An Istanbul Murder Echoes in the New York Art Scene

Heba Elkayal / 26 Oct 2018 / News

In the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s death, an effort to raise awareness of Arab art in New York proceeds despite controversy over Saudi Arabia’s financial support.

An Art Exhibition Without Art

Heba Elkayal / 19 Oct 2018 / News

The curators of Past Disquiet, recently shown in Beirut, revisit a landmark 1978 exhibition held in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.

Arab Citizens Are Disenchanted with Politics

Benjamin Plackett / 16 Oct 2018 / News

Analysis of detailed 2016 survey data indicates a lack of interest among residents of Arab countries in civic engagement.

‘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.

Tunisian Youth Find a Political Voice in Rap

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Sep 2018 / News

Since the revolution a new art form among Tunisia’s youth has provided a political outlet.

A New University, Born in the Chaos of War

Edward Fox / 22 Aug 2018 / News

Rojava University, in Syria’s mostly Kurdish northeast, has enthusiastic foreign support, meets a local need and is part of a project for regional independence.

Saudi Students Are Caught in a Diplomatic Row

Benjamin Plackett / 19 Aug 2018 / News

Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic row with Canada has upended the future of thousands of Saudi students at Canadian universities, forcing them to leave the country just before the new semester starts.

Think Tank Pioneers Evidence-Based Policy in Sudan

Alaa Shibeika / 29 Jun 2018 / News

The new organization seeks to invigorate more thoughtful public policy in the Republic of Sudan and to train a new generation of development specialists.

A Scholar Who Has Explored Arab History Widely

Motiaa Hallak / 25 Jun 2018 / News

A Lebanese researcher has wandered throughout Arab history during his extensive career and examined the region’s relationship with Ottoman rulers and European ideas.

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.