Brain Drain

Tackling Brain Drain!
Ali Farhat
Sophomore Rhetoric

Tackling Brain Drain!
Out of many changes that occurred in the centuary is the drastic emergence of technology all around the globe. The impact of such emergence significantly affected the social, demographic, and economical aspects of the community. Moving far more distant from creating a utopia in this technological era, many aspects are setting people off. Economies rose up, machines started taking over and with the population increase so did standards. Lebanon, being one of the countries passing through economic difficulties, is suffering from a demographic changing phenomenon characterized by massive immigration of people to other countries seeking better work opportunities. This phenomenon is called “Brain Drain”. Brain drain, however, just made the economy get tougher to fix where having most percentage of immigrants being scholars and experienced labor force. In another sense, other countries are getting credited for Lebanese people’s work rather than Lebanon itself. Many researches we done in effort to figure the brain drain phenomenon and try tackling it. “This brain drain has proved difficult for the economies of the Arab countries, many of which are already struggling” (Akl, 2012). Lebanon has been known for the lack of proper working and researching opportunities, political instability, and economical depression which are causing people to immigrate seeking those elements in foreign countries. However, instead of grieving about the situation and not trying to solve it calling it a “waste of time”, brain drain can actually be reversed with steps that already are found but not fully implemented yet. Developing a global scientific grid, Reforming politics and demographic state, in addition to increasing investments in development and research sectors can be the first to look at in a vast line of solutions to be offered in solving the brain drain phenomenon.
So what is exactly brain drain? And...