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NU-Q researchers look at Middle East social media landscape

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

October 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A survey this year from Northwestern’s Qatar campus found that Middle Eastern countries are seeing more optimism and less online criticism. The researchers looked at media use in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Tunisia and the United...

Stratton and Sawhney: Should U.S. government allow military sales to countries involved in Yemen?

Abigail Stratton and Asha Sawhney

April 21, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the conflict between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels worsens, it is apparent a proxy war with numerous players — most notably Iran and Saudi Arabia — is reaching full force. Originally, the two sides were those loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi versus the Zaydi Shia group called the Ho...

Circumnavigators grant recipient to study sexual assault policies abroad

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

This year's winner of the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant will travel to five countries this summer to study how foreign universities respond to sexual assault on campus. SESP junior Jonathon McBride received a $9,000...

Hejaze: Let art tell you what journalism can’t

Rhytha Zahid Hejaze, Columnist

January 11, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I’m not sad for the martyr in you, but losing you hurts,” a weeping woman said in “The Square,” to her deceased son killed in an army attack on the Egyptian revolutionaries. My heart filled up with overwhelming grief...

NU-Q study finds Arab residents wary of American entertainment

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

May 7, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

A new survey commissioned by Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute found that although many Arab residents in the Middle East and North Africa watch Hollywood films, some believe the films include content...

NU-Q study examines ‘Arab Spring’ language

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

April 30, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

A Northwestern University in Qatar professor has published a study about the use and origins of the term “Arab Spring” to refer to unrest and change in the Arab world since December 2010. The paper is part of a series pub...

Constitutional design colloquium brings together experts on Muslim world

Maddie Elkins, Reporter

October 3, 2013

Filed under Academic, Campus

A Northwestern School of Law colloquium series on constitutional law in the Muslim world is convening leading scholars to bring a deeper and more nuanced understanding of constitutional design in the region. The series was...

Northwestern suspends study abroad programs in Egypt indefinitely

Ally Mutnick, Development Editor

September 20, 2013

Filed under Administration, Campus

Northwestern has suspended its Egypt study abroad programs in Cairo and Alexandria due to the increase in political unrest this summer. NU’s study abroad office made the call in mid-July after the death of an American student...