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.
Reforming the education system in Morocco requires navigating between two extremes: expensive private schools and a free public system that fails its students.
Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.
Activists have published nearly a thousand hours of unedited footage of the Egyptian uprising on a new website.
In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.
A new anthology looks at the stigma that attaches to women who challenge the status quo.
A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.
The political frenzy over accusations of rape against a prominent Islamic scholar obscures the need for more women to feel free to speak out against abuse.
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture marks a decade of supporting artistic projects with an exhibition in Beirut’s new “museum of memory.”
The Townhouse art gallery, a cultural landmark, has survived a raid by state authorities and a building collapse.
American University in Cairo Press weathers the post-Mubarak era, focusing on scholarly books and new Arabic writing.