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Alexander Betts

2017 Radar Thinker 

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 politics and economics of refugees. He is the author of a number of books, including Mobilising the Diaspora: How Refugees Challenge Authoritarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development (Oxford University Press, 2016). His recent TED talk “Our refugee system is failing; here’s how we can fix it” has over 740,000 viewings.

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