On June 4, Brookings webcasted a conversation with the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, on the global economic outlook and the policies needed for a full-speed global economy.
Managing Director Lagarde joined the IMF after serving as France’s minister of finance for five years. She joined the French government in June 2005 as minister for foreign trade. In June 2007, she became the first woman to hold the post of finance and economy minister of a G-7 country. As a member of the G-20, Managing Director Lagarde was involved in the group's management of the financial crisis, helping to foster international policies related to financial supervision and regulation and to strengthen global economic governance. As chairperson of the G-20 when France took over its presidency for 2011, she launched a wide-ranging work agenda on the reform of the international monetary system.
Kemal Derviş, vice president and director of Global Economy and Development, moderated.