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Alexander Betts (University of Oxford)

Alexander Betts is Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, William Golding Senior Fellow in Politics at Brasenose College. He also serves as the University's Local and Global Engagement Officer in the Vice-Chancellor's Office of the University of Oxford.
His research focuses on the political economy of refugee protection, with a particular interest in refugees' access to socio-economic rights and opportunities and the politics of migration and humanitarianism. He is the author of numerous award-winning books, his most recent being The Wealth of Refugees: How Displaced People Can Build Economies (Oxford University Press, 2021).

How can we ensure that displaced people live in safety and dignity and create a policy that is sustainable at the same time? In this episode, we speak to ⁠Dr. Alexander Betts⁠, the Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs at the ⁠Refugee Studies Centre⁠, and the Director of the ⁠Refugee Economies Programme⁠, both at the University of Oxford. Alexander has written extensively on the political economy of refugee protection — highlighting how displaced people can access and contribute to economies worldwide. Politics, Re-Imagined is a series by the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford focused on exploring tangible and sustainable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing humanity today. Listen on: