Society & Culture
Wilfred Bet-Alkhas is an Assyrian activist, political observer, and a lecturer of the Assyrian language and history at San Jose State University. He was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to the United States in 1979. He joined the Assyrian American Association of San Jose when his family moved from Connecticut to San Jose in 1982. It was here when he met his Assyrian mentors "Dr. Ashur Moradkhan" and "Raabi William Daniel".
Wilfred was a founding member of the Cultural Wave of Nisibin in 1985 and served on the executive committee of the AAA of San Jose. Between 1990 and 1994 he was twice appointed as the Assyrian American National Federation's Secretary of Education.
Episode 73- In 1994 Wilfred founded the online newsletter ZINDA, which by 2005 was enjoyed by over 30,000 subscribers from 45 countries. The last issue of Zinda Magazine was published in 2009. Since August 2015 Wilfred has been teaching the Assyrian language and history class at San Jose State Univ.
Wilfred is a Director of HR Operations at a high-tech start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He and his wife, Nina and two children, Inanna and Enlil, live in Sacramento, California.
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