Students Lose When Countries Cut Educational Ties

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 24 Sep 2018 / Opinion

The costs go beyond disrupting academic progress. Students also miss out on valuable opportunities for building workplace skills.

3 Ways Philanthropy Could Help Saudi Youth

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 31 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A survey of Saudi youth can help to inform how philanthropies working in the kingdom could help steer youth from their university lives to productive employment.

Social Media Can Fight the Arab Health Crisis

Marco Bardus / 30 Jul 2018 / Opinion

Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn could help counter worrying health trends, but some communities are at risk of being left behind.

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.

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.

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.

With Mass Arrests, Saudi Arabia Silences Independent Voices

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Sep 2017 / Opinion

The detainees include scholars, preachers and public intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum.

Making Sense of the Arab Uprisings’ Aftermath: Think Small

Ursula Lindsey / 14 Jun 2017 / Opinion

In drawing lessons from the 2011 Arab uprisings and their after-effects, scholars should zoom in on experiments in governance and activism, even if they failed.

The Light Inside the Tunnel

Sabah Hamamou / 22 May 2017 / Opinion

A slight twist on an old saying can help those discouraged by the situation in the Arab world, says an Al-Fanar Media editor.