Can Politics be Innovative? | Alastair Ross | TEDxStormont
Innovation isn’t something generally associated with public policy, but is that because legislators are too afraid of getting it wrong? And what can we do to change that?
Alastair has been a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly since May 2007, and is currently serving his third term at Stormont where he is a Minister in the Executive Office. Prior to his appointment to the Executive, Alastair served as Chairman of the Justice Committee where he pioneered the ‘Justice Innovation’ series of seminars aimed at finding creative and imaginative new approaches in the justice system which would improve outcomes for both victims and perpetrators of crime. During his time as a legislator Alastair has gained a reputation as someone who is willing to think differently and embrace new ways of doing things.
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