People

 

PositionBetts Alexander

William Golding Senior Fellow and Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs
 

Qualifications

BA (Durham), MSc (Bristol), MPhil (Oxford), DPhil (Oxford)

Research Interests

Refugees, migration, international institutions, African politics.

Background

  • 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.

Selected Publications

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)

Other

  • 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.

E-mail

[email protected]

Websites

www.alexanderbetts.co.uk

www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/alexanderbetts