6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Border Security Challenges After 9/11: A Conversation With Three Commissioners of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Co-sponsored with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection History Department

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.

Speakers

  • Bruce Hoffman

    Global Fellow
    Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; a visiting senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior fellow at the U.S. Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center
  • Alan D. Bersin

    Global Fellow
    Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy, and Vice President of INTERPOL for the Americas Region
  • W. Ralph Basham

    Principal, Command Consulting Group and former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Robert C. Bonner

    Senior Principal of Sentinel HS Group and former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection