Author's Talk: A Refugee's American Dream: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to the U.S. Secret Service

- Kapelski Learning Center Recital Hall 1
Open to:
  • Community/Public
  • Current Adult & Continuing Studies Students
  • Current Graduate Students
  • Current Undergraduate Students
  • Faculty/Staff
A Refugees American Dream: A Conversation with the Author & Widener Graduate Leth Oun and Joe Samuel Starnes


A Refugee’s American Dream recounts Leth Oun’s extraordinary life journey from surviving the Killing Fields of Cambodia to a career protecting presidents. Oun earned a degree in sociology with a minor in criminal justice from Widener University in 1998. His coauthor, Joe Samuel “Sam” Starnes, the former editor of Widener Magazine, met Leth in 2011 when he wrote a profile of him for the magazine.


Books will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Department of Criminal Justice

Contact Info

Stuart Eimer

Associate Professor of Sociology