Rick Ifland, director of the Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Westmont College, explores the challenges and effectiveness of microfinance both in the developed and developing worlds at a free, public lecture Thursday.
The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Tickets are not needed; the limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 805.565.6051 for more information.
The lecture, “The Future of Microfinance and the Role of Muhammad Yunus,” is part of Westmont Downtown: Conversations about Things that Matter, which is sponsored by the Westmont Foundation. The talk relates to the Feb. 28 Westmont President’s Breakfast that features Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient noted for promoting microfinance.
At the breakfast, Yunus will speak about “Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism.” Tickets to the breakfast cost $125 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Ifland, Westmont associate professor of economics and business, is a Westmont alumnus and successful entrepreneur. He studied international law, original economic theory and international distributive justice at Oxford University.
— Scott Craig is media relations manager at Westmont College.