Please join us on April 22 at 9:00am as author Susan Ginsburg, MPI
Nonresident Fellow and former Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission,
discusses her analysis of recent security and mobility policies and
programs and her recommendations for new approaches. She will be
joined by Luis Rubio, who is President of CIDAC (Center of Research for
Development) in Mexico City, and has taught at Mexico’s intelligence
agency school since the 1980s, sitting on a board of advisers for that
institution. The event will be moderated by Donald Kerwin, MPI Vice
President for Programs.
The event will take place in the MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300, (Third Floor), Washington, DC, 20036
With nearly 500 million US border crossings a year and over a quarter of Americans possessing passports, the federal government faces a daunting challenge in protecting people on the move from the risks of direct attack, preventing the travel-and-immigration system from being exploited by terrorists and criminals, and infusing it with resilience against breakdowns. In her new book Securing Human Mobility in the Age of Risk: New Challenges for Travel, Migration, and Borders, Susan Ginsburg examines the major enforcement policies and programs undertaken by the US government and its global partners in the wake of the 9/11 security crisis, and assesses how well these initiatives achieve their intended security objectives and protect human mobility. The book proposes a new paradigm that seeks to secure mobility and promote the rule of law in global migration channels, while moving away from a system that too often conflates border and immigration enforcement with counterterrorism.
The book has received impressive advance reviews, with former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff saying policymakers around the world “should pay close attention” to it; and former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick calling it a “much-needed and well-documented prescription for aligning security needs and our immigration policy.”
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Dixon via email at [email protected] or by phone at (202) 266-1929.