The clubs build critical-thinking skills and give students the freedom to express opinions in a structured way.
Universities in Sudan have a heritage of political discussion that is increasingly in conflict with the government’s desire to suppress protest.
New platforms seek to democratize problem-solving by tapping the wisdom of the crowd.
Academics offer ideas for a political settlement in Syria, emphasising reconciliation and the role of community groups.
A young teacher from Mosul asked for, and received, unusual access to observe the agency’s operations and share concerns with its leaders.
Freedom of speech is diminishing globally and Arab countries are leading this trend. But their citizens disagree as to whether fading freedom is a problem.
A report by Scholars at Risk details more than 250 attacks on academic freedom in 35 countries over the past year.
The governance of Kurdistan’s many universities and the fate of its minority students are among the issues that are up in the air as the region votes on an independence referendum.
Social scientists say analysis and debate, not a crackdown, is the best response to a powerful new protest movement.