Ted Alden is a Bernard L. Schwartz is senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former Washington bureau chief for The Financial Times where he covered U.S. economic issues, trade policy and homeland security. Previously, he was a senior reporter at the Vancouver Sun specializing in labor and employment issues as well as the managing editor of Inside U.S. Trade, a newsletter widely recognized as the leading source of reporting on U.S. trade policies. He has won several national and international awards for his reporting. His new book, The Closing of
the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11, has been named a
"distinguished finalist" for the 2009 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for non-fiction.