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Professor Safwan Masri on the Failure of Education in the Arab World

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The current crisis in the Arab world is directly linked to the long-term, historic failure of education in the Middle East, and will impact the future peace and prosperity in the region following the Arab spring, said Professor Safwan Masri in a Columbia Global Centers | Africa lecture in Nairobi on March 20. To understand the current wave of dissatisfaction, protest and instability sweeping through the region, including the crisis in Syria, Professor Masri traced the history of the Arab world from the Ottoman times to today, through the prism of both politics and education.