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Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom Critical Thinking Finances Religion Research

American U. in Cairo Cancels an Endowed Chair; Questions Follow

Jabeen Bhatti | 14 Jun 2019

The AUC professor of comparative religion who lost the title says his academic freedom was infringed. The university says it had to honor a request from the benefactor’s son, who allegedly pressured the professor.

Academic Freedom Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

Freedom of Creativity Is Under Siege in Egypt

Amr EL-Tohamy | 18 Mar 2019

Publishers, authors and bookstore owners feel pressure as the government clamps down on books with political content.

Academic Freedom Conflict Finances Politics Schools

Conference on Aid to Yemen Highlights Support for Education

Edward Fox | 04 Mar 2019

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged to increase their humanitarian aid, including money for teachers’ pay. It’s unclear, though, how the aid will be delivered.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics

Rift Widens Between American University in Cairo’s Faculty Members and Its Leadership

Amr EL-Tohamy | 15 Feb 2019

Faculty members have voted no confidence in the institution’s president. The board of trustees has unanimously backed him, leaving the campus set up for long-term tension.

Academic Freedom Politics Research

Of Scholars and Spies

Ursula Lindsey | 06 Dec 2018

Recent headlines involving researchers accused of spying in the Middle East highlight the risk of asking questions in a police state.

Academic Freedom Politics Research

Spy Conviction May Chill U.A.E. Research

Edward Fox | 27 Nov 2018

Matthew Hedges, a U.K. doctoral student convicted in the United Arab Emirates of spying for Britain, has been pardoned and released. But his experience has provoked anxiety about the safety of foreign researchers in the UAE.

Academic Freedom Conflict Faculty Students

Academic Freedom Project Highlights Arab, Turkish Cases

Edward Fox | 23 Oct 2018

Situations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Israel are highlighted in a new global report that documents attacks on higher education, including violence and restrictions on sharing ideas.

Academic Freedom Arts & Culture Publishing

Book Banning in Kuwait: Whatever Next?

Layla AlAmmar | 18 Sep 2018

A committee of the country’s ministry of information has the power to ban books, in an affront to the country’s democratic principles.

Academic Freedom Conflict Politics

Report Details Attacks on Education Worldwide

Edward Fox | 10 May 2018

Seven Arab countries show an increase in violence against schools, universities, students and staff in the past five years.

Academic Freedom Refugees Teaching Vocational Education

A Refugee Camp’s Teachers Get Some Welcome Global Support

John Dyer, Tonny Onyulo | 04 Mar 2018

A training and mentoring program helps make them better teachers and gives them new confidence.




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