International Monetary Fund


Seizing the Moment – Thinking Beyond the Crisis
Keynote Address by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
at the Brookings Institution

Thursday, April 12, 2012

11:00 am — 12:15 pm

The speech was delivered today. The text of the speech is now available here.

Christine Lagarde discusses the current state of the global economic recovery, and what policymakers must do to finally put the crisis behind us and put in place the building blocks to achieve more lasting growth and stability.

Official Welcome:

Strobe Talbott
President of the Brookings Institution


Kemal Derviş
Vice President of the Brookings Institution