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Muhammad Yunus receives the Congressional Gold Medal Award

Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times
                      Muhammad Yunus at The New York Times office in New York.

Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his “efforts to combat global poverty.” According to The New York Times, “The award places Yunus in the company of a small group of people – including Norman Borlaug, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Elie Wiesel, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and Mother Teresa — who have received this award, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Peace Prize.”


This past Autumn, Mr. Yunus’s speech at the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies discussing his vision for creating a poverty-free world was published in one of our journals, Asia Pacific World. Berghahn is proud to publish work by such esteemed scholars as Mr. Yunus, and congratulates him on his immense achievement.


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