The Covid-19 pandemic exposed and exacerbated bottlenecks, while also spurring innovation and suggesting opportunities for improvement. In addition, technologies (especially in terms of data analytics and scanning) have continued to evolve rapidly. This project will take stock of these developments, reflect on how the most leading-edge innovations could reshape the borders of the future, and learn from international examples that suggest lessons for the United States.
- Take stock of new technologies and innovations, both domestic and international, and consider ways they could reshape border management.
- Develop an ambitious vision of the air, land, and maritime ports of the future, including how technologies, information, targeting, infrastructure, and staffing could reconfigure operations.
- Suggest ways to improve management of U.S. land, air, and seaports in ways that simultaneously enhance security while facilitating trade and travel.
Findings from this project are designed to provide DHS and other trade stakeholders with ideas they can use to develop a vision for a more effective use of data to enhance border security. The project will Create a catalogue of global leading-edge practices to serve as a reference point. Create a positive vision of the future port to help focus priorities and identify barriers to change.
|Project Lead||Migration Policy Institute|
|TAMU-ALEC Research Team||PI: Meghan Benton, Ph.D., Migration Policy Institute|
Co-PI: Andrew Selee, Ph.D., Migration Policy Institute
Co-PI: Chappell Lawson, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Policy Lab
Co-PI Alan Bersin, Esq., Independent Consultant
|Duration||Jan. 2023 – July. 2024|
Globalization and North America 2.0
Speaking remarks by Borders of the Future project Co-PI Alan Bersin, Esq., former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, delivered at the May 2023 annual meeting of CBTS.