The political frenzy over accusations of rape against a prominent Islamic scholar obscures the need for more women to feel free to speak out against abuse.
The department is protesting the Emirates’ denial of visas for two professors and calling on NYU’s president to lobby the U.A.E.’s government to change its visa policies.
As a philosopher, Mohamed Osman El-Khosht was devoted to Islam’s dialogue with science and other religions. Now he brings an emphasis on critical thinking to Egypt’s largest university.
Ibtihal Al-Khatib adopts critical thinking as a lifestyle and a teaching method to her students at Kuwait University.
A report by Scholars at Risk details more than 250 attacks on academic freedom in 35 countries over the past year.
The detainees include scholars, preachers and public intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum.
A symposium at the British museum explored how Arab artists are coping as the room they have for expressing themselves dwindles.
Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.
A prominent group of human rights lawyers reports on severe restrictions on academic freedom in the first quarter of 2017.
In the wake of Coptic church bombings, educators are reflecting on what role universities, including Al-Azhar, the beacon of Sunni Islam, might have in teaching tolerance—or intolerance.