Peter Tarlow, PhD

Editorial Board Member

Texas A & M Hilel, USA

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Dr. Peter E. Tarlow is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in such areas as: the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event and tourism risk management, and economic development. Tarlow earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Texas A&M University. He also holds degrees in history, in Spanish and Hebrew literatures, and in psychotherapy. Since 1990, Tarlow has been teaching courses on tourism, crime & terrorism to police forces and security and tourism professionals throughout the world. Tarlow is a well-know author in the field of tourism security. He is a contributing author to multiple books on tourism security, and has published numerous academic and applied research articles regarding issues of security including articles published in The Futurist, the Journal of Travel Research and Security Management. In 1999 Tarlow co-edited “War, Terrorism, and Tourism.” a special edition of the Journal of Travel Research. In 2002 Tarlow published Event Risk Management and Safety. Tarlow also writes and speaks for major organizations such as the Organization of US State Dams, and The International Association of Event Managers.

Research Interest

Relationship between tourism, crime, and terrorism, impact of school calendars on the tourism industries to tourism ecology and business


"Tourism is much more than merely hotels and restaurants and fun and games," he added. "It is the understanding that we are all brothers and sisters traveling on a mere rock through the seas of time."