A prominent scholar at the American University of Cairo responds to charges of “grand espionage”.
With more Egyptian professors and students behind bars, some of them have begun a hunger strike.
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters wants to stop campus protests that do not have official permission.
A U.S. meeting follows up on a Tunisian one, pointing out that academic freedom is vital not only for universities, but for countries as a whole.
At least 70 professors have been arrested in the Egyptian government’s anti-Muslim Brotherhood crackdown. Opinions are mixed as to the legitimacy of the arrests.
Street protests against the military-backed government have subsided, leaving campus protests as a focal point of political friction.
Sana’a University has been riddled by student protests, threats of violence, and students’ complaints that they can’t afford the university fees. Administrators say they are trying to bring stability to the chaos.
In a panel discussion at the New School, academics discussed the international community’s efforts to protect the world’s latest “war orphans,” Syrian students and professors.
A recent conflict at Al Quds University is part of a pattern of discrimination that prevents many Palestinians from pursuing their education, say Palestinian academics.