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Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

France, United States

Dominique Strauss-Kahn served as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2007 to 2011.

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Created: 5th Mar 2010
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Culled from his bio on the IMF website

Dominique Strauss-Kahn assumed office as the tenth Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on November 1, 2007. Upon being selected by the IMF's Board of Executive Directors, Mr. Strauss-Kahn indicated that he will press ahead with reform of the 186-member country institution that helps oversee the global economy.

Prior to taking up his position at the IMF, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was a member of the French National Assembly and Professor of Economics at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. From 2001 to 2007, he was reelected three times to the National Assembly, and in 2006, he ran for the Socialist Party's nomination for the French presidential election. In 2000 and 2001, he taught economics at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and was named visiting professor at Stanford University. He was also a personal advisor to the Secretary General of the OECD.

Earlier, Mr. Strauss-Kahn served as Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry of France from June 1997 to November 1999. In this capacity, he managed the launch of the Euro. He also represented France on the Board of Governors of a number of international financial institutions, including the IMF.

Between 1993 and 1997, he was in the private sector as a corporate lawyer. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Strauss-Kahn served as Minister of Industry and International Trade, during which time he participated in the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn began his career as assistant professor, then professor of economics at the University of Paris where he was tenured in 1978. He was then appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Economic Planning Agency (1981-1986). He was elected Deputy (Member of Parliament) to the National Assembly (1986), where he chaired the Finance Commission from 1988 to 1991.


He resigned from the IMF in 2011 after it had been alleged that he had sexually assaulted a member of staff at a New York hotel. Charges against him were dropped after prosecutors found what they felt were weaknesses in the staff member's account.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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Date of Birth: Apr/25/1949
Gender: male
Place of Origin: France


Mr. Strauss-Kahn holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris. He also graduated in law, in business administration, in political studies, and in statistics. As an academic, his research fields include household saving behavior, public finance, and social policy.

A French national, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, on April 25, 1949 and spent his early years in Morocco.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn served as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2007 to 2011.

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Sat Mar 13 04:56:54 2010

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Author: chokora
Fri Mar 12 13:53:47 2010

USA and other western countries record human rights violations that are much more egregious that those this white westerner sees in Africa.

Does the IMF ever lecture the USA or UK or the European countries on human rights? Perhaps they do - under the sheets (of racism).

The human rights charges against the African countries are leveled by whites (of the imperialist kind) who populate those agencies (and see it essentially as another psyche war tool in the white imperialist campaign for world domination.

Does the IMF implore the USA and ICC to submit themselves to the ICC… [Read Full Text]

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