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Interview with Joseph Seif

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Date of Interview

June 7, 2019


Aynur De Rouen


Joseph Seif

Biographical Text

Joseph was born in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia to his parents Jacques and Jeanine. After the 2004 al-Khobar Massacre, his family moved to Lebanon. After the 2006 Hizballah/Israel war, Joseph and his family moved to the U.S. Today Joseph is pursuing a degree in Public Administration at Binghamton University.


60:53 minutes



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Binghamton University

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Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Lebanese culture, Lebanese Food, Vestal High School, Binghamton University


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This collection includes interviews of Middle Eastern immigrants who settled in the Binghamton area. Since the rise of nationalism and the repression of minorities during the last phase of the Ottoman Empire, the ethnic groups in the Middle East have faced physical pressure and violence, cultural assimilation, and ethnic… More

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