Beyond 9/11: Homeland Security for the Twenty-First Century
Alan Bersin is Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and DHS Assistant Secretary, Inaugural Fellow in the Homeland Security Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Global Fellow and Inaugural North America Fellow at the Canada Institute and the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.
Juliette Kayyem is the Faculty Director of the Homeland Security Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where she serves as the Robert and Renée Belfer Senior Lecturer. She was previously Assistant Secretary at DHS.
Drawing on two decades of government efforts to “secure the homeland,” experts offer crucial strategic lessons and detailed recommendations for homeland security.
For Americans, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, crystallized the notion of homeland security. But what does it mean to “secure the homeland” in the twenty-first century? What lessons can be drawn from the first two decades of US government efforts to do so? In Beyond 9/11, leading academic experts and former senior government officials address the most salient challenges of homeland security today.
The contributors discuss counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure protection; border security and immigration; transportation security; emergency management; combating transnational crime; protecting privacy in a world of increasingly intrusive government scrutiny; and managing the sprawling homeland security bureaucracy. They offer crucial strategic lessons and detailed recommendations on how to improve the U.S. homeland security enterprise.
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