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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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First Annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Lecture: "Advancing the Human Condition: An Agenda for Research & Education"

Starts:
5:30 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014
Ends:
7:00 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014
Location:
Tsai Auditorium, CAS
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/alumniweekend/events/#schools-colleges
Join us for the first annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family CAS Lecture: “Advancing the Human Condition: An Agenda for Research and Education.” This event features a panel of distinguished Boston University faculty, including Rosella Cappella (Dept. of Political Science); Sharon Goldberg (Dept. of Computer Science); Joe Harris (Dept. of Sociology); Lucy Hutyra (Dept. of Earth & Environment); Jeremy Menchik (Pardee School of Global Studies); Henrik Selin (Pardee School of Global Studies); Virginia Sapiro (Dean, College of Arts & Sciences); Adil Najam (Dean, Pardee School of Global Studies); and Anthony Janetos (Director, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future). Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and Boston University community members are welcome to attend.