By Maureen C. Curran
San Diego, CA, November 6, 2007 -- Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus spoke at UCSD recently about the microfinance revolution around the world and and the launch of Grameen America, which will bring microcredit to the U.S.
Dr. Yunus' lecture on October 21, 2007 was underwritten by UCSD Extensions' Helen Edison Lecture Series, IRPS at UCSD, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at USD, and SDSU.
The talk was webcast live by the UCSD division of Calit2 and is now available for on-demand viewing, [Watch video].
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Dr. Yunus is now beginning a new mission: Grameen America, the first Grameen Bank style microcredit program in the U.S. Grameen America will focus on savings and credit establishment and providing loans and savings programs to foster entrepreneurship among the poor throughout the U.S.…extending a path toward prosperity for those who have the will to attain it regardless of their starting point. Join us as Professor Yunus reflects on his extraordinary career, the experiences of Grameen Bank, and the replications it has spawned over the years.