Dr. Lynn Minnaert is the Academic Director and a Clinical Associate Professor at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality at New York University. Lynn’s research has focused on international tourism policy, social tourism, family tourism, the social legacy of events (MICE events, Olympic Games) and corporate philanthropy in tourism and events. Her research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the European Union, the International Olympic Committee, regional and national tourist boards (e.g. Tourism Flanders; Visit Almaty, Kazakhstan; Discover Dominica) and Meeting Professionals International. She is on the Editorial Board of Hotel and Tourism Management, and on the International Advisory Board for the International Journal of Contemporary Tourism Research. She is Co-President of the International Sociological Association’s RC50 special interest group on Tourism. She is also a board member of the Northeast chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA).