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YSBC Web Lecture Series


Welcome to the YSBC Web Lecture Series 


We are very happy to introduce our new initiative from Yunus Centre under the banner of the “YSBC Web Lecture Series”. This will be an endeavor of the Yunus Centre Social Business Academy aimed at spreading knowledge and creating easily accessible resources on the subject of social business.


What will the YSBC Web Lecture Series be?


The idea behind the YSBC Web Lecture Series is to bring leaders of social business thoughts and actions face to face with the young people, particularly students and academics of YSBC Universities.This will allow our social business experts and leaders to reach out to you all and tell their stories, share their challenges, and talk about their future directions.


Our experts will talk about why and how they began their journey in social business and elaborate on their expectations and frustrations. They will discuss how their businesses are being financed, how long it takes to get to a point where they see success or if their businesses saw failures. They will also share advice for aspiring social business entrepreneurs. 




Typically each segment can be presented as a 45 minutes fireside chat led by a session moderator with one speaker. The moderator is not expected to cover all aspects of work of the speaker (due to time limitations) but s/he is expected to get to the core issues relevant to the speaker. Audience members who are to be preregistered for the session can help by sending questions in advance. There may be variations in the format of the sessions as we move along and adjust them for best outcomes.


How many lectures will be organized per month?


We are thinking of presenting two lectures per month, each of 45 minutes duration but depending on the demand, the number may be increased. 


Expected Audience 


This lecture series is addressed to the students and youth in general; but specific emphasis would be for students and academics of YSBC universities to be part of it. The aim is to help them become familiar with the concept of social business from the side of practice, and to get them introduced to the pioneers of social business. However all interested people are welcome to join. Join as a family, join as a group, as a club, as a professional association, as a businessman, or as a policy maker, as a social activist. We welcome all to be a part of this lecture series and stay connected.


Interaction Desk 


We welcome feedback from the audience for each segment. Send a few words to our INTER-ACTION desk (mailing address/Link). We’ll highly appreciate it. We would like to know if you found the conversation stimulating, what was missed in the conversation, what you would like to see in the future conversations, and any other comments and advice you would have for making the sessions more attractive for you. 




Questions for speakers are welcome before any segment. We will pass on these questions to the appropriate moderator to let him decide whether he is going to ask any of these questions. The audience is also welcome to ask questions after the segment is aired. We will collect these questions and pass on to the speaker. If there are many questions for a speaker we may invite him/her back to address these questions in a follow-up segment. Send your questions to our Interaction Desk. 


All Suggestions Are Welcome 


Please suggest names of speakers that you want to hear from, topics they should address, or just the topics that you are interested in, formats that you would like, how long each segment should be etc. Also feel free to suggest the names of moderators too. We will try our best to involve all those who agree to participate.




We are starting this lecture series in the English language. However we would explore the need for lectures in other languages by assessing if there are enough audience for these in languages like, Bangla, Hindi, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, or any other languages.


Welcome to YSBC Web Lecture Series. We hope you enjoy it!