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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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Financial Stability and Energy Security in the Americas and Europe: The Role of Transnational Policy Networks

12:00 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013
5:30 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013
Boston University Castle, 225 Bay State Road
This two-day workshop brings together policy makers and academics working mainly in the fields of energy security and financial stability. Our aim is to study the relations between the EU and regional transnational policy networks (TPNs) in the Americas. TPNs are emerging as important elements of trans-state policymaking in the 21st century. In recent years, the ability of NGOs, transnational governance bodies and firms to shape world politics has steadily grown and their study can provide us with an informal-nongovernmental dimension to the debates on the interactions between the EU and other regions in the world. TPNs will not be limited to non-state actors. The networks studied will also look at the workings of government networks including the dynamics within the folds of regulators, law makers and judges that operate and engage across borders. Panel discussions include: PANEL I: PRIVATE NETWORKS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES IN FINANCIAL (IN)STABILITY (Thursday, February 14, 1 to 3 PM); PANEL II: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE LATIN AMERICAN DEBT CRISIS: LESSONS FOR EUROPE AND THE US (Thursday, February 14, 3:30 to 5:30 PM); PANEL III: PUBLIC AUTHORITY AND TRANSNATIONAL POLICY ACTORS AND ACTIVISTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE (Friday, February 15, 9 to 10:30 AM); PANEL IV: TRASH, ENERGY, AND LIVELIHOODS (Friday, February 15, 11 AM to 1 PM); PANEL V: POST CRISIS IMPLICATIONS FOR GOVERNANCE: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TRANSNATIONAL NETWORKS (Friday, February 15, 2 to 4 PM). Registration: Space is limited. Registration for this event is strongly encouraged. To register, please send an email with your name and institutional affiliation indicating which sessions you wish to attend.