3 March 1949 [|
Adelaide, Australia
|Residence||Fairfield, Iowa, USA|
|Alma mater||Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Maharishi European Research University|
|Occupation||University president, political leader|
|Employer||Maharishi University of Management|
|Organization||Transcendental Meditation movement|
|Known for||Prime Minister, Global Country of World Peace|
|Political party||A founder of the Natural Law Party|
Bevan G. Morris (born 3 March 1949 in Adelaide, Australia) is the president of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, President of Maharishi Vedic Education Development Corporation, Prime Minister of the United States Peace Government, President of the Maharishi World Peace Fund, and a founder of the Natural Law Party.
Early life and education 
Morris learned Transcendental Meditation (TM) from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at age 19, in Australia. He attended a TM Teacher Training at Maharishi's Academy at Rishikesh where he lived for two years from 1969-1971.
Morris received his B.A. and M.A. in psychology and philosophy from Gonville and Caius College of Cambridge University, England. He earned a Masters degree and a Ph.D. in the Science of Creative Intelligence from Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in Vlodrop, Netherlands. He also holds a Doctorate of World Peace from MERU in Switzerland.
Maharishi University of Management 
In September, 1980 Morris was appointed President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maharishi International University, which was renamed Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in 1995. During his tenure, there was expansion of the university campus, and accreditation through the Ph.D. level. In the 1990s, he was reported to be the lowest-paid college president in Iowa, receiving an annual salary of $9,000 in 1994.
In 1984, Morris toured the United States seeking practitioners of the TM-Sidhi program to form a group in Fairfield, Iowa that would create "super radiance" for the country. In July 1987, he was part of a team that demonstrated Yogic Flying to a group of 125 in a House office building in Washington D.C. He called on Congress to "seriously" examine this program to create peace. In 1990, he sought a $90 million annual expenditure from the U.S. government to fund a group of 10,000 professional meditators whose activities would result in peace and prosperity for the nation. He made the request in an open letter, printed in an advertisement in the Washington Post, to President George H. W. Bush. In a subsequent press conference, he suggested that the president learn Transcendental Meditation.
In 1994, Morris wrote the Foreword to the Maharishi's book "Science of Being and Art of Living." The 2001 edition, published by Plume (a division of Penguin), contains this Foreword. In it, Morris lays out a historical account of the Maharishi's contribution in the field of knowledge and the technologies for the development of human consciousness.
Natural Law Party 
Morris was a founder and national chairman of the U.S. Natural Law Party (NLP), which was described by a spokesman as "the TM party". He took a leave of absence from the MUM to oversee John Hagelin's first campaign for U.S. President, in 1992, and serve as the US National party chairman. During the 1992 presidential campaign, Morris suggested that John Hagelin had "the most highly coherent brain".
Morris was also described, in 1992, as the party's spokesman on education. In 1993, he campaigned for a seat in the Australian House of Representatives on the NLP ticket, from an electorate in suburban Adelaide. In 1997, Morris was the leader of the Australia's NLP.
Morris was appointed Chairman of the Maharishi Council of Supreme Intelligence of Age of Enlightenment in 1987. Morris is the International President of Maharishi Vedic Universities, a network of institutions in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. He is also on the board of trustees of the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment. He was appointed Minister of Enlightenment of the Global Country of World Peace in 2000 and is now its Prime Minister. He was appointed President of the Maharishi World Peace Fund in 2003. He is also Prime Minister of the United States Peace Government, of which John Hagelin is president. According to the 2008 edition of a TM related web page called Global Good News, Morris was described as the "supreme guardian of Maharishi's purity of teaching and purity of purpose".
In 2009, Morris was living in Adelaide, Australia and reportedly spent only a few weeks a year in the Fairfield area. Morris became the Emeritus Chairman of the Board of Trustees of MUM in 2009 after having served as chairman for 30 years. He continues to serve as its president. In March 2012, Morris, toured 14 African countries, including Kenya to promote Consciousness Based Education.
- Maier, Scott (22 September 1992). "Don't Take It Personal Meditation Technique Advocates Bring You Natural Law Party". Seattle Post - Intelligencer. p. b.1.
- Board of Trustees, Marharishi University of Management
- Pearson, Craig (10 March 2008). The enlightened leadership of Dr Bevan Morris:Excerpts (Speech). http://www.excellenceinaction.globalgoodnews.com/2008/08-march/mar5.html.
- "Maharishi University of Management: Officers". Maharishi University of Management. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- "Bevan Howell Morris." Marquis Who's Who TM. Marquis Who's Who, 2009. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC
- "Iowa Town Booms On Eastern Ways; Meditation, Business Draw Residents". The Washington Post. 9 August 2004. p. A03.
- "Grinnell President Leads in Private College Pay". Omaha World - Herald. 30 July 1996. p. 9.
- Osment, Noel (9 June 1984). "Power of TM: Followers take credit for upsurge in U.S.". The San Diego Union. p. A-21.
- "Congress Told To Levitate Its Way to World Peace" The Modesto Bee, 9 July 1987
- "Iowans Push Federal Aid for Peace Meditation". Omaha World - Herald. 13 April 1990. p. 13.
- Science of Being and Art of Living, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Forward, pages xi - xxxix, Plume, 2001
- Epstein, Edward (29 December 1995). "Politics and Transcendental Meditation". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
- Buckham, Tom (22 October 1992). "Natural Law Party Offers 'Common Sense' Approach". Buffalo News (Buffalo, N.Y.). p. C6.
- "TM Followers Form Party" The Gazette (Cedar Rapids-Iowa City), 25 April 1992, Page 5
- "Brain scans urged for national candidates" The Hamilton Spectator, 30 June 1992
- Shrimsley, Robert (4 April 1992). "Election 1992: Somewhere over the rainbow". The Daily Telegraph (London (UK)). p. 5.
- "Commonwealth Of Australia: Legislative Election Of 13 March 1993". Psephos. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
- "PARTY MEMBERS `FLY' FOR PEACE", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 19 July 1997
- Bell, Pat (7 November 1993). "Natural Law takes leap into 'higher education'". The Ottawa Citizen. p. A6.
- staff writer (March 5, 2008). "Maharaj Adhiraj Raja Raam addresses the global celebration in honour of the Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, Dr Bevan Morris". Global Good News. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
- "M.U.M.'s Morris key to Butler trial negotiations". Fairfield Daily Ledger. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- "MUM Board of Trustees Appoints New Chairman and Vice-Chairman". Achievements (50). 19 September 2009.
- "Kenya: Put Meditation in Syllabus, Says Don" Nairobi Star, 22 March 2012