It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.â€ From this motto stems a talk that tackles youth interfaith activism, a topic of prime importance amidst political and sectarian regional tension in Lebanon. Dr. Hussein Hassan, a university professor by profession, and an activist at heart, will take you on a journey to the Lebanon we all dream of, the Lebanon he played a role in reconstructing in his own hometown, Baalbeck.
Following his PhD studies in Food Process Engineering at McGill University, Canada, Hussein Hassan joined the Lebanese American University in 2011 as a Professor of Food Science and Technology and Academic Coordinator of the Food Safety certificate program. In addition to his passion in research that has resulted so far in scientific publications in international high impact journals, Hussein created a Bekaa-based NGO: "The Lebanese Association of Coexistence and Development". His NGO has been active in promoting the culture of religious tolerance and civic engagement among local citizens.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx