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BTI addresses real-world challenges as they relate to borders, trade and travel, and immigration research. These challenges have defined our core thrusts of funded research projects: the flows of people and the flows of goods.

BTI partners with industry and community in order to transition research into technology and policies. The Center accomplishes this by working closely with partners and researchers to identify opportunities, pursuing joint proposals, and collaborative conferences.

Research Themes

Thrust 1: Transnational Flows of People



Organized Crime

Thrust 2: Transnational Flows of Goods

Ports of the Future

Trade Compliance

Winter2017 Newsletter - Featured Project

Winter 2017 Newsletter -Researcher Spotlight