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Alexander Betts

Professor and Director, University of Oxford


Alexander Betts is Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, and a Senior Research Fellow at Green-Templeton College. Among his 10 books, he is author (with Paul Collier) of Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System. He has written for the Guardian, the New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. He has given TED talks with nearly 3 million views. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, was named in Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 Global thinkers of 2016, and has been named in Thinkers50's list of emerging business influencers. He is founder of the Humanitarian Innovation Project.