Collaborative Border Management

Faculty Lead: Chappell Lawson

At most land borders, governments operate more or less independently of their neighbors: they care about what comes into their countries more than what goes out, and they often fail to coordinate even basic operations at the ports of entry. In the 21st century, this approach has a number of drawbacks, including increased costs of travel and commerce, gaps in security that criminals can exploit, and inadequate stewardship of natural resources that span borders. “Collaborative border management” — pioneered in the North American Free Trade Area between the United States, Canada, and Mexico over the last ten years — offers an alternative set of strategies that will enhance security and economic competitiveness.

IPL Support: The IPL covered travel to Washington for one of Professor Lawson's trips.