Impactx2 Logo and Photo

Impact x2 Qais

Impactx2 Content

How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

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.

Impactx2 Call to Action

With your help, students like Qais gain the skills they need to tell their story and give us a broader understanding of the world.

Will you support CAS?

CAS Student News, April 2013

In its coverage of the 10-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the History News Network (HNN) featured excerpts from a book by Mark Kukis, a PhD student in the Department of History. Before coming to BU, Kukis covered the war in Iraq for Time magazine. He collected oral histories of Iraqis, putting them together for the book, published in 2011. You can see the excerpts here:

Caroline Riley, the 
Jan and Warren Adelson Fellow in American Art
 in the History of Art and Architecture Department, has received the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Pre-doctoral Fellowship for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad from the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. She will use the fellowship to travel to China and Japan from December 2013 through January 2014. The fellowship gives her an extraordinary opportunity to both broaden and strengthen her understanding of art in global terms. She has also been awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious Royal Collection Studies in September. There, she will examine the royal collections at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, and Kensington Palace.