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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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In Your Face Politics: Television and the Intensification of Political Emotions

Starts:
4:00 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2012
Location:
Photonics Center (Colloquium Room) on the 9th floor
Contact Name:
Mina Tsay-Vogel
Is the way Americans experience politicians and political conflict different now from how it was in the past? Drawing on a series of experimental and survey studies, Dr. Diana C. Mutz (Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication and Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics, University of Pennsylvania) illuminates the consequences of incivility and the unique visual perspective of televised politics. Her findings have implications for understanding the strong emotions that can be aroused by contemporary politicians. Sponsored by the College of Communications. The event is completely open to the public, no RSVP required.