Class Correspondent

Afzal Khan writes, “After taking early retirement from the State Department’s now-defunct U.S. Information Agency as a senior writer-editor, I was a terrorism and Islamic affairs analyst with Jane’s of London in their U.S. office and West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center after 9/11. Facing the irony of our own fruitless intervention in my grandfather’s country, Afghanistan, I am about to complete a comprehensive historical novel about that hapless country from the viewpoint of Afghan characters.” Afzal’s writings on his travels with the mujahideen in Afghanistan in 1979 and 1980 have been published in The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post’s Outlook section. Ed Koplowitz, who lives in Marin County, California, is a lawyer specializing in real estate and contested probate; he’s been a member of the bar for 48 years. Ed reports he offered his services to the Special Counsel investigation team currently led by Robert Mueller, whom he met when he was a law clerk for a federal judge and Mueller was a fledgling assistant U.S. attorney. “That could have been interesting!” Ed says. He adds that he has remained in contact with Howard Latin, and will visit with him and Molly in San Diego later this year, and was saddened to read about the passing of Barry Berlin and John Lisman. Michael Moscovich, P’99, who is a snowbird living in Rancho Mirage, California, reports he had an exciting Brandeis spring, visiting with Larry Grylack, Paul Bloom (“my original roomie, along with Jim Waisman, 56 years ago”) and David Fleischaker, who lived two doors down. William Schneider’s book “Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable” was published by Simon & Schuster in May. William is semi-retired, teaching part time at George Mason University and UCLA. Albert Shar and his wife, Cynthia, have both retired, Cynthia closing her psychology practice and Albert closing his consultancy, QERT. Albert reports they are happily splitting their time between Philadelphia and Boca Raton, Florida, enjoying their children and grandchildren, and playing golf. 
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