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Nobel Laureate, Microfinance Pioneer Muhammad Yunus to Speak at Georgetown

WHO: Dr. Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, will offer a lecture on “Social Business and Microcredit for Women’s Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation" at Georgetown University. 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." Dr. Yunus is being presented with the Congressional Gold Medal on Capitol Hill the same day.
Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and formerly Obama’s first ever ambassador-at-large and for Global Women’s Issues, will offer remarks at the event along with Ann Van Dusen, director of Georgetown's Global Human Development Program.
WHERE: Gaston Hall (3rd Floor of Healy Hall)
Georgetown University
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
COVERAGE: Space is extremely limited. Media interested in attending must RSVP with Rob Mathis at 202-687-4328 or Press will be asked to provide valid credentials on campus.
WEBCAST: The event will be webcast live at
Rob Mathis


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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