THE TAB: Meet the Iraqi-American student who’s changing the way we think about refugees

‘I feel privileged to be in America’

Ahmed Badr left Iraq after his house was hit by a bomb. His father decided that the family should move – first to Syria (this was 2006, before the war) before earning citizenship to America. Now Ahmed is a student in his first year at Wesleyan, and running Narratio, an up-and-coming site for other young refugees to share their experiences. Here’s his story.


Evan Wei-Haas