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How to Build a 21st Century Border

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The Mexico Institute hosted a discussion on developing efficient and secure border management strategies. As one of the architects of the 21st Century Border initiative, Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, delivered a keynote address. Our panel then identified key challenges and opportunities regarding both the security and economic dimensions of border management.


  • 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
  • Chappell Lawson

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, Director of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives
  • Erik Lee

    Executive Director, North American Research Partnership
  • Christopher Wilson

    Deputy Director, Mexico Institute