Science Cafe: The Science of Espionage

Join us for The Science of Espionage. Panelists will discuss espionage threatening our nation and ways to stop the illegal flow of classified, proprietary, and private information/technology.

This month, Science Café welcomes:

Laura Garrett, Special Agent, Coordinator, Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership, FBI, Little Rock, AR
George Word, Arkansas Passport Center, Hot Springs, AR
Tucker Patterson, Ph.D., Associate Director, Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management, National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR

Radio Sneak Peak
Each month a speaker from the Science Cafe panel of scientists/experts provides topical insight as a guest on the KUAR-FM89 Science Cafe Little Rock talk show hosted by our own Dorothy Graves, Ph.D. (currently on maternity leave) at (6:05-6:30 p.m.) just prior to the live event at 7 p.m.

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The first science cafés (Café Scientifique) were started in Europe in the early 1990’s to offer a relaxed public forum for the exchange of ideas (over coffee, beer, and food) in a friendly setting where anyone could come tosharpen their knowledge of the modern sciences. It was also a place where people could ask questions about the relevance, risk, and ethical concerns relating to a topic.

Today, there are science cafés around the world. Cafés, pubs and restaurants serve as venues for scientists and other experts to give short public presentations on specific topics followed by Q&A and open discussion.

Each Science Café event includes a moderator who introduces 2-3 panelists addressing a monthly topic as it relates to his/her experience and expertise. After each speakers’ brief (10-15 minute) talk, the audience asks questions and discusses the topic. The moderator fills in the gaps and facilitates questions. The Science Café provides an opportunity for an interesting night out, a chance to meet new people, learn new things, and discuss current scientific research/applications in plain English.

Science Café in Little Rock is hosted by Vieux Carre/The Afterthought the 4th Tuesday of every month.  Join your Freethinking friends for a fun and interesting evening! Get there early as seating is limited.

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  • Chris

    It was very nice meeting you, too! Thanks again for your company, and I look forward to seeing you at future events!

    September 25, 2013

  • Joni S.

    Amazing! Thanks to Chris for sharing his table. It was so nice to meet you Chris!

    September 25, 2013

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