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Marwan M. Obeidat
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Feb 22,2018
As a professor and scholar in my own field of human knowledge, I am — as I assume the rest of us in the field are — concerned about the future of higher education learning and teaching institutions. How would they be like in 2040?
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Feb 15,2018
I am not on top of this subject; I only know a handful of academic ranking systems: QS (World University Ranking); Times Higher Education; Academic Ranking of World Universities; the CWTS Leiden and the Webometrics.Some of these consider rudiments of academic excellence, fac
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Feb 07,2018
No one knows for sure yet what the particulars of the so-called “deal” of the century are all about! The word "deal", rather than solution, is a business, un-political, problematic and an awkward term.
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Jan 31,2018
Addressing the Knesset on January 22, 2018, US Vice President Mike Pence avowed that the US embassy would be open in Jerusalem towards the end of 2019, thus reiterating his administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the legitimate capital of Israel.
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Jan 24,2018
In plain words, anti-American blowback is an adverse reaction to American policies, ideals, values and culture beyond native borders.
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Jan 17,2018
Many of us in the academy (myself included), particularly those from business backgrounds, no longer look at universities as seats of knowledge and academic merit, but, more so nowadays, as “corporates”.
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Jan 10,2018
When much attention is given to higher education today, it is necessary to reconsider the role of the university in an ever changing and globalising world. For universities are seats of knowledge that cannot be separated from their regional and international societies.
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Jan 03,2018
Up to 1699, the year that witnessed the culmination of the centuries-long Ottoman threat to Europe, when the Treaty of Karlowitz between the Ottoman Empire and Austria, Poland and Venice was signed, it was through hostility and suspicion the West (including America down the road)
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Dec 27,2017
Historically, the relationship between our part of the world and the West (including the US) was first troubled by virulent and agitating mediaeval wars spanning more than two centuries, only to be aggravated further by the dreaded Ottoman threat.
By Marwan M. Obeidat - Dec 20,2017
Known as Al Quds in Arabic, Jerusalem is one of the most ancient cities in the world. The Muslim Dome of the Rock (where Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven) and the Al Aqsa Mosque are one of the city’s and Islam’s holiest sites.

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