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Kuwait Shuts Down an Art Exhibit. Is the ‘Most Open’ Gulf Society Closing?

Aisha Elgayar | 25 Feb 2020

Artists believe the shuttering of Shurooq Amin’s show by Kuwaiti authorities is the latest indicator of the country’s decline in freedom of expression.

Conflict Curriculum Politics Religion

Peace Studies Program Attracts Young Iraqis Eager for Social Change

Olivia Cuthbert | 10 Feb 2020

Students in the new program at the University of Duhok, the first of its kind in a region fraught with conflicts, hope to help build a more inclusive society.

Arab Spring Conflict Inequality Politics Protests Religion

In Lebanon, Sect Vs. Sect Turns Into People Vs. Politicians

David Wheeler, Nasser Zawk | 25 Oct 2019

Lebanese protestors have united across sectarian divides and turned against what they view as the “ruling class.” Here are a diverse range of photos, videos, interviews, and other features to capture what is happening.

Academic Freedom Critical Thinking Finances Religion Research

American U. in Cairo Cancels an Endowed Chair; Questions Follow

Jabeen Bhatti | 14 Jun 2019

The AUC professor of comparative religion who lost the title says his academic freedom was infringed. The university says it had to honor a request from the benefactor’s son, who allegedly pressured the professor.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Religion

New Waves: How Moroccan Artist Mohamed Melehi Shaped an Aesthetic

Heba Elkayal | 07 Jun 2019

An intimately scaled retrospective of Moroccan artist Mohammed Melehi in London shows how abstract expressionism in the Middle East was culturally inspired.

Architecture Arts & Culture Religion Tourism

Hopeful Vision Rises from An Ancient Iraqi Site

Saad Salloum | 12 Nov 2018

A professor’s visit to a historic church makes him think about using Iraq’s rich history and religious diversity to create economic opportunity.

Human Rights Religion

A Woman Seeks Freedom From the Hijab

Sandra El Azki | 06 Jul 2018

For some women wearing a headscarf is a sign of religious devotion, but for others it feels confining.

Politics Religion Social Sciences

Last Words of a Leading Iraqi Scholar

Edward Fox | 19 Jun 2018

In a prescient paper, published posthumously, the sociologist Faleh Abdul Jabar described the social forces at work in recent Iraqi politics.

Gender Human Rights Religion

Scholar Makes a Religious Case for Women’s Rights

Ursula Lindsey | 09 Mar 2018

Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.

Critical Thinking Gender Religion

A Professor and a Preacher Debate Sexual Science and Morality

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Feb 2018

In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.




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