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Name: Forbes, Richard Huntington (1941-)


Historical Note: Richard Huntington Forbes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1941. He was educated at the Fenn School in Concord, Mass. (1951-55), the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. (1955-58) and the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Mass. (1958-59). From 1959-1963, Mr. Forbes attended Brown University in Providence, R.I., where he received the A.B. degree, with concentrations in History and History of Art. From 1965-1968, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republique du Niger, West Africa, and in Washington and Africa as a Peace Corps Fellow from 1968-1969. Following extensive travel in the United States, Mr. Forbes received an appointment as a research fellow with the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation in New York, and in 1971 he became a member of the Vedic Society of America. In 1975, Mr. Forbes received the Degree of Master of Arts in African Studies from Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, and in 1984 he received the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Miami in the field of Inter-American Studies. Dr. Forbes' long-term research interest is "Vedic Universalism In a Multi-Cultural Universe: Towards a Vedic World System."






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