mandag, mars 07, 2016

Alexander Betts How to fix the refugee problem


Alexander Betts explores ways societies might empower refugees rather than pushing them to the margins.
Why you should listen
In media and in public debate, refugees are routinely portrayed as a burden. Researcher Alexander Betts argues that refugees, who represent a wide spectrum of professional backgrounds, are in fact an untapped resource that could benefit nations willing to welcome them into their economies. 
Betts is the director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, where he spearheads research on refugee and other forced migrant populations. His latest book, Survival Migration, explores the predicaments of people who are fleeing disaster yet fall outside legal definitions of refugee status.