BAR HARBOR — Ross Klein will conduct an open forum about cruise ships and tourism at the Bar Harbor Municipal Building auditorium on Wednesday, May 17, at 6 p.m.
The forum will explore the experiences other towns and cities throughout the world have had in attempting to balance cruise ship tourism with the long-term economic needs of those cities, including the impact of cruise ship tourism on traditional weekly tourism.
Klein also will present the lecture “Striking a Balance: Avoiding Pitfalls of Cruise Ship Tourism” in the Gates Auditorium at the College of the Atlantic on Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m.
Klein earned his doctorate from Syracuse University in 1981 and has been a professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland, since 1988, where he currently lectures at the Marine Studies Research Unit. He has published widely on the topic of cruise ship tourism. He has testified on cruise ship tourism as an expert witness before the United States Senate, the United States House of Representatives, various United States District Courts and at conferences throughout the world.