Border Policy Research Institute
Housed at Western Washington University, the Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) is a multi-disciplinary institute that undertakes research that informs policy-makers on matters related to the Canada - U.S. border. Priority focus areas include trade and transportation, economic relationships, human mobility, and border security on the Canada - U.S. border, particularly in northwest Washington. Western Washington University established the BPRI to further a mission of promoting research, academic programs, and public programming on critical policy issues affecting the Pacific Northwest. The BPRI works closely with cognate programs at the university and collaborates with many public and private entities within the Pacific Northwest.