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Hooshmand Badee is an academic and a lecturer of economics and business management by profession at college and university level. He has served in this capacity for over 25 years. He got his PhD from the university of Leeds in the UK, and his doctoral research title is “The Bahá’í teachings on economics and their implications for the Bahá’í community and the wider society.” The link to visit the e-thesis on line is: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/11190/
He has published two books, The True Foundation of All Economics; this is a compilation from the writings of the Bahá’í Faith on economics, and The Spiritual Solution to Economic Problems, which explain some of the direct and indirect teachings of the Bahá’í Faith on the same subject. His third work is a kindle ebook called the Principles of Spiritual Economics and can be obtained from Amazon. He has delivered talks and presented papers on economics and related subjects in numerous academic conferences at home and abroad.
Inspired by the message of the Universal House of Justice in 1983, he got involved in Bahá’í social and economic development projects in Bangladesh as well as in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the West Indies. He was instrumental in establishing tutorial schools in villages in Bangladesh by putting the grass root population at the centre of activities. Badee Academy in St. Vincent was established in 1996 with the purpose of training the company’s employees in quality customer service and management training programs, and business ethics. He was the co-founder Carmel High School in St. Vincent where he served as its Principal.
He has served on the National Spiritual Assemblies of the Bahá’ís of Bangladesh and St. Vincent and the Grenadines for almost two decades and several Local Spiritual Assemblies in different places.
He is married with three children and four grandchildren. He left Iran in 1975 and lived in Bangladesh, Canada and the Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the West Indies before moving to UK in 2001. Currently he lives in Glasgow, Scotland.