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:
- the available evidence, informed by previous and current border policies that have affected each country, and in particular border regions;
- the myths surrounding the world’s “longest undefended border”, a metaphor used to mute a huge imbalance between the two countries; and
- the prospects for reopening the border, a matter of sovereignty and politics for each country.
- 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
- 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM CST
- Delivered by Zoom - Please register online and a link will be emailed to you.
- Download the event poster