Thursday, October 6
5:00 - 6:00 pm Reception to Follow
250 Joralemon Street
Online registration is now closed. If you would like to attend this event, please contact the Office of External Affairs at 718-780-7904.
The Ira M. Belfer Lecture this year will be given by Commissioner Alan Bersin, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The lecture will examine the radically changing nature of borders, the forces driving such change, and the impact on traditional legal and regulatory regimes governing cross-border trade and travel. Commissioner Bersin will argue that borders in the contemporary era must be viewed as both the contours of the global flow of goods and people as much as the geographic sites that mark the transition from one sovereignty to another. The influence of this altered paradigm on our understanding of the relationship between security and economic competitiveness is fundamental. Commissioner Bersin will explore the dramatic implications this has had for American policies and practices of border enforcement and management and our perspective on the transnational landscape.
Ira M. Belfer Lecture
This lecture series honors Ira M. Belfer ’33, who was a leading practitioner of corporate, real estate, and trust and estates law for over half a century, a member of the Board of Trustees, and a generous benefactor of the Law School.