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.