Young, Educated, Desperate to Emigrate

Ursula Lindsey / 03 Oct 2018 / Opinion

The death of a young Moroccan woman while trying to reach Spain adds fuel to a national debate about the future of youth in the country.

Book Banning in Kuwait: Whatever Next?

Layla AlAmmar / 18 Sep 2018 / Opinion

A committee of the country’s ministry of information has the power to ban books, in an affront to the country’s democratic principles.

A Tribute to Barbara Harrell-Bond, A Fierce Advocate for Refugees

Parastou Hassouri / 17 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A former colleague recalls the work and forceful personality of a founder of academic refugee studies and a tireless champion for refugees themselves, who died on July 11.

A Woman Seeks Freedom From the Hijab

Sandra El Azki / 06 Jul 2018 / Opinion

For some women wearing a headscarf is a sign of religious devotion, but for others it feels confining.

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.

A Mother Calls for Equal Opportunities in Education

Suhair Abdul-Hafeez / 27 Mar 2018 / Opinion

An Egyptian writer and researcher tells of her experience, as a mother, in teaching her deaf son.

New Law in Egypt Supports Disabled Students

Mahmoud Shalabi / 24 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Updated legislation raises hopes of improving higher education opportunities for students with disabilities in Egypt.

Scholar Makes a Religious Case for Women’s Rights

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.

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.

‘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.