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About the speakers

Will Jones is Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration at the Refugee Studies Centre. He works with Alexander Betts on the project ‘The Nation Outside the State: Transnational Exile in the African State System’ as part of the Leverhulme Oxford Diasporas Programme. Will is also a Lecturer in the Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa at Hertford College (Visiting School), co-convenor of the Oxford Central Africa Forum and a Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College. He is a former Editor of the St Antony’s International Review, and contributor to reports by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative for submissions to the UN Human Rights Council and African Human Rights Commission. Will completed his DPhil in Politics at Balliol College on the post-genocidal reconstruction of the Rwandan state; he also holds an MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) and a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, both also from Balliol. His current research interests include: the contemporary politics of the Great Lakes Region, African Diasporas, state-building, authoritarianism, and the historical sociology of political elites.

Alexander Teytelboym is an economist who is interested in market design as well as social and economic networks. He looks at how best to run complex auctions and how networks shape the diffusion of innovations. Moreover, he works on climate change policy. Before coming to INET, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory for Information and Decision System at M.I.T. and a Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He received a B.Sc. in Economics (2008) from the L.S.E. and M.Phil. (2010) and D.Phil. in Economics (2013) from the University of Oxford.


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