El ministro de Educación Superior de Iraq reconoce que se han expedido 7000 documentos falsos

Autor: Wail Naama

Periódico Al Mada, 24/10/10

Enlace al texto en árabe: http://almadapaper.net/news.php?action=view&id=28968

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Sanctions, war, occupation and the de-development of education in Iraq

Author: Agustín Velloso de Santisteban

Date: 2005

Source: International Review of Education, 51: 59-71.

Link to the text: http://www.springerlink.com/content/qt1895p740083726/fulltext.pdf

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Silencing the Classroom: Persecuted academics share their experiences

LSE Scholars at Risk public discussion
Date: Tuesday 19 October 2010
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Mina Al-Lami, Marwan Naser, Shumba Nephat
Chair: Dr Margot E. Salomon

Academic freedom, and the freedom of scholars is under threat around the world. In volatile regions where illiberal regimes prevail scholars are a target, often because of their instrumental role in advocating for change. In this panel event, scholars who have faced such threats will talk about their experiences.
Mina Al-Lami is an Iraqi Visiting Fellow at the Department of Media and Communications, under the LSE Scholars at Risk scheme. For the last two years Mina has been doing research on Islamic extremist groups. Her research focus is the media and propaganda of jihadist groups on the Internet, online radicalisation, and online counter-extremism measures. She is currently researching the transition from online to offline jihadism. Prior to fleeing to the UK, she served as a security information analyst with the United Nations-Iraq and lecturer of English language at Baghdad University.

More information: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2010/20101019t1830vWT.aspx

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An exiled professor’s questions for Iraq’s higher education minister (Castellano, Dutch and فارسی)

Autor / Author: Saad Jawad, Fellow, London School of Economicsand Political Science, London, UK.

Fecha / Date: 10/10/2010

Link al texto en castellano / Link to the text in Spanish: http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=1934
Link al texto en persa / Link to the text in Farsi: http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=1856
Link al texto en holandés / Link to the text in Dutch: http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=1855

Link to the original text in English: http://chronicle.com/article/An-Exiled-Professors/124858/

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مناهج التعليم العراقية… ألغام بين الأوراق

مؤلف: إياد الدليمي

العرب القطرية، 30\9\2010

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Des bombes à retardement dans les pages des manuels scolaires irakiens

Auteur: Iyad al Duleimi

Date: 30/09/2010

Lien à le texte en français: http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=1876

Lien à le texte original en arabe: http://www.alarab.com.qa/details.php?docId=151425&issueNo=1018&secId=15

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Los manuales escolares iraquíes, bombas entre hojas

Autor: Iyad al Duleimi

Fecha: 30/09/2010

Link al texto en castellano: http://www.boletin.org/control/product/~category_id=ESP_ROOT/~product_id=QAR-0130-09-10

Link a la publicación original en árabe: http://www.alarab.com.qa/details.php?docId=151425&issueNo=1018&secId=15

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An exiled professor’s questions for Iraq’s higher-education minister

To the Editor:

“A Message From Iraq to Its Exiled Scholars: Please Consider Returning Home” (The Chronicle, September 29) highlighted the plea of the Iraqi minister of higher education, Abed Thiab al-Ajili, for help from the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund. What caught my eye was his request for funds for TV cameras at the gates of the university to prevent assassinations. Then he spoke about the improvement in the security situation in Iraq, which he thinks should encourage Iraqi academics to go back home. As a professor who served Baghdad University for over 31 years—and lived in Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war, the inhuman sanctions, and the occupation for six years—I would like to make the following comments:

I do not know how much it would cost to put TV cameras at the gates of the university. (Nobody knows what university the minister meant, because there are four state universities in Baghdad alone.) What I surely know is that a decision was taken before the beginning of this current academic year to install TV cameras in all the classrooms of Baghdad University, cameras linked to two TV’s—one in the dean’s office and the second in his assistant’s room. That was a decision unprecedented in Iraq or in any university in the world. Does the minister know about this decision? And if his ministry or the universities under his direction have money to spend on this system of police-state-style censoring, how come they don’t have money to install cameras at the gates of universities? And since when can cameras prevent the killing of academics?
In the past four months, a dozen people working in the ministry itself, under the direct administration of the minister or in his own office, were either murdered by killers using pistols with silencers or were disabled by bombs stuck to their cars. Could the minister tell us what he did to find the murderers who committed these crimes? What protection did he provide for these employees to prevent their brutal liquidation? I am only mentioning the most recent incidents, in which I lost two of my very good friends and colleagues. I do not need to remind the minister that a few years ago, an entire department in his ministry was attacked and all the employees were abducted by people wearing police and army uniforms and driving government cars. He could not save a single person. They were all murdered, cut to pieces, and thrown in the streets in closed boxes. In that incident I also lost two of my colleagues.
Since the minister is accusing the media and those living abroad of being ignorant and not knowing the facts, and is saying that life inside Iraq is normal, could he tell us how many times he was able to visit the universities in the southern part of Iraq? Or, better still, could he tell us how many visits he paid to universities inside Baghdad? Finally, and more important, could he tell us why Al-Mustansiriya University, the second-biggest in Baghdad, has now four deans (or presidents), each having his own office, secretariat, and bodyguards, and all on the same campus? And why his ministerial orders to fire each of them were not observed, and why he did not go himself to the university and solve the problem? And why he is spending most of his time in the Green and Red Zones, where he has strongly protected houses, and not in the Ministry of Higher Education itself?
I must say that I have nothing against the man. He was the wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time. Because he lived outside Iraq for more than 25 years before the invasion, he had no information whatsoever about life in the Iraqi universities. What is happening now is the mistake, if not the crime, of the occupying forces, who put in office people who lived most of their lives outside Iraq, and who were mostly corrupt and had tarnished reputations. But until the minister gives us frank and straightforward answers, or tells us why he did not submit his resignation since he was unable to perform his duties—or maybe tells us, to give him the benefit of the doubt, why he was not allowed to perform those duties—he should not expect self-exiled Iraqi academics to respond to his perhaps genuine appeal.

Saad Jawad
London School of Economicsand Political Science

First published in http://chronicle.com/article/An-Exiled-Professors/124858/

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نحو تعليم عال هدف

“نحو تعليم عال هدف. إعتمادية كليات الطب وظروفها في العراق”

مؤلف: حكمت عبد الرسول حاتم (بعداد)

جريدة الزمان، 22\9\2010


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La confiabilidad de las facultades de medicina y su situación en Iraq. Hacia una educación superior con objetivos

Autor: Hekmet Abderrasul Hatem Fecha: 22-9-2010 Periódico: Al Zamán

Enlace a la noticia en árabe: http://www.azzaman.com/qpdfarchive/2010/09/22-09/P15.pdf

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