Reforming and Strengthening Education in Europe in Times of Uncertainty

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Jean-Michel Blanquer

Jean-Michel Blanquer


Minouche Shafik

Join us for a lecture by Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of National Education, Youth and Community.

Education can and should be an extraordinary lever for alleviating poverty and giving each and every citizen the opportunity to succeed. Yet in Europe, where schools have increasingly opened to all, inequity still persists, particularly in France. Minister Blanquer will address this issue up front by focusing on teaching quality, trusting the system and reforming in times of uncertainty.

Jean-Michel Blanquer (@jmblanquer) has been the French Minister of National Education, Youth and Community Life since May 2017. From 2009 to 2012, he served as director of ESSEC business school and previously held several positions of responsibility in the French education system, including rector of the Guyana and Créteil academies, and director general of school education. He has a doctorate in law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University and an M.A. in politics from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). He has been very involved in relations with Latin America, notably as president of the Institute of the Americas and director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the New Sorbonne University.

Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

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