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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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Lowell Lecture: "Reflections on Civility and Political Discourse during an Election Year"

Starts:
5:15 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2012
Ends:
8:15 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2012
Location:
School of Education Room 130
Lecture by Virginia Sapiro, professor of political science, with respondents Dr. Wesley Wildman and Geoff Dornan, followed by an open discussion exploring how to shape political discourse that is both ethically and morally accountable. Welcome Reception at 5:15pm and Lecture from 5:45pm-7:45pm.