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Alexander Betts and the politics of forced migration

Tower Center speaker will be on KERA's Think at noon Tuesday

September 10, 2012

Alexander BettsAlexander 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, will speak at SMU and on KERA on Tuesday, September 11.

Betts, who is at SMU 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, will be interviewed by KERA's Think at noon.

He will speak to a small group at the Tower Center on Tuesday afternoon.

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).

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