Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Lagarde Cancels Smith College Address After Anti-IMF Petition

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde canceled plans to deliver the commencement address May 18 at Smith College, bowing to protests by students and faculty over the fund’s policies.

President Kathleen McCartney said she heard over the weekend from Lagarde, who wrote to her that “it has become evident that a number of students and faculty members would not welcome me as a commencement speaker,” according to McCartney’s statement on the website of the women’s college.