For Students from Darfur, a Bleak Present and Future

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 04 Jul 2017 / News

Darfur students at Sudanese universities face major economic challenges and continuous violence and discrimination.

Historical Wounds Are Not Healing in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey / 06 Jun 2017 / News

Transitional justice process sparks debate about how historians have treated the country’s founding father and his legacy.

Refugee Scholarships Should “First, Do No Harm”

Burton Bollag / 31 May 2017 / News

As scholarship programs for refugee youth expand, the UN refugee agency and others are trying to make sure the programs do not place refugee youth at risk.

Arab Students in Turkey Facing Arbitrary Arrest

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 10 May 2017 / News

In the wake of the Turkish president’s referendum victory last month, the government is arresting and deporting Arab students.

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.

Omani Music Masks A Slave Trading Past

Benjamin Plackett / 30 Mar 2017 / News

Researcher says scholars should recognize the true origin of African sounds in Omani traditional music.

Women and Islam: A Topic that Troubles

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Mar 2017 / News

Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.

In the Arab World, an Academic Freedom Report Focuses on Egypt

Edward Fox / 08 Nov 2016 / News

The Academic Freedom Monitoring Report, a project of Scholars at Risk, has highlighted Egypt, especially the bans there that prevent professors from traveling.

Of Architecture Projects and Academic Freedom

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 12 Sep 2016 / News

In the latest blow to Egypt’s academic freedom, a private university destroyed some architecture students’ projects and fired a professor.

Turkish Academics Pay Harsh Penalties for the Failed Coup

Ursula Lindsey / 23 Jul 2016 / News

Academics at Turkish universities, once among the most international in the region, face a travel ban and forced resignations.