Managing borders in the 21st century is a complex and challenging task. It is widely agreed that in a globalising world borders should be as open as possible; yet in the post-9/11 world governments are understandably more anxious than ever to ensure that their frontiers are secured against external threats. This innovative workshop is designed to help policymakers and practitioners develop border management strategies which strike the best possible balance between these apparently conflicting goals.Led by expert tutors, the workshop will provide practical instruction on a range of topics which are often overlooked elsewhere, including: managing border crossings; monitoring and controlling borders between crossing points; managing maritime borders; and facilitating inter-agency cooperation.
|PDF workshop flyer|
While the appropriate use of technological solutions will be explored, the workshop is not intended simply to showcase the latest technology. Rather, participants will be encouraged to adopt an integrated approach to border management which maximises the effectiveness of available resources.
The workshop has been scheduled to coincide with IBRU's 7th international conference, Border Management in an Insecure World, which will be held in Durham on 5-7 April 2006. Bringing together scholars and practitioners from around the world, the conference will examine the implications of the re-emergence of security as a key dimension of boundary management. A £250 discount is available to participants attending both the workshop and the conference.
1) Introduction / group discussion
2) Principles of border management
2) Managing border crossings
3) Border monitoring and control
4) The practical challenges of virtual borders
5) International boundary commissions
6) Managing maritime borders
7) Practical exercise
8) Managing border agency cooperation
In addition to tuition and all course materials, the fee covers the following:
Accommodation for additional nights can be arranged at cost, subject to availability.
Attend this workshop and Border Management in an Insecure World for only £1,695, saving a total of £250. This fee includes five nights accommodation and all meals.
Travel to Durham