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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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Global Education Massachusetts presents Kiran Bir Sethi

8:30 am on Monday, March 11, 2013
10:30 am on Monday, March 11, 2013
The Union Club in Boston
GEM (Global Education Massachusetts) is very excited to have Kiran Bir Sethi as its featured presenter at the meeting on March 11, 2013. Kiran is the founder of Design for Change, the largest global service learning movement designed to give young people an opportunity to express their own ideas for a better world and put them into action. She is also the founder-director of the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India, a highly successful school that puts her Design for Change framework into action. For more information regarding both of Kiran's initiatives, please take a moment and view her fascinating TED talk. There is no charge for the meeting, but space is limited, so if planning to attend, please indicate by email to: or