Just two days after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, social scientist Alexander Betts delivered a stirring, thoughtful and eloquent presentation on Brexit and the future of globalization at the 2016 TED Summit, where his ideas received a rousing standing ovation. Betts’s vision encourages all people to become more open and tolerant. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends Betts’s hopeful, forward-looking lecture to those pessimistic about the future or simply puzzled about Brexit’s socioeconomic implications.
In this summary, you will learn
- What lessons the Brexit vote holds for society and
- How four strategies from social science can guide the world’s response.
About the Speaker
Social scientist Alexander Betts directs Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Center.