Baltimore, Maryland — May 6, 2014 — Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is scheduled to speak with students at Laureate’s Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) in Morocco on May 9 about youth unemployment. Ms. Lagarde, a former finance minister of France, is the first woman to head the IMF.
Ms. Lagarde’s visit coincides with the end of the semester, when UIC’s graduates prepare to begin their careers. Laureate will broadcast the event live to its institutions throughout Europe.
“UIC has been a pioneer in so many ways in Morocco. It is a fitting tribute to the university to have someone as extraordinary and accomplished as Ms. Lagarde come to campus,” said Douglas L. Becker, chairman and chief executive officer of Laureate Education, Inc. “Laureate universities around the globe strive to serve their students by providing them with the quality education and opportunities they need to be successful in their careers and lives.”
“Hosting Ms. Lagarde is a momentous occasion for all of the students, faculty and staff here at UIC,” said Haris Hassabis, president of UIC. “We are looking forward to hearing her thoughts about the future of global development and how today’s university students can have an impact on our world. At UIC, we are very proud of the positive influence that our students and graduates are already having in their communities, and we believe that with guidance and encouragement from our faculty and special guests like Ms. Lagarde, they will be inspired to reach great heights.”
Université Internationale de Casablanca was established in 2010 to meet the growing demand for higher education in Morocco. The multidisciplinary university includes four schools: Health Sciences, Engineering, Business and Law, and Hospitality Management. UIC provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in accounting, business, finance, health sciences, hospitality and sports management, information technology, management, law, marketing, physiotherapy, speech therapy, psychology, and industrial, mechanical and civil engineering. UIC is the first multidisciplinary private university in Morocco and the first institution in the Laureate International Universities network in North Africa.
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