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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 Life Aquatic: Representing the Oceans in Documentary Film (1940-1970)

5:30 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Cabot Room, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way
The Boston Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and the Harvard University Center for the Environment cordially invite you to a discussion with Dr. Franziska Torma. Dr. Franziska Torma is a research fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. She studied history and theater studies in Bochum and Munich and received her doctorate from LMU Munich with a thesis on expeditions to Asia (“Turkestan-Expeditionen. Zur Kulturgeschichte deutscher Forschungsreisen nach Mittelasien, 1890–1930”). She has published essays on the history of mountaineering and on Germany’s colonial culture, as well as a monograph on animal protection issues in Africa. Her research interests include the cultural and environmental history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As a John F. Kennedy Memorial fellow during the academic year 2012–2013, Franziska has been working on a project entitled “Germany’s Seven Seas: Marine Biology and Ecological Imperialism during the Long Twentieth Century. A light reception will follow the discussion. There is no charge for the event.