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.

Scholar Sees Power Shift From Governments to Communities

Edward Fox / 09 May 2017 / News

American-style democracies won’t emerge in the Middle East, a political scientist says. In a new book, he predicts shared power agreements among communities, or “communitocracies.”

Arab Protests Move Back to the Streets From Social Media

Habib Battah / 17 Apr 2017 / News

The American University of Beirut’s City Debates conference reflects a growing conflict between city gentrification and citizens’ needs.

Ambitious But Secretive Arab Education Provider: Iran

Wagdy Sawahel / 21 Mar 2017 / News

Iranian universities are reaching out to the Arab world but are silent about their motives, creating suspicion in many quarters.

Little Hope of Jobs for Syrians in Lebanon and Jordan

Rasha Faek / 25 Feb 2017 / News

With their ability to work severely restricted by their two closest Arab neighbors, many Syrian youth don’t see the point in education.

Informal Schools in Lebanon Reach Out to Syrian Families

Motiaa Hallak / 31 Jan 2017 / News

A program for the children of Syrian refugees tries to fill an educational gap in the Beqaa’ Valley.

Young Arabs Don’t Want to Emigrate, New Study Says

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 14 Dec 2016 / News

Young Arabs face countless difficulties in trying to build a future, but contrary to many other reports a new study says most of them do not want to leave their countries.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

Social Scientists Work Amid Rising Suspicion

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Nov 2016 / News

Arab researchers in the social sciences have always faced intense government scrutiny. Now they say it’s getting worse.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.