Borders and Boundaries Project Agenda: 2021 Conference on International Borders in a Changing World

Organized by Beth Simmons and Lauren Pinson and virtually hosted by Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania

Time Thursday, April 29
10:30am-11:30am ET Welcome and introductions
11:00am-1:00pm ET

Border security, infrastructure, and enforcement A (enforcement and infrastructure)

Discussants: Peter Andreas & Emily Ritter

Fabian Gülzau, Steffen Mau, & Kristina Korte | “Walls, Barriers, Checkpoints and Landmarks. A Quantitative Typology of Border Control Infrastructures”

Lauren Pinson (with Beth Simmons) | “Dimensions of Public Opinion on Border Security”

David Shirk | “Moral Panic and the Escalation of US-Mexico Border Enforcement”

Diana Mutz and Beth Simmons | “The Psychology of Separation: Border Walls and International Neighborliness”

1:15pm-3:15pm ET

Cross-border migration

Discussants: Michael Jones-Correa & Steffen Mau

Filippo Dionigi | “Revisiting Heterotopic Space: The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan”

Alexander Kustov | Testing the Backlash Argument: Voter Responses to Pro-immigration Reforms”

Margaret Peters (with Alisha Holland & Yang-Yang Zhou) | “Left Out: How Political Ideology Affects Support for Migrants in Colombia”

Alex Braithwaite and Christopher Linebarger | “Epidemics and the Restriction of Immigration”

3:30pm-5:30pm ET

Border security, infrastructure, and enforcement B (border outcomes)

Discussants: Alex Braithwaite & Paul Poast

Christopher Blair | “Border Control and Public Opinion: Survey Evidence from Afghanistan”

Emily Gade | “Fortifications and the Idea of the State”

Gino Pauselli (with Beth Simmons) | “Borders as International Institutions: Differential Health Outcomes in Border Zones”

Justin Schon (with David Leblang) | “Delay and Deflect: Mediation Analysis of the Effects of Border Enforcement on Undocumented Migration”

 

 

Time Friday, April 30
9:00am-10:45am ET

Borders, territory, conquest, and conflict A (border formation)

Discussants: Michael Kenwick & Melissa Lee

Carl Müller-Crepon (with Lars-Erik Cederman and Guy Schvitz) | “Shaping States into Nations: The Effects of Ethnic Geography on State Borders”

Srishtee Sethi | “Transborder Migration: Structures and Sentiments at the South Asian Borderlands”

Kimberley Thomas | “Natural Borders and the Contradictions of Containment”

11:00am-12:45pm ET

Borders, territory, conquest, and conflict B

(nationalism, military, and borders)

Discussants: Emily Gade & Krista Wiegand

Lars-Erik Cederman (with Paola Galano Toro, Luc Girardin and Guy Schvitz) | “War Did Make States: Testing Tilly’s Thesis”

Michael Kenwick | “Status Loss and the Militarization of Border Politics”

Richard McAlexander | “Border Violation Condemnation Dataset”

1:00pm-2:45pm ET

Borders, territory, conquest, and conflict B

(nationalism, military, and borders)

Discussants: Emily Gade & Krista Wiegand

Lars-Erik Cederman (with Paola Galano Toro, Luc Girardin and Guy Schvitz) | “War Did Make States: Testing Tilly’s Thesis”

Michael Kenwick | “Status Loss and the Militarization of Border Politics”

Richard McAlexander | “Border Violation Condemnation Dataset”

3:00pm-4:00pm ET Closing discussion