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.
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.