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

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