The United Nations club at HPU and Travel Industry Management
teamed up to host a lecture on “Tourism and Terrorism,” Nov.
9 at the Sea Warrior Center.
The lecture, presented by Dr. James Primm, associate professor
of political science, was jointly organized by Karin Wanscher,
president of TIMSO, and U.N. Club Vice President Therese Svensson,
and was sponsored by the College of International Studies. Members
of both clubs as well as HPU faculty were in attendance.
Primm based the lecture on a paper he presented in Italy last
summer entitled “Tourism and Terrorism—Two Sides
of the Globalization Coin.”
Among the points Primm made was both tourism and terrorism
require capital, communication, and transportation, and understanding
terrorists does not necessarily mean supporting them. To
get to the roots of terrorism, we must get into the minds
Specifically, terrorist attacks on tourist spots are symbolic
and political because they are actually attacks on the West.
Members of both clubs expressed a determination for more
cross fertilization in the future.