Education

Students march in a racial justice protest

Did America’s Racial Awakening Reach IR Professors?

Nearly half of international relations scholars spent more time in class on race and racial justice—but with key demographic differences.

Hands hold up a photo of a young kidnapped Nigerian girl.

Boko Haram Won’t Stop Targeting Schools in Nigeria

The militant group’s attacks and kidnappings bring it publicity and riches while weakening state security forces.

Then-Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, Feb. 28, 2016.

The World According to ‘God’s Harvard’

Patrick Henry College’s focus on governance gives it a unique place among right-wing Christian schools.

People in a migrant village on the outskirts of Beijing on June 20, 2017.

China Will Run Out of Growth if It Doesn’t Fix Its Rural Crisis

No country with China’s vast education and public health problems has ever broken out of the ranks of middle-income countries.

Former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Don’t Call Me Doktor

German politicians are obsessed with earning Ph.D.s—but plagiarism scandals tend to catch up to them and derail careers.

People hold signs during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in San Diego on June 18, 2020.

Let’s Not Blow This Chance to Fix Immigration

Biden’s reform plan is laudable. But it repeats the battles of the Obama years.

 

It’s Time for Western Universities to Cut Their Ties to China

In their crass hunger for Chinese money, universities have become China’s fifth column in the West.

Indian schoolchildren prepare for their Central Board of Secondary Education senior school certificate examinations in New Delhi on March 1, 2012.

Modi’s Textbook Manipulations

Under cover of the pandemic, the administration has removed chapters on democracy, secularism, and citizenship from schoolbooks.

Picture of an empty classroom at the Eustaqui Palacios school in Cali, Colombia, taken on March 16, 2020.

America’s Schools Are a Moral and Medical Catastrophe

A guide to understanding the science, and the politics, preventing U.S. children from being educated this year.

Children attend a telelearning class displayed on Kalvi TV channel, an education initiative set up by the Department of School Education to allow students to continue their curriculums as schools remain closed, at their home in Chennai, India, on July 15.

Offline and Out of School

In India, education under lockdown and a deep digital divide threaten to undo real progress in rural areas.

A Chinese employee works on vehicle parts at a factory in Jinan in China's eastern Shandong province on May 11, 2019.

Xi Wants Chinese Students Back in the Countryside

New labor education policies echo Maoist obsessions.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech in Ankara on Sept. 5, 2019.

Turkey’s Generation Z Turns Against Erdogan

The Turkish leader tried to mold a generation of pious followers. Instead, the country’s youth could bring about his final defeat.

Students at Harvard University

ICE Restrictions on International Students a ‘Self-Inflicted Wound’

More than a million scholars face an uncertain future as the Trump administration cracks down on immigrants of any stripe.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives on stage to deliver a speech following a cabinet meeting in Ankara on June 9.

The Turkish Government Closed a University Because It Fears Free Speech

Ankara shut an institution founded by religious conservatives and attacks tech companies in order to stop young Turks from accessing a free academic and media environment.

People walk on Google's main campus in Mountain View, California, on May 1, 2019.

Trump’s Anti-Immigration Crusade Is About to Strike at the Heart of the U.S. Economy

Foreign talent has been the secret sauce of America’s innovation economy. The door is about to shut.

The campus of Georgetown University is seen nearly empty as classes were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic in Washington May 7.

How to Rethink the Teaching of International Relations

As universities struggle to respond to the ongoing pandemic, here’s what they should focus on.

Prince William of Britain scans in a drawing of himself onto a screen so he can make a cartoon character of himself dressed in a traditional Japanese costume during his visit to Tsutaya bookshop in Tokyo on Feb. 28, 2015.

Japan Doesn’t Want to Become Another Casualty of English

English skills bring status, but the public remains stubbornly bad at learning.

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