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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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Exploring the Eurozone Crisis

A three-part series of interviews with CAS professor Vivien Schmidt, Director of BU’s Center for the Study of Europe. She discusses the ongoing Eurozone Crisis, problems of leadership and democracy in the EU, and the effect and applications her research is finding overseas.

The Eurozone Crisis, Part 1: Origins and Effects of the Eurozone Crisis

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The Eurozone Crisis, Part 2: How Ideas and Discourse Shape History

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The Eurozone Crisis, Part 3: Pushing the Dialogue Forward

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