2016
Speakers

Alexander Betts
Director of the Refugee
Studies Centre at the
University of Oxford
Alexander Betts is Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, and Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the economics and politics of refugees. His books include Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement (Cornell University Press, 2013), Mobilising the Diaspora: How Refugees Challenge Authoritarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development (Oxford University Press, 2016). He has previously worked for UNHCR and as a consultant to a range of governments and international organisations including UNICEF, OCHA, and UNDP. He has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, and Foreign Affairs, and appears regularly on CNN, the BBC, and Al Jazeera. He is the founder of the Humanitarian Innovation Project, a TED speaker, and has been honoured as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
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