• Record Year for AMIDEAST Scholarship Initiative This fall, the eight men and seven women will begin their undergraduate studies at Barnard, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Wesleyan, and Williams Colleges; Brigham Young, Duke, Harvard, Hawaii Pacific, and Northeastern Universities; and the...
  • Improving Schools in the West Bank and East Jerusalem Planning is well underway to lay the foundations for a large-scale school improvement program by the time schools open in Palestine at the end of August. Announced in April, the USAID-funded School Improvement Program (SIP) will budget $20 million...
  • Assessing Morocco’s Higher Education Challenges The topic is timely. According to a recent World Bank report, around 30 percent of Moroccans between 15 and 29 in age—who account for 44 percent of the working-age population—were unemployed. The actual unemployment rate is likely higher, however,...
  • New Facility Expands Services in Oman AMIDEAST/Oman moved in at the start of this year, leaving the location in Qurum it had called home since AMIDEAST opened its doors in Oman in 2008. “We have quadrupled the traffic in our premises by moving to this new facility,” said Sarah Jackson...
  • ‘The Fate of the Region Depends on Its Young People’ “Young people want to be well educated, want to have meaningful lives,” AMIDEAST President and CEO Theodore H. Kattouf told The Jordan Times in an interview. “The fate of the region depends on its young people and whether they are a force for...
  • AWEP Project Advances Entrepreneurship among Arab Women In a little over a year, the Arab Women's Entrepreneurship Project (AWEP) — an AMIDEAST partnership with Citi Foundation to expand opportunities for entrepreneurship training for women in the Arab world — completed a first round of training and...

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