Daily Archives: September 17, 2012

Nobel Peace Prize laureate to speak at N.C. A&T

Professor Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, will be the keynote speaker for the North Carolina Social Business Conference to be held  Thursday September 27  at N.C. A&T.

Professor Yunus is a Bangladeshi educator, economist and banker.  He developed the concept of microcredit as a professor of economics at Chittagong University.  His work led to the founding of Grameen Bank, with which he shared the Nobel Peace Prize.

The daylong conference will bring together economic development interests from across North Carolina to hear Professor Yunus’ social business concept of combining business know-how with the desire to improve quality of life.   The conference is organized by the UNC General Administration.

Registration is open. The general registration fee is $25; students can register for $15.