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.

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.

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.

In Yemeni Camp, a Principal Struggles to Keep Girls in School

Mohammed Ali Kalfood / 26 May 2017 / Opinion

A head teacher in Yemen’s biggest camp for internally displaced people is struggling to keep the doors open – and to prevent girls dropping out.

The Light Inside the Tunnel

Sabah Hamamou / 22 May 2017 / Opinion

A slight twist on an old saying can help those discouraged by the situation in the Arab world, says an Al-Fanar Media editor.

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.

Who Defines “Excellence” in Education? And How?

Clara Morgan / 13 May 2016 / Opinion

A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.