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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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Happiness at Work with “Chief Happiness Officer” Alexander Kjerulf

6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Trustees Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th floor
Alexander Kjerulf is the founder of Woohoo Inc and one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work. He is a speaker, consultant and author, presenting and conducting workshops on happiness at work at businesses and conferences all over the world. His clients include companies like Hilton, Microsoft, LEGO, IKEA, Shell, HP and IBM. He is the author of 3 books including the international bestseller Happy Hour is 9 to 5: How to Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Kick Butt at Work.. The book has been extremely well received all over the world and is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Vietnamese and Chinese. His popular blog about careers and leadership is read by thousands daily. This event takes place as part of our “European Voices” series – an ongoing series of conversations with artists and writers, activists and intellectuals exploring questions at the intersection of politics and culture. Co-sponsored by the Leadership and Organizational Transformation Club at BU’s School of Management. Funded in part by the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.