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A Survey Reveals How the Pandemic Has Hurt MENA Research

Gail Buttorff, Marwa Shalaby, Nermin Allam | 23 Sep 2020

A survey of scholars done in the late spring and early summer that included researchers who study the MENA region showed the pandemic’s adverse effects and the occasional beneficial ones on research, the authors of the survey say.

Gender Human Rights Minorities Politics

African-Iraqis Also Need the Black Lives Matter Movement

Saad Salloum | 30 Jun 2020

As the global movement against racism grows, it’s time for the Arab world to look at similar racial discrimination in its midst.

Curriculum Education Reform Policy Politics

Why Tunisia’s Once Superior Education System Needs to Reform Again

Safwan M. Masri | 27 Apr 2020

A long tradition of progressive reform prepared the country for independence in 1957. But now its universities are seen as “factories of unemployment.”

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Politics

A New York Exhibition Unravels the Complexities of Contemporary Algerian Art

Heba Elkayal | 21 Feb 2020

Waiting for Omar Gatlato, the first major survey of contemporary Algerian art in the United States, asserts the need to consider the cultural specificity of art from postcolonial nations.

Conflict Education Reform Faculty Politics

Why Yemen Needs More Support for Higher Education

Hilal A. Lashuel | 06 Jan 2020

Building a knowledge-based society will be crucial to Yemen’s recovery after the war, a Yemeni professor says. He calls on wealthier countries to support that effort.

Arab Spring Critical Thinking Politics Protests

A Roundup of Scholarly Commentary on Lebanon’s Protests

Edward Fox | 28 Oct 2019

As the protests in Lebanon enter their fifth week, Al-Fanar Media has summarized what leading scholars have to say about them.

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

New Book Showcases Contemporary Arab Artists as Survivors

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Sep 2019

An anthology explores “Arabicity,” the cultural links and concerns shared by artists from disparate countries throughout the Arab world.

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Politics Protests

The Story of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising Told in Song and Dance

Heba Elkayal | 19 Jun 2019

The musical theater production, “We Live in Cairo,” narrates the events that led to the Tahrir Square protests and the overthrowing of a regime and then, the unraveling of a dream.

Arts & Culture Democracy Politics

Palestine Festival for Literature Shifts Its Perspective

Ursula Lindsey | 30 May 2019

The literary festival links Palestine to global struggles for self-determination and control of resources.

Arab Spring Development Policy Politics Quality

Repairing Tunisia’s Education System Is Key to Tackling Its Economic Woes

Safwan M. Masri | 23 May 2019

Many of the country’s current problems stem from decisions made by the former despot Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali that undermined educational quality at all levels.




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