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Egyptian Artist Explores Themes of Identity and Belonging

Heba Elkayal / 28 Sep 2018 / News

Ibrahim Ahmed draws on his own multinational experience to make art that challenges societal constructs.

A Tribute to Samir Amin, Egyptian Economist

Georges Fahmi / 27 Sep 2018 / Opinion

The intellectual who died in August shaped some of the intellectual debate about why so-called developing countries do not make economic progress.

Arabic Podcasts Find a Growing Audience

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Sep 2018 / News

Networks in Jordan and Saudi Arabia offer listeners programs that give voice to diverse views, discuss sensitive topics, or just go where the conversation flows.

Students Lose When Countries Cut Educational Ties

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 24 Sep 2018 / Opinion

The costs go beyond disrupting academic progress. Students also miss out on valuable opportunities for building workplace skills.

Egypt Prescribes Changes for Doctors in Training

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 20 Sep 2018 / News

The new system, designed to meet international accreditation standards, will give medical students more hands-on experience in hospitals.

Book Banning in Kuwait: Whatever Next?

Layla AlAmmar / 18 Sep 2018 / Opinion

A committee of the country’s ministry of information has the power to ban books, in an affront to the country’s democratic principles.

‘Reconciliation Studies’ Seeks Inroads In Arab Region

Edward Fox / 14 Sep 2018 / News

An international academic alliance is developing programs in conflict-resolution studies at universities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Keeping an Eye on Blindness, A Regional Issue

Benjamin Plackett / 13 Sep 2018 / News

The causes of vision loss in the Arab region are changing, researchers say, and public health policy makers need to listen.

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.

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