Nobel prize winner to speak in Ballina on Friday

Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunas

Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunas

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunas from Bangladesh, is to speak in Ballina on Friday for the inaugural International Human Rights Lecture of the Mary Robinson Centre.

The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session with Mr Yunas and Mary Robinson. 

Mr Yunas won the Nobel prize for his pioneering work in the area of using micro-finance to combat poverty. 

The Mary Robinson Centre, set to open in early 2016, is to be Ireland’s first presidential library and will include a museum, presidential archive, research facility, and events venue.

The lecture on Friday is part of a series of events planned to put Ballina and the €7.5 million Mary Robinson Centre on the map as a centre for academia and research in fields such as climate justice, women in leadership, and human rights.

For further information or to book a place at the lecture, email [email protected] or telephone Susan Heffernan, project manager for The Mary Robinson Centre, on (086 ) 8093965.

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