This Summer Institute brings together scholars, policy- and decision-makers, practitioners and the private sector from Canada, the United States, and Europe for a comparative conversation about the past, present and future of cooperation across the Canada-US border. It also aims to begin collecting a body of knowledge on border integrity that can subsequently be shared and disseminated in other contexts. The terminology of border integrity is a deliberate choice: to widen the discussion beyond narrow aspects of security and encourage a broader discussion about how cooperation can foster integrity and resilience. To this end, the institute is not just aimed at security policy and practices per se, but envisages a broader conversation about building institutional regimes across borders that facilitate such integrity, the effectiveness of different border management regimes under different conditions and to different ends, policy levers that can be pulled to incentivize certain outcomes while discouraging others, as well as a conversation about the ideal and eventual “endgame” different stakeholders envisage.
Unlike conventional “summer schools”, the format is meant to stimulate conversation. These are complex to which no one has a definitive answer. Instead of long presentations, panelists will offer initial remarks to open the discussion with the aim of facilitating an informed conversation. Each panel aims to have representation from the aforementioned stakeholders groups: scholars, policy- and decision-makers, practitioners, and the private sector.
For more information see http://queensu.ca/cidp/events/summer-institute-border-integrity
To register please contact: christian.leuprecht[at]rmc[dot]ca