Khaled Fahmy, a historian who has paid close attention to recent Egyptian politics, turns his focus in an interview to the obstacles to critical thinking in Egyptian higher education.
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.
The leader of the Word Bank’s higher-education efforts talks about the institution’s efforts in the MENA region and responds to longstanding suspicions.
Shereen El Feki, an independent scholar, started out as an immunologist but has gone on to apply that science’s systematic approach to study sexuality in the Middle East.