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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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Pardee House Seminar: Shaping the Future of the Asia-Latin America Relationship

12:00 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Pardee House, 67 Bay State Road
Economics Professor Enrique Dussel Peters of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Principle Economist Mauricio Mesquita Moreira of the Inter-American Development Bank will speak along with Pardee Faculty Fellow Kevin P. Gallagher, who will moderate. The seminar is co-sponsored by the BU Center for the Study of Asia, Latin American Studies Program, and BU Global Development.Lunch will be available from 11.30 am; seminar starts at 12.00 pm. Please RSVP by Nov. 1 (see registration information in link below).