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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Project “GREEN” to Study EU’s Emerging Role in the World

March 24th, 2011

Boston University’s International Relations and Political Science departments have been named partners in a multimillion-euro project to study the role of the European Union (EU) in world.

The project, “GREEN,” is funded by a ten million-euro grant from the European Union Commission and will study the current and future role of the EU in an emerging multi-polar world, investigating prospective directions of emerging global governance structures and identifying Europe’s role in the process. Analysis will focus on the extant actors from the 20th century, the 21st century rising powers, the increasingly influential non-state actors (from civil and non-civil society), and the new transnational regulatory networks of public and private policy makers and regional agencies.

The project’s research will be theoretical and policy-oriented, with an interactive dissemination strategy to assure feedback from its target-publics. The work will be undertaken by a consortium of partners from Belgium, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, Spain, Italy, and Norway. Their work will be supported by leading institutes from the United States, Argentina, Singapore, China, Japan, Australia, and South Africa to act as hub-and-spokes for their regions.


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