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Aspen Global Health and Development welcomes Professor Yunus

April 17, 2013  • Peggy Clark

Peggy Clark is the Vice President of Policy Programs, Executive Director of Aspen Global Health and Development and Director of Artisan Programs @Aspen

The Aspen Global Health and Development program is honored to welcome microcredit pioneer professor Muhammad Yunus to the Aspen Institute for a lecture on Friday, April 19. Nobel Laureate professor Muhammad Yunus will receive the Congressional Gold Medal today, April 17, in Washington, DC. He will be only the seventh person in history to have received the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Nobel Peace Prize. Professor Yunus is the father of microcredit, the father of social business, the founder of Grameen Bank, and the founder of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh.


Professor Yunus’ lifework embodies Aspen GHD’s core principles of elevating underserved and overlooked ideas with the untapped potential to shake up an industry. Aspen GHD strives to bring breakthrough ideas to light in order to transform small investments into major impact.

Professor Yunus will reflect on the potential of social businesses to end poverty, reduce unemployment, and address health challenges, in a lecture entitled: Social Business to End Poverty, Unemployment, and Lack of Health: Investing in What Really Matters.

Join us on Friday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m. EST for the live webcast at Want to be part of the conversation? Tweet questions and comments to use #YunusAspen. 

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