21 Lessons for the 21st Century

A Conversation with Christine Lagarde and Yuval Noah Harari

September 6, 2018



IMF's  Futurist Series and the Joint WBG-IMF Library invite you to join Managing Director Christine Lagarde and international best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari for a conversation on his latest book,  21 Lessons for the 21st Century


Yuval Noah Harari received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in 2002, and is currently a lecturer in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Published in 2014, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind has become an international bestseller and is available in over forty five languages worldwide. In 2016, Harari published Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, which was also a widely hailed international bestseller. He lectures around the world on the topics explored in his books and articles and has written for newspapers such as The Guardian, Financial Times, The Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Christine Lagarde has been Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since July 2011. She held various ministerial positions within the French government, including Finance and Economy Minister (2007–11), Minister for Foreign Trade, and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries. She was also Chairman of the Global Executive Committee and Global Strategic Committee of Baker & McKenzie.