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Alexander Betts

Authority on refugees and human migration at Oxford University

Alexander Betts Biography

Oxford University Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs; Director of the Refugee Studies Centre.

Oxford’s youngest British professor since World War II, Betts’ research is focused on the politics and economics of refugees. He 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 the conceptualize a people-centered approach to humanitarian innovation. The project also led to the creation of the annual Humanitarian Innovation Conference.

Betts is the director of the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford, the world’s leading refugee research institution. He is also Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and Fellow of the college. Betts and his work are garnering international attention.

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