About us

Team : Mehdi Keshtkar

If there is one central theme, in which I have always believed, it is this: the secret of life is to be positive, to try your best and be constructive instead of being passive. That's what I have tried to do, in my career and in every other aspect of my life.
I hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique Montreal. Professionally, I am the director and owner my engineering firm being active in oil and gas industries. I also keep my status as a lecture in Institute Francaise du Petrole (IFP) in Paris where I was a professor in Oil & Gas Field Operations Department.
In 2007, I co-founded Montreal CaféLitt with Pasha. That is so wonderful to see what we planted those days has become flourished by help of great people working with CaféLitt sincerely. I was also delighted later in 2009 to establish Parisian affiliate of CaféLitt (Paris CaféLitt) with my fabulous friends in Paris.
Although I am a very tough engineer and scientist and my domain of interest is energy and advanced processes in petroleum production, but this has never been against my deep passions for art, cultural events and human sciences. I am very interested in psychoanalysis and culture, cinema, photography and literature. I dream about a peaceful world without borders, with very good understanding between people and cultures.  CaféLitt is part of our contribution for this wish.

About us

CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
CaféLitt is open to all comments, suggestion, collaboration and new ideas. CaféLitt provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning about culture, science and philosophy in a relaxed and friendly environment, and for sharing your knowledge and expertise with like-minded members of your community.
CaféLitt is officially registered as a non-profitable group and is a nonpartisan, nonreligious and nonpolitical entity.