Trade and customs facilitation and enforcement is influenced by politics, policies and multiple complex systems. This program will deepen your knowledge about the regulatory environment of trading networks, the practical trade applications and concerns related to artificial intelligence and machine learning and the challenges and opportunities in managing cross border regions. The courses in the program are facilitated by professionals from the Canada Border Services Agency, the Pacific North West Economic Region, and the World Customs Organization, as well as leading academics in the field of border studies.
- Flexible learning format: you can choose to attend the courses online from anywhere in the world, or in person on campus at the University of Victoria.
- Learn from industry professionals and leading academics.
- Opportunity to put theory into practice.
- Practicum sessions and facilitated discussions
Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:
- Evaluate the political and policy issues affecting cross border regions and transboundary people
- Describe trade flows in a globalizing world
- Assess artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in the trade and customs context
Who is this program for?
Recently, issues related to migration, border control, and trade have entered mainstream discourse due to increased focus on nationalism and the COVID-19 pandemic. This program provides an opportunity to engage with specialists on current issues pertaining to trade and customs. The program will appeal to professionals working in related sectors and to students and academics interested in border studies; trade and customs; and public policy. Interested community members are also welcome in the program.