A Conversation with Christine Lagarde

Monday, April 22, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Horchow Hall

Cost: Free
103 (GM Room)
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


The Jackson School of Global Affairs will host a conversation with Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank. 

Lagarde will speak about the importance of ideas in driving economic growth, and the conditions that have needed to be in place – throughout history – for ideas to translate into broad prosperity. She will relate this discussion to the challenges facing advanced economies today in a changing global economy and a new geopolitical landscape.

Before becoming president of the European Central Bank in 2019, Lagarde served as managing director of the International Monetary Fund between 2011 and 2019. Prior to that she served as French minister of economy and finance from 2007 to 2011, having been trade secretary from 2005 to 2007.

A lawyer by background, she practiced for 20 years with international law firm Baker McKenzie, of which she became global chair in 1999. She was the first woman to hold each of these positions.

In 2022, Lagarde was ranked the second most influential woman in the world by Forbes. She has also been recognized by TIME as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She was named Officer in the French Order of the Legion of Honor in April 2012 and Commander in the National Order of Merit in May 2021.

The event is open to members of the Yale campus community with Yale ID. *Please note registration for this event is now full.

Open To:

Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


Jackson, Law, Politics and Society, Talks and Lectures, University Events


Christine Lagarde


Jackson School of Global Affairs
Phone: 203-432-6253
Email: jackson.school@yale.edu
Link: http://jackson.yale.edu