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Conference on Aid to Yemen Highlights Support for Education

Edward Fox | 04 Mar 2019

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged to increase their humanitarian aid, including money for teachers’ pay. It’s unclear, though, how the aid will be delivered.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics

Rift Widens Between American University in Cairo’s Faculty Members and Its Leadership

Amr EL-Tohamy | 15 Feb 2019

Faculty members have voted no confidence in the institution’s president. The board of trustees has unanimously backed him, leaving the campus set up for long-term tension.

Academic Freedom Politics Research

Spy Conviction May Chill U.A.E. Research

Edward Fox | 27 Nov 2018

Matthew Hedges, a U.K. doctoral student convicted in the United Arab Emirates of spying for Britain, has been pardoned and released. But his experience has provoked anxiety about the safety of foreign researchers in the UAE.

Academic Freedom Conflict Faculty Students

Academic Freedom Project Highlights Arab, Turkish Cases

Edward Fox | 23 Oct 2018

Situations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Israel are highlighted in a new global report that documents attacks on higher education, including violence and restrictions on sharing ideas.

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.

Academic Freedom Refugees Teaching Vocational Education

A Refugee Camp’s Teachers Get Some Welcome Global Support

John Dyer, Tonny Onyulo | 04 Mar 2018

A training and mentoring program helps make them better teachers and gives them new confidence.

Academic Freedom Conflict Politics Students

Students’ Lack of Political Engagement Is Cause for Concern, Author Says

Ammar Faris | 15 Dec 2017

A Jordanian academic looks into the reasons for the decline of university students’ political awareness and suggests academic solutions.

Academic Freedom Data & Surveys Democracy

Report Shows Arab World’s Differing Opinions on Freedom of Expression

Benjamin Plackett | 08 Dec 2017

Freedom of speech is diminishing globally and Arab countries are leading this trend. But their citizens disagree as to whether fading freedom is a problem.

Academic Freedom Internationalization Religion

NYU Department Cuts Ties With Abu Dhabi Campus

Eric J. Lyman | 12 Nov 2017

The department is protesting the Emirates’ denial of visas for two professors and calling on NYU’s president to lobby the U.A.E.’s government to change its visa policies.

Academic Freedom Curriculum Education Reform

New Cairo University Leader Advocates for Progressive Islam

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader | 24 Oct 2017

As a philosopher, Mohamed Osman El-Khosht was devoted to Islam’s dialogue with science and other religions. Now he brings an emphasis on critical thinking to Egypt’s largest university.




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