Combatting poverty through upward mobility

Blavatnik School of Government
June 2016

Professor David Ellwood, Visiting Scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government, will talk on "Combatting poverty through upward mobility".

Professor David EllwoodProfessor David Ellwood served as Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University between 2004 and 2015. His work, including his role as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services has been credited with significantly influencing public policy in the United States and abroad. David has authored numerous books and articles including Welfare Realities: From Rhetoric to to Reform (co authored with Mary Jo Bane) and the critically acclaimed, Poor Support: Poverty in the American Family. He was recipient of the David N. Kershaw Award, given to outstanding individuals under the age of 40 who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy. During his time with at the Blavatnik School of Government, David will play an active role in the life of the School, including engaging with students and faculty, and sharing with us his knowledge and experiences of delivering Harvard's public policy programme. While at Oxford David is associated with Nuffield College on a Warden’s Visitorship.

This event is free and open to the public - register to attend. The event will be livestreamed on the Blavatnik School of Government's You Tube channel.