Refugee Economies: From Burden to Benefit

This talk rethinks refugees as a potential economic benefit to the societies that host them, rather than simply passive victims of war and tyranny. Taking the audience on a research journey across continents, Alexander Betts, professor of forced migration and director of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, shows how refugees’ skills, talents, and aspirations can be unlocked to empower them as contributors.

Speakers: Alexander Betts
Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: World

TIME magazine managing editor Richard Stengel interviews 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton on the... See more
The Middle East is changing on virtually all fronts. Each one of these changes poses significant challenges for the... See more
Economically, China and India are growing rapidly, but each faces major challenges inside and outside its borders, such... See more
Human rights champion Michael Posner and Harvard Professor Samantha Power discuss the crisis in Darfur with Lee Bycel.  See more
The Global Threat of Terror — a larger perspective and an historical context. Panel includes Sir Richard Dearlove.  See more
What constitutes "human rights" today, and how does the global community view humanitarianism? What are the roles of... See more

Pages