Is the Border More Efficient? More Secure? — Progress and Challenges in Managing the U.S.-Mexico Border

February 27, 2013 // 1:30pm3:30pm
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In 2009, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Mexican Council on Foreign Affairs convened the Binational Task Force on the United States-Mexico Border. The group issued a series of recommendations regarding border management, which were detailed in the report, “Managing the United States-Mexico Border: Cooperative Solutions to Common Challenges.” Now, as border management plays a key role in the debate over immigration reform, the Task Force will reconvene to evaluate progress in managing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Welcoming Remarks

Duncan Wood

Jerry Green

Alan Bersin

1st Panel: Border Task Force Report Card

Robert Bonner

Andrés Rozental

2nd Panel: How will border management and border security factor into immigration reform?

Chappell Lawson

Carlos Heredia

Doris Meissner

Abe Lowenthal

Moderated by Andrew Selee

Policymakers Panel: A Discussion on Progress and Challenges in Border Management

John Cook

Carlos Bustamante

Matt Rooney

Moderated by Christopher Wilson

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • PCIP-COMEXI Border Task Force Co-chair, Former Commissioner, US CBP, Former Administrator, US DEA, Senior Principal, Sentinel HS Group
  • President, Rozental & Asociados, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, Director of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives
  • Abraham Lowenthal // Public Policy Scholar
    The Robert F. Erburu Professor of Ethics, Globalization and Development and Professor of International Relations Emeritus, University of Southern California (USC)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Council on International Policy
  • Carlos Heredia // Advisory Board Member, Mexico Institute
    Chair of International Studies, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
  • Assistant Secretary and Chief Diplomatic Officer, Office of International Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
  • Duncan Wood // Director, Mexico Institute
  • Christopher Wilson // Deputy Director, Mexico Institute
  • Andrew Selee // Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute


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