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Banker to the Poor: Lifting Millions Out of Poverty through Social Business

LSE public lecture


Muhammad Yunus was born on 28 June 1940 in the village of Bathua, Chittagong, a seaport in Bangladesh. The third of fourteen children, he was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. He then served as chairman of the economics department at Chittagong University before devoting his life to providing financial and social services to the poorest of the poor. He is the founder of Grameen Bank, serving as managing director until May 2011. Yunus is the author of the bestselling Banker to the Poor. In October 2006, Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Grameen Bank, for their efforts to create economic and social development. Muhammad Yunus was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Economics) by LSE in November 2011. In April 2013 he received the US Congressional Gold Medal.

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Speaker(s):

Professor Muhammad Yunus | talks

 

Date and Time:

20 May 2013 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

LSE Campus, venue TBC to ticket holders
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE


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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Ticket Information
This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.

Members of the public, LSE staff, students and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on this listing after 10pm on Monday 13 May until at least 12noon on Tuesday 14 May. If at 12noon we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated.

LSE students and staff are also able to collect one ticket per person from the New Academic Building SU shop, located on the Kingsway side of the building from 10.00am on Tuesday 14 May. These tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Event weblisting: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2013/05/20130520t1830vLSE.aspx

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