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Speakers aof Feb. 6, 2024

Keanote Speech 1 / Dr.Jose Cornelio Guterres

Keynote Speech2  / Prof. Dean MacCannell

Keynote Speech1

Jose Cornelio Guterres, Ph.D.

  Executive President,
  National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT) 


I hold a Master's degree in Sociology and a Doctorate in Anthropology from the Asian Social Institute in Manila, Philippines.

Presently, I serve as the Executive President of the National Institute for Science and Technology (INCT) in Timor-Leste. Additionally, I am engaged as a researcher at the national Institute for Science and Technology, researcher and lecturer at  the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade da Paz in Dili. I also teach Sociology at the Institute of Philosophy of Sao Joao Bosco(Salesian)  in Dili, Timor-Leste.

My research interests primarily focus on various aspects of social sciences, including Education, Tradition and culture of Timor-Leste, Youth and Urban conflict, Suicide in Timor-Leste, Election Process in Timor-Leste, as well as issues pertaining to political uncertainty in Timor-Leste, among others.

I have contributed to both national and international journals through publications of my research findings. Furthermore, I have had the privilege to speak at numerous conferences at both the national and international levels.

Keynote Speech2 (Pre-recorded)

Dean MacCannell

Professor and Chair Emeritus of Environmental Design and Geography

University of California at Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Personal information


 A.B. Anthropology, Berkeley 1963

 Ph.D. Rural Sociology, Cornell 1968

Books on Tourism

 2013  The Tourist—A New Theory of the Leisure Class,
           University of California Press (fifth edition) Originally published in 1976,
            The Tourist remains in print and has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese,
            Greek, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Italian, and Serbo-Croatian.

 2011  The Ethics of Sightseeing, University of California Press.

 1996  Tourist or Traveller? Study guide to accompany the BBC six episode series, “The Tourist,”
           BBC Educational Development.

 1992  Empty Meeting Grounds—the Tourist Papers, Routledge.

Selected Articles

 1973  Staged Authenticity: Arrangements of Social Space in Tourist  Settings,
           The American Journal of Sociology

 1984  Reconstructed Ethnicity—Tourism and Cultural Identity in Third World Communities,

           Annals of Tourism Research

 1990  Cannibal Tours, Society for Visual Anthropology Review

 2001  Tourist Agency, Tourist Studies

 2016  The Tourist and the Local, Tourist Studies

 2020  The Moral Economy of Tourism, Lusofona Journal of Cultural Studies  (Portugal)

 2020  Leisure Class, The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology

 2024  Dialogue Concerning Tourism and Religion,

           Annals of Tourism Research 50th Anniversary commemorative edition (with Thomas Apchain)

Selected Named Lectures / Honorary Appointments

 2004  Hilliard Distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Nevada at Reno, March-April.

 2003  Regents Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Architecture. City University of New York, January-June.

 2001  “A Purchase on Tradition from Piranesi to Disney,”

           The George L. Stout Memorial Lecture, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Mass.

 2000  “Geographies of the Unconscious:

            Kroeber Versus Heizer on the Drawing of American Indian Territorial Boundaries,”

            Ecumene Lecture, American Geographic Society

 1981  “The Future of Ritual” The James A. Becker Memorial Lecture, Cornell University

 1994  “Symbolic Capital: Two Cultural Strategies for the New World City,”

            keynote address to the Future of the World City conference, Osaka, Japan, April.

 1994  “Landscaping the Unconscious: Tourism, Art and Myth in Cornwall,”

            Inaugural Lecture at the opening of the Tate Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK

 1993  “Marilyn Monroe--The Angel of History” The Pugh Lecture, Centre College, Kentucky

 1988  “The Statue of Liberty Restoration Project: A Critical View.”

            Invited presentation to the United Nations World Tourist Organization, Madrid, Spain


 Current  Central Committee, Tourism Studies Working Group, University of California at Berkeley

 1992      President, International Congress, “Tourism the Postmodern Challenge to anthropology and Sociology
               —Entre Tradition et  Modernité

 1990      Founding officer of Research Group 50 (Sociology of Tourism) International Sociological Association

 1988      Founding Member and Officer of the International Tourism Research Academy

               (Chartered by the United Nations)

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