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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

Starts:
4:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012
Ends:
6:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012
Location:
GSU Terrace Lounge, George Sherman Union, 2nd floor
Join ASIA BU and the Center for the Study of Asia for a panel discussion with Professors Michael Corgan, William Grimes, and Robert Ross (Boston College) on the political, economic, and naval security implications of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island dispute. 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. Reception to follow. Please RSVP to asiabu@bu.edu by November 28.