Dr. Georges Haddad gives a science talk to a packed room at The Next Whiskey Bar in Ashrafieh (Cafe Scientifique Beirut / Facebook)
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Crammed into the far end of a bar and spilling onto a staircase blocking the kitchen, a crowd gathered Tuesday evening to watch a middle aged, bespectacled man in a tweed blazer talk about the brain for what ended up being three hours."The main thing [we do] is trying to convey science done in Lebanon or by Lebanese, in any tech field, in a way that's accessible to a general audience," Elia Haber, a cell and molecular biologist and coordinator of Cafe Scientifique in Lebanon, told The Daily Star.She has organized this talk and several others for the past year because she thinks the general public does not know enough about the work of Lebanese researchers and scientists. "But that's what great about it," Haddad said after his talk on stage. The events attract people who are genuinely interested in the subject, as well as people who might not have previously realized they'd be drawn to this kind of science.
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