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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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An International Perspective on the Fight against Human Trafficking

4:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013
6:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013
College of Arts & Sciences, Room 132
Join us for a panel discussion with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows speakers: Dr. Veerendra Mishra (India), a senior police officer and Assistant Inspector General of the Crime Investigation Department for the Madhya Pradesh State Police. Dr. Zohir Navjuvonov (Tajikistan) works as a National Program Coordinator at the International Organization for Migration in Tajikistan. Dr. Hari Paudel (Nepal) is the Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare in the Government of Nepal. Sponsored by Boston University’s Center for the Study of Asia, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, The Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations, and the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program. This event is free and open to the public. Email hhh@bu.edu for more information.