Date: Monday, March 19

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn, Bozeman

Having never left Egypt before being awarded a U.S. State Department teaching grant, Mahmoud attributes his English skills to a special teacher in Egypt, CNN and the internet. Mahmoud will discuss modern historical political events from 1950-2017, focusing on Egypt’s initial independence in 1952 and its multiple leaders and initiatives leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011. Mahmoud will also provide his perspectives on Egyptian society, covering education, justice, and health and economic systems in the years since the uprising.

Presenter: Mahmoud Dahroug

DahrongMahmoud Dahroug is from Port Said, Egypt. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Suez Canal University, and a diploma in pedagogy from Port Said University. An ESL teacher since 2012, he is also a translator, writer and editor. He is a U.S. Federal State Dept. Teacher of Critical Languages Program grant recipient, and for the 2017-2018 school year, Mahmoud is teaching Arabic to K-5 students at Bozeman Irving Elementary.