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Legatum lectures and poster session on March 6

The MIT Legatum Lecture series continues on March 6 with Michael Chu and Karim Khoja, who will discuss bottom-up development in emerging markets. As CEO of Roshan, Afghanistan's leading mobile-phone company, Khoja is a thought-leader on the role of mobile communications to spur development. A microcredit pioneer and the former CEO of ACCION International, Chu is currently on the faculty of Harvard Business School and managing director of Ignia Fund.

The lectures begin at 4 p.m. in Stata 32-155.

After the lectures, 12 teams of MIT students who received 2009 IAP Seed Grants from the Legatum Center will present their projects in such areas as renewable energy, health, water, biotechnology and mobile services. A poster session and reception (with refreshments) will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Stata Center Student Street.

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A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 4, 2009 (download PDF).

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