Professor Muhammad Yunus
2006 Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Founder of the Grameen Bank
8:00 p.m., September 25, 2010
The George A. Andrews Distinguished Speaker Series presents 2006 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Grameen Bank was the first bank to lend small amounts of money to the poorest of the poor. The concept, now called micro-enterprise lending, has since been emulated throughout the developing world, and has empowered millions—especially women—to provide for themselves and their families using a free-market, for-profit, capitalist model. Professor Yunus will sign copies of his new book following the talk. Copies of the book will be sold at the auditorium.