For Doctors in Training, a Course on Phoenician

Edward Fox / 22 Feb 2018 / Opinion

A medical school in Beirut offers an elective that explores the ancient language’s connection to modern Lebanon.

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.

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.

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.

In Rural Lebanon, Lessons for Children, and Humanity

David Wheeler / 16 Mar 2017 / Opinion

Two educational programs in the countryside north of Beirut for Syrian children show how ingenuity can create educational access for children.