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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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Relations on the Rocks: China, Japan, and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute

4:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012
7:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012
Terrace Lounge, 2nd floor George Sherman Union
Contact Name:
Lisa Kelley
The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, administered by Japan but claimed by China, have long been a sticking point in Sino-Japanese relations. The historical dispute flared up again this year, as major rioting in China has attracted the attention of the international community. Join us for a seminar in which we discuss the political, economic, and naval security implications of the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute. Speakers: Professor William Grimes (BU - International Relations), Professor Michael Corgan (BU - International Relations), Professor Robert Ross (BC - Political Science Moderator: Dr. Grant Rhode (BU Center for the Study of Asia) --- December 3, 2012 4:00-6:00 PM GSU Terrace Lounge George Sherman Union, Second Floor 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 Reception to follow Hosted by the Asian Studies Initiative at BU Sponsored by the BU Center for the Study of Asia ***PLEASE RSVP TO ASIABU@BU.EDU BY NOVEMBER 28, 2012***