Dr. Mahmoud Fahmy, of Dallas, was guest presenter at The Irregulars Think Tank breakfast at Leggio's on Oct. 13.
The Irregulars is a collection of independent entrepreneurs who meet monthly in the Back Mountain to collaborate and share their life's experience with the intent of continued personal growth.
Dr. Fahmy was born and raised in Egypt and migrated to this country in his early 20s, enrolling at Columbia University in Washington D.C. His presentation was titled Changing Landscape in the Middle East – What Can We Do?
In his opening remarks, Fahmy asked those in attendance to cleanse themselves from what they see in the media.
Attending the breakfast was Elena Habersky, of Dallas, a senior at The University of Scranton majoring in International Studies. She lived in Cairo for the past year as a foreign exchange student and had the opportunity to travel throughout the Middle East. She shared her observations that it is definitely younger people leading the revolution.
The 14-minute trailer of the movie that made a mockery of Islam and was reported to have sparked riots, protests and violence at U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt was discussed.