French researchers will use sociological data to answer the question scientifically—and stir debate about what the term means.
Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.
After finding the oldest recorded fossils of human ancestors, in Morocco, researchers continue to dig to tell their story.
Social scientists say analysis and debate, not a crackdown, is the best response to a powerful new protest movement.
Social scientists have traced the decline of the intricate social connections in Syrian society. They also recommend ways to restore them.
Transitional justice process sparks debate about how historians have treated the country’s founding father and his legacy.
American-style democracies won’t emerge in the Middle East, a political scientist says. In a new book, he predicts shared power agreements among communities, or “communitocracies.”
A new report reveals a shortage of the social sciences in Arab universities, despite the benefits that they could bring.
Sociologist Fatema Mernissi published ground-breaking, wide-ranging scholarship that influenced a generation of Arab feminists.
A prize-winning social scientist at the American University of Beirut talks about Arab research and the challenges it faces.