Public Seminar - Naomi Eisenstadt CB, Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, Scottish Government

Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2017‌Naomi Eisenstadt CB

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Samuel Johnson Building (WN Building), Walsall campus. (Directions)

Cost: Free Event

Title: 'Challenging poverty: Difficult choices'

Naomi Eisenstadt CB is the Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality to the First Minister, Scottish Government and a Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford.  Her report ‘Shifting the Curve’ was published in January 2016. 

She was the first Director of the Sure Start Programme 1999-2006; Director of the Social Exclusion Task Force, 2006-9; and is currently advising on evaluation of Children's Centres, Big Lottery Programme, A Better Start, and is a trustee of several charities. Naomi was recently the co-chair of the education and family working group on the Marmot Review on Inequalities in Health for the WHO European Region: the report was published in 2014.

Naomi will share some of the complexities involved in addressing poverty, and what it might mean for public policy in relation to the life chances of young people.

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