Alexander Betts and the Politics of Forced Migration: Interview with KERA’s Think

Alexander Betts, who has worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and as an advisor on the politics of migration and refugee protection to numerous European organizations, visited SMU on September 11 at the invitation of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies in partnership with the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity.

He also was interviewed on KERA’s Think that day, talking about the plight of international refugees. Listen to or download audio icon the KERA interview.

Betts is university lecturer (associate professor) in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, where he was previously the Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations and a Fellow of Wadham College.

He is author or editor of numerous books, including Forced Migration and Global Politics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), Protection by Persuasion: International Cooperation in the Refugee Regime (Cornell University Press, 2009), Global Migration Governance (Oxford University Press, 2011), Refugees in International Relations (with Gil Loescher, Oxford University Press, 2011), and UNHCR: The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection (with Gil Loescher and James Milner, Routledge 2012).