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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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Empathy, Freedom, Saying No: An Indian Perspective on Palestine with David Shulman

Starts:
6:00 pm on Monday, March 4, 2013
Location:
Terrace Lounge at the Boston University’s George Sherman Union
Contact Name:
Wendy Czik
Department of Religion 17th Annual Lecture with David Shulman. In the course of the last twelve years David Shulman has been active on the peace front in the south Hebron hills on the occupied West Bank. He has encountered raw forms of human wickedness as well as striking forms of empathic kindness. Dr. Shulman will use such first-hand experiences to probe the meaning of empathy in the light of ethical voices from Indian traditions, including those that have inspired Gandhian-style non-violent protest