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Olivia Cuthbert

Olivia is a freelance journalist and has been covering the Middle East for 10 years with a focus on women’s rights, international development, culture and education in the Arab world. Her work has been published in outlets including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, New Statesman, Middle East Eye, The National, openDemocracy and Wired magazine. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and speaks a little Arabic, but it’s a work in progress.

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Syrian Students Find Hope Amid New Challenges in Portugal

Olivia Cuthbert | 30 Mar 2021

The Global Platform for Syrian Students offers young people a valuable opportunity to pursue higher education abroad.

Arabic Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Refugees Teaching

Songs of Syria: The Syria Music Map Reconnects Millions Displaced by War

Olivia Cuthbert | 26 Mar 2021

A musical and cultural heritage archive, the Syria Music Map offers displaced Syrians a chance to reconnect with their roots.

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Scholars Fleeing War-Torn Middle East Find Safety in U.K. Universities

Olivia Cuthbert | 17 Mar 2021

The British-based charity Cara originally helped academics flee Nazi Germany. Now it helps scholars escape war zones like Syria and Yemen.

Conflict Curriculum Politics Religion

Peace Studies Program Attracts Young Iraqis Eager for Social Change

Olivia Cuthbert | 10 Feb 2020

Students in the new program at the University of Duhok, the first of its kind in a region fraught with conflicts, hope to help build a more inclusive society.

Conflict Internationalization Politics Students Technology & Online Learning

Students in the U.S. and Iraq Discover Common Ground

Olivia Cuthbert | 20 Jan 2020

“They’re not as different as we thought,” says one University of Mosul student after participating in a program that brings American and Iraqi students together in video dialogues.

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Commuting From a Refugee Camp to University, A Student Stays Hopeful

Olivia Cuthbert | 13 Jan 2020

A Syrian student who lives in the largest refugee camp in Iraq attends the nearby University of Duhok, hoping someday to serve her community.

Conflict Inequality Refugees Schools

New Syrian Refugees in Iraq Struggle to Access Education

Olivia Cuthbert | 01 Jan 2020

Many children in families that fled Turkey’s incursion into northeastern Syria in October have been out of school for months now. Help for them may still be months away.

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Inside Iraq’s Protests: Students Are Defiant in Their Demands

Olivia Cuthbert | 27 Nov 2019

Students are frustrated with economic and political conditions in their country. Now they see a chance for change and are determined to make their voices heard.

Arts & Culture Conflict Gender Refugees

3 New Documentaries Turn Their Lenses on the Toll of War in the Middle East

Olivia Cuthbert | 18 Oct 2019

Recently released films give hard-hitting, inside looks into conflicts’ effects on life in Iraq, Gaza, and Aleppo.

Arts & Culture Conflict Gender Terrorism

Exhibition Combines Research and Painting to Portray Modern Slavery’s Survivors

Olivia Cuthbert | 04 Oct 2019

Syrian artist Sara Shamma uses strong color and powerful brushstrokes to portray human traffickers, women who have survived being trafficked, and the emotions swirling inside them.




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