Fragile borders in a global world
Global borders are dynamic. As a political phenomenon, borders are undergoing perpetual change: the bordering process is an ongoing project, one that responds to a global and regional assortment of anthropogenic and naturogenic pressures. Conflict, climate change, pandemics, trade, technology and migration patterns are just a few examples of the many stresses, often interrelated, to which borders are subject and to which they subsequently adjust. As much as borders are dynamic, they are equally heterogenous; they differ as a function of diverse security environments. In other words, how borders adjust in response to new and evolving pressures, such as climate change or a global pandemic, will look different at each border.
The purpose of this workshop is to systematically examine and propose how global border security will evolve over the next 10-15-year period, and explore policy tradeoffs to mitigate the challenges to border security given global and regional anthropogenic and naturogenic pressures. Using the Framework Foresight methodology as a guide, and a cross-section of global borders as a sample, the evolution of border security will be anticipated over a 10-15-year period. These projections will inform regional and global policy directions to mitigate the challenges of anthropogenic and naturogenic challenges. The workshop will bring together a representative sample of border scholars from across the globe, each with different approaches to border management, to explore how border governance will evolve, to understand the anthropogenic and naturogenic experience better and to identify drivers in order to project how global and regional border governance is likely to evolve over the next 10–15-year period.
Professor Todd Hataley, School of Justice and Community Development, Fleming College, Canada
Professor Cristian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada
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