Academic self-censorship not only hinders individuals’ intellectual output and creativity but comes at a cost to whole societies.
A panel of Arab scientists recently discussed why failure should be embraced, not feared, as a necessary step on the path to success.
Covid-19 is the perfect example of a complex, global problem that requires scientists and policy makers to build bridges through collaborative interdisciplinary research.
Scientists must work together across disciplinary silos to create a better future for the world, the authors say.
Advances by Arab scientists, such as a faster new coronavirus test developed in Jordan, could benefit their home countries and the world. Universities and governments must do more to help put such discoveries into use.
Which curriculum to follow in their senior year is a big decision for high school students in Jordan. But how freely can they choose amid social attitudes that value science more than literature?
An Italian professor suggests that those living in the Mediterranean region take their natural tendency toward creativity as a philosophy and way of life and invest in it even more.
The Karama Festival, based in Jordan, uses cinema as a force for social change. This year it highlighted films from Yemen.
If Arabs want a true lingua franca, they must ease the rigid boundaries they’ve set up between the local dialects and the formal language.