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Lecture By Sarah Smith, Senior Official in Scottish Government

Friday 5th March 2010

This Friday, 5th March 2010, there will be a special guest lecture by Sarah Smith of the Scottish Government on 'The Scottish Civil Service: What Makes it Distinctive?‘. There will be a half an hour lecture followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Time: 12:10pm Friday 5th March 2010

Venue: Appleton Tower lecture theatre 4

This guest lecture is the third of six in a series being run as part of the new school-wide 'Scotland: Society and Politics' course which began this semester.

We would be very pleased to welcome all staff and postgraduate students to this lecture.

Sarah Smith is Director, Children Young People and Social Care in the Scottish Government and a Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh. She has held a number of posts in her 8 years in Scottish Government, most recently as Director Strategy leading the work of the Cabinet Secretariat, Strategy and Delivery Units and the UK relations and honours team. Most of her career has been in Whitehall on international policy working in the Departments of International Development, Environment and Transport. She also recently spent a year on secondment to the University of Edinburgh as Associate Vice Principal International.

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