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Christine Lagarde

Watch: Wall Street's Secret Weapon: Congress

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Why haven't any big bankers been prosecuted for their role in the housing crisis that led to the Great Recession?

Stop Arguing and Listen: Commencement 2014, a Teachable Moment

Margaret Richardson | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Margaret Richardson

We protest thinking we are standing on principle but we are forgetting an essential piece of this confused controversy: dialogue.

Students at Four Colleges Have Shut Down Their Commencement Speakers. It's a Victory for Free Speech

Josh Joy Kamensky | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Josh Joy Kamensky

Students have every right to object to the day they worked for being used to conduct ideological warfare. They have every right to add silly accessories to their caps or subtract underthings from their gowns rather than gird themselves for rebuttal.

Response to Smith's Treatment of Christine Lagarde as Commencement Speaker

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Disappointment in my fellow Smith students is an understatement. While I applaud the fervor of this activism and deeply believe in the power of protests to enact change, the negative responses to Madame Lagarde were misguided and mishandled.

How Smith College Turned Christine Lagarde's Cancellation Into a Win for Women's Voices

Penny Herscher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Penny Herscher

It is still so new that we, as women, have a strong voice. It needs to be heard and not suppressed, no matter how much we may disagree with some of the voices. The movement to suppress women's voices is alive and strong.

Faculty Are Not Happy Student Activists Ruined Commencement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.16.2014 | College

A large group of faculty at Smith College are speaking out after a protest pushed International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde to c...

First Female IMF Leader Backs Out Of Smith Commencement Because Protests

AP | PAIGE SUTHERLAND | Posted 05.15.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) — The managing director of the International Monetary Fund backed out of giving this year's commencement address at Smith College in the...

An Aging IMF

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

hen the IMF was founded in 1945, the world looked very different than it does today. One of the most profound differences is the structural demographic shift from "young to old," where by as soon as 2020 there will be a billion of us over 60, soaring to two billion by mid-century

Gen Y Report From the 2014 Women in the World Summit

Kaitlyn Rabach | Posted 06.08.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Rabach

One of my questions for Madame Lagarde was to ask her to define what it means to be a woman. "It means lots of things," Madame Lagarde responded. "It means being happy with yourself, being satisfied that you are helping other people and are giving love to other people."

Hillary Clinton Claims Partisanship Is Taking The Country Backwards

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday night that excessive partisanship flowing through the nation's political system is causing the ...

On a Global Stage, Women Are a Disruptive Force for Good

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

"Our young women need better role models than Kim Kardashian." An African woman living in Uganda said this to me via SKYPE while I was sitting in a coffeehouse in California.

IMF Issues Inequality Warning

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that wide income inequality can slow economic growth and is proposing ways to redu...

Hawaii: A Microcosm of the 1914 World

Richard Ha | Posted 04.21.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Let's not go through 30 or more years of crisis and disaster. Let's learn from the past, and from what others are doing around us. Let's all pull together and think on a bigger scale.

The Inequality Debate Heats Up!

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

This debate has played out over the ages in numerous venues. The Bible is filled with warnings about the dangers of wealth and the responsibility to take care of the widow, the orphan and the stranger in the community.

It's About Time, and Long Overdue

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

"I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruined by it." -- Pope Francis message to the World Economic Forum Meeting 2014 The Wo...

Christine Lagarde: How To Cut Unemployment In Europe

IMFdirect | Christine Lagarde | Posted 01.29.2014 | World

As we begin the new year, Europe confronts both good and bad news. First the good news. Growth is finally picking up in the euro area as it is slowly ...

Men Fail, only then Women Rule; Lagarde, Yellen, now Flug

Teresa Ghilarducci | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Teresa Ghilarducci

Janet Yellen, Karnit Flug, and Christine Lagarde's are women AND in top economic leadership roles. How did that happen? Don't get confused, women aren...

IMF Chief: U.S. Default Could Lead To Another Global Recession

Evening Standard, London | Staff/Agencies | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

International Monetary Foundation boss Christine Lagarde has warned that if the US defaults on its debts the world could be tipped into another global...

Reid: 'I'm Optimistic'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder and Tim Reid WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate negotiations to bring a fiscal crisis to an end showed signs o...

From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

IMF Chief: U.S. Budget Cuts Are 'Inappropriate'

Reuters | Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - The U.S. federal budget cuts are an inappropriate measure that will weigh on potential growth, IMF chief Christine...

Shahien Nasiripour

IMF Sounds Alarm About Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business

As much as half of U.S. economic growth this year has been slashed due to tax increases and indiscriminate federal spending cuts known as sequestratio...

IMF Head Questioned Over 400 Million Euro Alleged Fraud

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 07.23.2013 | World

PARIS — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde faced hours of questioning at a special Paris court Thursday over her role in the 40...

Why GDP Growth Won't Fix Our Poverty Problem

Michael Shank | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Michael Shank

The financial institutions' focus on generating economic growth without ensuring the concomitant increase in jobs, and the inequality this generates, is partly to blame for the waning public support for global economic integration.

The New York Times Thinks Bleeding Cyprus Is 'Strong Medicine'

William K. Black | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
William K. Black

Has the New York Times ever had Krugman spend two hours educating its financial reporters about austerity and the euro's design defects? That would be one of the best investments it could ever make in raising the quality of its reportage on these issues.