SEIS Academic Forum Series （No.763）
Forum on Intercultural Studies
Engaging Critically with Travel/Tourism and Interculturality
Speaker: Fred Dervin
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Date: November 20th, 2020
Venue: Tencent Online Meeting
(Conference code: 596 684 256, Password: 201120)
Abstract: This talk deals with the issues of travel/tourism, which are often considered as canonical contexts of intercultural encounters. Professor Dervin will make a plea to think about these notions from multilingual, multi-contextual and multi-perspectival dimensions. As such the words travel and tourism can have different connotations and represent different realities for different people, and thus contain alternative ideologies. Professor Dervin will also explain how to un-re-think travel/tourism and their links to interculturality.
About the speaker: Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. Prof. Dervin specializes in intercultural education, the sociology of multiculturalism and student and academic mobility. He has widely published in international journals on identity, the 'intercultural' and mobility/migration (over 100 articles and 50 books). Dervin is one of the most influential scholars and critical voices on intercultural communication education in Europe.