Most of the literature that seeks to explain sectarianism in Lebanon focuses on its history or on the regional and geopolitical dynamics associated with it. Relatively few studies have examined the internal factors that shape the process of sectarianization and sustain sectarianism today. However, if one does not first understand the present dynamics of sectarianism and the material and structural factors that shape it, then exploring the history of the phenomenon in an attempt to locate its “roots” is unlikely to be very illuminating. This essay seeks to shed light on the current political economy of sectarianism in Lebanon so as to advance our understanding of this phenomenon.
An examination of the GCC model of education, arguing for the adoption of the best of both Western and Arab/Islamic traditions to develop strong, region-specific, intellectual infrastructures of higher education.
An examination of the educational reform in the UAE through international partnership and collaboration, focused on the centrality of context, cultural relevancy, and the responsiveness of the Emirati people.