Susan Schaefer Davis, American anthropologist, worked with women rug weavers in rural Morocco for decades. She paid tribute to their strength and skill in a recent book.
On International Women’s Day, the Syrian-born astronomer Shadia Habbal speaks to Al-Fanar Media about her journey to a distinguished career in science.
Nasser Rabbat leads the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He applauds architectural preservation efforts but sees flaws in some plans.
Bassam Badran, president of the Lebanese University, spoke to Al-Fanar Media about the crises facing the institution and how he’s trying to deal with them.
Abbas Halabi, Lebanon’s education minister, is calling for urgent action to save the education system. Students have already suffered serious setbacks, he says.
Naouel Abdellatif Mami, vice rector of external relations at Setif 2 University, believes in the importance of global collaborations and study abroad.
A longtime educator and administrator at Palestine’s An-Najah National University, Kherieh Rassas works to build international ties that help students.
Northwestern University in Qatar aims to promote local knowledge production and research done by scholars from the Global South.
Wael Farouq, a professor of Arabic studies in Milan, says introducing non-native speakers to the rhythms and sounds of Arabic poetry and music facilitates language learning.
The Omani artist and academic Fakhriya Al-Yahyai tells Al-Fanar Media about her career in art practice and education.