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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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Workshop: Learning from the Iraqi Refugee Experience in Syria

9:30 am on Monday, April 29, 2013
2:00 pm on Monday, April 29, 2013
The Castle (225 Bay State Road)
The following speakers will present and discuss on the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crises: Ms. Vicky Kelberer (Boston University), An Overview of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Rafif Jouejati (Spokesperson, Local Coordination Committees in Syria; Director, Foundation to Restore Equality and Education in Syria). Prof. 'Abbas Kadhim (Naval Postgraduate School; and Visiting Senior Fellow, BUIIS), "From Ghawgha'is to Iraqi-Americans: the two-decade metamorphosis of Iraqi refugees in America." Dr. Mohammed alMaliky (MD MPH,; Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Harvard University; and University of Pennsylvania Hospitals), talk title TBP. Dr. Lindsay Gifford (National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCLA; and Visiting Scholar, University of San Francisco) "Iraqi Refugee Perceptions of Urban Violence". Ms. Heidemarie Woefel (Boston University) "Iraqi Refugees: Experiences of Resettlement in America." Professor Asmaa Najim A.Nassir Al-Hadidi (Diyala University and Humphrey Fellow at Boston University), Discussant.