Border Security Events
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.
December 04, 2008 // 10:30am — 3:15pm
The Canada Institute hosted a meeting exploring how northern states and Canadian provinces have worked bilaterally to comply with the provisions of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The event featured a keynote luncheon with remarks from Stewart Baker, Assistant Secretary for Policy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
April 23, 2008 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The authors of the new book, Cruzando Limites, discuss bilateral issues surrounding transboundary oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico with other experts in the field.
March 04, 2008 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four expert speakers examine the security threats posed by global phenomena including migration, demographic change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, seeking to shed light on the causes of certain conflicts and help governments prevent domestic and regional upheaval.
Privacy at the Border: Expectations of Privacy and Security in the World's Largest Trading Relationship
February 28, 2008 // 8:00am — 10:00am
While Canadian panelists discussed specific Canadian laws designed to keep the border secure and to keep private information confidential, American panelists spoke of wanting less government control and more citizen access to information held in government data banks.
People, Security and Borders: The Impact of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative on North America
May 30, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Donald Abelson and Duncan Wood discussed their recently published report, "People, Security, and Borders: The Impact of the WHTI on North American," which assesses the potential economic, privacy, and technological implications of the controversial Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) on North America.