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Empowering Families: Parenting Education Is Essential

Eve Sullivan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Eve Sullivan

Our goals are the same: we seek to take the best of both tradition and innovation while avoiding the worst of either. This is quite a juggling act, to be sure. I believe parents in the Arab world and the West, indeed parents around the world, can more effectively help each other if we see our common concerns.

New York Gamer Cultivates Community in Qatar

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Aleeka Kay Edwards

Attended by watchful teachers and awash in conversations about school reform, The World Innovation Summit is the latest forum to mesh education and technology. Recent changes in the quality of education can be traced everywhere.

UAE Exploits Soccer to Counter Charges of Human Rights Abuse

James Dorsey | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
James Dorsey

UAE officials have insisted that the acquisition of Manchester City as well as this year's agreement to invest in the creation of a 20th Major League Soccer team was a personal rather than a government investment. Most analysts take that assertion with a grain of salt.

Players' Complaints Overshadow Qatari Attempts to Project Improved Workers' Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Employment-related complaints by two international players, one of whom is barred from leaving Qatar, threaten to overshadow the 2022 World Cup organizing committee's release of a charter of worker's rights designed to fend off criticism of labor conditions in the Gulf state.

Qatar Conference on Scholastic Debate Examines Activity's Role in Empowerment

Todd Fine | Posted 03.10.2013 | Education
Todd Fine

With the end of the Cold War and the globalization of civil society practices, scholastic competitive debate -- both high school and college -- has become increasingly internationalized.

Mapping the Mangroves with Tablets and Tethrs in Al Khor, Doha, Qatar

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.21.2013 | Education
Chris Abraham

In Al Khor, along the coast just north of Doha, students gathered with tablet computers and waded out into the salt marsh to garner data transmitting from wireless sensors positioned in the mangroves.

Environmental Challenges Have Arabian Gulf Countries Taking the Long View

Peter Seligmann | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Peter Seligmann

As a country already deeply affected by climate change, with only a two-day supply of fresh water on hand at any given time, Qatar knows it needs to find sustainable, secure methods of replenishing its stores of both water and food.

Women After the Arab Spring

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Rana F. Sweis

Women were also involved in protests in Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia. But their efforts and momentum have yet to be transferred into leadership roles that are directing the future of countries.

What 2022 Means to Qatar

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Anne Sobel

Winning this bid means far more to Qatar than it ever could to the States. For this tiny country, it is a matter of national identity.

The Sheikha & I

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anne Sobel

Why would a woman like Her Highness Sheikha Mozah, second wife of the Amir of Qatar, who doesn't have to work another day in her life, choose to work every day of her life?

I Heart the Qatar Foundation

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anne Sobel

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah's non-profit, the Qatar Foundation, is channeling a significant portion of the Qatar's wealth into education and charity, among other things.

Northwestern's Qatar Campus

Chicago Tribune | Liz Sly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a vast, half-built campus rising from the desert sands of this Arab emirate, the Medill School of Journalism's newest freshman class is being schoo...