Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey has been the Middle East correspondent for The Chronicle of Higher Education since 2010. She was based in Cairo, Egypt from 2012 to 2014, and now lives in Rabat, Morocco. She writes about education, media, culture and politics in the Arab world.

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Young, Educated, Desperate to Emigrate

Ursula Lindsey / 03 Oct 2018 / Opinion

The death of a young Moroccan woman while trying to reach Spain adds fuel to a national debate about the future of youth in the country.

Arabic Podcasts Find a Growing Audience

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Sep 2018 / News

Networks in Jordan and Saudi Arabia offer listeners programs that give voice to diverse views, discuss sensitive topics, or just go where the conversation flows.

Hard Lessons: North African Writers on Education

Ursula Lindsey / 05 Sep 2018 / Opinion

Books by authors from the Maghreb show a generational shift in views on the school systems they experienced.

An Eye on the Cultural Landscape of Syria

Ursula Lindsey / 03 Aug 2018 / News

The organization Ettijahat, based in Beirut, offers grants to artists and researchers whose work illuminates the culture of a country in crisis.

Arab Magazines: A Neglected History Resurfaces

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Jul 2018 / Opinion

An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges

A Website Seeks to Show ‘How Alive Arabic Is’

Ursula Lindsey / 21 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Hossam Abouzahr argues that Classical and Colloquial Arabic should be used and studied “side by side.”

Newspaper Pledges to Return ISIS Documents to Iraq

Ursula Lindsey / 11 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Scholars compared the New York Times’s removal of documents to past thefts of artifacts by archaeologists and armies.

A Century of Arab Art, Compressed Into a Book

Ursula Lindsey / 25 May 2018 / Opinion

A new volume in an acclaimed series delves into the movements and debates that shaped modern art in the Arab world.

Synaps Seeks to Be a Lab for Ideas in Beirut

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Apr 2018 / Resources

The young organization mentors researchers and publishes articles that mix data, social science and analysis.

Education in Morocco: A Plea for a Middle Way

Ursula Lindsey / 06 Apr 2018 / Opinion

Reforming the education system in Morocco requires navigating between two extremes: expensive private schools and a free public system that fails its students.