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The Long Ascent: confronting the crisis and building a more resilient economy

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science

Online public event

Speakers

Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva

Sara Eisen

Sara Eisen

Moderator

Chair

Minouche Shafik

Minouche Shafik

Join us for this event to celebrate LSE's 125th Anniversary with Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and LSE Director Minouche Shafik. Kristalina Georgieva will deliver the outlook for the global economy. In her speech ahead of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, she will also outline policy priorities to overcome the COVID-19 Crisis.

Kristalina Georgieva (@KGeorgieva) was selected Managing Director of the IMF on September 25, 2019. She assumed her position on October 1, 2019. Before joining the Fund, Ms. Georgieva was CEO of the World Bank from January 2017 to September 2019, during which time she also served as Interim President of the World Bank Group for three months.

Previously, Ms Georgieva helped shape the agenda of the European Union. She served as European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, overseeing the EU’s €161 billion (US $175bn) budget and 33,000 staff. Before that, she was Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, managing one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid budgets.

Prior to joining the European Commission, Ms Georgieva worked for 17 years at the World Bank, culminating in her appointment as Vice President and Corporate Secretary in 2008. 

Ms Georgieva holds a Ph.D in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1993. During her academic career, she was visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sara Eisen is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). She is known for her deep expertise in financial markets and the global economy as well as regular news making interviews with some of the most prominent names in the financial world, including Phil Knight, Leon Black, Janet Yellen and Christine Lagarde, among others.

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.

125 years of LSE

It’s our anniversary! Join our celebrations as we explore the past, discover new stories, and impact the future.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSE125

Podcast & Video

A podcast of this event is available to download from The Long Ascent: confronting the crisis and building a more resilient economy.

A video of this event is available to watch at The Long Ascent: confronting the crisis and building a more resilient economy.

A transcript of Kristalina Georgieva's speech is available at The Long Ascent: confronting the crisis and building a more resilient economy.

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