Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.
For Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, what’s interesting about architecture is how it impacts people’s lives.
Lebanon’s progress on environmental protection goals is patchy, but there is growing demand for environmental studies in its universities.
International relations theories do not travel seamlessly across borders. A forum of Arab scholars examines how the discipline is studied in their world.
As director general of the Arab Women Organization, the political scientist Fadia Kiwan is keen on projects that empower women. But teaching remains her first love.
International agencies that provide scholarships hope alumni networks will help make Syrian graduates more employable.
The MENA Prison Forum, launched in 2018, researches and documents prisons and prisoners’ experiences across the region. Its resources include art, literature, film and testimonies.
Artificial intelligence is advancing at lightning speed, with important implications for business and society. Business schools need to do a better job of preparing students for it.
Nawal Mdallaly, the founder of an organization that works with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, describes how Covid-19 has intensified the difficult situation that young Syrian girls face in that country.
Child marriage rates improved in the Middle East and North Africa over a 25-year period, but those gains could now be undermined.