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Muhammad Yunus—Creating A World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

Date:January 27, 2009 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Arledge Cinema
Lerner Hall
Broadway and 115th St.
(enter from campus side of building)
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact CSHR - Center for the Study of Human Rights by sending email to .

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize outlines his vision for a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more humane world—and tells the inspiring stories of companies that are doing this work today.

Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972 he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, a pioneer of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Please note:  Attendees without a Columbia ID card must be registered in advance for building access.  Seating is first-come, first-seated for all attendees, including online registrants.  Doors will open at 2:30.  Please arrive early, as we expect a full house.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Rights.

Co-sponsors: Heyman Center for the Humanities, SIPA's Economic & Political Development Concentration, Committee on Global Thought

Registration will close at 10am on Tuesday, January 27.

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