Solar Industry Could Create Opportunities for Arab Women

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 01 Nov 2018 / Opinion

As some Arab countries try to wean themselves from oil and expand alternative energy development, Arab women could benefit. But they need support from corporations and universities.

Social Media Can Fight the Arab Health Crisis

Marco Bardus / 30 Jul 2018 / Opinion

Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn could help counter worrying health trends, but some communities are at risk of being left behind.

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.

Studying New Forms of Migration in Morocco

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Oct 2017 / Opinion

The sociologist Mehdi Alioua sees himself as an advocate and a mediator.

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.

Traveling With The Respect You Deserve

Maha Bali / 07 Apr 2017 / Opinion

An Egyptian academic reflects on how people react to her when she travels and on the latest indignity, the U.K. and U.S. laptop ban.

How Plans Work In Real Life

Nur Al-huda Hamdan / 16 Mar 2017 / Opinion

Finding a mission in life is the result of hard work, not chance.

A Moroccan Scholar Uncovers Hidden, Connected Histories

Ursula Lindsey / 16 Jan 2017 / Opinion

A New York-based researcher and music-lover studies the way people, identities, and sounds travel.

Rebuilding Health Care After Conflicts: Lebanon as a Case Study in Failure

Habib Battah / 10 Jan 2017 / Opinion

Experts are beginning to mull how to rebuild health-care systems after conflicts ease in the Arab region. Lebanon provides a case study in dysfunction, the author argues.

Amplifying the Voices of Global-South Scholars

Maha Bali / 07 Oct 2016 / Opinion

The writer discusses what are the possible ways to strengthen the voices of scholars from the Global South.