In his latest book, “The Stranger’s Newspaper,” Ali Bader presents a wide-ranging series of conversations in search of intercultural dialogue.
The Egyptian architect Waleed Arafa has recently won international competitions and prizes. He spoke to Al-Fanar Media about his work and his ideas for updating architecture education.
Ana Costa Freitas, rector of Portugal’s University of Evora, says we need lifelong learning, research, and global cooperation for the good of students and the world.
The founder of the Arab International Women’s Forum discusses the Arab region’s progress and needs in areas of innovation, gender, and links between industry and academia.
Shahd Alshammari, an assistant professor of English literature and women’s studies, wants to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Change starts from the classroom, she says.
Nirmeen Elmadany, a postdoctoral researcher from Gaza, tells Al-Fanar Media about her experiences studying and working in Europe.
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.