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Freedom of Expression in Lebanon Faces New Threats

Burton Bollag | 03 Feb 2020

Authorities are stepping up their use of vague defamation laws to effectively silence critics of corruption in government, civil liberties advocates say.

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Arab Public-Opinion Survey Finds Widespread Dissatisfaction With Education

Burton Bollag | 29 Jan 2020

The Arab Barometer, one of the largest public-opinion surveys of the Arab region, has found that the region’s residents have a low opinion of the quality of public education.

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Arab Countries Rank Poorly in Latest PISA Tests

Burton Bollag | 12 Dec 2019

Six Arab nations participated in the 2018 running of the Programme for International Student Assessment, better known as PISA. Five of them scored in the bottom third of all countries taking part.

Data & Surveys Development Employment Gender Internet Politics

Survey Finds Modest Gains in Support for Arab Women’s Rights

Burton Bollag | 13 Sep 2019

In two new reports, the Arab Barometer finds gradually shifting attitudes on women’s place in society and broad disillusionment among young people.

Academic Freedom Arab Spring Politics Research

Arab Political Scientists Find New Support

Burton Bollag | 03 Sep 2019

Scholars in the Middle East face an array of challenges. The new Arab Political Science Network wants to help them collaborate more and increase their output.

Administration Faculty Politics Students Technology & Online Learning

In Syria, the Complicated Web that Sanctions Weave

Burton Bollag | 07 Feb 2019

As the Syrian conflict subsides in many areas of the country, international education leaders are debating if they should step in to aid Syrian students, professors, and universities.

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Refugee Scholarships Should ‘First, Do No Harm’

Burton Bollag | 31 May 2017

As scholarship programs for refugee youth expand, the UN refugee agency and others are trying to make sure the programs do not place refugee youth at risk.

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U.S. Selective Ban on Visas Shuts Out Arab Students

Burton Bollag | 30 Jan 2017

President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily blocking the citizens of seven countries from entering the United States could ultimately affect up 17,000 Arab and Iranian students.

Politics

Muslim Students Apprehensive About Post-Election America

Burton Bollag | 15 Nov 2016

Attacks and other hostile acts against Muslim students have left foreign students wary about their status in the United States.

Refugees

Fact File: Major Scholarship Programs for Syrians

Burton Bollag | 04 Oct 2016

An at-a-glance summary of scholarship programs for Syrian refugee students.




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