Strengthening the Euro Area Architecture
Start 10:00, End 11:30
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.
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.