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Alexander Betts

Series featuring Alexander Betts

  • Refugee Studies Centre
  • Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)
  • States of fragility (Forced Migration Review 43)
  • Crisis (Forced Migration Review 45)
  • Innovation and refugees (Forced Migration Review, supplement 2014)
  • Climate change and disasters (Forced Migration Review 49)
  • Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
  • Politics and International Relations Podcasts
  • Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions (Forced Migration Review 52)
  • Humanitarian Innovation Conference 2015: Facilitating Innovation
  • Resettlement (Forced Migration Review 54)
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Resettlement: where’s the evidence, what’s the strategy? The aims and objectives of resettlement are poorly specified and the outcomes are poorly measured. For resettlement to be effective, it needs a much stronger evidence base and it needs improved coordination at the international level. Alexander Betts 22 Mar 2017
2 Principles for ethical humanitarian innovation Alexander Betts (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Considering Ethics in Humanitarian Innovation panel. Alexander Betts 02 Dec 2016
3 FMR 52 - A new approach to old problems: the Solutions Alliance Over the last three years, the Solutions Alliance has gradually emerged as a multi-stakeholder initiative to overcome the so-called humanitarian-development divide. Alexander Betts 11 Jul 2016
4 Creative Commons Making sense of the EU-Turkey deal A panel discuss the deal between the EU and Turkey regarding immigration Cathryn Costello, Alexander Betts, Kalypso Nicolaidis, Guy S Goodwin-Gill 30 Mar 2016
5 Creative Commons 'The Resurgence of Identity Politics' Session 1: Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and New Political Identities The launch of the tenth edition of St Antony’s International Review includes panels and presentations on the theme of the resurgence of identity politics. Aurelien Mondon, Jonathan Leader Maynard, Alexander Betts, Katharine Brooks 01 Sep 2015
6 Creative Commons FMR 49 - Governance questions for the international community The Nansen Initiative has highlighted significant questions about how the international community should collectively think about displacement and mobility issues relating to natural disasters and climate change, and how to improve the governance thereof. Alexander Betts 18 Jun 2015
7 The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration studies [Book launch] Launch of the Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Seminar given on 15 October 2014 as part of the RSC Michaelmas term 2014 Public Seminar Series Gil Loescher, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Guy S Goodwin-Gill, Kirsten McConnachie 08 Dec 2014
8 Creative Commons FMR Innovation and Refugees - Introduction: refugees and innovation Doing innovation well presents challenges for how we can work better together as organisations and with displaced people, and how we can break down traditional barriers between actors – all while upholding ethical principles and protection standards. Alexander Betts 02 Dec 2014
9 Creative Commons FMR 45 The global governance of crisis migration There is no coherent or unified global governance framework for the different areas that have been subsumed under the umbrella of ‘crisis migration’. Alexander Betts 07 Apr 2014
10 Creative Commons Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement Alexander Betts, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the COMPAS seminar series Alexander Betts 03 Mar 2014
11 Creative Commons Survival migration: failed governance and the crisis of displacement Public Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2013. Seminar by Dr Alexander Betts (University of Oxford) recorded on 16 October 2013 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Alexander Betts 25 Oct 2013
12 Creative Commons FMR 43 State fragility, refugee status and "survival migration" State fragility demands the protection of people fleeing the omissions of states, whether due to states' unwillingness or to their inability to provide for their citizens' fundamental rights. Alexander Betts 09 Aug 2013
13 Creative Commons Humanitarian Innovation Project: launch event Special seminar by Dr Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom and Dr Naohiko Omata (University College Dublin) recorded on 15 November 2012 at the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Naohiko Omata 22 Nov 2012
14 The Enigma of Article 2(4): Interests and Norms in IR Theory Over 60 years ago the USA agreed to give up its autonomy over the use of force by signing the UN Charter. Prof. Hurd uses this case study to better understand how states use international rules and how that use remakes both the rules and the states. Ian Hurd, Alexander Betts 01 Jun 2009