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Hard Lessons: North African Writers on Education

Ursula Lindsey / 05 Sep 2018 / Opinion

Books by authors from the Maghreb show a generational shift in views on the school systems they experienced.

Tunisian Youth Find a Political Voice in Rap

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Sep 2018 / News

Since the revolution a new art form among Tunisia’s youth has provided a political outlet.

Artists Share ‘Local Histories’ of War and Exile

Heba Elkayal / 30 Aug 2018 / Opinion

Works by two artists from the Middle East, recently shown in New York, reflect on the effects of conquest, past and present.

Saudi Students Are Caught in a Diplomatic Row

Benjamin Plackett / 19 Aug 2018 / News

Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic row with Canada has upended the future of thousands of Saudi students at Canadian universities, forcing them to leave the country just before the new semester starts.

How Teachers Can Use Anthropology in Classrooms

Afaf A. Khoshman / 13 Aug 2018 / Opinion

Teachers can stimulate learning by recognizing and giving voice to the variety of social backgrounds among their students.

Samia Halaby: An Artist at Once Palestinian and Universal

Heba Elkayal / 10 Aug 2018 / Opinion

The acclaimed Palestinian-American artist Samia Halaby has stayed connected to the visual and political elements of her homeland while viewing her work as having a broad artistic role.

Teaching My Son Arabic: Balancing Love and Grammar

Hossam Abouzahr / 08 Aug 2018 / Opinion

A second-generation Lebanese American mastered classical and colloquial Arabic as an adult. He wants his son also to have access to the world the language opened for him.

Behind the Numbers: Arab Women in Research

Benjamin Plackett / 06 Aug 2018 / Resources

Arab participation in research is high compared to the rest of the world, but that rate masks difficulties women face in some countries and in male-dominated disciplines.

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