Chahinda Karim is remembered as a teacher and a scholar of the history of Islamic architecture from its origins to its development across the Arab world.
Two Arab universities make conflict medicine part of basic medical education, using a curriculum devised by the surgeon Ghassan Abu-Sittah.
Shafeeq Ghabra chose research and teaching over military, diplomatic and administrative work. His writing sustains him now.
The Tunisian thinker and writer Hichem Djait spent nearly half a century investigating Islamic history and Arab culture.
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.
Fadi Bardawil believes the history of how leftist thought evolved in the 1960s holds lessons for groups seeking change today.
With his death in March, the Arab region lost a leading advocate for citizenship, political rights, gender equality and justice.
Manal Ataya, director general of the Sharjah Museums Authority, finds it fulfilling to make museums more accessible and enrich children’s development.
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.
The life and work of Vartan Gregorian bridged cultures and religions.