Barbara-Harrell-Bond, a Fierce Advocate for Refugees, Dies

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.

How Refugee Children Thrived in an American Classroom

Rasha Faek / 16 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A reporter’s book about a group of refugee children from a variety of backgrounds shows how a good school, and a good teacher, can help.

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 Website Seeks to Show ‘How Alive Arabic Is’

Ursula Lindsey / 21 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Hossam Abouzahr argues that Classical and Colloquial Arabic should be used and studied “side by side.”

Newspaper Pledges to Return ISIS Documents to Iraq

Ursula Lindsey / 11 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Scholars compared the New York Times’s removal of documents to past thefts of artifacts by archaeologists and armies.

How Universities Help Nations Rebuild After War

Edward Fox / 01 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Using case studies from around the world, a new book highlights the contributions of higher education to post-conflict recovery efforts.

A Century of Arab Art, Compressed Into a Book

Ursula Lindsey / 25 May 2018 / Opinion

A new volume in an acclaimed series delves into the movements and debates that shaped modern art in the Arab world.

An Increasingly Popular Cultural Lens: Arabic Literature

M. Lynx Qualey / 16 May 2018 / Opinion

A researcher finds that more professors are teaching Arabic literature in translation, in courses sprinkled around the world. The next step, she says, is for the teachers to learn from each other.

Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated

Beckie Supiano / 06 May 2018 / Opinion

The writer describes the conversation surrounding the relationship between effective teaching and course size.

To Sustain Standard Arabic, Invest Early in Grammar

Helen Abadzi / 25 Apr 2018 / Opinion

The Arabic used is schools is almost a foreign language to many Arab students, but research suggests ways of teaching it more effectively.