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Securing Human Mobility in the Age of Risk: New Challenges for Travel, Migration, and Borders

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

9:00 am to 10:30 am


MPI Conference Room
1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036


Susan Ginsburg, MPI Senior Nonresident Fellow and former Senior Counsel, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (9/11 Commission)

Michael German, Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy, American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office

Donald M. Kerwin, Jr., MPI Vice President for Programs

Luis Rubio, President, CIDAC (Center of Research for Development)

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, author Susan Ginsburg examines the major enforcement policies and programs undertaken by, primarily the US government, but also European, Canadian, and other governments 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 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 about the event, please contact Lisa Dixon via email at events@migrationpolicy.org or by phone at (202) 266-1929.

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