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How to Create Safe Spaces for Teaching Taboo Topics

Jörg Matthias Determann | 30 Jun 2021

A history professor in Qatar offers advice for instructors seeking to discuss sensitive social and political issues.

Faculty Policy Quality Control Students Teaching

Egypt’s Universities Adopt Academic Credit-Hour System

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 28 Jun 2021

Moving to the credit-hour system should help cut the state’s higher-education costs, officials say, but some academics fear a lowering of standards.

Faculty Finances Students

For Many Universities in Lebanon, Survival May Be at Stake

Samar Kadi | 28 Jun 2021

Many universities may not survive the country’s economic turmoil, economists warn. For those that do, maintaining educational quality could be a challenge.

Academic Freedom Faculty Profiles Research Social Sciences

Shafeeq Ghabra: A Scholar of the Palestinian Cause Confronts Illness With Research and Hope

Amr EL-Tohamy | 17 Jun 2021

Shafeeq Ghabra chose research and teaching over military, diplomatic and administrative work. His writing sustains him now.

Faculty Protests Scholarships Students

Foreign Support Helps Lebanese Students Complete Degrees Amid Crises

Samar Kadi | 14 Jun 2021

With Lebanon facing multiple crises, many students struggle with education costs. French and U.S. government programs are helping some continue their studies.

Arts & Culture Curriculum Faculty Students Teaching

Teaching Middle Eastern History Through Games

Jörg Matthias Determann | 09 Jun 2021

Games are well established as teaching tools, says a history professor in Qatar. Instead of resisting them, educators should be trying to develop better ones.

Faculty Politics Profiles Research Social Sciences

A Scholar Rebuilds the Archives of Lebanon’s Left Before the Civil War

Amr EL-Tohamy | 04 Jun 2021

Fadi Bardawil believes the history of how leftist thought evolved in the 1960s holds lessons for groups seeking change today.

Conflict Curriculum Faculty Human Rights Inequality Schools Students Teaching

Palestinian Education Is Impeded Under Protracted Conflict With Israel

Samar Kadi | 02 Jun 2021

Decades of Israeli attacks on facilities and control over curricula have undermined access to education for all Palestinians, speakers at a recent webinar said.

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.

Curriculum Faculty Research Students Teaching

Universities That Teach in English Should Aim for Linguistic Diversity Too

Jörg Matthias Determann | 27 May 2021

A history professor at an American university in Qatar argues that Anglophone institutions should avoid a linguistic monoculture.




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