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Arab Social Sciences: Scarce, But Sorely Needed

Ursula Lindsey | 09 Apr 2016

A new report reveals a shortage of the social sciences in Arab universities, despite the benefits that they could bring.

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An Ambitious Agenda for the American University of Beirut

Fadlo R. Khuri | 04 Apr 2016

As the Lebanese university enters its 150th year, its new president has outlined big plans for what it needs to accomplish.

Online Media Expands, Digital Divide Persists

Ursula Lindsey | 29 Mar 2016

A new report on media in the Middle East documents television’s dominance and sharp differences in who has Internet access.

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2016 Prediction: Individuals Not Governments Spur Educational Change

Rasha Faek | 13 Jan 2016

With the chances low for real change in educational policies in the region, the author believes informal initiatives may make an important difference.

A University Wades Into the Lebanese Garbage Crisis

Madonna Khafaja | 10 Nov 2015

The American University of Beirut formed a team to help solve the garbage crisis that has troubled the country for four months.


Conversation With Steven Salaita: A Controversial Scholar Reflects on His Move to Beirut

Jason Lemon | 22 Oct 2015

An American university fired Steven Salaita for anti-Israel tweets. Our writer catches up with him in Lebanon.

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A Conversation with the LAU President: Education and Lebanon’s Future

Ida Sophie Winter | 09 Oct 2015

Joseph Jabbra, the president of Lebanese American University, talks about steering his institution through difficult political and economic times.

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A Conversation With Sari Hanafi: The State Of Arab Research

Benjamin Plackett | 23 Sep 2015

A prize-winning social scientist at the American University of Beirut talks about Arab research and the challenges it faces.


Lebanese Students Want to Move Politics Away From Religion

Jason Lemon | 08 Sep 2015

Secular clubs at universities are seeking to end the Lebanese system of dividing up power among the country’s 18 religions and sects.


A Novel Approach to Getting Syrian Students Into Universities

Benjamin Plackett | 06 Sep 2015

A program combines discounted tuition at private universities and careful screening to help Syrian students on their way to degrees.

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