Border Policy Research Institute

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Aquila Flower will present “Building a Digital Atlas of the Pacific Northwest” from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 in the Map Collection area of Western Libraries.  During her presentation, Flower will…

Edward Alden, the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will speak on Trans-Pacific Partnership, North American Free Trade Agreement and Trade Policy in the Trump Administration from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, May 8 in Parks Hall 441.

This event, sponsored…

They tried. Two senators, one Republican and one Democrat, prodded Donald Trump’s Homeland Security secretary on Wednesday to spell out his concerns about America’s northern border.

John Kelly wouldn’t much budge. His unexpected answer: Canada is fantastic, and the…

Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College will co-host a symposium, “The Changing Environment and The Columbia River Treaty,” on Feb. 22-23.

The symposium brings together lead negotiators from the United States and representative from Canada, Tribal and First…

Southbound border traffic into Whatcom County in 2016 was the lowest in six years as the weak Canadian dollar continued to have an impact.

The number of people who went through the five Whatcom County border crossings totaled a little less than 12.5 million last year, nearly 900,000…

Western Washington University's Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) and Canadian-American Studies program will host Western's Ross Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Chris Sands, for a discussion about international trade and Canada – U.S.…

Laurie Trautman has been named director of the Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) at Western Washington University.

Trautman was associate director of the BPRI from 2014 until this year.  She succeeds interim director David Davidson, who followed longtime director Don Alper.…

The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) invites submission of research proposals, with a deadline of Dec. 1, 2016.  For details, see the Call for Proposals document, available at www.wwu.edu/bpri.  This Call pertains to the 2017-2018 academic year, and support is provided in the…

In a possible sign that holiday shopping might be stronger this year, Whatcom County is expected to increase its seasonal hiring.

The Washington…

From May through July, fewer than 3.6 million people crossed the five borders into Whatcom County, according to data collected by the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University. That’s about 340,000 fewer people than the same period in 2015.

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