

The department is protesting the Emirates’ denial of visas for two professors and calling on NYU’s president to lobby the U.A.E.’s government to change its visa policies.

Water is Scarce in Egypt; So Are Research Funds

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 10 Nov 2017 / News

The country’s scientists are devising innovative ways of dealing with declining water resources, but financial and other challenges impede putting their projects into effect.

University Press Thrives On New Arabic Fiction

Ursula Lindsey / 08 Nov 2017 / Opinion

American University in Cairo Press weathers the post-Mubarak era, focusing on scholarly books and new Arabic writing.

Arrested Saudi Prince Has Been a Major Academic Donor

Eric J. Lyman / 06 Nov 2017 / News

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has supported centers at some of the world’s best-known universities. Now he is under house arrest.

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