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TEDxEcoleHôtelièreLausanne - Tom Selwyn - Being at Home in the World

Website: http://tedx.ehl.edu More talks: http://tinyurl.com/TEDxEHLtalksTom Selwyn is Professor in the Anthropology Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where he is Director of Travel, Tourism, and Pilgrimage studies. He is widely published in the fields of hospitality, tourism, landscape symbolism, imagery, and development. Geographical interests include Palestine/Israel and the Mediterranean where, since 1995, he has directed research and development projects for the EU.Two recent books include the co-edited Thinking Through Tourism (2010) and Contested Mediterranean Spaces (2011).As a council member of the Royal Anthropological Institute, he was awarded the RAI's Lucy Mair Medal in 2009. The inaugural TEDxEcoleH?teli?reLausanne event took place on 16 January 2012 on EHL's campus, featuring a wide variety of speakers offering much food for thought and many enriching ideas for the hospitality sector.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local,self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
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