Street fighting in Beirut terrified schoolchildren and city residents, and put further strain on a school system already near collapse.
Academics support the initiative launched from an Israeli prison by the Palestinian parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar.
Lebanon’s university hospitals have been hard hit by the country’s economic crisis, leading to a decline in health services and possible shutdowns.
Salim Chahine, a professor at the American University of Beirut and a senior official at Lebanon’s central bank, is among the recipients of the 2020 Kuwait Prize.
Many Lebanese professors work on hourly, part-time contracts with no benefits and little chance of promotion, while their salaries plunge in value.
The exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum demonstrates the richness and creativity of contemporary artists in the Arab region.
Fadi Bardawil believes the history of how leftist thought evolved in the 1960s holds lessons for groups seeking change today.
With his death in March, the Arab region lost a leading advocate for citizenship, political rights, gender equality and justice.
The group, launched by professors two years ago, lobbies governments and fellow academics to defend their homeland’s cause abroad.