"Thirty-five leading homeland security academics and practitioners gathered Dec. 7-8 in Colorado Springs, Colo., to explore a relatively untapped topic of homeland security: Research on issues encompassing concerns among Canada, Mexico and the United States. The inaugural Continental Security Conference was hosted by the University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI), one of several educational programs conducted by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). The event was a milestone for the 5-year-old UAPI program in that it brought together scholars from each country to begin considering mutual homeland security education and research. Attendees sought to define just what continental security means, the value of scholarly study to the topic, and how academics can contribute to the security of the three geographically linked nations."
UAPI Continental Security Conference, Colorado Springs, CO. December 7-8, 2010