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Conflict Curriculum Faculty Health & Medicine Profiles

Ghassan Abu-Sittah: A War-Zone Surgeon Sets Up a Curriculum for Conflict Medicine

Amr EL-Tohamy | 26 Jul 2021

Two Arab universities make conflict medicine part of basic medical education, using a curriculum devised by the surgeon Ghassan Abu-Sittah.

Academic Freedom Faculty Profiles Research Social Sciences

Shafeeq Ghabra: A Scholar of the Palestinian Cause Confronts Illness With Research and Hope

Amr EL-Tohamy | 17 Jun 2021

Shafeeq Ghabra chose research and teaching over military, diplomatic and administrative work. His writing sustains him now.

Arts & Culture Critical Thinking Literature & Translation Profiles Research

Tunisia’s Hichem Djait Dies, Leaving a Prolific Record on the History of Islam

Ahmed El Jechtimi | 08 Jun 2021

The Tunisian thinker and writer Hichem Djait spent nearly half a century investigating Islamic history and Arab culture.

Arts & Culture Development Liberal Arts Profiles Schools

Egyptians Mourn Evelyne Porret, the Pottery Lady Who Changed a Village

Sayyid Mahmoud | 04 Jun 2021

The Swiss artist Evelyne Porret founded a pottery school in the Egyptian village of Tunis that helped rural women use art to change their destiny.

Faculty Politics Profiles Research Social Sciences

A Scholar Rebuilds the Archives of Lebanon’s Left Before the Civil War

Amr EL-Tohamy | 04 Jun 2021

Fadi Bardawil believes the history of how leftist thought evolved in the 1960s holds lessons for groups seeking change today.

Democracy Faculty Human Rights Inequality Politics Profiles

Hassan Abbas: Syrian Intellectual and Champion of Citizens’ Rights

Samar Kadi | 01 Jun 2021

With his death in March, the Arab region lost a leading advocate for citizenship, political rights, gender equality and justice.

Arts & Culture Finances Profiles Students

Manal Ataya: Director of Sharjah’s Museums Embraces an Educational Role

Melanie Swan | 28 May 2021

Manal Ataya, director general of the Sharjah Museums Authority, finds it fulfilling to make museums more accessible and enrich children’s development.

Administration Faculty Gender Profiles

Yusra Mouzughi: A British-Libyan Academic Pursues a Vision for Education in the Gulf

Amr EL-Tohamy | 06 May 2021

Yusra Mouzughi guided Muscat University from an idea to an institution. Now she’s taking on a new challenge as president of Bahrain’s Royal University for Women.

Democracy Education Reform Profiles Research

Vartan Gregorian: From Immigrant to Leading Philanthropist

Burton Bollag | 02 May 2021

The life and work of Vartan Gregorian bridged cultures and religions.

Faculty Politics Profiles Social Sciences

Maha Yahya: An Architect Turned Scholar Focuses on People

Samar Kadi | 06 Apr 2021

For Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, what’s interesting about architecture is how it impacts people’s lives.




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