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.

‘Bad’ Arab Women: The Power of a Label

Ursula Lindsey / 02 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A new anthology looks at the stigma that attaches to women who challenge the status quo.

2017: The Arab World in Books

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Dec 2017 / Opinion

A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.

Host-Country Universities Must Evolve To Help Refugees

Hana Addam El-Ghali / 02 May 2017 / Opinion

Change in curriculum and ways of delivering education are the key to helping Syrian students succeed and will ultimately help all students.

How Plans Work In Real Life

Nur Al-huda Hamdan / 16 Mar 2017 / Opinion

Finding a mission in life is the result of hard work, not chance.

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.

Stop Sending So Many Young People to University

Nathan Field / 11 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Vocational education paired with industry development is the best solution to Arab-region unemployment, the author argues.

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.

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.

Online Media Expands, Digital Divide Persists

Ursula Lindsey / 29 Mar 2016 / Opinion

A new report on media in the Middle East documents television’s dominance and sharp differences in who has Internet access.