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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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NATO's European Allies and the Burden Sharing within the Alliance - A luncheon discussion with Janne Haaland Matlary and Magnus Petersson

Starts:
12:00 pm on Friday, October 19, 2012
Ends:
1:30 pm on Friday, October 19, 2012
Location:
Department of International Relations, 154 Bay State Road, 2nd floor
Janne Haaland Matlary is Professor of International Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, and at the Norwegian Defence University College. She was Under Secretary of State 1997-2000, and she is an expert member of the Norwegian parliament’s commission tasked with proposing changes to the Norwegian Constitution. She is also a member of the Norwegian MFA’s Security Policy Commission, and she has published widely on European integration and transatlantic relations. Magnus Petersson is Professor in Modern History at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies and a Visiting Scholar at the Department of International Relations, Boston University. He has published books and articles on Nordic security, defence transformation and transatlantic relations. RSVP to eamrien@bu.edu