March 26, 2018

DIW Europe Lecture

Strengthening the Euro Area Architecture
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Date

March 26, 2018
10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Location

Auditorium Friedrichstrasse
Quartier 110
Friedrichstrasse 180
10117 Berlin

Speaker

Christine Lagarde

The DIW Europe Lecture is a lecture series by leading policy-makers and academics on the future of Europe. The series aims at fostering and informing the debate on key European policy issues, and at bringing this debate to the heart of Germany's policy-making in Berlin. 

Following an outstanding private sector career in which she had served as the first Chairwoman of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie, Christine Lagarde joined the French Government in June 2005 as Trade Minister. After a brief stint as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, in June 2007 she became the first woman to hold the post of Finance and Economy Minister of a G-7 country. As Chair of the G-20 when France took over its presidency for the year 2011, she set in motion a wide-ranging work agenda on the reform of the international monetary system. On July 5, 2011, Christine Lagarde became the eleventh Managing Director of the IMF, the first woman in that position. In 2016, the IMF Executive Board selected her to serve for a second five-year term.

The DIW Europe Lecture is a lecture series by leading policy-makers and academics on the future of Europe. The series aims at fostering and informing the debate on key European policy issues, and at bringing this debate to the heart of Germany's policy-making in Berlin. Previous Europe Lectures have been held by Mario Draghi, Barry Eichengreen and Lawrence H. Summers.

To register, please confirm your participation by Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at the email: events@diw.de

Review: Strengthening the Euro Area Architecture

On Monday, March 26, 2018, the DIW Berlin presented the 4th Europe Lecture on “Strengthening the Euro Area Architecture”. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), talked about success and crises of the European Union. She proposed creating a “rainy-day fund”, that EU-countries contribute to each year to build up assets in good times.

The full speech can be found here.

Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund
Photo: DIW Berlin/Hannibal Hanschke

Christine Lagarde at the 4th DIW Berlin Europe Lecture
Photo: DIW Berlin/Hannibal Hanschke

Christine Lagarde and Joschka Fischer, former German foreign minister
Photo: DIW Berlin/Hannibal Hanschke

Christine Lagarde and Marcel Fratzscher, president of DIW Berlin, at the follwing discussion
Photo: DIW Berlin/Hannibal Hanschke

Welcoming address by Marcel Fratzscher, president of DIW Berlin
Photo: DIW Berlin/Hannibal Hanschke

Christine Lagarde, director of the IMF, lectures about "Strengthening the Euro Area Architecture"
Photo: DIW Berlin/Hannibal Hanschke

DIW Berlin welcomed Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to the 4th Europe Lecture
Photo: DIW Berlin/Hannibal Hanschke

Watch the video review of the event on YouTube:

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