About the Author
Alexander Betts' research focuses on the international politics of refugees, migration, and humanitarianism, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. His recent books include Forced Migration and Global Politics (2009), Protection by Persuasion: International Cooperation in the Refugee Regime (2009), Refugees in International Relations (with Gil Loescher, 2010), Global Migration Governance (2011), UNHCR: The Politics and Practice ofRefugee Protection (with Gil Loescher and James Milner, 2012), and Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement (2013). He has worked as a consultant to UNHCR, OCHA, UNDP, IOM, UNICEF, and the Council of Europe. He has also held teaching and research positions at Stanford University, the Universite Libre deBruxelles, and the University of Texas at Austin. He is Director of the Refugee Studies Centre and Associate Professor in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.Phil Orchard holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, and previously worked as the Assistant to the Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Internally Displaced Persons. His research focuses primarily on international efforts to provide institutional and legal forms of protection to civilians and forced migrants. He is the author of A Right to Flee: Refugees, States, and the Construction of International Cooperation (2014). His work has been published in GlobalGovernance, International Affairs, and the Review of International Studies, among other journals. He is Lecturer in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland, where he directs the Masters in International Studies program, and a Research Associate with the Asia-PacificCentre for the Responsibility to Protect.