Event Details

07 Mar


07 Mar 2018
2.00 pm - 18.00 pm

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Résidence Palace (Salle Maelbeek), Rue de la Loi 155
Brussels (Belgium)

RSVP TO Jessica Gerken, before Friday 3 March: jessica.gerken@globalinitiative.net

Why do migrants die in trucks?


For protection or profit?
Free trade, smuggling and international border management.

by David Danelo
(former Executive Director, Office of Policy and Planning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The upcoming event will explore the multi-stakeholder landscape of human smuggling and the interplay between border and law enforcement agencies, and smugglers.
Drawing on the Global Initiative’s new policy paper by David J. Danelo, a former policy and planning director of US Customs and Border Protection, participants will examine gaps in border enforcement and customs policies, and their potential contribution to motivate smugglers, when left unchecked.


  • Mark Micallef (Senior Expert, Global Initiative)
  • David Danelo (Author, former Executive Director, Office of Policy and Planning – U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
  • Col. Philippe Rogers (Chief of Staff of the US Mission to NATO)


RSVP TO Jessica Gerken, before Monday 5 March: jessica.gerken@globalinitiative.net