Category Archives: Education

The battle for the minds of young Saudis.

There are high hopes that the recent appointment of a new Minister of Education in Saudi Arabia marks a significant attempt to modernise the country’s education system. In this op-ed, Dennis Sammut discusses the tasks ahead for Prince Khaled al … Continue reading

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Oxford to host symposium on “Old and New Challenges in the Arab countries of the Gulf and the Levant”.

Around fifty young politicians, government officials, civil society activists and journalists from Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon will join Oxford students and scholars for a one day symposium on the theme “Old and New Challenges in the Arab countries … Continue reading

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Do Saudi students abroad defy stereotypes?

An article on the website of the Saudi newspaper, Arab News, last week has caused something of a debate. The article written under the byline of Ali Harbi, Detroit, says that “Saudi students studying in the United States are defying … Continue reading

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Untapped Human Capital: Rethinking young UAE Nationals in the labour market.

Two recent Oxford University graduates, Ali Al Youha and Froilan Malit have made practical suggestions as to how young UAE professionals can become active development players in their country and region-wide. Their op-ed, which appeared recently in the Dubai daily … Continue reading

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Canceled Conference Revives Concerns About Academic Freedom in the Gulf

source: http://www.chronicle.com The London School of Economics and Political Science abruptly canceled an academic conference on the Arab Spring it planned to hold over the weekend at the American University of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, citing “restrictions imposed … Continue reading

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