January 31, 2008 | York College
Dr. Muhammad Yunus, a banker and economist, is famous for extending small loans or micro credit to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional loans. The founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus and the Bank were jointly awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below.”
Dr. Yunus will be York College’s (www.york.cuny.edu) guest of honor Monday, February 11, 2008, from 7-9 PM in the Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY. He will speak about his latest book, “Creating a World Without Poverty” and how to use markets to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality. Dr. Yunus will also help launch a major scholarship program at York for the children of Grameen Bank members and a summer internship interchange program for York students going to Bangladesh and Bangladeshi students coming to New York.
This event is open to students, faculty, staff and visitors. Admission is free, but a ticket is necessary. Attendees must register for tickets online and pick them up at the Performing Arts Center Box Office starting Thursday, February 7, 2008 at noon. They must bring their confirmation notice (print out from the web) to receive up to two tickets.