3 Ways Philanthropy Could Help Saudi Youth

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 31 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A survey of Saudi youth can help to inform how philanthropies working in the kingdom could help steer youth from their university lives to productive employment.

U.S. Cuts Threaten Half a Million Palestinian Children

Marilyn Garson / 25 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A former Mercy Corps economic director in Gaza explains how U.S. reductions in aid threaten the education of Palestinian children and the stability of the Gaza Strip.

Unfriendly U.S. Policies Threaten Arab Student Flows

Dean Hoke / 13 Apr 2017 / Opinion

Travel bans and negative rhetoric have fueled concern for Arab overseas students, and U.S. institutions stand to lose more than revenue.

How Egypt’s Currency Plunge Trapped a University

Mai Shams El-Din / 13 Dec 2016 / Opinion

The chief financial officer of the American University in Cairo explains how a financial event the institution planned for still wound up making life harder for everyone involved.

As Raqqa is Bombed, a Syrian Student Dreams of New Buildings

Haneen Al-Mohammad / 24 Nov 2015 / Opinion

A Syrian architecture student in Cairo wants to work on rebuilding in post-conflict areas. But she is trapped in a policy change that may block her from finishing her degree.

Tuition in America—a Fable for Egyptian Education?

Belal Fadl / 26 Mar 2015 / Opinion

The documentary “Ivory Tower” took a critical look at the costs and benefits of American education. What might it teach Egypt?

Expensive Education Equals Social Injustice

Amal Abou-Setta / 10 Feb 2015 / Opinion

As public universities begin charging fees and private universities expand, the poor suffer and the wealthy benefit, the author argues.

Who Should Pay For Education?

D.D. Guttenplan / 05 Jun 2014 / Opinion

Hidden behind many policy decisions is a fundamental question: Should students or the government finance education?

Would Your Mother Want You to Marry a Professor?

Belal Fadl / 27 Jan 2014 / Opinion

One measure of the status of university professors: Ask a mother if it is all right for her child to marry one.

Moroccan Universities Must Begin to Charge Tuition

Elizabeth Buckner / 10 Sep 2013 / Opinion

An analyst argues that the time has come for Moroccan public universities to start asking students for fees.