On the 24 November 2017, the Kaldor Centre hosted its fourth annual conference, ‘The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration’. This is a podcast of the presentation by Professor Alexander Betts, Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and Director, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. His presentation was entitled 'Governance without purpose? Ground, measuring and influencing State performance on migration'.
A full program, along with conference papers and presentations, can be found here.
About the Speaker
Alexander Betts is Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and a Fellow of Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford, where he was previously the Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations and the Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. His research focuses on the international politics of asylum, migration and humanitarianism with a geographical focus on Sub- Saharan Africa. Professor Betts is author of over 50 articles, book chapters and working papers and his work has appeared in a range of journals including Global Governance, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Refugee Studies, International Journal of Refugee Law, and Refugee Survey Quarterly. He has worked for UNHCR and as a consultant to the Council of Europe, UNDP, UNICEF, IOM, and the Commonwealth Secretariat, and his work has been funded by, amongst others, the MacArthur Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) and has held teaching and research positions at Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University. He received his MPhil (in Development Studies, with Distinction) and DPhil (in International Relations) from the University of Oxford.