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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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Skills and inequality: Partisan politics, economic coordination and the politics of education and training reform in Western welfare states

4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Department of Political Science, 232 Bay State Road
Join us for a talk by Marius Busemeyer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz. His research focuses on comparative political economy, welfare states, public spending, social democratic parties and theories of institutional change. In 2010, the University of Cologne granted him the “venia legendi” (Habilitation) in Political Science. In the same year, Busemeyer received a grant from the German National Science Foundation (DFG) (Emmy-Noether Program) to support the establishment of a junior research group on the topic of “The Politics of Education and Training Reform in Western Welfare States”.