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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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Visible + Invisible Users: Internet, Social Media + Youth in Global Perspective

Starts:
2:00 pm on Monday, February 11, 2013
Ends:
5:30 pm on Monday, February 11, 2013
Location:
College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 209
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/asian/2013/01/19/visible-invisible-users-internet-social-media-and-youth-in-global-perspective/
Participants: Eugenio Menegon- BUCSA Director Boston University, Dept. of History Mina Tsay-Vogel- Facilitator Boston University, College of Communication Jenna Burrell- Invisible Users: Internet and Youth in Ghana University of California Berkeley, School of Information Paola Prado- Digital Inclusion Among Marginalized Youth in Brazil Roger Williams University, Dept. of Communication Anshul Jain- Migration and the Evolving Mediascape: New Media, Identity, and the Transnational Politics of the Indian Diaspora Boston University, Dept. of Political Science Jeremy Goldkorn- Chinese Youth Culture in the Age of Weibo (Microblog) Founder of Danwei.Com, Beijing, & Australian National University James E. Katz- Roundtable Chair Boston University, College of Communication Sponsored by: Boston University Center For the Study of Asia -Young Asia Series African Studies Center Program in Latin American Studies College of Communication