Dr. Christian Adler

Dr. Christian Adler has a Master’s in physics and a PhD in biology. He worked at Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology. As a social anthropologist with a focus on hunter cultures he undertook many expeditions to remote parts of the world. Later he taught at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Munich.
In 1980, Christian Adler wrote a widely recognised book on the negative impacts of tourism (German title: "Achtung Touristen"), followed by "Tourists, Cannibals of Culture" and various other publications in different media. Seminar tours for the Goethe Institute took him to South East Asia. He then spent three years as advisor to the tourism minister of the Philippines. During this time, he was particularly committed to poverty alleviation and sustainable tourism development.
Christian Adler has been a member of the jury since 1996 and has checked TO DO projects on all continents.