Chancellor Yunus to address the Royal Society of Edinburgh

26 May 2016

Professor Muhammad Yunus will address the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Muhammad Yunus will address the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus is to address the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The Nobel Laureate will deliver a keynote speech before taking questions in An Audience with Professor Muhammad Yunus on June 27.

Chancellor Yunus will discuss his establishment of the Grameen Bank, a global movement dedicated to eradicating poverty through micro-lending to those with the very least in society.

A recipient of 115 awards from 26 countries, Professor Yunus was presented with the US Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony on Capitol Hill, Washington, in 2013. The Gold Medal represents the US Congress’ highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.

He is one of only seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the US’s highest civilian honour) and the Congressional Gold Medal. In December 2013, Professor Yunus was presented with a Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award in New York. The award lauds leaders of the international business, entertainment, and activist communities who demonstrate commitment to social change.

President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell said: “We are delighted to welcome Professor Muhammad Yunus to the RSE. Professor Yunus is an internationally renowned entrepreneur and celebrated Nobel Laureate and we look forward to hearing from such an inspirational speaker.”

Established in 1783, The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters and draws on the expertise of more than 1600 Fellows.

An Audience with Professor Muhammad Yunus is at 6pm at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. To book visit