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About Paul J. Rich

President, Policy Studies Organization, Washington, D.C. President, Westphalia Press. Adjunct Professor, George Mason University. Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Hoover archive PJRich papers: Research and publications in social capital, secret societies, freemasonry and fraternalism, scholarly publishing, Middle East and Gulf, tertiary education, symbology and ritology, Grand College of Rites rituals incl.Memphis-Misraim, distance learning, defining policy studies.

President of the Policy Studies Organization, appoints editors of twenty-eight journals and yearbooks published by PSO, including eleven by Wiley-Blackwell, and Sage, eds.teaching films. 2016 acquired World Affairs, oldest continuous (1837) journal of foreign affairs. Other journals, editorial offices include Policy and Internet (University of Oxford), Review of Policy Research (Carleton University, Toronto), Digest of Middle East Studies (University of Wisconsin), Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy (University of Leiden), Policy Studies Journal (Arizona State), Politics & Policy (Universidad IberoAmericana, Mexico City), Latin American Policy (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City), Asian Politics & Policy (Asian Center, University of the Philippines), World Medical and Health Policy (George Mason University), Poverty & Public Policy (University of Missouri, Kansas City), Proceedings of the PSO (PSO Headquarters, Washington DC), Criminology and Ritual Studies, both in Paris, Water Water Policy Lisbon, World Food Policy Bangkok, China Policy (Tecnological, Hong Kong), Complexity (University of North Carolina). President Westphalia Press, publishing 150 new titles each year. Appoints committees 14 yearly conferences, including Dupont Summit on science and technology and Middle East Dialogue.

The PSO publishes with Wiley The Yearbook of Policy Studies (University of Oklahoma), book series on Public Policy, The Middle East and China (University of San Francisco), hosts Dupont Summit on Science & Technology Policy - annual December conference in Washington DC at the Whittemore House, Middle East Dialogue at Whittemore House each March, pworkshops at meetings of APSA and George Mason, sponsor with Oxford University's Internet Institute of internet Policy world conferences at Oxford and Harvard. Partners Biblio.Nationale in Paris biennial conference on fraternalism.

Policy Studies Organization includes more than 3600 universities and institutions as well as individuals in 93 countries. Headquarters in an historic house near Dupont Circle in Washington, home of the families of President James Garfield and labor leader Samuel Gompers. The society organizes conferences, seminars, the publication of journals and books, and an increasing Internet presence. The PSO offices have a notable antiquarian collection relating to its history and the Dupont Circle area. Interns placed with PSO include from Cornell, Penn State, George Washington University, and the Washington Center; PSO visiting professors are provided office space.
Life Governor, Harris College, University of Oxford. Oxford Preservation Trust (life). Past International President, Phi Beta Delta. Grand Chancellor, Phi Sigma Omega. Freeman by Redemption, City of London. Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America. Royal Economics Society. Royal Society of Literature. Royal Institute of Philosophy. Fellow, Royal Society of Public Health. Royal United Services Institution. Order of Lafayette, Collar.

Clubs in D.C.: National Press, Life Diplomatic and Consular, W. National Democratic, Amer.News., Arts, Washington, University, Harvard, Stanford, Philosophical, Lincoln, Print, Rare Book. Washington Print Club. Life, National Capital Political Science Association. Democratic National Committee, 1979 -

Consultant Ministry Higher Education, Saudi Arabia, 1979-81; Faculty King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 1979-81; Head of Supervisory Development, Emirate of Qatar, 1981-1993. Adviser, American Embassies, Oman and Qatar, Abu Dhabi Oil Company of Japan.; Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Department of State, 1990; Research Fellow University Western Australia, Perth, 1990-93, Member Univ. Council, 1991-93. Government House, Battye and Westralian Foundations, Perth, life member. Professor International Relations, University of the Americas, Mexico, 1993-2008.

Kinsmen Scholar, Tonbridge School, England. Jr. Common Room Chr., Dunster House, Harvard College. AB cum laude, EDM, Harvard. PhD, University of Western Australia. Harvard Mountaineering Club (life). Secy. Harvard Liberal Union.

Board National Intelligence Study Center, 1998-2003; Academy Council UN Systems, 1998-2001; Council European Studies, 2001-2002; Research Associate Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas, 1995—; Huntington lecturer and visiting professor Libr.Congress, 2000. Advisory Board, Roosevelt Institution, Hyde Park, 2006-. Berne Station Award. Royal Dublin Society.
Chair, Seymour Martin Lipset Library Committee, American Political Science Association; Wildawsky,Laswell Award Comms. United States Commission on Military History, 1996-2004.
Royal Photographic Society (life). Fellow: Royal Historical Society, Royal Society of Arts, Royal Society West Australia, Royal Numismatic Society, Royal Anthropological Institute, Royal Asiatic Society (Hong Kong), Royal Geog. Society. Scipio. Life: Fellow, Huguenot Society, London; Siam Society Under Royal Patronage (Bangkok). Royal Society of St. George. Thoreau Society. Fellow, Royal Institution, Royal Society of Antiquaries, Royal Asiatic Society, Royal Society of Asiatic Affairs. Royal Society for International Affairs (Chatham House). G.&S. Society, London.

St. John's Lodge, Boston. 32nd Degree, Scottish Rite, Northern Jurisdiction. 33rd Degree, Scottish Rite, Supreme Council, Northern Mexico. Capitular Rite. Cryptic Rite. Knight of the Mediterranean Pass. Knight Malta. Knight Templar. Order of the Eastern Star. Cameron Medal for Social Science Research. James Award for Research, Grand Lodge of Texas. Fellow, Grand Lodge of California. Jewels of the Craft Circle. Order of Kt.Masons (The Green Degrees). Life Brother, Southern California, Arizona, Illinois, Missouri Lodges of Research. Life Fellow, Scottish Rite Research Society. Academic Committee, International Congress on the History of Freemasonry, Grand Lodge of Scotland, 2006-09. Lord's Hill Column Group.
Life: Labyrinth Society, Missouri Lodge of Research, Scottish Castles Association. Life, Philateles, Phylaxis, Grand College of Rites. Knights of Pythias, National Grange (Potomac No.1), Loyal Orange Institution, Shrine. American Numismatic Society. Life: Bostonian Society, Pilgrim Society, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Sutton Hoo Society.

Unitarian: All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington. South Place (now Conway Hall) Ethical Society, London (life). Unitarian Historical Society,Britain (life).
American Library Association. Life: Bibliographical Society (London), Bibliographical Society (New York), British Museum Society. Shareholder Library Company of Philadelphia. Development Committee, Foreign Languages Group, Piayta Presei Libre,Romania.

Life: Society of Architectural Historians, Am. Numismatic Association, Am. Numismatic Society (New York), Am. Association for the Advancement of Science, Am. Hist. Association, Archeological Institute Am., The Company of Military Historians, National Council Geographic Education, Institute Advanced Philosophical Research, Philosophical Society Washington, Academy of Political Science (New York), Am. Academy of Political and Social Science, Medieval Academy of Am., Naval Historical Fdn., Lincoln Group (Washington). A.M. Huntington Society (Washington). California Institute International Studies(vice president 1994—2000), Am. Culture Association (chair endowment committee 1999—2003), Chair, Endow. Comm., Southern Political Science Association, 2007 --2012. The Georgian Group (life). South American Explorers Club (Quito). Life: Lambeth Palace Library, Auch.Boswell Soc., Clan Mackenzie, Society of Civil War Historians, Gettysburg Association. Sons of Union Veterans. Assoc.Nepalese and Himalayan Studies (life). Urban League (Life).

Life: Hosta Society, Cavanaugh Foundation, Society of Historians of American Foreign Affairs, Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, South Place Ethical Society (London), Bermuda Historical Society, Am.Inst.History of Pharmacy. The London Society, The China Society (London), Fairbridge Drake Soc.(merged with Princes Trust), National Trust (Britain), Oxford Preservation Trust, Ecclesiological Society-Cambridge Camden Society.
Geog. Society India, College of Preceptors, Congress of Americas. (President 1995—2006), Tangier Am. Legation Society, Sutton Ho Society (life), Royal Society Lit., Stanford Faculty Club, Explorers Club Lima, Phi Sigma Alpha, Pi Lambda Theta, Delta Phi Epsilon. Investigador Nacional Nivel II, El Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Mexico. R. Presidential Order of Merit (Star & Medal). Faculty Research Fellow, Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada, 1996. Collageist and ceramist, exhibits at shows of Arts Club of Washington (life m., American Art Pottery Association, Ephemera Society.)

Books Include Invasions of the Gulf, 3rd Ed., Lexington Press, 2009. Stanford Patriarchs, Authors Choice Press, New York, 2009. Elixir of Empire, Chains of Empire, Regency Press (London). Contributor: Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic, Columbia University Press, 2002. Benefits Bestowed, Manchester University Press, 1988. Secret Texts, ALM Press, New York, 1995. Education in Qatar, Doha, University of Qatar, 1983. Cyberspace, Dowling Press, Sydney, 1992. Editor, Allborough Press, Cambridge, Classics Series: Iraq & Imperialism, Soldier in Kurdistan, Voyage in the Gulf, Arab War Lords & Iraqi Star Gazers, Wartime in Baghdad. (See Whittakers).

Contributor encyc. articles incl. on prosopography, Roberto Calvi, Umberto Eco, Benedetto Croce, Arnold Toynbee, British Royal Family, Class in the UK, Education in Great Britain, Suez Crisis, Terrorism, Teilhard de Chardin, T.S.Eliot, William Golding, Europe & the Israeli/Palestinian Question, Gulf War & Europe.

Donor, endowment Claremont McKenna College student internships Washington, Phi Beta Delta annual conference, APSA library. Midwest and Southern Political Science Assoc. for student conferences attendance, WNDC for garden.


Present Faculty Member, Policy Studies Organization

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