Nobel Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus to speak in Wait Chapel

Muhammad Yunus, who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for founding the global microfinance movement, will discuss his vision for “A World of Zero Poverty” in Wait Chapel on Dec. 6.

Yunus will present the inaugural Noesis Lecture at 4 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

He is often called the “banker of the poor” and the father of social business.  Yunus founded Grameen Bank as a non-profit in Bangladesh to provide small, collateral-free loans to the poor, most women, to start their own businesses.

The lecture is sponsored by Wake Forest’s Eudaimonia Institute: the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society; the School of Business; the Graduate Programs in Sustainability; the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability; and the Department of Economics.

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