Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts

Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs

University of Oxford

http://www.alexanderbetts.co.uk/

Oxford’s youngest British professor since World War II, Betts is also the director of its Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), the world’s leading refugee research institution. Betts and his work - focused on the politics and economics of refugees - are garnering international attention. Recently named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he is an engaging and powerful speaker - his TED talk, titled “Our Refugee System is Failing,” received rave reviews, for provocative content and performance. Betts also founded the Humanitarian Innovation Project (HIP) with an initial aim of exploring the role of technology, innovation and the private sector in refugee assistance. The project has undertaken pioneering work on Refugee Economies, developing cutting-edge thinking on how to conceptualize a people-centered approach to humanitarian innovation.

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