Professor Tim Winter
Tim Winter is Research Professor at the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University, Melbourne. He is President of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies and is author of Post-Conflict Heritage, Postcolonial Tourism: culture, politics and development at Angkor and Editor of Expressions of Cambodia. He is an active member of ICOMOS and been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, The Getty and Asia Research Institute, Singapore. He has published widely on heritage, development, urban conservation, and the international politics of heritage in Asia. His recent books include The Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia and Shanghai Expo: An international forum on the future of cities. He is currently working on a book on heritage diplomacy and on projects addressing the 21st century Silk Road and the memory of war in Asia.
Dr. Keiko Miura
Keiko Miura is a social anthropologist with a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a part-time lecturer at the School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo. From 2009 to 2014 she worked as a research fellow for the multidisciplinary Cultural Property Group of Göttingen University, Germany. Her research interests include the shifting discourses of, and negotiations over, heritage, conservation, local ways of life, and tourism. Within these themes she has conducted research at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor in Cambodia; Bali, Indonesia; and Sri Ksetra, Myanmar. Her most recent publications include Thinking Globally and Acting Locally in Angkor World Heritage Site, Christoph Brumann and David Berliner (eds.) and The World Heritage on the Ground: Ethnographic Perspectives (New York; Oxford: Berghahn, 2016:125-146).
Dr. Sharif Shams Imon
Sharif Shams Imon teaches cultural heritage management at the Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao where he is the academic coordinator for the Heritage Management and Tourism Business Management program. He is also a visiting assistant professor at the Architectural Conservation Program of the University of Hong Kong where he helped set up a Graduate Diploma program in Cultural Heritage Management in 2005. Dr. Imon was trained as an architect and urban planner and has a PhD in Urban Conservation and has received special training on Integrated Territorial and Urban Conservation at ICCROM. The president of ICOMOS Bangladesh, Dr. Imon has been professionally involved in heritage and tourism management activities with UNESCO, UNESCAP and government projects in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Nepal, North Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. He has been technical evaluator for a number of nominated World Heritage sites and an ICOMOS expert member in UNESCO reactive monitoring missions since 2005.
Dr. Neel Kamal Chapagain
Neel Kamal Chapagain is leading the Masters program in Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University, India. Previously he taught at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (USA) as full time teaching faculty and at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a Doctoral Teaching Assistant. His professional journey spans Nepal, Bhutan, India, and the United States. He has co-edited a book titled Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects (Routledge, 2013). An executive member of ICOMOS Nepal, he also coordinates a publication series from Nepal titled Reflections on the Built Environment and Associated Practices, of which the first volume was published in 2014 and the second volume is In Press. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Heritage Management. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA), where his dissertation focused on rethinking cultural heritage conservation at traditional settlements. He also has an Architecture Doctorate and Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA), a professional conservation course at ICCROM in Italy, and B. Architecture from Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
Dr. Wantanee Suntikul
Wantanee Suntikul is Assistant Professor at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her core research interest and expertise are in cultural tourism destinations, political and social aspects of tourism development, religion tourism, heritage tourism, and gastrodiplomacy and tourism. She is currently involved in projects in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Bhutan. Dr. Suntikul’s recent books include Tourism and Political Change, and Tourism and War. She is currently co-editing two books Tourism and Religion, and Tourism and Political Change (2nd ed.). She is also Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Tourism, Culture & Communication.