Georgetown Hosts Conference Commemorating International Year of Microcredit

April 14, 2005

Cynthia S. Shaw
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Georgetown Hosts Conference Commemorating International Year of Microcredit

Washington, D.C. - In honor of the United Nations' International Year of Microcredit, Georgetown University hosts a half-day conference exploring the future, challenges and innovations in microfinance. A joint effort between students of the McDonough School of Business, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Georgetown Public Policy Institute, the conference aims to connect students and policymakers in an educational forum about the field of microfinance. Events begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 19, 2005 in Georgetown's ICC Auditorium.

"This is an excellent opportunity for students in various disciplines to come together and learn about an issue of global importance," said Reena Aggarwal, interim dean of the McDonough School of Business. "I am pleased that Georgetown is able to host this event and look forward to the ideas and discussions that come from this forum."

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