Last Words of a Leading Iraqi Scholar

Edward Fox / 19 Jun 2018 / News

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

Report Details Attacks on Education Worldwide

Edward Fox / 10 May 2018 / News

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

Patterns of Disease Are Changing in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 May 2018 / News

Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.

Early Marriage Is Back in Spotlight in the Middle East

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter / 20 Mar 2018 / News

Some nations have made progress in limiting a practice that disrupts girls’ education. But traditionalists are pushing back.

A New Film Focuses on 4 Arab Researchers’ Lives in Exile

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 06 Mar 2018 / News

A documentary highlights the difficulties that refugee scientists face in trying to continue their careers in exile.

Oxfam Urges Help for Youths Returning to Mosul

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Sarah Wachter / 30 Oct 2017 / News

A new report looks at what services are needed by the Iraqi youth who have survived the conflict in Mosul or who fled and came back.

Referendum on Kurdistan’s Independence Echoes in Education

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter / 23 Sep 2017 / News

The governance of Kurdistan’s many universities and the fate of its minority students are among the issues that are up in the air as the region votes on an independence referendum.

In Malnutrition’s Aftermath, Researchers See a Hidden Crisis—Education

Benjamin Plackett / 05 Sep 2017 / News

Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.

First Refugee Scholarship Program Experiences Rapid Growth

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 25 Jul 2017 / News

The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.

New “Education Passport” Tested in Greece

Nikolia Apostolou / 21 Jul 2017 / News

A Norwegian project to hold a refugee’s academic history in a single document and to simplify admission to higher education in host countries is catching on.