Tariq Ramadan and the ‘Muslim Exception’

Ursula Lindsey / 29 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The political frenzy over accusations of rape against a prominent Islamic scholar obscures the need for more women to feel free to speak out against abuse.

Celebrating Arab Artists as ‘Spiritual Historians’

Ursula Lindsey / 17 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture marks a decade of supporting artistic projects with an exhibition in Beirut’s new “museum of memory.”

Rebuilding a Space for Thought in Cairo

Ursula Lindsey / 15 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The Townhouse art gallery, a cultural landmark, has survived a raid by state authorities and a building collapse.

University Press Thrives On New Arabic Fiction

Ursula Lindsey / 08 Nov 2017 / Opinion

American University in Cairo Press weathers the post-Mubarak era, focusing on scholarly books and new Arabic writing.

Comics Take a Candid Look at Refugee Lives

Edward Fox / 26 Oct 2017 / Opinion

Solidarité International commissioned graphic artists to tell true stories of Syrians in Lebanon in a vivid and imaginative way.

Sex, Lies and Scholarship

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Oct 2017 / Opinion

A journalist who interviewed Moroccan women and scholars of sexuality found a widening gap between private sexual practices and public attitudes.

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.

With Mass Arrests, Saudi Arabia Silences Independent Voices

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Sep 2017 / Opinion

The detainees include scholars, preachers and public intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum.

How Egypt Could Better Serve Students With Disabilities

Mahmoud Shalabi / 22 Sep 2017 / Opinion

A scholar calls for the adoption of fair admission policies at the nation’s public universities for people with disabilities.

Catalogue Reveals a Pioneering Egyptian Painter’s Legacy

Ursula Lindsey / 11 Sep 2017 / Opinion

Mahmoud Said’s oeuvre reflects an engagement with beauty, heritage, and national identity that remains relevant today.