Monday, October 19, 2009

Upcoming Talk: Professor DeMotts, "Soccer Fans on Safari"

From the Political Science Association:

We wanted to first let you know that one of your own, Professor Rachel DeMotts, is giving a lecture this Thursday, October 22 at 7:30pm in WY 101 entitled, Soccer Fans on Safari: The 2010 World Cup and the South African Wilderness. Secondly, we are wondering if you would be willing to announce the lecture in your classes on Wednesday and Thursday. Be sure to tell the students there will be food!

Here is the description of the lecture:
Many conservationists in southern Africa are gearing up to attract soccer tourists arriving for the 2010 World Cup to national parks around the region, especially in South Africa. But what are the local consequences of thousands of fans showing up for soccer matches and then visiting national parks? Who will benefit from this increased tourism, and how is the opportunity for "football and zebras" being marketed?

Thank you for your support!

Lindsay, Heidi, and Katie