Scholars Examine the Cultural Lives of Jihadists

Ursula Lindsey / 17 Jul 2017 / Opinion

A new book explores how jihadists use poetry, music and video to strengthen their cause.

What International Higher Education is Missing: Refugees

Rasha Faek / 01 May 2017 / Opinion

To fully embrace a global approach, universities must include the education of refugees and displaced people, says the managing editor of Al-Fanar Media.

A Roadmap for Rebuilding Higher Education in Iraq

Lori Mason / 14 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Universities have an important role to play in the healing and rebuilding of Iraq after Da’esh.

University of Mosul President Looks to a Post-Da’esh Future

Edward Fox / 19 Jan 2017 / Opinion

Obay al-Dewachi has kept Mosul’s university running in exile and represents the resilience of the city’s people.

New Insights On the Arab World: 2016 Books

Ursula Lindsey / 12 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.

What Education Should Look Like After Da’esh

Mosul Eye / 15 Nov 2016 / Opinion

A commentator describes what education should be like after coalition forces have expelled Islamic State forces from Mosul.

The University of Mosul Could Show the Way in Post-War Reconstruction

Katerina Siira, Thomas Hill / 13 Nov 2016 / Opinion

Many of those displaced from Mosul are deeply committed to their home. Harnessing their ideas and energy will be key when the battle to recapture the city is over, argue the authors.

The Paradox of Higher Education in MENA

Shanta Devarajan / 30 Jun 2016 / Opinion

To improve higher education in the Middle East and North Africa, the writer urges a shift in the focus of education away from public-sector jobs.

Higher Education Could Support Kurdistan’s Economic Recovery

Lori Mason / 19 May 2016 / Opinion

A region once considered Iraq’s success story has fallen down into troubled times. Higher education could help it climb back up.

Who Defines “Excellence” in Education? And How?

Clara Morgan / 13 May 2016 / Opinion

A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.