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Distinguished Speakers Series A transnational flows themed speakers series

The BTI Institute is proud to sponsor the Distinguished Speakers Series featuring leaders in the areas of borders, trade and immigration.


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Synopsis: Mr. Bersin will propose a new framework for combating transnational criminal activity. He argues that global illicit flows perpetrated by organized crime, in the interstices of lawful trade and travel, represent the principal security threat in today's world, and that the Westphalian system of nation-state regulation is ill equipped to confront it. He advances a series of propositions that he contends should underlie the new and revised national security/law enforcement approach he advocates. 


The best option for parking is the University Welcome Center Garage. The 3rd and 4th floors are for visitors and costs $5 after 4 p.m. A link to Google Maps is found by clicking this link:

The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion is located inside the MD Anderson Library on the University of Houston main campus. A link to Google Maps is found by clicking this link: