Thanks to Marie and John Parke Young’s generous gift, the Young Initiative funds programs and research designed "to promote national or international economic, social, financial policies and actions of general public and social benefit." Young also provides student grants and brings renowned academic experts to campus.
John Parke Young '17 was a distinguished international economist, former chair of the college’s Economics Department, and the son of the Rev. William Stewart Young, one of Occidental’s founders and a 50-year member of the board of trustees.
Professor Sanjeev Khagram is the John Parke Young Chair in Global Political Economy.
The Young Initiative invites you to a lecture in the Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Globalization and its Discontents.
A research workshop on multi-stakeholder initiativesApril 3-4, 2017Occidental College
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