Teaching My Son Arabic: Balancing Love and Grammar

Hossam Abouzahr / 08 Aug 2018 / Opinion

A second-generation Lebanese American mastered classical and colloquial Arabic as an adult. He wants his son also to have access to the world the language opened for him.

The Idea of a Palestinian University

Sam Bahour / 02 Aug 2018 / Opinion

A plan for a university for Palestinians inside and outside their homeland goes back a long way, and it’s still an idea worth pursuing.

3 Ways Philanthropy Could Help Saudi Youth

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 31 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A survey of Saudi youth can help to inform how philanthropies working in the kingdom could help steer youth from their university lives to productive employment.

Social Media Can Fight the Arab Health Crisis

Marco Bardus / 30 Jul 2018 / Opinion

Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn could help counter worrying health trends, but some communities are at risk of being left behind.

U.S. Cuts Threaten Half a Million Palestinian Children

Marilyn Garson / 25 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A former Mercy Corps economic director in Gaza explains how U.S. reductions in aid threaten the education of Palestinian children and the stability of the Gaza Strip.

Arab Magazines: A Neglected History Resurfaces

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Jul 2018 / Opinion

An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges

A Tribute to Barbara Harrell-Bond, A Fierce Advocate for Refugees

Parastou Hassouri / 17 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A former colleague recalls the work and forceful personality of a founder of academic refugee studies and a tireless champion for refugees themselves, who died on July 11.

How Refugee Children Thrived in an American Classroom

Rasha Faek / 16 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A reporter’s book about a group of refugee children from a variety of backgrounds shows how a good school, and a good teacher, can help.

A Woman Seeks Freedom From the Hijab

Sandra El Azki / 06 Jul 2018 / Opinion

For some women wearing a headscarf is a sign of religious devotion, but for others it feels confining.

A Website Seeks to Show ‘How Alive Arabic Is’

Ursula Lindsey / 21 Jun 2018 / Opinion

Hossam Abouzahr argues that Classical and Colloquial Arabic should be used and studied “side by side.”