Impactx2 Logo and Photo

Impact x2 Qais

Impactx2 Content

How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

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.

Impactx2 Call to Action

With your help, students like Qais gain the skills they need to tell their story and give us a broader understanding of the world.

Will you support CAS?

The Contemporary History of Africa and the Current Events in Mali.

6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
CAS Building, Room 430
The Francophone Association of Boston University cordially invites you to join us in our conference regarding the contemporary history of Africa and the current events in Mali. It is our pleasure to have the participation of Dr. Edouard Bustin, Dr. Odile Cazenave, Mr. Djamel Bekkai and Ms. Katherine Lakin-Shultz, with the help of Ms. Liliane Duséwoir. A professor in Bamako, Mali will speak to the audience live via Skype concerning the current situation in Mali and her perspectives on the intervention as a resident of Bamako. Experts from Boston University will discuss the issues surrounding the intervention in Mali and weigh the potential implications. The event is presented in French, while questions during the Q&A session can be posed in English. It will take place on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:00 pm in room 430 of the College of Arts and Sciences building.