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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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"The Plight of Shi'a Religious Schools in Ba'thist Iraq: A Study of the Captured Ba'th Party Archive" - Abbas Khadim

4:30 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Castle, 225 Bay State Road
Professor Kadhim is an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He also holds Visiting Scholar status at Stanford University, a position he has held since 2005. Between 2003 and 2005, he taught courses on Islamic theology and ethics at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. From 2001 to 2005, he was an Instructor of Arabic language at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1999 and 2001, he taught Political Science at the Woodland Community College, Woodland, California. Professor Kadhim is a member of the editorial board of History Compass. Recently, Professor Khadim had an opportunity to review the Ba'th Party's archives in Iraq. This presentation will highlight some of his findings from the materials left behind by the former regime.