Elizabeth R. Bruce
Elizabeth R. Bruce is an independent consultant working in research and editing and has been part of a number of projects focused on Middle East education.
As some Arab countries try to wean themselves from oil and expand alternative energy development, Arab women could benefit. But they need support from corporations and universities.
The costs go beyond disrupting academic progress. Students also miss out on valuable opportunities for building workplace skills.
A survey of Saudi youth can help to inform how philanthropies working in the kingdom could help steer youth from their university lives to productive employment.