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Alexander Betts

Alexander Betts, University of Oxford

Alexander Betts is the Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and a Fellow of Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of the Humanitarian Innovation Project.

His research focuses on the international politics of asylum, migration and humanitarianism with a geographical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is author or editor of numerous books, including Global Migration Governance (2011), UNHCR: The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection (with Gil Loescher and James Milner, 2012), Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement (2013), and Implementation and World Politics: How International Norms Change Practice (with Phil Orchard, 2014).

He has worked for UNHCR and as a consultant to the Council of Europe, UNDP, UNICEF, IOM, and the Commonwealth Secretariat, and his work has been funded by, amongst others, the MacArthur Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) and has held teaching and research positions at Universite Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stanford University.

In addition to many academic publications, he has written for Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, and the Guardian, and appears regularly on the BBC, Al Jazeera, and CNN.

 

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