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Model United Nations Experience Influences Higher Education Choices

Samar Kadi | 05 May 2021

High-school students who take part in programs that simulate U.N. debates tend to opt for hybrid university courses mixing science with humanities.

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Self-Censorship in the University: A Breach of Academic Freedom

Hmaid Ben Aziza | 03 May 2021

In a collective act of self-censorship, many academics today willingly cede the university’s unconditional freedom to investigate all ideas.

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Iraq’s Former Higher Education Minister Strives to Improve Universities

Amr EL-Tohamy | 03 May 2021

Abdul Razzaq Al-Issa led Iraq’s higher education ministry during a period when the Islamic State controlled much of the country.

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Vartan Gregorian: From Immigrant to Leading Philanthropist

Burton Bollag | 02 May 2021

The life and work of Vartan Gregorian bridged cultures and religions.

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Why Professors in Algeria Have Given Up on Free Academic Inquiry

Fatimah Bakhouch | 22 Apr 2021

Professors in Algeria have learned that it’s best to endorse the conventional wisdom and not ask new questions, a scholar says.

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In a Climate of Self-Censorship, Social Research Suffers

Fidaa Bou Haidar | 21 Apr 2021

A new book argues that Arab social scientists limit their teaching and research through self-censorship, producing a “knowledge void.”

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When Self-Censorship Means Self-Protection

Maha Bali | 20 Apr 2021

An Egyptian professor explains the complex motives behind her decision to limit her own freedom of expression.

Academic Freedom Arab Researcher Survey Data & Surveys Democracy Faculty Human Rights Teaching

Self-Censorship in Arab Higher Education: an Untold Problem

Rasha Faek | 18 Apr 2021

Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.

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How Much Academic Freedom Should Students Have?

Jörg Matthias Determann | 01 Apr 2021

A history professor at an American university in Qatar explains how his students have free choice of media for their assignments.

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Making Prisons Visible: The Work of the MENA Prison Forum

M. Lynx Qualey | 05 Feb 2021

The MENA Prison Forum, launched in 2018, researches and documents prisons and prisoners’ experiences across the region. Its resources include art, literature, film and testimonies.




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