Hopeful Vision Rises from An Ancient Iraqi Site

Saad Salloum / 12 Nov 2018 / Opinion

A professor’s visit to a historic church makes him think about using Iraq’s rich history and religious diversity to create economic opportunity.

Artists Share ‘Local Histories’ of War and Exile

Heba Elkayal / 30 Aug 2018 / Opinion

Works by two artists from the Middle East, recently shown in New York, reflect on the effects of conquest, past and present.

How Refugee Children Thrived in an American Classroom

Rasha Faek / 16 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A reporter’s book about a group of refugee children from a variety of backgrounds shows how a good school, and a good teacher, can help.

Newspaper Pledges to Return ISIS Documents to Iraq

Ursula Lindsey / 11 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Scholars compared the New York Times’s removal of documents to past thefts of artifacts by archaeologists and armies.

How Universities Help Nations Rebuild After War

Edward Fox / 01 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Using case studies from around the world, a new book highlights the contributions of higher education to post-conflict recovery efforts.

Two Caliphates Fall: Mosul Survives

Omar Mohammed / 15 Mar 2018 / Opinion

The Iraqi historian who reported from Mosul on the ISIS occupation tells the story of how his home city outlived both Ottoman rule and the self-styled caliphate of Da’esh.

Journalism Schools Need to Modernize; Sociologists Can Help

Paula El Khoury / 07 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Arab governments may be more likely to tolerate reporters writing in foreign languages, but more journalists need to write in Arabic.

A Palestinian Reflects on a New Generation of Refugees

Asma' Jawabreh / 05 Mar 2018 / Opinion

At a workshop in Amman, a Palestinian teaching assistant meets young refugees of war in Syria, Iraq and Sudan.

Measuring Quality in Higher Education Is a Tricky Proposition

Chester D. Haskell / 08 Feb 2018 / Opinion

Students need to understand what lies behind accreditation before they rely on it to make decisions, a consultant says.

How to Write a Dissertation in Your Second Language

Katherine Firth / 12 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A writing instructor offers tips on writing a Ph.D. dissertation in English for academics who use it as a second language.