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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

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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Global Conversation:The Role of a University in Creating Practitioners of Global Development

12:00 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2012
1:30 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2012
The BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road
Led by Pardee Faculty Fellow Prof. Muhammad Zaman, from the BU School of Engineering with discussants Profs. Don Thea (Center for Global Health & Development) and Susie Foster (BU School of Public Health). Lunch available at 12 PM; discussion will begin at 12:30 PM. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to by Friday, November 9. Co-sponsored by Global Programs, the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, and the Center for Global Health & Development, as part of International Education Week, a university-wide celebration of BU's global engagement.