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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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Changing Welfare States: A luncheon discussion with Anton Hemerijck

Starts:
12:30 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2013
Ends:
2:00 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2013
Location:
Department of International Relations, 154 Bay State Road, 2nd floor
Anton Hemerijck is Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, and former director of the Netherlands Council for Government Policy (WRR). He joins us for a discussion his new book, Changing Welfare States, in which he offers a comprehensive assessment of welfare state performance and considers the future of the European welfare state in the wake of the financial crisis. Lunch provided. RSVP required!