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    Richard Lariviere

    President & CEO, The Field Museum

    Dr. Richard Lariviere joined The Field Museum of Natural History as President and CEO in October 2012. Before coming to the Museum, Richard had served as President of the University of Oregon (UO), Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of Kansas, and as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Richard was born in Chicago and grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in the History of Religions from the University of Iowa in 1972, and his Doctorate in Sanskrit from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. After spending time in India, Richard built an impressive academic career around the country’s languages, histories, religions and culture. He reads eight languages and speaks French and Hindi. He has conducted research in London, Oxford, Calcutta, Poona Kathmandu, Tokyo, Beijing, Lahore, Munich, Colombo and Madras, and many smaller cities.

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