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Border Security: Mark Borkowski, SBI & Sara Schroerlucke, Northern Border, DHS and….

Join Women in Homeland Security, the Government of Quebec and the Canadian Embassy for a strategic look at America’s border security.  The cancellation of SBINet has raised numerous concerns over the strategy and plan ahead to secure both the southern and northern border of the United States.  How do we close our gaps while allowing for free and open trade, tourism and the other benefits associated with open travel between our sister nations?  This timely event will hear from the leaders implementing and planning our strategy and discuss how we must continue to focus on a comprehensive security plan for our border that balances both free and open trade with security.

 

3:00 – 3:30  Registration & Networking

Keynote Address:

Mark Borkowski, executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Border Initiative*

Panel:  Our Smarter Border

Sara Schroerlucke, Director, Northern Border Division/Portfolio, Office of Innovative Technology & Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Stefanie von Hlatky , Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College & Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies

Reception

Please join WHS for a wonderful Happy Hour in the Canadian Embassy’s most beautiful venue.  Join with our community to network, relax and enjoy the hospitality of our neighbors to the north.

Many Thanks to the Government of Quebec, Battelle Memorial Institute and InfoPro for sponsoring this incredible event!