March 8, 2011: Court Upholds Yunus Sacking from Grameen — Wall Street Journal (A high court in Bangladesh Tuesday upheld a central bank decision last week that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus must resign as head of the microfinance bank he founded, intensifying a struggle between Mr. Yunus and the government of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. …”A lot of this has to do with the personal animosity between Sheikh Hasina and Muhammad Yunus,” said Lamia Karim, an associate professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Oregon-Eugene who has written a book on Grameen Bank.) — Noted in the UO Office of Communications daily eclips
Editor’s Note: Lamia Karim, associate director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society, has a new book coming out the end of March. Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh (University of Minnesota Press) is an in-depth feminist critique of the much-lauded microcredit process in Bangladesh.