The Frustrating Lives of Syria’s Future Leaders

David Wheeler, Rasha Faek / 15 Nov 2018 / News

A survey of Syrian students seeking advanced degrees found that many have broad personal and civic ambitions. But they face many obstacles.

Fewer Arab Students Head for the United States

Edward Fox / 13 Nov 2018 / News

The Trump travel ban and cuts to a major Saudi scholarship program are among causes of the decline.

Syrian Youth: Still Seeking Education

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 05 Nov 2018 / News

The “lost generation” may have become a cliché, but the reality is that when it comes to education many Syrian youth are still lost.

Donor Interest Fades in Scholarships for Refugees

Austin Davis / 05 Nov 2018 / News

In many countries surrounding Syria, the needs of Syrian youth for financial help accessing higher education far outweigh the supply of funds available.

Syrian Refugees Are Often Steered Into Illegal Jobs

Rasha Faek / 09 Oct 2018 / News

The professional opportunities for refugees are scarce, despite longstanding international pledges of support, in Jordan and Lebanon. In Turkey, the employment situation is somewhat brighter.

New Programs Encourage Refugee Entrepreneurs

Rasha Faek / 09 Oct 2018 / News

For many refugees in the Arab region, entrepreneurship is a chance to build an independent life. But doing so is not easy in many host countries.

An ‘Audio Investigator’ Creates Revealing Landscapes of Sound

Edward Fox / 05 Oct 2018 / News

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, an artist who uses forensic techniques, uses recorded sound to create new perspectives of the world and document injustice.

‘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.

A Lebanese Scholar Wants to Improve Refugees’ Lives

Malak Makki / 10 Sep 2018 / News

Lamis Jomaa studies the food security and nutritional health of refugees, and is passionate about the idea that research can change the status quo.

Refugee Scientists: The Unknown Number

Sean Treacy / 07 Sep 2018 / News

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