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Arab Spring Critical Thinking Politics Protests

A Roundup of Scholarly Commentary on Lebanon’s Protests

Edward Fox | 28 Oct 2019

As the protests in Lebanon enter their fifth week, Al-Fanar Media has summarized what leading scholars have to say about them.

Arab Spring Conflict Critical Thinking Development Faculty Profiles

Professors Start a ‘School of the Rioters’

Nasser Zawk | 26 Oct 2019

With universities closed in Lebanon, some professors are conducting “teach ins” and moderating discussions on the street. For one such effort, a professor of economics discusses his goals.

Academic Freedom Critical Thinking Research Science

Qatar National Library Sparks Young People’s Curiosity About Science

Eman Kamel | 23 Oct 2019

In a regular forum, the library gives Qataris a chance to meet world-class researchers face-to-face and have informal discussions that motivate youth to explore science in depth.

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.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Liberal Arts Politics Refugees

An Iraqi Artist Explores the Spiritual Echoes of Migration

Heba Elkayal | 10 May 2019

Through animation and painting, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji confronts the human condition of having to leave one’s home and settle elsewhere.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Politics

The Artist Kader Attia Mocks Colonial History, then Heals Its Effects

Heba Elkayal | 03 May 2019

The French-Algerian artist explores the way Western countries collected art, nature and artifacts from colonized countries, then tries to repair some of the damage done by such collections.

Critical Thinking Curriculum Faculty Teaching

Advanced Interdisciplinary Programs Place New Demands on Professors

Farah Al Qawasmi, Mahjoob Zweiri | 16 Apr 2019

Professors need to adjust course designs and teaching styles to adapt to the increasingly popular interdisciplinary degree programs at the master’s degree and doctoral levels.

Critical Thinking Liberal Arts Refugees Students Technology & Online Learning

A Liberals Arts Approach to the Refugee Education Challenge

Benjamin Plackett | 01 Mar 2019

A Jesuit charity and university team up to offer a diploma that can be a steppingstone to a bachelor’s degree, fueling the hopes of refugees who want to help others in their communities.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Human Rights

Court Rules to Close Moroccan Cultural Organization, Causing Alarm

Ursula Lindsey | 28 Feb 2019

A judge ordered the organization Racines to dissolve. Advocacy groups protest the ruling as a chilling attack on freedom of expression.

Critical Thinking Curriculum Liberal Arts

Project Seeks to Brighten Philosophy’s Image

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 03 Dec 2018

In Egypt, a program known as “Philosophy in Plain Arabic seeks to dispel negative perceptions and explore the discipline’s connection to everyday realities.




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