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.
A sampling of scholarly and literary works and translations that offer new perspectives on the region.
Recent headlines involving researchers accused of spying in the Middle East highlight the risk of asking questions in a police state.
An author of a new book examines Egypt’s mounting challenges and the obstacles that hinder necessary reforms.
A new bilingual literary anthology from the Arab renaissance of more than one hundred years ago is filled with writing that still resonates today.
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.
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.
Books by authors from the Maghreb show a generational shift in views on the school systems they experienced.
The organization Ettijahat, based in Beirut, offers grants to artists and researchers whose work illuminates the culture of a country in crisis.
An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges