Monday 14 October 2019

IMF chief Christine Lagarde to visit DCU for inclusion event

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde Photo: AP
IMF managing director Christine Lagarde Photo: AP
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Inclusion in academia is going to be a key focus as Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Foundation (IMF) visits Dublin City University.

The IMF boss will be discussing innovation across Ireland's education landscape, with inclusivity and diversity particular key topics.

A tour of Madame Lagarde of DCU Alpha, the university’s commercial innovation campus, will be first on the agenda on Tuesday, June 26.

DCU Alpha is playing a crucial role in digital innovation in Ireland, and on the global stage.

Madame Lagarde will then join the President of Dublin City University, Prof Brian MacCraith, for an​ ​in-depth conversation at an event in The Helix.

Followed by a Town Hall Q&A, the discussion will focus on Ireland’s education landscape and the areas of innovation, inclusion and diversity.

Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Dublin City University, Sandra Healy spoke about inclusion at an interactive event at Indeed's Dublin office earlier this year.

"Organisations start with diversity. Data and trends are examined, and benchmarks are set. But as organisations mature in their diversity planning, they focus on inclusion. Organisations need to create a culture where people want to stay," she said.

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