Looking West: The Journey of a Lebanese-American Immigrant
by Albert Nasib Badre
In 1960, the Badre family emigrates from Beirut, Lebanon to the United States, a dream come true for fourteen-year-old Nasib.
Despite the many frustrations and difficulties, Al's ultimate goal is to become a successful American. The new anonymity actually inspires the young man. Excited by the opportunities available to him in his new country, he determines to make a potent contribution to society.
Al's search for meaning in life leads him to social activism among New York City's poorest. And, in time, to graduate studies, where his desire is to improve the human condition through information technology.
Al Badre- like many other American immigrants-works his way through hardship to achieve a meaningful place in his adopted nation.
Dr. Badre authored numerous technical papers, is co-editor of the book Directions in Human Computer Interaction, and the author of the book, Shaping Web Usability: Interaction Design in Context. His memoir, Looking West, is the story of his coming of age immigration to America and subsequent conversion to the Catholic Church. He and his wife live in Providence, R.I., near his son and family, where he leads a very active volunteer life, in service to the community.