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 occupied 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."
A talk by Ann Florini of The Brookings Institution presented by The John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy
A talk by by Arunabha Ghosh of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water presented by The John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy
A Lecture by one of the world's leading experts in water policy.
The TEDxOccidentalCollege team brings in a host of speakers to present talks about the inaugural theme, "Reinventing the American Dream."
A talk by Nayan Chanda of The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization presented by The John Parke Young Initiative on the Global Economy and The McKinnon Center for Global Affairs
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