Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus visits Quinnipiac University

yunus quinnipiacNobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who founded the practice of microcredit as a means to combat global poverty, visited Quinnipiac on March 6 to deliver a free community lecture, "Microcredit and Social Business for Poverty Reduction." Yunus also participated in two panel discussions on campus the same day.

The event was sponsored by Quinnipiac's School of Business and Albert Schweitzer Institute.

Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist driven by his belief that credit is a fundamental human right, established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983. He hoped to help impoverished people escape poverty by providing loans and teaching them sound financial principles.

From Yunus' personal loan of small amounts of money to destitute basket weavers in Bangladesh in the mid-70s, the Grameen Bank has advanced to the forefront of a burgeoning world movement toward eradicating poverty through microlending. Replicas of the Grameen Bank model operate in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Muhammad Yunus is going to speak at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut on 6 March 2013

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Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will deliver the lecture on "Microcredit and Social Business for Poverty Reduction" on 6 March 2013 at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, USA. The lecture will be streamed live to the public starting local time 7:00 pm Wednesday night and Dhaka time 6:00 am Thursday. Click here to view the live streaming of the event

He will also participate in two panel discussions on campus the same day. The first panel discussion on social entrepreneurship will take place from 10-11 a.m. (USA local time) and includes Kate Emery, founder of Social Enterprise Trust, and Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University. The second panel discussion will be from 1-2:30 p.m. and will consider micro lending. Panel participants include H. A. Shah Newaz, CEO of operations at Grameen America, Vidar Jorgensen, founder and president of Grameen America and Grameen Research, and Buck Harris '09, vice president of micro lending at Connecticut Community Investment Corporation. Both panels will take place in the Carl Hansen Student Center, room SC 225.

2nd Social Business Design Lab held at Yunus centre

Professor Muhammad Yunus has opened the 2nd Social Business Design Lab at Yunus Centre on 16 February 2013 with his introductory speech. Participants from different organizations presented four social business plans and they are- development of sustainable small holder dairy farming, notebook/khata binding business based employment opportunity for the disabled, employment and income generation through contract farming by sheep rearing and sanitary products for the underprivileged

The book “গ্রামীন ব্যাংক ও মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস (২০১১, ২০১২)” is now in the market

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The book “গ্রামীন ব্যাংক ও মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস (২০১১, ২০১২)” edited by Shamsul Hussain is now available in the market. Prominent persons like teachers, journalists, civil society representatives, development workers and women leaders have contributed their write ups which were published in different newspapers in the years 2011 and 2012. In this collection, the reader will find many things within one cover regarding Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, the journey of Grameen Bank and Microcredit in Bangladesh.

The Book on Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank is now available in the Book Fair

The book “প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনুসের গ্রামীন ব্যাংকের লড়াই”by Selina Siraj and Shipra Chakraborty is now in the market. The book reveals the life and works of Professor Muhammad Yunus, his fight for microcredit for the poor people, his ideas on development, Grameen Bank’s worldwide journey, his thinking for his own country, the recognition he receives and his pioneering idea of social business. ‘Suborno’ publication house brought out the book in the market. The book is now available in the book fair Suborno Prokashoni’s stall.

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