Meet an Immigrant: Interview with Emad Rahim
Over the years, I’ve learned so much speaking to friends from around the country and around the world. Over meals, during road trips, or sometimes just sitting around, we’ve enjoyed long discussions on history, culture, religion and politics. These moments have been among the most enjoyable of my life. They’ve opened my mind to different perspectives and shaped who I am today. Now I want to share these experiences with you.
Dr. Emad Rahim is a genocide survivor and refugee of the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields of Cambodia. He arrived in the US hoping to find safety, only to face poverty, abuse and the drug epidemic of 1980s Brooklyn. He has overcome these challenges and is now a highly-sought-after academic executive, educator, award-winning author, mentor, and his greatest joy, husband and father. I hope you enjoy his interview.