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Academic Freedom Politics Protests

In Tunisia, Academic “Families” Protect University Campuses

Sarah Lynch | 23 Feb 2014

As police mostly stay off campus, networks of students and staff members have rallied to act as informal university security.

Critical Thinking Politics

What Egypt Can Learn From Mandela

Maha Bali | 08 Dec 2013

Nelson Mandela’s capacity to empathize with those who imprisoned him should inspire educators in Egypt, the author says.

Administration Conflict Politics

Al-Azhar Students Test the Legal Limits of Protest In Egypt

Muhammad Mansour | 27 Nov 2013

In a difficult time for Al-Azhar University, 38 more students have been sentenced to prison and one student has died as a result of protests.

Administration Politics

Reflections on Egypt Through an Education Lens

David Wheeler | 13 Nov 2013

A visit to Egypt to meet with public-university presidents prompts some observations on education and democracy.

Academic Freedom Politics Protests Students

Looking Behind the Egyptian Student Protests

Mohamed Mahmoud, Sarah Lynch | 30 Oct 2013

Street protests against the military-backed government have subsided, leaving campus protests as a focal point of political friction.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics

Canadian Academics’ Letter Smuggled Out of Egypt Prison

Sarah Lynch | 02 Oct 2013

A letter written by the two Canadian academics imprisoned in Egypt details the conditions they and other prisoners live in.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics

Canadian Academics Held in Egypt Declare Hunger Strike

Daria Solovieva | 18 Sep 2013

Two Canadian professors arrested in Cairo have began a hunger strike to protest their detention without charges.

Academic Freedom Administration Campus Security Faculty Politics Students

Egypt Poised to Give Guards at Public Universities More Power

Mohamed Mahmoud, Sarah Lynch | 11 Sep 2013

The military-backed interim government wants to give guards on campuses the power to investigate allegations and turn evidence over to public prosecutors. Many fear the measure could cramp political and academic freedom.

Critical Thinking Curriculum Politics Profiles

Conversation With an Advocate of “Education for Citizenship”

Joyce Rafla | 10 Sep 2013

Al Fanar interviewed Muhammad Faour, a scholar who has surveyed how 11 Arab countries teach citizenship. He found that what is taught in the classroom is often divorced from political realities.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics Protests

Universities Caught in Tunisia’s Political Crisis

Fatma Shim | 03 Sep 2013

With the academic year soon to begin, university leaders are urging nonviolence as the country tries to find a way forward.




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