Welcome to MOSAIC, MEI's interactive storytelling project. Click the tiles below to listen to a collection of recording by individuals of Middle Eastern heritage on their experiences growing up in or immigrating to the United States.



The participants in this interview series range from human rights lawyers and think tank analysts to actors, musicians, and librarians. They are parents and children, academics and professionals, all with ties to the Middle East. Like pieces in a mosaic, each is unique, but together, they create a larger picture. In this series they tackle their challenges and touch on their proudest moments. They confront intertwining identities and cultural clashes. We hope you enjoy spending a few minutes getting to know the storytellers.

Project created by Charlotte Lathrop and co-produced by Jesse Harz and Sophia Mauro. Additional assistance by Nico Pedreira.