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Exo-102 – Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrial Civilizations

ExoCertificcate-LogoThis course examines examines the key principles of ‘galactic diplomacy’ at the unofficial level, as a form of ‘track two’ or ‘citizen diplomacy’ aimed at establishing contact and communications with different extraterrestrial races. The course analyses the nature of diplomatic representation on Earth that might be recognized by various extraterrestrial races. Particular focus will be on the representative status of different global constituencies such as politically organized humanity, cetaceans, alleged subterranean civilizations, and the role of Earth or ‘Gaia’ as a living organism.

The course examines the need for ‘citizen diplomacy’ with extaterrestrials as a means of complementing official diplomatic relations between major nations and extraterrestrial races. Finally, the course examines how national security agencies will respond to ‘citizen diplomacy’ between private citizens/groups with extraterrestrials in terms of four key challenges confronting the practice of this form of diplomacy: 1. the extent of private communications and interactions with extraterrestrial races; 2. the coercive resources of shadow government agencies; 3. the degree to which extraterrestrial races may manipulate citizens engaging in track two galactic diplomacy; and 4. implications of initiatives and agreements reached through citizen diplomacy with extraterrestrials.

Weekly Schedule

Part A – The Motivations, Activities and History of Extraterrestrial Civilizations Visiting Earth

  • Week 1 – A Typology Extraterrestrial Races – Understanding Extraterrestrial Motivations and Activities
  • Week 2 – Understanding Galactic History – The legacy of extraterrestrial conflict in the Galaxy
  • Week 3 – Extraterrestrial History and intervention on Earth

Part B – Representational Models for Earth in Diplomatic Relations with Extraterrestrials

  • Week 4 – Conventional Diplomacy and Competing Models for Representing Earth in Diplomatic Interactions with Extraterrestrials
  • Week 5 – Different Earth Constituencies and a more Comprehensive Representational Model for Earth in Diplomatic Relations with Extraterrestrials
  • Week 6- The Significance of the ‘Gaia Hypothesis’ in Diplomatic Relations with Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Mid Semester Break


Part C – Applying Principles of Citizen Diplomacy to Extraterrestrial Affairs

  • Week 7- Key Principles of Conflict Resolution, Mediation & ‘Track Two’ or ‘Citizen Diplomacy’
  • Week 8 – ‘Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrials’ and ‘Awakened Humanity’
  • Week 9 – Contemporary Citizen Diplomacy Initiatives with Extratrerrestrials
 

Part D – The Reaction of National Security Agencies to ‘Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrials’ by ‘Awakened Humanity’

  • Week 10 – The Extent of Private Communications and Interactions with Extraterrestrial Races – Case Studies of Select ‘Contactees’ & Government Surveillance
  • Week 11 – Coercive Resources of Shadow Government Agencies and Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrials
  • Week 12 – How extraterrestrial races might manipulate unsuspecting citizens engaging in Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrials & Government Responses
  • Week 13 – Implications of Initiatives & Agreements Reached through Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrials – Government Responses
  • Week 14 – The Future of Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrials
To read comments by students who have previously completed this course, click here.
 Note: A detailed syllabus with weekly readings will be posted to enrolled students.
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