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Christine Lagarde, French minister for foreign trade, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 17 October. She will explore Europe and the World Trade Round.

As the World Trade Organisation's crucial Hong Kong Ministerial Conference approaches in December, she will set out the main ingredients for success in the Doha Development Round.

Christine Lagarde is the French minister for foreign trade. A lawyer, she was chair of Baker & McKenzie's Global Policy Committee until June 2005.

Professor Iain Begg, LSE, will chair this event.

Europe and the World Trade Round: seizing the opportunity for growth and development is on Monday 17 October at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Tickets for this event have now been allocated. Click here for details of the returns queue which will be in operation on the night|



This series is hosted by the European Institute at LSE. Next event in the series is on Wednesday 19 October - Lord Patten speaks on the topic of Can Europe Be Put Back Together Again?|


Click here to read a transcript of the speech: The EU and the WTO round: seizing the opportunity for development and growth|

Press cuttings

Trade liberalisation should safeguard agriculture (20 Oct 05)
Christine Lagarde, the French Foreign Minister for External Trade, delivered a speech at LSE.

Nation in fear of laissez faire trade regime (19 Oct 05)
Reference to Christine Lagarde, the French trade minister, lecture at LSE. 

State 'should buy back pension role' (18 Oct 05)
Peter Mandelson today faces an encounter with Christine Lagarde, the French Trade Minister in Luxembourg, who yesterday repeated her accusations that Mr. Mandelson had exceeded his brief in the world trade talks and accused the European Trade Commissioner of failing to promote Europe's interests. In a speech made to LSE yesterday, Ms Lagarde continued her attack, suggesting that Europe was being poorly led in the Doha trade negotiations and was adopting a weak posture. 

13 October 2005