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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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Europe's Crisis and the Pathologies of Democracy - A luncheon discussion with Kalypso Nicolaïdis

12:00 pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
1:30 pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Boston University Castle, 225 Bay State Road
Join us for lunch with Kalypso Nicolaďdis, Director of the European Studies Centre and a Fellow at St Antony's College where she teaches in international relations, international political economy and European integration. In her research, she combines long-standing interests in exploring the dynamics of European integration, issues of identity, justice and cooperation in the international system, the sources of legitimacy in European and global governance, the relations between the EU and the Mediterranean /Turkey as well as preventive diplomacy and dispute resolution. Responses by Taylor Boas, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Vivien Schmidt, Director of the Center for the Study of Europe. Discussion takes place as part of Global Programs' International Education Week "Global Conversations" series. Lunch provided. RSVP to by Friday, November 9.