Managing Borders in North America, MPI, 2/07/2014, live webcast


Managing Borders in North America: Charting the Future

Eduardo Medina Mora
Ambassador of Mexico to   the United States

Malcolm   Brown
Executive Vice-President, Canada Border Services Agency

David   V. Aguilar,
Partner, GSIS, and former Acting Commissioner, U. S. Customs and Border   Protection

Gustavo Mohar
Former Undersecretary of Population, Migration, and Religious Affairs, Mexico

Randall Hansen
Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk   School of Global Affairs
and Professor and Canada Research Chair in Immigration & Governance,
Department of Political Science, the University of Toronto

Demetrios G. Papademetriou
President, Migration Policy Institute

Friday,   February 7, 2014
9:30 TO 11:15 AM

MPI   Conference Room
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300   (Third Floor), Washington,    DC20036

To   attend event in-person

Bookmark this link to watch the   live webcast 

In an ideal world, secure borders would ensure that   legal flows of commerce and travelers could move unimpeded across borders,   while unwanted movements—of terrorists, drugs, weapons, other contraband, and   unauthorized migrants—were blocked. Given that there is no single policy tool   that alone can achieve this result, governments must deploy an often elusive   mix of policies and programs, depending on the context. In North    America, all three countries have struggled to strengthen the   border post-9/11 while balancing economic, political, humanitarian, and   security concerns. New policies and methods deployed in this effort,   including dramatically new technology, have generated a number of challenges   and controversies. These same innovations have also brought opportunities for   improved security and increased regional cooperation in working toward shared   goals.

This panel discussion will offer perspectives on border policy management   from leading officials in the Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. governments, and will   showcase MPI’s newest publication, Managing Borders in an   Increasingly Borderless World.   Book co-editors Randall Hansen and Demetrios G. Papademetriou will cover the   volume’s findings on the continuing and evolving challenges in border   management and security—terrorism, organized crime, illegal migration,   smuggling, trafficking, human rights, infrastructure, corruption, and   economic and political factors—and offer an analysis of effective and   ineffective policies and programs.

Please join us for this discussion focusing on North American experiences   with the challenges and successes these governments have had in pursuing   better, more effective, and smarter border controls and on the deepening   regional cooperation in this important policy area.