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DECEMBER 5, 2009 • ISSUE 60

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Bob Roth, Doctor of World Peace


MUM President Dr. Bevan Morris presents Dr. Roth his diploma


Dr. David Lynch, MUM Trustee


Heather Hartnett and Sam Lieb of David Lynch Foundation Television


Dr. John Hagelin, MUM Trustee


MUM faculty, students, and community members celebrate
Dr. Roth

Photos by Ken West

Bob Roth Receives Honorary Doctorate of World Peace

Dr. Bob Roth was recently honored with a Doctor of World Peace Honoris Causa degree, by unanimous approval of the Maharishi University of Management Board of Trustees. In addition to the Board, MUM’s entire faculty, many students, and members of the community were present to celebrate Dr. Roth who, for 37 years, has played a key role in creating public awareness of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s supreme teaching.

“This entire great wide world is a better place today because of the mighty contributions of the great Dr. Bobby Roth,” said Dr. David Lynch, Trustee, Founder and Chair of the David Lynch Foundation. Dr. Lynch credited Dr. Roth with the idea for both the David Lynch Foundation and David Lynch Foundation Television.

Dr. Roth’s achievements include writing press releases for Maharishi’s weekly press conferences for over five years and serving as Raja Hagelin’s right-hand man through the U.S. presidential campaigns with the Natural Law Party. As Vice-President of the David Lynch Foundation he organized world tours for Dr. David Lynch which resulted in over 100,000 children learning the Transcendental Meditation® technique.

“Bobby sees the very best in each one of us,” said Sam Lieb, DLF.TV Creative Director. “He believes in us. He gives us each a lot of responsibility and we rise to the occasion.”

Earlier this year, Dr. Roth conceived and organized a benefit concert by Paul McCartney and other famous musicians that brought worldwide attention to the Transcendental Meditation technique.

With infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy he has worked tirelessly to offer to the public the knowledge to relieve the suffering of the world and his youthful spirit inspired the younger generation to create world peace through Maharishi’s programs.

“Bobby has grown powerful in the service of humankind,” Dr. John Hagelin said. “He has grown strong in the service of Maharishi with absolute compassion and simplicity and sincerity of purpose.”

Dr. Craig Pearson, MUM Executive Vice-President, offered a tribute in limericks. One of the verses:

We think of him — hearts go all throbby
Hanging with him is our hobby
A genius he is
The best in the biz
Our own super radiant Bobby.

Dr. Roth is the author of two books: The Natural Law Party: A Reason to Vote and TM — Transcendental Meditation. A New Introduction to Maharishi’s Easy, Effective and Scientifically Proven Technique for Promoting Better Health, Unfolding Your Creative Potential, and Creating Peace in the World.

“This award is an acknowledgment of all that we have all been doing for months, for years, for decades as a team to create peace.” said Dr. Roth.

Dr. Roth now is an MUM Trustee and serves as the National Director of Expansion for Raja Hagelin’s National Administration and as the Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Performance at Maharishi University of Management.

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