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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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Administration Data & Surveys Development Politics Research Science

Land of No Rain: How Jordan Is Facing a Parched Future

Ursula Lindsey | 06 Aug 2020

With limited rainfall and aquifers already over pumped, the kingdom is running out of water. Researchers are tackling some aspects of the problem, but hard choices still lie ahead.

Coronavirus Data & Surveys Finances Refugees Technology & Online Learning

Jordan’s Tight Covid-19 Lockdown Also Squeezes Vulnerable Populations

Ursula Lindsey | 14 Apr 2020

Strict restrictions on movement in the kingdom have kept the virus at bay, but refugees and poor Jordanians have difficulty meeting basic needs and accessing online education.

Architecture Development Publishing

Modern Architecture in Cairo: An Unsung Treasure

Ursula Lindsey | 18 Mar 2020

Cairo Since 1900, by Mohamed Elshahed, documents a vibrant aspect of the city’s heritage that’s in danger of being erased.

Architecture Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

New Cairo Museum Honors Naguib Mahfouz but Doesn’t Inspire

Ursula Lindsey | 14 Feb 2020

Egypt celebrates its most famous modern writer in the long-delayed museum, which finally opened last year. Visitors may wish, though, that it had taken a more engaging approach.

Architecture Arts & Culture Internet Liberal Arts

Scholars Consider What Popular Culture Means in Egypt Today

Ursula Lindsey | 27 Jan 2020

A symposium focused on the challenges of producing, sharing and conserving popular culture in an age of heightened official oversight and lingering nostalgia for the past.

Arts & Culture Conflict Human Rights

Human Rights Film Festival Showcases Yemeni Stories

Ursula Lindsey | 17 Dec 2019

The Karama Festival, based in Jordan, uses cinema as a force for social change. This year it highlighted films from Yemen.

Arabic Book Review Critical Thinking Publishing

Recommended Reading, 2019: Books From and About the Arab World

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Dec 2019

A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of writing by Arab authors.

Architecture Arts & Culture

During Amman Design Week, a City Brainstorms a Better Future

Ursula Lindsey | 17 Oct 2019

Work of the region’s designers was showcased across Jordan’s capital last week, in exhibits that ranged from the practical to the ethereal.

Salaries Schools Teaching

Teachers’ Strike in Jordan Ends After the Government Agrees to a 35 Percent Raise

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Oct 2019

The rare public-sector walkout drew sympathy from citizens also caught between stagnant wages and rising costs in a debt-burdened economy

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

New Book Showcases Contemporary Arab Artists as Survivors

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Sep 2019

An anthology explores “Arabicity,” the cultural links and concerns shared by artists from disparate countries throughout the Arab world.




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