Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the US and Europe


On both sides of the Atlantic, restrictive immigration policies have
been framed as security imperatives since the 1990s. This trend
accelerated in the aftermath of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist attacks in
Europe. In her new book, /Frontiers of Fear/, Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia
raises two central questions with profound consequences for national
security and immigration policy: First, does the securitization of
immigration issues actually contribute to the enhancement of internal
security? Second, does the use of counterterrorist measures address such
immigration issues as the increasing number of illegal immigrants, the
resilience of ethnic tensions, and the emergence of homegrown

Join us as the author questions the assumptions informing political
agendas in the United States and Europe, analyzing implementation and
evaluating the efficacy of policies in terms of their objectives.

*Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia* is a Senior Researcher with the Center for
Political Research, Sciences Po (Paris) and an Associate Professor in
the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University.
She is the author of several books, most recently /Les Frontières du
Racisme/, and coeditor of /Managing Ethnic Diversity after 9/11/ and
/Immigration, Integration and Security/.

*Jocelyne Cesari* is currently the Minerva Chair at the National Defense
University in Washington, DC, and conducts research on Islam and
democratization in the context of the Arab Spring. She is also a Senior
Visiting Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at
John Hopkins University. At Harvard University, she directs the “Islam
in the West” International Research Program.

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