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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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"Walking on a tightrope – Abenomics on the half way"

12:00 pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
1:30 pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
152 Bay State Rd, 2nd Floor
Mr. Kuwajima will discuss the economic policies of new Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposed economic policies, popularly known as "Abenomics." Abenomics comprises three pillars: more assertive monetary policies to end deflation and promote economic activity, short-term fiscal stimulus, and structural reforms to encourage more innovation. Mr. Kuwajima will review the premises and latest developments in this regard, and will present his own analysis of Abe’s economic policies. Mr. Kuwajima is the Chief Financial Officer of Aoyama Shachu, a Japanese non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating the Japanese economy and society by promoting innovation. He previously worked for Mitsui Corporation and for the Japanese consulting firm Dream Incubator. He earned a BA in Economics from Tokyo University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.