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.
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.
A journalist who interviewed Moroccan women and scholars of sexuality found a widening gap between private sexual practices and public attitudes.
The sociologist Mehdi Alioua sees himself as an advocate and a mediator.
The detainees include scholars, preachers and public intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum.
Mahmoud Said’s oeuvre reflects an engagement with beauty, heritage, and national identity that remains relevant today.
A new book explores how jihadists use poetry, music and video to strengthen their cause.
Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.