Refugee economies: forced displacement and development
Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom and Naohiko Omata
Tuesday, 03 June 2014, 1pm to 2pm
Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB
About the speakers
Alexander Betts is Associate Professor of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and Director of the Humanitarian Innovation Project. His research focuses on the international politics of asylum, migration and humanitarianism with a geographical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He has worked for UNHCR and as a consultant to the Council of Europe, UNDP, UNICEF, IOM, and the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Louise Bloom is a Research Officer with the Humanitarian Innovation Project. Before moving into the international development and humanitarian sector, she focused on industrial sustainability research at Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing. She has previously worked in logistics with Save the Children and Oxfam, and has also worked for Engineers Without Borders.
Naohiko Omata is a Research Officer with the Humanitarian Innovation Project. Prior to joining the RSC, Naohiko was Senior Teaching Fellow in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London. Previously, he has worked as a practitioner and consultant for UNDP, UNHCR, and international and local NGOs in various Sub-Saharan African countries.
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