PUBLIC LECTURE: Transforming a Broken Refugee System

The Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research presents this year’s Hugo Lecture speaker, Professor Alexander Betts from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

Betts is author of numerous academic books and articles on asylum, migration and humanitarianism. He has advised international organizations and governments around the world, and his work has featured in leading global media such as The Guardian, The New York Times, The Economist, Nature, CNN and the BBC, to name a few. His two TED talks – on why Brexit happened, and how to fix the global refugee system – have been viewed over three million times.

In this lecture, Professor Betts will draw upon his pioneering research on the economic lives and contributions of refugees in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Betts shows that under the right conditions refugees can be a benefit to their host societies. He offers a new vision for our global refugee system and explores what it might mean for Australian refugee policy.

When: 3rd October 2017, 5:30pm

Where: Bonython Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide

For more information and registration: https://www.openstate.com.au/events/hugo-lecture 

 

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