Banker to the Poor: Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus To Speak at Boston University

Contact: Erin Whipple, 617-358-1688 |

Boston – 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus will give a lecture entitled The End of Poverty: Because Poverty Is the Absence of Every Human Right on Saturday, October 13 at Boston University. One of the most prominent world leaders and activists for peace and the end of poverty, Dr. Yunus is founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and a leader in microfinance.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2007
Time: 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: GSU Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Avenue (2nd Floor)
Admission: Free, Open to the Public

The lecture will focus on the ongoing War on Poverty and how micro-lending can be instituted to liberate the poor worldwide. Dr. Yunus will discuss his vision to start a bank that provides credit to impoverished people in rural Bangladesh, without any collateral, for the purpose of starting small businesses. A question-and-answer session led by the audience will follow the lecture.

The event is co-sponsored by the BU Bangladeshi Students’ Association, Office of the Dean of Students, BU International Students’ Consortium, BU Student Union, ONE at BU and the MIT Bangladeshi Students’ Association.