Jafar Jafari is a founding editor of the Annals of Tourism Research Magazine; Editor-in-Chief of the Tourism Social Science Series Magazine; Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice Series Magazine; Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Tourism; Co-founding editor of Information Technology & Tourism Magazine; Co-founder of TRINET; Co-founding President of the Tourism Intelligence Forum and Founding President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. He holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology (University of Minnesota, USA) and a Masters in Hotel Management (Cornell University, USA). He is a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain) and from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). He is also the recipient of the 2005 “Ulysses Award” from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. He is a Visiting Professor at Sun Yat-sen University (China), University of Algarve (Portugal), University of Isfahan (Iran), Honorary Professor at Bundelkhand University (India) and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA He has also acted as a consultant and advisor to a number of intergovernmental agencies (including the UNWTO and the Inter-American Development Bank) and to various Ministries of Tourism.
Reception of guests
Opening speech by the Rector
Laudatio of the nominator Professor João Albino Silva
Award of insignia of Doctor Honoris Causa to the Nominee
Speech of the honouree Doctor Jafar Jafari
Clousure of the ceremony