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.

Being Barred From Studying Photojournalism Because of My Gender Didn’t Stop Me

Eman Mohammed / 28 Aug 2017 / Opinion

A Palestinian student was barred from studying photojournalism due to her gender. Still, she did not stop to pursue her dream.

Graphic Novel Bears Witness To ‘The Jungle’

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Aug 2017 / Opinion

At the notorious French refugee camp, a cartoonist brings an unusual perspective to her experience as a volunteer.

Listening to the Voices of Syrians, Unadulterated

Rasha Faek / 31 Jul 2017 / Opinion

An American professor documents the stories of Syrians before and after the revolution, allowing them to speak for themselves.

Leveraging U.S. College Scholarships for Syrian Students

Kim Bode / 30 Jul 2017 / Opinion

The Syrian Youth Empowerment initiative guides high-school students in Syria through the U.S. college application process. Its cofounder George Batah explains the importance of Syrians winning scholarships to study in the U.S.

Can Arab Artists Survive?

David Wheeler / 18 Jul 2017 / Opinion

A symposium at the British museum explored how Arab artists are coping as the room they have for expressing themselves dwindles.

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.

Some Gains, Many Sacrifices: Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Jul 2017 / Opinion

Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.

A Journalist’s View of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Sabah Hamamou / 30 Jun 2017 / Opinion

A book by The Guardian’s former migration correspondent tells the personal stories of people forced into exile in Europe by civil war.

New Moroccan Protests Call for Fresh Scholarly Approach

Ursula Lindsey / 26 Jun 2017 / Opinion

Social scientists say analysis and debate, not a crackdown, is the best response to a powerful new protest movement.