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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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The Urbanization of Anti-Capitalist Struggle – A lecture by David Harvey

Starts:
5:00 pm on Thursday, October 18, 2012
Ends:
7:00 pm on Thursday, October 18, 2012
Location:
Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/european/files/2012/09/lightbulb-LiC-PDF.pdf
David Harvey graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1961 with a PhD in geography. He is the world’s most cited academic geographer and the author of many books and essays influential in the development of modern geography as a discipline. His work has contributed to broad social and political debate, and he is credited with helping to resurrect social class and Marxist methods as serious methodological tools in the critique of global capitalism, particularly its neoliberal form. His renowned video lectures are available free at davidharvey.org. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe.* *This event takes place as part of the annual “Lectures in Criticism” at Boston University. Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Department of English, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature.