8:30 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

Past Event

Toward a Better Border: The United States and Canada

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

8:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Canada and the United States are each other’s largest trading partner, and approximately 400,000 businesspeople, tourists, truckers and regular commuters cross the border daily.

On March 25, the Metropolitan Policy Program hosted a discussion to help shed light on the evolving security and economic challenges associated with the U.S.-Canada border and to examine recommendations for improving border policy. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered the keynote address.

The event was hosted by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the Canadian International Council, in cooperation with: the Great Lakes Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce; the Council of Great Lakes Industries; and the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University.

View conference agenda » (PDF)

Conference paper draft : “Toward a New Frontier: Improving the U.S.-Canadian Border,” by Christopher Sands » (PDF)