Roundtable Series on U.S. Border, Visa, and Immigration Policies

Director: Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow
March 2007 - Present

Made possible by the generosity of the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation, this roundtable series examines the impact of post-9/11 measures on U.S. economic competitiveness and diplomatic relations, and considers possible government responses to address these problems.

 

Publications

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Beyond the Border: The U.S.-Canada Action Plan and Implications for Security and Competitiveness

Speakers:

David Maloney, Senior Adviser, Privy Council Office, Canada, Kevin O'Shea, Assistant Secretary, Border Implementation Team, Canada, Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
October 9, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States

Speakers:

Bryan Roberts, Econometrica, Inc., John Whitley, Institure for Defense Analysis

Presider:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
May 30, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Managing Illegal Immigration

Speakers:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Bryan Roberts, Econometrica, John Whitley, Institute for Defense Analysis

Presider:

Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
March 4, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Managing Illegal Immigration

Speakers:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations, Bryan Roberts, Nathan Associates, John Whitley, Institute for Defense Analysis

Presider:

Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
June 22, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Author Robert Guest: Borderless Economics

Speaker:

Robert Guest, The Economist

Presider:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
November 17, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Innovation in the Visa Process

Speakers:

Diane Burrows, Embassy of Canada, Jim Williams, Embassy of Australia, Simon Hayes, Embassy if the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
October 27, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

Terrorist Risk Factors

Speaker:

Gary M. Shiffman, Georgetown University; Chertoff Group

Presider:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
January 23, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

Identity, Privacy, and National Security: Cutting the Gordian Knot

Speakers:

Michael Cronin, Director, Homeland Security & Law Enforcement, Computer Sciences Corporation, Chris Wiesinger, Principle Solutions Architect of the Border and Immigration Solutions Center of Excellence, Computer Sciences Corporation, P. T. Wright, Director, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Computer Sciences Corporation

Presider:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, CFR
December 9, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Breaking the Immigration Stalemate

Discussants:

Noah Pickus, Duke University, Peter Skerry, Boston College, Michele Wucker, World Policy Institute

Presider:

Edward Schumacher Matos, Harvard University
October 23, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Beyond Bureaucratic Inefficiency: An Insider's View of What Works and What Needs Improvement at USCIS

Speaker:

Prakash Khatri, KPK Global Solutions

Presider:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
April 30, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Letting in the Good and Keeping out the Bad: Lessons Learned Since 9/11

Speaker:

Stewart A. Baker, Department of Homeland Security

Presider:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
January 14, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Economy-Wide Effects of Reducing Illegal Immigration in U.S. Employment

Speaker:

Peter Dixon and Maureen T. Rimmer, Monash University

Presider:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
November 25, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Managing Risk at the Border: Finding a Balance Between Security and Openness

Presider:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Stewart Verdery, President, Monument Policy Group, LLC
March 26, 2007

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