A Nuanced Account of the Arab Nahda

Ursula Lindsey / 02 Nov 2018 / Opinion

A new bilingual literary anthology from the Arab renaissance of more than one hundred years ago is filled with writing that still resonates today.

Young, Educated, Desperate to Emigrate

Ursula Lindsey / 03 Oct 2018 / Opinion

The death of a young Moroccan woman while trying to reach Spain adds fuel to a national debate about the future of youth in the country.

Hard Lessons: North African Writers on Education

Ursula Lindsey / 05 Sep 2018 / Opinion

Books by authors from the Maghreb show a generational shift in views on the school systems they experienced.

Arab Magazines: A Neglected History Resurfaces

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Jul 2018 / Opinion

An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges

Education in Morocco: A Plea for a Middle Way

Ursula Lindsey / 06 Apr 2018 / Opinion

Reforming the education system in Morocco requires navigating between two extremes: expensive private schools and a free public system that fails its students.

Scholar Makes a Religious Case for Women’s Rights

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.

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.

A Professor and a Preacher Debate Sexual Science and Morality

Ursula Lindsey / 13 Feb 2018 / Opinion

In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.

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.