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Roots and Routes: Alexander Betts – “Sustainable Sanctuaries: The Economic Inclusion of Refugees”
November 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us at 5:30 in the Ahmadieh Conference Room (West Duke 101) as we welcome Oxford Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs Alexander Betts for a lecture entitled, “Sustainable Sanctuaries: The Economic Integration of Refugees.” Professor Betts is also the director of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and the director of Refugee Economies, an interdisciplinary non-profit organization that combines economics, anthropology, history, and political science to explore the conditions under which refugees can become self-sufficient and make positive economic contributions to their host states and societies. He has written several books on refugee policy, including Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World and has written and talked extensively about the positive potential of refugees in host countries. Reception to follow.
Learn more about the Roots and Routes Speaker Series here.