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."
The Young Initiative Global Sustainable Development Speaker Series presents, "Kenya's Implementation of the Global Sustainable Development Goals," a lecture by Philip Thigo, Senior Advisor for Deputy President's Office of Kenya and Co-Founder of INFONET.
As a part of the Can the United Nations Empower Social Change series, Occidental College is proud to host: Laurent Lamothe, Fmr. Prime Minister of Haiti, "New Approaches to Development: Empowering Economic Change."
Former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, to deliver lecture at Occidental."New Approaches to Development: Empowering Economic Change"
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