The American University of Beirut’s City Debates conference reflects a growing conflict between city gentrification and citizens’ needs.
Egyptian universities are meting out punishments that far outweigh student infractions in an apparent attempt to keep a tight lid on student activism, the author says.
A court has sentenced economist and human rights advocate, Nasser Bin Ghaith, to ten years in jail over his Tweets. The “bubble universities” are quiet.
Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.
A writer calls for a unified approach to support academic freedom in Egypt.
Obay al-Dewachi has kept Mosul’s university running in exile and represents the resilience of the city’s people.
The Academic Freedom Monitoring Report, a project of Scholars at Risk, has highlighted Egypt, especially the bans there that prevent professors from traveling.
In the latest blow to Egypt’s academic freedom, a private university destroyed some architecture students’ projects and fired a professor.
Academics at Turkish universities, once among the most international in the region, face a travel ban and forced resignations.
Emad Shahin, a political scientist in exile from the American University of Cairo, talks about the lack of academic freedom in his home country of Egypt.