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Democracy Faculty Profiles Research Social Sciences

Hicham Alaoui: A Scholar of Democracy With Royal Roots

Amr EL-Tohamy | 09 Sep 2021

The Moroccan scholar Hicham Alaoui’s research interests include the need for of democratic and educational reforms in the Arab world.

Administration Faculty Health & Medicine Profiles

Michel Mawad: A Pioneering Neurologist Leads the Lebanese American University

Samar Kadi | 01 Sep 2021

Michel Mawad took office as president last fall. Skills he learned in his medical career will help him lead the university through a period of crisis, he says.

Employment Faculty Finances Policy Profiles

Libyan Higher Education Minister Has High Aims but Scant Funds

Amr EL-Tohamy | 25 Aug 2021

Omran Al-Qeeb is striving to rebuild and improve Libya’s universities and research institutions. Lack of financial resources is the biggest obstacle to his plans, he says.

Libraries Literature & Translation Profiles Publishing

Alia Muhammad Baqer, Savior of Basra Library’s Books, Dies at 69

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 16 Aug 2021

As Basra’s chief librarian, Alia Muhammed Baqer rescued 30,000 books and manuscripts from being lost as British forces occupied the city in 2003.

Faculty Profiles Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Narimane Hadj-Hamou: A Pioneer of Distance Learning in the Arab World

Amr EL-Tohamy | 12 Aug 2021

The founder of a center dedicated to training academics in advanced teaching methods says the role of the university is to help build a better society.

Architecture Faculty Profiles Teaching

Chahinda Karim, a Scholar of the History of Islamic Architecture, Dies

Amr EL-Tohamy | 06 Aug 2021

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.

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.




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