Can Arab Artists Survive?

David Wheeler / 18 Jul 2017 / Opinion

A symposium at the British museum explored how Arab artists are coping as the room they have for expressing themselves dwindles.

Scholars Examine the Cultural Lives of Jihadists

Ursula Lindsey / 17 Jul 2017 / Opinion

A new book explores how jihadists use poetry, music and video to strengthen their cause.

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.

Insights From the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

David Wheeler / 29 May 2017 / Opinion

“City of Thorns,” a book about the refugee camp Dadaab, in Kenya, portrays conditions that mirror those in Arab refugee settlements.

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.

What International Higher Education is Missing: Refugees

Rasha Faek / 01 May 2017 / Opinion

To fully embrace a global approach, universities must include the education of refugees and displaced people, says the managing editor of Al-Fanar Media.

Cast Away: Stories of Survival

Edward Fox / 30 Apr 2017 / Opinion

A Brussels-based foreign correspondent has traced the tales of five people who fled their countries to seek a haven in Europe.

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.

New Insights On the Arab World: 2016 Books

Ursula Lindsey / 12 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.

Technology Can Make Learning Possible Anywhere

Cindy Bonfini-Hotlosz / 02 Dec 2016 / Opinion

The right solution for a challenging location like a refugee camp begins with a simple question: What will best support learning?