Refugees in International Relations
Oxford University Press
Edited by Alexander Betts and Gil Loescher

Refugees lie at the heart of world politics. The causes and consequences of, and responses to, human displacement are intertwined with many of the core concerns of International Relations. Yet, scholars of International Relations have generally bypassed the study of refugees, and Forced Migration Studies has generally bypassed insights from International Relations. Refugees in International Relations therefore represents an attempt to bridge the divide between these disciplines, and to place refugees within the mainstream of International Relations.

Meet some of the authors at the launch, featuring a panel discussion, audience Q & A, and a reception. Refreshments will be served.


Dirk Salomons
Columbia University


Michael Barnett
George Washington University

Alexander Betts
Oxford University

Craig Calhoun
New York University

Jack Snyder
Columbia University, member SIWPS

This event is co-sponsored by the Humanitarian Affairs Program, the International Organizations Specialization, and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, School of International and Public Affairs