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Critical Thinking

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.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Teaching

A Social Way to Learn About Arab Culture

Edward Fox | 25 Oct 2018

A Lebanese social entrepreneur has created a network of informal lecture clubs and discussion groups in both Western and Arab cities. The audiences arrive not knowing the topics of the talks.

Critical Thinking Curriculum Extremism Social Sciences Teaching

To Teach Students to Learn, Teach Philosophy

Afaf A. Khoshman | 18 Oct 2018

Jordanian academics want to reintroduce the teaching of philosophy in schools and universities. They have good reason.

Arab Spring Critical Thinking Development Politics

A Tribute to Samir Amin, Egyptian Economist

Georges Fahmi | 27 Sep 2018

The intellectual who died in August shaped some of the intellectual debate about why so-called developing countries do not make economic progress.




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