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WCC International Week free public discussion explores the intersection of tourism and conservation

UW Professor Ben Gardner’s 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 presentation sponsored by Humanities Washington

Post Date:02/13/2017 6:24 a.m.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – University of Washington Professor Ben Gardner will present “A Road Runs Through It: Tourism, Culture, and the Politics of Conversation” 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Whatcom Community College’s Syre Student Center, room 105. Sponsored by Humanities Washington and presented by WCC’s International Program, Gardner’s presentation is a signature event of Whatcom’s Feb. 13-17 International Week.

The free public discussion explores the concepts of tourism and conservation through the story of safari tourism in Tanzania. Gardner is an associate professor at the UW Bothell and is chairman of the African studies program at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. He is an adjunct associate professor with the department of geography and faculty affiliate for the Center for Environmental Politics at UW Seattle. This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s speakers bureau program in which cultural experts discuss history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between at venues around the state. For more information, visit For more information regarding Whatcom Community College’s International Week programs, visit

Contact: Mary Vermillion, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,

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