Border and Port Security


Border and port security agencies are charged with keeping their nations safe from terrorists and illegal, smuggled goods. RAND researchers examine border and port security challenges and immigration issues, and also advises U.S. Customs and Border Security on ways to best allocate its limited resources.

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    Ian Mitch

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science, Wake Forest University

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    K. Jack Riley

    Vice President, RAND National Security Research Division; Director, RAND National Defense Research Institute
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in foreign service, Georgetown University; B.A. in economics and Russian, University of Michigan

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    Thao (Liz) Nguyen

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education B.S. in chemistry, Lafayette College; Ph. D. in chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Blas Nunez-Neto

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.G.A. in government administration, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in Political Science and English, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

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    Scott Savitz

    Senior Engineer
    Education B.S. in chemical engineering, Yale University; M.S. in chemical engineering, University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. in chemical engineering, University of Pennsylvania

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    Sarah Soliman

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.Phil. in technology policy, University of Cambridge; B.S. in computer engineering, West Virginia University; B.S. in biometric systems, West Virginia University

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    Giacomo Persi Paoli

    Associate Research Group Director, Defence, Security, and Infrastructure, RAND Europe; Head of the Center for Futures and Foresight Studies
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Roma Tor Vergata (Italy); M.A. in international science and diplomacy, University of Trieste (Italy); M.A. in political science, University of Pisa (Italy)

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    Angela Putney

    Physical Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in astronomy, California Institute of Technology; S.B. in physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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    Henry H. Willis

    Associate Director, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC); Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; M.A. in environmental engineering and science, University of Cincinnati; B.A. in chemistry and environmental sciences, University of Pennsylvania

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