Speakers & Events

The Young Initiative invites foreign policy experts and guest speakers to campus to engage in discussions on international relations and the global political economy with students and faculty.

Young speakers give students and faculty an opportunity to expand their understanding of global issues. The Young Initiative sponsors several speakers each academic year highlighting particular aspects of global affairs and the global political economy.  The Young Speakers program is devoted to highlighting the work and success of eminent international affairs experts and Oxy alumni in public service and academia.

Image for Nayan Chanda: Visualizing Globalization
April 1, 2014

Nayan Chanda visited campus today to give a talk entitled "Visualizing Globalization." Nayan Chanda is the Director of Publications and the Editor of Yale Global Online Magazine at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.

March 29, 2014



Somer Greene's TEDx talk is a Spoken Word piece titled "RAD." Somer describes the American Dream as "untouchable" —something that cannot be taken, manipulated, or destroyed by human hands but somehow has. Somer's piece is a simple reminder to live, celebrate, and reinvent our American Dream... to be RAD.

March 29, 2014


Current "Bling Dreams" are not making us happy, economically viable, or environmentally sustainable. How can we reimagine prosperity? Dematerialize our images of success? Let's learn from behavior change successes to co-create a New American Dream together.