A Woman Seeks Freedom From the Hijab

Sandra El Azki / 06 Jul 2018 / Opinion

For some women wearing a headscarf is a sign of religious devotion, but for others it feels confining.

An Increasingly Popular Cultural Lens: Arabic Literature

M. Lynx Qualey / 16 May 2018 / Opinion

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.

A ‘Backpack’ Helps Refugee Students Store and Share Credentials

Keith David Watenpaugh / 29 Mar 2018 / Opinion

A new tool was developed to help ensure refugees’ academic and employment mobility.

Want to Improve Teaching? Listen to Teachers

Yara Hilal / 19 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Isolated workshops led by outside experts fail to tap teachers’ own expertise, says a researcher working on models for Lebanon.

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.

Celebrating Arab Artists as ‘Spiritual Historians’

Ursula Lindsey / 17 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture marks a decade of supporting artistic projects with an exhibition in Beirut’s new “museum of memory.”

Comics Take a Candid Look at Refugee Lives

Edward Fox / 26 Oct 2017 / Opinion

Solidarité International commissioned graphic artists to tell true stories of Syrians in Lebanon in a vivid and imaginative way.