Critical Thinking Curriculum Faculty Teaching

Advanced Interdisciplinary Programs Place New Demands on Professors

Farah Al Qawasmi, Mahjoob Zweiri | 16 Apr 2019

Professors need to adjust course designs and teaching styles to adapt to the increasingly popular interdisciplinary degree programs at the master’s degree and doctoral levels.

Arabic Arts & Culture Literature & Translation

Notable Books of 2018 From and About the Arab World

Ursula Lindsey | 11 Dec 2018

A sampling of scholarly and literary works and translations that offer new perspectives on the region.

Academic Freedom Politics Research

Of Scholars and Spies

Ursula Lindsey | 06 Dec 2018

Recent headlines involving researchers accused of spying in the Middle East highlight the risk of asking questions in a police state.

Development Finances Politics

‘A Search for Band-Aids’: Economic Reform in Egypt

Ursula Lindsey | 30 Nov 2018

An author of a new book examines Egypt’s mounting challenges and the obstacles that hinder necessary reforms.

Policy Refugees Students

Twice Displaced, Palestinian-Syrians in Egypt Need Help

Tiba Fatli | 07 Oct 2018

Rules about who counts as a refugee bar these “guests” from basic human rights, including access to education. The government and universities could help change that.

Arab Spring Critical Thinking Development Politics

A Tribute to Samir Amin, Egyptian Economist

Georges Fahmi | 27 Sep 2018

The intellectual who died in August shaped some of the intellectual debate about why so-called developing countries do not make economic progress.

Arts & Culture Development Politics Publishing

Arab Magazines: A Neglected History Resurfaces

Ursula Lindsey | 24 Jul 2018

An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges

Human Rights Refugees Research

A Tribute to Barbara Harrell-Bond, A Fierce Advocate for Refugees

Parastou Hassouri | 17 Jul 2018

A former colleague recalls the work and forceful personality of a founder of academic refugee studies and a tireless champion for refugees themselves, who died on July 11.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

A Century of Arab Art, Compressed Into a Book

Ursula Lindsey | 25 May 2018

A new volume in an acclaimed series delves into the movements and debates that shaped modern art in the Arab world.

Arabic Language Literature & Translation Publishing

An Increasingly Popular Cultural Lens: Arabic Literature

M. Lynx Qualey | 16 May 2018

A researcher finds that more professors are teaching Arabic literature in translation, in courses sprinkled around the world. The next step, she says, is for the teachers to learn from each other.




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