The Trump travel ban and cuts to a major Saudi scholarship program are among causes of the decline.
A Lebanese social entrepreneur has created a network of informal lecture clubs and discussion groups in both Western and Arab cities. The audiences arrive not knowing the topics of the talks.
Situations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Israel are highlighted in a new global report that documents attacks on higher education, including violence and restrictions on sharing ideas.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, an artist who uses forensic techniques, uses recorded sound to create new perspectives of the world and document injustice.
An international academic alliance is developing programs in conflict-resolution studies at universities in the Middle East and North Africa.
A new United Nations report documents the failure of educators to reach refugee children.
Rojava University, in Syria’s mostly Kurdish northeast, has enthusiastic foreign support, meets a local need and is part of a project for regional independence.
The book suggests practical ways for teachers and school counselors to support and educate children who have experienced war, displacement and trauma.
Mohammad bin Salman wants universities in the Kingdom to focus on the needs of the private sector, in a break with the free-handed policy of the previous Saudi king.
In a prescient paper, published posthumously, the sociologist Faleh Abdul Jabar described the social forces at work in recent Iraqi politics.