Since 2013, Benjamin has been travelling to the Arab world to tell stories of science and research, sometimes in recent post-conflict zones. He's met researchers, who at great personal risk, hurriedly buried their expensive lab equipment as ISIS approached Mosul and he's interviewed university administrators attempting to rebuild the region's answer to Oxbridge even as terrorist attacks continue to threaten the campus. His work has been published by Scientific American, Associated Press, CNN, and Engadget amongst others. He has an M.A. in journalism from New York University and a B.Sci. in biology from Imperial College, London.
Public health researchers in the wealthier Arab countries say they’ve been working with governments for months. But the region’s poorest, most conflict-torn countries lack experts.
The research is at times conflicting, but experts believe that employment ultimately can help foster social harmony in the right conditions.
A science journalist who has covered the Arab world for six years discovers a stark contrast in communication when he attends a scientific meeting in the United States.
A new report brings together data from many studies to offer recommendations for more-effective mentorship of young researchers.
The United Arab Emirates has seen an average growth in research produced of 15 percent annually over almost two decades. Its strategy offers lessons for other Arab countries.
The technology uses smart, robotic machines that could help countries continue building houses—or even refugee settlements—in times of emergency or during a labor shortage.
Large populations around the Arabian Sea, from India to Yemen, depend on its fish stocks, which are sustained in part by nutrients in wind-borne dust.
Computer engineers in the U.A.E. and Jordan are working together on technology to help Internet users better identify fake news.
Middle Eastern business-school leaders said at a regional summit that they needed to strengthen their impact in the region, through both education and research.
A survey by Al-Fanar Media found that many researchers in Arab countries are unhappy with their working conditions and would rather be employed outside of the region.