Border Security Events
Border Security Challenges After 9/11: A Conversation With Three Commissioners of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
September 09, 2011 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
International Security Studies
Commissioner Alan Bersin of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) joins former commissioners Robert Bonner and Ralph Basham in a discussion of border security since 9/11. This roundtable, facilitated by Professor Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University, will examine how the federal government consolidated border security into one CBP in 2003 and how threats to the nation’s homeland have evolved over the last decade.
July 20, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the increasingly tense security environment in Southeast Asia.
June 03, 2011 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Lieutenant-General Walter Semianiw, Commander of Canada Command, offered an overview of the Canada First Defense Strategy and the Canadian Forces’ efforts to better secure the Canadian homeland.
May 17, 2011 // 8:30am — 7:00pm
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at the Université du Québec à Montréal on border security and the impact of physical barriers on cross-border relations.
May 11, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Academic security experts from Canada and the United States discussed new research aimed at tracking the movement and behavior of crime and terrorist networks in Canada and the United States. Both countries are cooperating to address the two-way traffic in criminal activity.
December 08, 2010 // 8:00am — 1:00pm
Two panels explored the challenges and initiatives taking place in the United States and Canada to expand preclearance programs. Panelists stressed the need for more sophisticated and efficient programs at the shared border.
March 12, 2010 // 7:00am — 3:00pm
Vice Admiral A.B. Donaldson spoke at a conference hosted by the Canada Institute, Mexico Institute, and the Virginia Military Institute. The conference explored trilateral efforts in the spheres of national security and military, public security and police, and public safety and health cooperation.
February 23, 2010 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Global Europe Program
Over the last 20 years, Bulgaria and Greece have pursued variable and divergent policies toward their Muslim minorities. During a brief period near the end of the Communist regime, Bulgaria forced Turks to assimilate. This policy was abandoned by the democratic government that took power in the 1990s. At the same time, Greece recognized its Muslim minority and facilitated the "Turkification" of its Muslim citizens throughout the 1980s, but then abandoned that policy by blocking minority rights in the 1990s. Harris Mylonas suggested that these policy shifts are commonly explained by assumptions or models that link minority treatment, regime type, ideology and leadership personalities. Rejecting these hypotheses, Mylonas argued that the structure of the international system was the most salient indicator influencing the treatment of Muslim minorities in both countries.
February 24, 2009 // 7:30am — 3:00pm
The Canada Institute co-hosted a conference exploring how Northern border states and Canadian provinces are developing regional solutions to meet federal border mandates. Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire delivered the keynote address during the conference's luncheon.
February 12, 2009 // 8:00am — 12:00pm
Latin American Program
The conference featured leading experts on topics such as Plan Merida, public security, crime and violence in Central America.