Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus to give Distinguished Lecture at YSEALI Academy


Ho Chi Minh City — The YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam is pleased to announce that Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will be giving the Distinguished Lecture at the 2021 YSEALI Academy Flagship Entrepreneurship Seminar on December 3, 2021.

In his talk, entitled “Unleashing The Power of Entrepreneurship: The Way to Create A World of Three Zeros”, Prof. Yunus will reflect on his life’s work and recent social impact projects, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

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Prof. Muhammad Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank, pioneering the concepts of microcredit and social business, founding more than 50 Social Business companies in Bangladesh, and alleviating poverty for millions of people. For his constant innovation and enterprise, Fortune Magazine named Prof. Yunus in March 2012 as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.” In 2006, Prof. Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Professor Yunus has been stressing the need for a basic decision of ‘No Going Back’ to the old ways of thinking and doing. He proposes to create new roads to go to a new destination by creating a World of 3 Zeros – zero net carbon emission, zero wealth concentration for ending poverty once for all, and zero unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in everyone.

This Distinguished Lecture will be one of the key events of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) YOUnified Day on December 3, 2021 – when the YSEALI Community all over Southeast Asia will join hands to celebrate the 8th anniversary of YSEALI by organizing and participating in community service projects all around ASEAN and Timor-Leste.

The talk will take place virtually on December 3, from 6:45 PM to 8 PM (Vietnam Time, GMT +7), and will be livestreamed on Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam, and Fulbright University Vietnam’s Facebook Pages. For inquiries, please contact the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam at

Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia and Timor-Leste. YSEALI is partnering with Fulbright University Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City on the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam. The YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam offers executive-level seminars for entry to mid-level professionals around the themes of technology/innovation, public policy, and entrepreneurship. Participation will be open to applicants aged 25 – 40 who are citizens and residents of Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.

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