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Academic Freedom Conflict Faculty Human Rights Students

Attacks on Yemeni Higher Education Highlighted in ‘Free to Think’ Report

Burton Bollag | 20 Nov 2020

The annual report documenting attacks on higher education and the freedom of academics details the toll the civil war in Yemen has taken on universities.

Arts & Culture Faculty Gender Liberal Arts Students

Film Studies Thrive in Saudi Arabia, Promising Jobs and Cultural Change

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 13 Nov 2020

The film industry is growing as the kingdom modernizes, and university film programs are poised to attract more students who want to study at home.

Arts & Culture Language Liberal Arts Literature & Translation

‘Home’: Nine Arab Poets Explore Interior Spaces in a New Bilingual Anthology

M. Lynx Qualey | 02 Oct 2020

The dual-language volume does not aim to be completist or canonical, but it may help amend the dearth of contemporary Arabic poetry in English translation.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Literature & Translation Minorities Policy

Black Saudi Author Focuses on Neglected History of African Migration and Slavery

M. Lynx Qualey | 24 Jul 2020

Mahmoud Trawri dug into the thorny history of Black Africans and slavery in the Arabian Peninsula while writing Maymouna, published in 2001. The novel is still hard to find in Saudi Arabia.

Coronavirus Scholarships Study Abroad Technology & Online Learning

Pandemic Disrupts Arab Students’ Dreams of Studying Abroad

Amr EL-Tohamy, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 08 Jul 2020

Many students in the Arab region are concerned about losing the chance to continue their higher education abroad because of restrictions related to Covid-19.

Book Review Literature & Translation Publishing

Thrills and Fantasies: Lighter Reading for a Summer of Disruption

M. Lynx Qualey | 26 Jun 2020

Here’s a recommended reading list of lighter works to take your mind off Covid-19. Many are inspired by the broad sweep of history across the Middle East and North Africa.

Faculty Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Where to Find Advice for Building Better Courses Online

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team | 04 Jun 2020

The emergency adaptation of online learning during the coronavirus crisis left little time for reflection on best practices. Here is a sampling of resources for instructors who want more guidance.

Coronavirus Literature & Translation Publishing

A Quarantine Reading List: Escapist Nonfiction from the Arab World

M. Lynx Qualey | 22 May 2020

Readers who need a break from news of Covid-19 and chronicles of disease may find welcome relief in these books from the Middle East and North Africa.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Publishing

Arab Publishers Take a Hit From the Covid-19 Crisis

M. Lynx Qualey | 15 May 2020

Publishing houses across the Arab region are looking for strategies to survive the effects of canceled book fairs and bookstore closings.

Coronavirus Gender Inequality Students Technology & Online Learning

The Shift to Online Education in the Arab World Is Intensifying Inequality

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 30 Apr 2020

The attempted shift to online learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic is increasing inequality in access to education. In some countries, professors and students are suggesting online education be halted altogether.




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