The Canada-US Border in Changing Times: History, Myths and Prospects

Video Conference

This lecture is part of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy's COVID-19 Lecture Series: From Crisis to Recovery.

This panel will discuss how Canada-US border policy has changed in response to recent events, including NAFTA, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the current COVID-19 pandemic. The four panelists will examine at least three main facets:

  1. the available evidence, informed by previous and current border policies that have affected each country, and in particular border regions;
  2. the myths surrounding the world’s “longest undefended border”, a metaphor used to mute a huge imbalance between the two countries; and
  3. the prospects for reopening the border, a matter of sovereignty and politics for each country.

Presented by:

  • Cheryl Camillo, MHA Director and Assistant Professor, JSGS
  • Bruno Dupeyron, Professor, JSGS
  • John Maggoire, Senior Advisor to the Governor, New York State Executive Chamber
  • Laurie Trautman, Director, Border Policy Research Institute, Western Washington University

Event Details

02:30 PM - 04:00 PM CST
Delivered by Zoom - Please register online and a link will be emailed to you.
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Karen Jaster-Laforge

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