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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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The Crossroads Project

7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tsai Performance Center 685 Commonwealth Ave
The mandate for great and difficult achievement is manifest in the message coming from the science of sustainability and climate change. Yet information alone will not take us where we need to go; science needs the arts to compel a response. It is the synergy of these two great human enterprises that creates both intellectual and emotional clarity. Crossroads takes an audience from intellectual understanding, to visceral experience, to personal resolve. The event will include a performance by The Fry Street Quartet and then a community conversation afterwards. This event will be Closed Captioned and include ASL interpretation. The conversation part of the program will be moderated by Dean of Students Kenn Elmore and include: Robert Davies - The Crossroads Project The Fry Street Quartet - The Crossroads Project Brian Swett - Chief of Environment & Energy for the City of Boston Lynne Allen - Director, School of Visual Arts - BU Cutler Cleveland - Professor of Earth and Environment - BU - Center for Energy and Environmental Studies & Senior Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment Nathan Phillips - Professor of Earth and Environment - BU and Executive Director of the Sustainable Neighborhood Lab The event is free, but you must register. Register by April 3, before we open up registration to the greater Boston community.