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Model United Nations Experience Influences Higher Education Choices

Samar Kadi | 05 May 2021

High-school students who take part in programs that simulate U.N. debates tend to opt for hybrid university courses mixing science with humanities.

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In a Climate of Self-Censorship, Social Research Suffers

Fidaa Bou Haidar | 21 Apr 2021

A new book argues that Arab social scientists limit their teaching and research through self-censorship, producing a “knowledge void.”

Faculty Politics Profiles Social Sciences

Maha Yahya: An Architect Turned Scholar Focuses on People

Samar Kadi | 06 Apr 2021

For Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, what’s interesting about architecture is how it impacts people’s lives.

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New ‘American’ University in Baghdad Aims to Train Future Leaders

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 05 Apr 2021

The new American University of Iraq–Baghdad brings a liberal-arts approach to higher education to the Iraqi capital.

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Gender Studies Center in Iraqi Kurdistan Challenges Traditional Ideas

Kira Walker | 22 Mar 2021

In a region where gender studies programs are rare, a new center at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, is opening eyes—and minds.

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Lubna Akroush: Sociologist Seeks Justice and Equality for Women Academics

Roufan Nahhas | 10 Mar 2021

The sociologist Lubna Akroush and colleagues set up the Association of Jordanian Women Academics in 2014 to help women succeed in the university world.

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Fadia Kiwan: Born to Be a University Educator

Samar Kadi | 09 Mar 2021

As director general of the Arab Women Organization, the political scientist Fadia Kiwan is keen on projects that empower women. But teaching remains her first love.

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Digital Mental Health Tools Increase Access but Need More Study

Alaa Abd-Alrazaq, Arfan Ahmed, Mowafa Househ | 13 Jan 2021

Digital technologies can help overcome stigmas about mental health issues and improve access to care, but challenges for researchers remain, three scientists in Qatar argue.

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Recommended Reading, 2020: Books From and About the Arab World

M. Lynx Qualey | 11 Dec 2020

A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of scholarly and literary writing by Arab authors.

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Teaching Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East

Dalal Alfares, Dina El Khawaga, Hanane Darhour, Islah Jad, Nermin Allam | 20 Oct 2020

Four scholars of gender and women’s studies reflect on the challenges of teaching gender politics in the Middle East and North Africa.




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