Fulfilling a family commitment that dates back more than a century, a bequest from the late Marie S. and John Parke Young of Pasadena, Calif. to Occidental College resulted in one of the largest gifts in the College’s history.
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. The endowment funds the John Parke Young Chair in Global Political Economy - currently held by Professor Sanjeev Khagram - together with programs and research designed "to promote national or international economic, social, financial, or political policies or actions of general public and social benefit."
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If there were a single event of the 20th century that we could magically undo, would it not be the war of 1914-1918? So much happened as a direct result: some 20 million deaths, the rise of Nazism, the Russian Revolution, and another world war that was even more destructive. "To End All Wars" takes a fresh look at this tragic conflict—and at those who refused to fight in it.
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