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Scholars Confront a Silence About Blackness in Middle East Studies

M. Lynx Qualey | 25 Sep 2020

In a digital conversation, a panel of professors and students challenged the persistent notion that race is “somehow beyond the scope” of Middle East studies.

Conflict Coronavirus Politics Research

Despite Controversy, Emirati-Israeli Research Cooperation Has Kicked Off

Melanie Swan | 20 Sep 2020

The decision to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel angered many in the Arab region. Still, some see it as an opportunity to support research.

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Egypt’s Private Universities Start Offering Graduate Degrees as Job Prospects Worsen

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 18 Sep 2020

Students who want to seek higher degrees now have more opportunities to find a place. That doesn’t mean they’ll find a job after graduating.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Gender Liberal Arts

An Arab Film Festival in the U.K., SAFAR, Adapts to the Online Environment

M. Lynx Qualey | 14 Sep 2020

The SAFAR Film Festival had to shift to an online format this year because of Covid-19. On the plus side, that might mean more viewers at a time when interest in Arab cinema is growing.

Mental Health Students Technology & Online Learning

Sudan’s Floods Destroy Schools and Dreams

Omar Al-Sheikh | 14 Sep 2020

Catastrophic Nile floods cause yet another disruption for Sudan’s schools and universities, already beset by coronavirus shutdowns and a year lost to political upheaval.

Academic Freedom Critical Thinking Literature & Translation Publishing

Egyptian Translation Center’s New Guidelines Could Stifle Freedom of Thought

Amr EL-Tohamy | 11 Sep 2020

The National Center for Translation was created to make knowledge from across the world accessible to Egyptians. Many see its new guidelines as a move to restrict freedom of thought.

Gender Human Rights Literature & Translation Profiles

A Stateless Poet Finds Her Home and Identity in Literature

Aisha Elgayar | 09 Sep 2020

Mona Kareem, who will teach at Princeton University this fall, employs her poetic talent to highlight the issues of Kuwait’s Bedoon population.

Administration Coronavirus Health & Medicine Students

‘Life Must Go On’: Syria’s Universities and Schools Prepare to Reopen

Riham Alkousaa | 08 Sep 2020

With Syria apparently experiencing many more cases of Covid-19 than the government publicly acknowledges, parents and students are wary about the scheduled openings of universities and schools.

Arts & Culture Curriculum Students Teaching

Sharjah Performing Arts Academy Fills an Educational Gap in the Gulf

Melanie Swan | 04 Sep 2020

The academy, about to start its second year, bases its curriculum on local culture and expands the opportunities for Gulf students to study the performing arts without going abroad.

Conflict Coronavirus Human Rights Language Students Study Abroad

Syrian Students’ Dreams of Studying Abroad Hit New Roadblocks

Riham Alkousaa | 03 Sep 2020

Syrian students have been traveling to Beirut for interviews and tests. That complicated and costly process has gotten tougher with coronavirus lockdowns and new U.S. sanctions in place.




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