MUHAMMAD YUNUS

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MUHAMMAD YUNUS

Publié le : jeudi 21 juillet 2011
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2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner for his work to reduce poverty MUHAMMAD YUNUS through microloans “THE UNIVERSITY AND CREATING The 2010 Goodrich C. White Lecture A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY” Renowned as “banker to the poor,”Yunus was an eco GLENN nomics professor in his native Bangladesh when he began making small personal loans to destitute basket weavers MEMORIAL more than thirty years ago. From this humble beginning AUDITORIUM he developed Grameen Bank into the advance guard of a EMORY world movement to eradicate poverty through microlend ing. Putting entrepreneurship at the service of society, he CAMPUS fostered the concept of the “social business,” which he has WEDNESDAY used to develop health clinics, a nutrition program in col MARCH 3 laboration with Dannon Yogurt, and the largest cell phone company in Bangladesh, all with the aim of helping people 7:30 PM lift themselves out of poverty.Free and open to the public, but tickets Endowed by the DVS Senior Society, and cosponsored by the President’s Office, are required.Visit the White Lecture was established in memory of Emory’s fourteenth president,www.emory.edu/ who served from 1942 until 1957. events/tickets to order, or call 404.712.7787 (RSVP) for more information.
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