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.

How Universities Help Nations Rebuild After War

Edward Fox / 01 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Using case studies from around the world, a new book highlights the contributions of higher education to post-conflict recovery efforts.

A Century of Arab Art, Compressed Into a Book

Ursula Lindsey / 25 May 2018 / Opinion

A new volume in an acclaimed series delves into the movements and debates that shaped modern art in the Arab world.

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.

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.

A Geographer’s Bold Proposal: Borders Are a Mistake

Edward Fox / 15 Jan 2018 / Opinion

Hard borders between countries, an author argues, are not the norm in history, and create more problems than they solve.

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.