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17 January 2012: What Beyond the Border Means for Security and Economic Prosperity

Hear from experts on the U.S. and Canadian Perspectives

President Obama and Prime Minister Harper agreed last February on a new initiative aimed at developing a shared vision for perimeter security and economic competitiveness. Following several months of consultations and preparation by groups of officials in both capitals, the two leaders announced a detailed action plan on December 7 setting out specific goals and objectives to be met over the next five years. David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Paul MacKinnon, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Public Safety Canada are two of the principals engaged in bringing the Beyond the Border Action Plan to fruition. They will use this opportunity to explain their current priorities and work program. Discussion, based on the Chatham House rule, will follow their presentation.

This event is hosted by Carleton University's Centre for Trade Policy and Law in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Ottawa and Fulbright Canada and as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Public Safety Canada. It will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 from 1:30-3:00pm at Carleton University, Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall. Seating is limited. Further information is available at