Christine Lagarde to Speak at National Press Club, Jan. 15

Dec 20, 2013, 12:37 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, will speak at the National Press Club luncheon on Jan. 15 on sustainable economic growth and job creation.


Lagarde, the first woman to head the IMF, was dubbed "the iron lady of the global economy" by the Newsweek magazine. She said sovereign debt, sustained, solid and balanced economic growth and social instability were the three major challenges to the global economy when she took the helm of the IMF in July 2011. Over the past two years, her job included navigating the fund and the world through the euro-area debt crisis, the risk of debt limit breach in the U.S., and the effects and the side effects of unprecedented, ultra-loose monetary policy in the U.S., Europe and Japan. She also has to deal with the U.S. inability to come through on its 2010 pledge to give the IMF more resources and give more to China and other emerging markets.

The Press Club luncheon begins promptly at 1 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $22 for Press Club members (NPC Members may purchase 2 tickets at this rate) and $36 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets are available at the following link. For questions, please email or call (202) 662 – 7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at ( and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @QNPCLunch on Twitter. Or email a question in advance, type Christine Lagarde in the subject line and send to before 10 a.m. on the day of event.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor at 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

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