The Center for Law & Human Behavior (CLHB) at The University of Texas at El Paso under the direction of the Borders, Trade and Immigration Institute (BTI) has begun its Homeland Security Symposium Series. The intention of the symposium series is to increase the amount of education and training on DHS related issues and relevant security subject matter provided to homeland security enterprise practitioners and first-responders. The symposiums are open to individuals affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security as well as local federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.
All of the symposiums are centered on topics that are requested and pertinent to the CBTIR’s homeland security enterprise stakeholders. The Center for Law & Human Behavior plans to continue its symposium series with future in-depth conferences on subjects that reflect the needs and requests of its Department of Homeland Security stakeholders. The aim is to increase the amount of opportunities for workforce development for members of the homeland security enterprise.
The Human Smuggling Industry: Nuances and Complexities
Presenter(s): Dr. Luigi Achilli
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
The Homeland Security Symposium Series is funded through the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology, Office of University Programs under the Border, Trade, and Immigration Institute under grant award number DHS-14-ST-061-COE-00. The views and conclusions contained in this article are those of the authors and should be interpreted as a necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.