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“The Greatest Adventure the Arab World Has Experienced”

Rami Khouri | 31 May 2014

At the American University of Beirut’s graduation, Rami Khouri, journalist and academic, spoke stirringly about what has happened in the last four years in the Arab world.

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‘Education for All’: Not Happening Yet

| 24 May 2014

Almost 15 years ago educators set six goals for universal education. Progress has been slow.

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A Conversation with the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education

Mohammed Al-Rubaie | 02 May 2014

Iraq’s security problems are not preventing it from establishing new universities and ending “mandatory ignorance,” said the Iraqi higher-education minister.

Admissions Gender Human Rights Politics

Is Education a Right?

D.D. Guttenplan | 22 Apr 2014

While policymakers like to make grand statements about everyone having educational access, it rarely happens even in rich countries.

Academic Freedom Politics Protests Students

In Tunisia, a Once-Banned Student Union Rises Again

| 19 Mar 2014

The rebirth of an outlawed student union with Islamist leanings is a positive sign of rising democracy to some, a negative sign of religious conservatism to others.

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.




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