Esam Boraey was born in Egypt. This is the story of why he can never go back.
From the event: Homecoming
Esam Boraey is a human rights activist working for freedom and democracy in the Middle East. This passion led him to play a key role in the Egyptian revolution of 2011, which helped overthrow Hosni Mubarak. Esam taught classes and studied for his master’s degree in international relations at Cairo University before leaving for the U.S. In 2013, Esam was honored as a Freedom Fighter by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. He has received accolades from many organizations in the Middle East for his work.