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About Paul J. Rich

President, Policy Studies Organization, Washington, D.C. President, Westphalia Press. Chancellor. Phi Sigma Omega. See

Much of Dr. Rich's work concern the way ritual and non governmental organizations effect public policy and democracy, as well as the independent scholarly press.

Adjunct Professor, George Mason University. Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University: Hoover, PJRich papers: Research/publications social capital, secret societies, freemasonry/fraternalism, scholarly publishing, Middle East and Gulf, tertiary education, symbology and ritology, Memphis-Misraim, distance learning, defining policy studies. See

President Policy Studies Organization, appoints editors thirty two journals and yearbooks published by PSO and Westphalia Press, distributed by Wiley-Blackwell, Sage, Lexington, edits.teaching films. 2016 acq. World Affairs, oldest continuous (1837) journal of foreign studies. Acq. Sculpture Review, oldest sculpture journal in world, 2019. Journals, editorial offices include Policy and Internet (University of Oxford), Review of Policy Research (Duke University), Digest of Middle East Studies (Rice University), Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy (University of Leiden), Policy Studies Journal (Oregon 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 (Notre Dame University), Proceedings of the PSO (PSO Headquarters, Washington DC), Criminology and Ritual Studies, both in Paris, World Water Policy Lisbon, World Food Policy Bangkok, China Policy (Tecnological, Hong Kong), Complexity (University of North Carolina), Popular Culture (U.of Nevada), European Policy Analysis (University of Bern)). President Westphalia Press, 160 book titles each year.

The PSO publishes with Wiley The Yearbook of Policy Studies (University of Oklahoma), Lexington book series on Public Policy, The Middle East and China (University of San Francisco), hosts Dupont Summit on Science & Technology Policy - Decembers Washington DC Friends Meeting, Middle East Dialogue March, International Criminology Conference October, workshop meetings APSA (life member, 1903 Circle) and George Mason, sponsor with Oxford University's Internet Institute of Internet Policy world conferences. Vice Chancellor's Circle, Oxford. Partners Biblio.Nationale Paris biennial conference on fraternalism.

Policy Studies Organization includes 3600 universities and institutions and individuals 93 countries. Headquarters historic house Dupont Circle in Washington, home families President James Garfield and labor leader Samuel Gompers. Organizes seminars, publication of journals and books, increasing Internet presence. PSO offices notable collection relating to its history and Dupont Circle area. Gave adjoining park of John Cavanaugh sculptures. Interns include from Cornell, Penn State, George Washington University, and Washington Center; PSO visiting professors provided office space.

Life Governor, Harris College, University of Oxford. Oxford Preservation Trust (life). Vice Chancellors Circle. Past International President, Phi Beta Delta. Chancellor, Phi Sigma Omega. Freeman by Redemption, City of London. Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America. Order of Lafayette, Collar. Association of Historians of American Art, Yorktown Day Association. Societa Magica. History of Education Society, African American Intellectual History Society, Friends of Dard Hunter, American Society of Environmental History, American Council on Church History, Society for Theatre Research: aAmerican Political Science Association and 1903 Circle,ll Life. Association for Study of Women and Mythology. International Association for Comparative Mythology. Association for Fraternal Leadership. North American Vexillogical Association. The Godmersham Lost Sheep Society. International Magicians Society.

Clubs D.C.: National Press, Life Diplomatic and Consular, Army and Navy, W. National Democratic, Amer.News., Arts, University, Harvard, Stanford, Philosophical, Lincoln, Print, Rare Book. Life: National Capital Political Science Association, American 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, Childhood History, Battye and Westralian Foundations, Perth, Monarchist League, Constitutional Monarchy Association, all life member. Professor International Relations, University of the Americas, Mexico, 1993-2008.

Kinsmen Scholar, Floyd Prize, Tonbridge School, England. JCChr., Dunster House, Harvard College. AB cum laude, EDM, Harvard. PhD, University of Western Australia. Yale Arabic Program. University of Texas petroleum studies cert. 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. Araucanian Royalist 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.

Life: St. John's Lodge, Boston. Scottish Rite, Northern Jurisdiction: Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, Yates Council Princes of Jerusalem, Mount Olivet Rose Croix, Massachusetts Consistory. 33rd Degree, Scottish Rite, Supreme Council, Northern Mexico. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction. 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. Senior DeMolay. Life Fellow, Scottish Rite Research Society. Academic Committee, International Congress on History of Freemasonry, Grand Lodge Scotland, 2006-09. The Lord's Hill Column Group.

Life: Labyrinth Society, Missouri Lodge of Research, Scottish Castles Association, Philateles (Ed,board 2012--), Phylaxis, Grand College of Rites all life. 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, Historic Naval Ships Association.

>Unitarian: All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington. South Place (now Conway Hall) Ethical Society, London, 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: College Language Association, Oral History Association,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 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. Urban League. Society of Friends Historical Society.

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), 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. Republican Party Presidential Order of Merit (Star & Medal). Faculty Research Fellow, Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada, 1996. Collageist and ceramist, exhibits at Arts Club Washington (life m., American Art Pottery Association, Ephemera Society.)

Books Incl. 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, endowments Claremont McKenna College student internships Washington, Phi Beta Delta annual lecture, APSA library. Midwest and Southern Political Science Assoc. for student conferences attendance. Gifts to Eton College and Dartmouth Libraries, Essex Institute.

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