Live webcast of Prof. Yunus honorary degree ceremony (London School of Economics)

November 24, 2011 by SBW Team   Comments (0)

LIVE WEBCAST AT: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/LSELive.aspx

Date: Thursday 24 November 2011
Time: 5-6.15pm (GMT)
Speaker: Professor Muhammad Yunus

On November 24, 2011, Muhammad Yunus is to be awarded an Honorary Degree – Doctor of Science (Economics) at the London School of Economics. Professor Yunus will mark the occasion by giving a lecture entitled Social Business: to solve society's most pressing problems and will then take questions from the audience.

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.