Twice Displaced, Palestinian-Syrians in Egypt Need Help

Tiba Fatli / 07 Oct 2018 / Opinion

Rules about who counts as a refugee bar these “guests” from basic human rights, including access to education. The government and universities could help change that.

Samia Halaby: An Artist at Once Palestinian and Universal

Heba Elkayal / 10 Aug 2018 / Opinion

The acclaimed Palestinian-American artist Samia Halaby has stayed connected to the visual and political elements of her homeland while viewing her work as having a broad artistic role.

The Idea of a Palestinian University

Sam Bahour / 02 Aug 2018 / Opinion

A plan for a university for Palestinians inside and outside their homeland goes back a long way, and it’s still an idea worth pursuing.

U.S. Cuts Threaten Half a Million Palestinian Children

Marilyn Garson / 25 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A former Mercy Corps economic director in Gaza explains how U.S. reductions in aid threaten the education of Palestinian children and the stability of the Gaza Strip.

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 Palestinian Reflects on a New Generation of Refugees

Asma' Jawabreh / 05 Mar 2018 / Opinion

At a workshop in Amman, a Palestinian teaching assistant meets young refugees of war in Syria, Iraq and Sudan.

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.

‘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.