Want to Improve Teaching? Listen to Teachers

Yara Hilal / 19 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Isolated workshops led by outside experts fail to tap teachers’ own expertise, says a researcher working on models for Lebanon.

Two Caliphates Fall: Mosul Survives

Omar Mohammed / 15 Mar 2018 / Opinion

The Iraqi historian who reported from Mosul on the ISIS occupation tells the story of how his home city outlived both Ottoman rule and the self-styled caliphate of Da’esh.

In Hiring, University of Jordan Turns Away Its Own Graduates

Maram Alkayad / 13 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Why does a public university prefer to hire teaching staff from western universities?

Scholar Makes a Religious Case for Women’s Rights

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.

Journalism Schools Need to Modernize; Sociologists Can Help

Paula El Khoury / 07 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Arab governments may be more likely to tolerate reporters writing in foreign languages, but more journalists need to write in Arabic.

A Palestinian Reflects on a New Generation of Refugees

Asma' Jawabreh / 05 Mar 2018 / Opinion

At a workshop in Amman, a Palestinian teaching assistant meets young refugees of war in Syria, Iraq and Sudan.

For Doctors in Training, a Course on Phoenician

Edward Fox / 22 Feb 2018 / Opinion

A medical school in Beirut offers an elective that explores the ancient language’s connection to modern Lebanon.

A Professor and a Preacher Debate Sexual Science and Morality

Ursula Lindsey / 13 Feb 2018 / Opinion

In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.

The Arab World’s Often Overlooked Space Research

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Feb 2018 / Opinion

A new book highlights the work of Arab scientists who are making major strides in satellite technology and the discovery of distant planets.

Measuring Quality in Higher Education Is a Tricky Proposition

Chester D. Haskell / 08 Feb 2018 / Opinion

Students need to understand what lies behind accreditation before they rely on it to make decisions, a consultant says.