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Democracy Faculty Profiles Research Social Sciences

Hicham Alaoui: A Scholar of Democracy With Royal Roots

Amr EL-Tohamy | 09 Sep 2021

The Moroccan scholar Hicham Alaoui’s research interests include the need for of democratic and educational reforms in the Arab world.

Democracy Faculty Human Rights Inequality Politics Profiles

Hassan Abbas: Syrian Intellectual and Champion of Citizens’ Rights

Samar Kadi | 01 Jun 2021

With his death in March, the Arab region lost a leading advocate for citizenship, political rights, gender equality and justice.

Democracy Human Rights Inequality Politics Students

Kuwait’s Stateless Students See Hope in Nationality-Blind Certificates

Amr EL-Tohamy | 10 May 2021

Kuwait’s universities will stop issuing certificates that falsely brand stateless students as foreigners or illegal residents—a move that will improve their opportunities.

Democracy Politics Schools Science Social Sciences Students

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.

Academic Freedom Data & Surveys Democracy Faculty Teaching

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.

Administration Democracy Faculty Policy Students Teaching Terrorism

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.

Democracy Education Reform Profiles Research

Vartan Gregorian: From Immigrant to Leading Philanthropist

Burton Bollag | 02 May 2021

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

Academic Freedom Data & Surveys Democracy Faculty Human Rights

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.

Academic Freedom Data & Surveys Democracy Human Rights Opinion Research Social Sciences

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.”

Academic Freedom Democracy Faculty Human Rights Teaching

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.




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