Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, an American academic, has helped foster a literary community in the Persian Gulf nation. She was surprised when it banned her latest novel.
Countries that don’t charge tuition show there are benefits and pitfalls to such policies.
Instead of building overseas outposts, the university will ask foreign institutions to sign on to its vision for a global hub right down the road.
A spate of publications and TV shows has put the spotlight on university philosophers, some of whom wonder if all that attention is good for the discipline.
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Like the anti-Israel boycotts before it, this one applies an enlightened sheen to a bigoted logic.
An Iranian philosopher in Tehran heard the cell door shut behind him. His solitary education was about to begin.
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The University of Mosul, in Iraq, is now open, but officials from the so-called Islamic State have imposed a harsh interpretation of sharia law on the campus.
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