The Closing of the American Border

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Speakers
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, "The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11"
Presiders
Warren Bass
Deputy Editor, Outlook, The Washington Post

In his new book, Edward Alden goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the Bush administration’s struggle to balance security and openness in the wake of the worst ever attack on U.S. soil. Based on extensive interviews with the Bush administration officials charged with securing the border after 9/11, the book shows how an administration that appeared united in the aftermath of the attacks was wracked by internal divisions over how to balance security and openness. We hope you and a guest will join us for a discussion of the book and U.S. immigration policy.

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