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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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Redrawing Maps, Rerouting Votes: Gerrymandering & the Geography of Political Power

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Thursday, February 9, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Bruce Schulman, Professor, Department of History
Brendan McConville, Professor, Department of History
Dino Christenson, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

February 2012 is the bicentennial of the practice Gerrymandering, accomplished by Massachusetts’ Governor Elbridge Gerry. 2012 is also the next scheduled round of redistricting in Massachusetts – as well as being a major election year. Join faculty from the Departments of History and Political Science for a program discussing redistricting, shifts in population, and the impact on electoral outcomes.