Professor Alexander Betts
PositionWilliam Golding Senior Fellow and Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs
BA (Durham), MSc (Bristol), MPhil (Oxford), DPhil (Oxford)
Refugees, migration, international institutions, African politics.
- Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs (2015-)
- Associate Professor in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford (2011-15)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CISAC, Stanford University (2010-11)
- Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations, Wadham College, Oxford (2007-10)
- Rose Junior Research Fellow in International Relations, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (2006-7)
Undergraduate Teaching Areas
International Relations; Comparative Politics.
Graduate Teaching Areas
Refugee and Forced Migration Studies; International Relations.
Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System (Penguin and Oxford University Press, 2017, with Paul Collier)
Mobilising the Diaspora: How Refugees Challenge Authoritarianism (Cambridge University Press, 2016, with Will Jones)
Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development (Oxford University Press, 2016, with Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Naohiko Omata)
Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement (Cornell University Press, 2013)
Protection by Persuasion: International Cooperation in the Refugee Regime (Cornell University Press, 2009)
- Serves as a Councillor on the World Refugee Council.
- Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the leading 100 Global Thinkers of 2016.
- Named as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2016.
- Awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement with Research in 2016.
- Named by Thinkers50 as one of the top emerging business influencers in 2017.
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