Border Security

The State of the Canada-United States Relationship

Conference Program

Thursday October 31, 2002
Introduction: 2:00 p.m.

Overview: United States-Canada Relations: 2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Author: John Herd Thompson, chair, Department of History, Duke University

Discussant: Jeffrey Simpson,
National Affairs Columnist, Globe and Mail

Break

Environment: 3:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Author: Debora VanNijnatten,
Professor of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Discussant: Jean Melious,

Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map

The complex linkages between environmental degradation, health, and migration are "entangled vulnerabilities," said Pell Center Director Peter Liotta at "Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map," an event sponsored by the Pell Center in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) and the Embassy of Liechtenstein on March 4, 2008.

Offsite event: Regional and Public Security Challenges in Central America

This event is part of the LACC-Woodrow Wilson Center Central America Roundtable Series. The conference features leading experts on topics such as Plan Merida, public security, crime and violence in Central America.

The event is free and open to the public at Florida International University. Registration is required.

Crossing Boundaries: Can a Solution be Found for Transboundary Oil Resources in the Gulf of Mexico?

Mexico and the United States share a large border within the Gulf of Mexico which may be home to significant deep-water oil reserves. Since exploration and drilling on either side of the border could shift existing oil reserves on the other side, the two countries need to negotiate binational treaties that govern how these processes are to take place before proceeding. Nonetheless, the two countries have only negotiated only one treaty that covers a small portion of this transboundary area to date.

Islam at the EU Border: Muslim Minorities in Greece and Bulgaria

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.

Mexico and the New Challenges of Hemispheric Security (No. 11)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 11: Mexico and the New Challenges of Hemispheric Security

Seguridad y Defensa en America del Norte: Nuevos dilemas geopolíticos (No. 24)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 24: Seguridad y Defensa en America del Norte: Nuevos dilemas geopolíticos

The book's various authors collaborate to put forth an analysis of North American national defense policies and their implications on transnational and border security. Issues of migration and organized crime are also touched upon in the literature, providing readers with an greater, in-depth understanding of security problems faced by the region as a whole.

Bridges Over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflict, Negotiation and Cooperation

Using a transboundary groundwater version of the famous “prisoner’s dilemma,” the authors of Bridges Over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflict, Negotiation and Cooperation demonstrate how a transboundary water situation could be expressed using game theory. Game theory is only one of the approaches employed by this textbook, which seeks to introduce the multidisciplinary facets of freshwater management by considering its political, economic, legal, environmental, and hydrological aspects.

ECSP Report 4: Special Reports

Environmental Degradation and Migration The U.S.-Mexico Case Study, by The Natural Heritage Institute

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