Critical Thinking Liberal Arts Refugees Students Technology & Online Learning

A Liberals Arts Approach to the Refugee Education Challenge

Benjamin Plackett | 01 Mar 2019

A Jesuit charity and university team up to offer a diploma that can be a steppingstone to a bachelor’s degree, fueling the hopes of refugees who want to help others in their communities.

Arts & Culture Gender Refugees Research Terrorism

Iraqi Researchers Use Art to Help Sexual-Violence Survivors

Benjamin Plackett | 01 Feb 2019

In a region with a psychiatrist shortage, nonexperts are called on to help refugees cope with psychological trauma. Art therapy is one way this is happening in Iraq.

Employment Policy Politics Refugees Students

Report Examines Progress in Recognizing Refugees’ Credentials

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 31 Jan 2019

Countries could do more to ease barriers that keep new arrivals from advancing in their education or employment, says a new UNESCO report.

Development Research Science

Iraqi Laboratory Engineers Better Crops for Farmers

Benjamin Plackett | 14 Jan 2019

A researcher at the University of Duhok is experimenting with growing plants in controlled conditions to provide plants to farmers that might resist disease and bear fruit sooner.

Research Science

Geologists Search for Clues to Dinosaurs’ Extinction

Benjamin Plackett | 10 Dec 2018

In Iraq, researchers hope to find rock layers that yield an understanding of how and why life came back after dinosaurs died out.

Students Teaching Terrorism

Mosul’s Students Return to a Battered Campus

Benjamin Plackett | 26 Nov 2018

The University of Mosul’s professors and students have come back to the campus, but have to cope with demolished and scarred infrastructure and lingering security concerns.

Architecture Development Research Teaching

Iraqi City Displays Grassroots Urban Planning

Benjamin Plackett | 21 Nov 2018

New informal settlements built in Duhok are improving their designs, partly out of fear of government reprisals.

Arab Spring Data & Surveys Faculty Refugees Research

Refugee Scientists: The Unknown Number

Sean Treacy | 07 Sep 2018

As crises escalate, so does the number of displaced scientists. But a precise overall count is elusive.

Politics Religion Social Sciences

Last Words of a Leading Iraqi Scholar

Edward Fox | 19 Jun 2018

In a prescient paper, published posthumously, the sociologist Faleh Abdul Jabar described the social forces at work in recent Iraqi politics.

Academic Freedom Conflict Politics

Report Details Attacks on Education Worldwide

Edward Fox | 10 May 2018

Seven Arab countries show an increase in violence against schools, universities, students and staff in the past five years.




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