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In 2015, record numbers of refugees sought asylum in European nations, whose response has been sadly lacking. Refugee advocate Alexander Betts posits that the problem stems from viewing migrants as a burden rather than as a rich resource. He proposes four changes that could upend this perception. getAbstract recommends Betts’s well-reasoned talk to European policy makers, people on the front lines of the crisis and those following it in the headlines.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the European Union’s response to the refugee crisis is woefully inadequate and
  • What four possible solutions could alleviate Europe’s refugee crisis.

About the Speaker

Alexander Betts is the director of the Refugee Studies Center at the University of Oxford.



The European response to the 2015 refugee crisis has been abysmal and contradictory: For example, people lamented the death of toddler Alan Kurdi yet ignored the loss ...

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