Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute Ribbon Cutting Showcase
Join BTI to learn from our project leads about how our projects help transform the study of transnational movements to promote economic and social development.
Location: Houston Room, Student Center - South
Homeland Security Symposium #7
The Science of Interviewing and Interrogation
For the first time in more than 50 years, the US and UK governments have initiated research programs aimed at developing ethical, evidence-based methods of interview and interrogation that improve the amount of accurate information elicited by investigators. Scientifically validated approaches for developing rapport and trust, eliciting information, and assessing credibility will be described. A team of researchers and practitioners will offer an integrative perspective on the theory, validation, and application of these science-based methods.
Location: The University of Texas at El Paso, Mike Loya Building - Room 131
Children Displaced Across Borders: Bridging Policy, Practice, and Diciplinary Approaches to Further Human Rights
Practitioners, attorneys, advocates, researchers, and students in both Houston and in Wales will come together to discuss challenges faced by immigrant, refugee, asylee, and trafficked children and youth.
Location: The Rockwell Pavilion
Homeland Security Symposium
The Structure, Behavior, and Influence of Salvadorian Gangs and their Implications for the Rule of Law in the U.S. and El Salvador
Meet the Researchers
The presentation will review the scope and nature of the gang problem in El Salvador and the United States, and assesses their capacity to respond to these problems using findings from three separate studies.
Integrating North America: Building a Modern, Efficient and Flexible Border
Speaker: The Honorable Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer, Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A key aspect of the NAFTA agreement’s success was the construction of a border management system that is modern, efficient and flexible. Cooperation on this score, however, remains uneven though recent years have brought support for an improved border management system. This lecture addresses the progress and remaining challenges in the cross-border regions of the U.S., Mexico and Canada, while providing a vision for the future.
5:30 p.m. — Reception
6 p.m. — Presentation
Doré Commons, James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University.