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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

To honor Dr. Abraham Pizam, founding dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management on the 50th anniversary of his achieving his Ph.D., the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series will take a look at the evolution of the hospitality and tourism industry through the eyes of some of the pioneers in this field of education.

Lecture guest speaker February 17, 2021:

Pauline J. Sheldon is Professor Emerita, University of Hawai’i, School of Travel Industry Management where she also served as Dean. She holds a PhD in Economics, an MBA, and a BS in Mathematics. Her research areas include sustainable and regenerative tourism, social entrepreneurship in tourism, transformative and wellness tourism. She has published seven books, and over 70 peer-reviewed research articles. Her most recent book is titled Social Entrepreneurship and Tourism with Daniele, and her most recent research is Designing Tourism Experiences for Inner Transformation. She is the first woman recipient of the UNWTO Ulysses Prize, and was the first woman President of the prestigious International Academy for the Study of Tourism. Pauline is a regular keynote speaker at tourism conferences around the world, and has consulted with World Bank, APEC, and UNWTO. She teaches with the Art of Living Foundation and is passionate about blending her study of tourism with her interest in the transformation of consciousness and the planet.

Presentation: "New Paradigms for a New Tourism"

This presentation will examine the new thinking required for tourism to adapt to the disruptive times in which we live. It will discuss shifts in economic paradigms, educational programs and the design of tourism experiences.

February 17 Lecture

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