The public is cordially invited to a Public Lecture that will take place on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the UWI Open Campus in Salem.
The lecture scheduled to begin at 6.30 PM will feature Dr. Jonathan Skinner, Reader in Anthropology in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Roehampton in the UK. He will speak on Shells and Ruins: Tourism Regeneration in Difficult Settings.
In his presentation, Dr. Skinner will discuss tourism and guiding in complex, difficult and conflicted environments from the divided streets of Belfast with the seduction of cordite, the Phoenix tourism arising out of post-war Sarajevo, through to the dark green eco-tourism on Anguilla, and the Emerald green versus gritty disaster tourism of Montserrat.
Dr. Skinner, who did research on Montserrat from 1994 to 1995, asks the following questions:
- What is the impact of tourism on society?
- To what extent is it a driver of economic and social/political regeneration?
- And how do those working in the tourism industry negotiate not just their clients and their routes, but how their activities impact upon their personas?