WEBCAST: NOBEL PEACE PRIZE-WINNER MUHAMMAD YUNUS


lecture
04/17/2013
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Organization
Georgetown University

Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, will offer a lecture on “Social Business and Microcredit for Women’s Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation” on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 3 p.m.

Yunus and the bank he created in Bangaladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for developing “micro-credit into an ever more important instrument in the struggle against poverty.”

Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and formerly Obama’s first ever ambassador-at-large and director of the State Department’s office for Global Women’s Issues, will offer remarks at the event along with Ann Van Dusen, director of Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program.

The event is sponsored by Georgetown’s Office of the President, The Yunus Centre, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and the School of Foreign Service’s Masters in Global Human Development Program.

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