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ULM’s Hanser lectures to Chinese Military on immigration and border security

Published November 18, 2014

Professor Robert D. Hanser, coordinator of the criminal justice program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was a recent guest of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Academy (CPAPFA), in Langfang, China. During his stay, Hanser provided lectures and training to border security officers and military personnel of the People’s Republic of China.

The CPAPFA is a national level military academy under the guidance of the Ministry of Public Security, which is tasked with the education and training of officers for border control, VIP protection, and United Nations peacekeeping. The institution trains thousands of border enforcement personnel each year as well as hundreds of international personnel who are employed by the United Nations.


Hanser presented as part of a weeklong training series in conjunction with other professionals from the United States Department of State, the International Office for Migration, and the European Union.

“Personnel of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Academy were amazingly supportive of future collaborative efforts between their institution and our university,” said Hanser. “I was really impressed with the quality of their training and the caliber of their personnel. It was a great honor to be an invited guest. I am very fortunate.”

All expenses related to Hanser’s visit were paid by the CPAPFA.

Hanser’s specific topics of lecture involved immigration law and naturalization processes, border security policies and practices, and issues associated with illegal immigration in the United States. In addition, Hanser provided training on human smuggling and human trafficking within the United State as well as other areas of the world.

Hanser discussed a variety of details related to immigration and border security and also highlighted successful partnerships between the United States and other countries.

As a result of this visit, Hanser has engaged in substantial follow-up discussion related to future visits to the CPAPFA and has also been offered opportunities to conduct research with personnel at the national academy. Discussions related to future book writing and publications have also occurred on several occasions.