3 Events

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Globalization 2.0, Continental Vision, and the Future of North America

Wed., Apr. 12, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

Please join Belfer's Homeland Security Project for a lunch seminar featuring Alan Bersin, former Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

Starting in the 1990’s, globalization and the idea of North America germinated and then grew up together. The pandemic a generation later—coupled with the geopolitical splintering of the post World War II international order now underway— has brought the first phase of each to an end. As Globalization 2.0 and North America 2.0 (with USMCA) take shape – in dim outline as yet – new and important opportunities (e.g. the near shoring of  manufacturing supply chains) as well as challenges (e.g. surging migrant mobility) are emerging at the North American regional level. Whether and how these opportunities are capitalized upon, or not, by the United States  and its neighboring partners in Canada and Mexico, likely will determine the level of prosperity for all of them and the scope of future influence of U.S. leadership in the world. This vision posits a continental North American Region that extends from Colombia to the Arctic and from Bermuda to Hawaii. 

This event is open to all Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students. RSVP is requested.

Several officials meet at FEMA's National Response Coordination Center to discuss the ongoing fight against the coronavirus.

DHS Photo/Tara A. Molle/Released

Seminar - Open to the Public

Homeland Security for the Twenty-First Century

Wed., Oct. 14, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Alan Bersin and Chappell Lawson join Juliette Kayyem and the Homeland Security Project to discuss what it means to "secure the homeland" in the twenty-first century. They will share their insights from time serving in government to draw lessons from the first two decades of U.S. government efforts to secure the homeland and address some of the most salient challenges of homeland security today.

Seminar - Harvard Students

The Crisis on America’s Borders: A Lunch with former DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin

Mon., Oct. 29, 2018 | 12:00pm

Taubman Building - Room 401

The Homeland Security Project will host a lunch with Alan Bersin - former DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection - to discuss the current crisis at America’s borders.


Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP.