Nelson Mandela’s capacity to empathize with those who imprisoned him should inspire educators in Egypt, the author says.
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.
A visit to Egypt to meet with public-university presidents prompts some observations on education and democracy.
Street protests against the military-backed government have subsided, leaving campus protests as a focal point of political friction.
A letter written by the two Canadian academics imprisoned in Egypt details the conditions they and other prisoners live in.
Two Canadian professors arrested in Cairo have began a hunger strike to protest their detention without charges.
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.
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.
With the academic year soon to begin, university leaders are urging nonviolence as the country tries to find a way forward.
A Canadian professor of emergency medicine and a filmmaker pursuing a doctorate asked Egyptian police for directions. Instead, they got arrested.