An Increasingly Popular Cultural Lens: Arabic Literature

M. Lynx Qualey / 16 May 2018 / Opinion

A researcher finds that more professors are teaching Arabic literature in translation, in courses sprinkled around the world. The next step, she says, is for the teachers to learn from each other.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Some Gains, Many Sacrifices: Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Jul 2017 / Opinion

Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.

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.

Scholarships Prepare New Leaders in Tunisia

Michelle Weisse Trueheart / 21 May 2017 / Opinion

Thomas Jefferson Scholarships to U.S. colleges increase the employment rate and volunteerism rate among participating Tunisian students.

Students as a Political Barometer of Tunisian Society

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Mar 2017 / Opinion

What makes an activist, a Tunisian researcher asks.