This project has concluded. Details on the project are below.
Videos of each symposia are hosted on the CLHB website: http://clhb.utep.edu/series/overview
The Homeland Security Symposium Series addresses educational and supplemental training needs identified by DHS and other homeland security enterprise stakeholders. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has developed a symposium series on topical issues related to border security and legitimate trade and travel.
The symposium series utilizes subject matter experts contracted by UTEP, including the possibility of other COEs, DHS officials, and partner universities faculty. The aim of this program is to assist in maturing and strengthening the homeland security enterprise.
Gap Being Addressed:
The Department of Homeland Security has identified ‘maturing’ and ‘strengthening’ the homeland security enterprise as outlines in its strategic plan and in the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) as a key component to its workforce development. The Homeland Security Symposium Series serves as a platform to enhance workforce development.
Goal and Objectives:
The goals for this program include: (1) disseminating research findings, data, and results from relevant research through face-to-face and online modalities; (2) providing training and education to meet the needs of DHS component agencies, local law enforcement, and other homeland security stakeholders.
Presentation | 2017 PI Meeting
Poster | 2017 BTI Institute Showcase
Research on Investigative Interviewing and Interrogation: How Evidence-Based Outcomes Can Improve Outcomes
Presenter: Dr. Misty Duke
Crossing Borders: People, Crime and Enforcement Flows
Presenters: Dr. Gabriella Sanchez & Dr. Sheldon Zhang
DNA Barcoding, High Throughput, DNA Sequencing & Forensic Science: Recent Advances and Future Prospects
Presenter(s): Dr. Jennifer Kovacs, Dr. Karen Bell & Piper Schwenke
Gangs, Radicalization and Terror
Presenter: Dr. Scott H. Decker
Salvadorian Gangs: The Structure, Behavior and Influence of Salvadorian Gangs and their Implications for Rule of Law in the U.S. and El Salvador
Presenter: Dr. Charles Katz
Game Theory and Adversarial Reasoning: Potential Law Enforcement Applications
Presenter(s): Dr. Christopher D. Kiekintveld , Dr. Jun Zhuang & Dr. Arunesh Sinha
The Science of Interviewing and Interrogation
Presenter(s): Dr. Christian Meissner, Dr. Coral Dando, Col. Steven Kleinman & Erik L. Phillips, M.A
Migrant Smuggling: Global and Comparative Perspectives
Presenter(s): Dr. Gabriella Sanchez. Dr. Luigi Achilli, Dr. Sine Plambech, Dr. Antje Missbach & Mr. Peter Tinti
Violent Extremism and in the United States & Worldwide Patterns of Terrorism
Presenter: Dr. Gary Lafree
Banking, Finance and National Security in the Paso del Norte Region
Presenter: Patrick Shaefer, J.D.
Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Presenter: Dr. Erik Dahl
Drug Trafficking Organizations and Violence in Mexico
Presenter(s): Dr. David Shirk and Ms. June S. Beittel