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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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Americans in Paris: Were We Really So Innocent?

February 20th, 2013

Brooke Blower, Assistant Professor of History, discusses her recent book titled Becoming Americans in Paris: Transatlantic Politics and Culture between the World Wars. She challenges Americans’ notion of ourselves as “innocents abroad” and describes a much more nuanced reality. Watch the video

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