Video On Demand

"Holding the Line in the 21st Century" with Chief Fisher and Assistant Chief Schroeder

January 6, 2015 • 9:30 – 11:00 am EST

In recent years, transnational criminal networks have grown increasingly sophisticated with the potential to converge with terrorist organizations, resulting in a rapidly evolving border environment. The U.S. Border Patrol has worked to adapt its strategies and capabilities to meet these emerging risks and vulnerabilities.

“Holding the Line in the 21st Century” – a trilogy of articles recently published by the Border Patrol (http://www.cbp.gov/document/publications/holding-line-21st-century-0) – offers an in-depth examination of that office’s on-going evolution, as well as its risk-based strategy to target illicit networks and risk indicators to measure progress in securing our nation’s borders. Please join the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program for an on-the-record discussion with Chief Fisher and Assistant Chief Schroeder regarding the important and timely issues raised in these three articles as the Border Patrol moves forward with its strategy.

A Conversation with:

Chief Michael Fisher
Chief of the Border Patrol
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Robert Schroeder
Assistant Chief and Author, "Holding the Line in the 21st Century"
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Moderated by:

Stephanie Sanok Kostro
Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies