Jacob Wirtschafter

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Gender Human Rights Politics

Early Marriage Is Back in Spotlight in the Middle East

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter | 20 Mar 2018

Some nations have made progress in limiting a practice that disrupts girls’ education. But traditionalists are pushing back.

Development Technology & Online Learning

Start-Ups Trying to Improve Lives Get a Boost From the U.N.

Jacob Wirtschafter | 30 Jan 2018

Young technology companies in Turkey and the West Bank are among six firms that recently won grants from Unicef’s Innovation Fund.

Academic Freedom Curriculum Education Reform

New Cairo University Leader Advocates for Progressive Islam

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader | 24 Oct 2017

As a philosopher, Mohamed Osman El-Khosht was devoted to Islam’s dialogue with science and other religions. Now he brings an emphasis on critical thinking to Egypt’s largest university.

Democracy Minorities Politics Students

Referendum on Kurdistan’s Independence Echoes in Education

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter | 23 Sep 2017

The governance of Kurdistan’s many universities and the fate of its minority students are among the issues that are up in the air as the region votes on an independence referendum.

Administration Faculty Politics Profiles

Cairo University President Leaves Legacy of Stability

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader | 28 Jun 2017

Gader Gad Nassar steps down as president of Cairo University this month. His supporters say he has helped defend the institution from political and religious divisiveness.

Conflict Gender Students

Cairo University Fights Sexual Harassment

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader | 05 Jun 2017

Professors have been fired and students disciplined under an anti-harassment policy that male and female students support.

Politics

2 Egyptian Universities Start Religion-Blind Admission

Jacob Wirtschafter | 13 Jan 2017

Cairo University and Ain Shams University have stopped requiring applicants and students to list their religion on official forms.

Admissions

Leaked Questions and Answers Disrupt National Exams

Jacob Wirtschafter | 11 Jun 2016

In Egypt and Algeria, students are cheating on high-school exit examinations using websites that leak exam information.




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